Although pregnant women are allowed a limited amount of caffeine each day, I decided to go cold-turkey and to give it up completely. Well, other than the minimal amount found in chocolate. If a girl has to give up coffee AND chocolate, that’s just asking for marital problems, no matter how patient your husband may be. And surprisingly, giving up coffee wasn’t a problem for me anyway. Turns out that when you feel like throwing up 24/7, the last thing you want is a cup of joe. So yay for me, because I didn’t crave coffee once! 😉 Hee, hee.
After my 5k run on Saturday, however, I knew that I’d have to break my no-caffeine rule for one afternoon. It was over an hour drive from York, Maine to the first bridesmaid’s home; and then after dropping her off, I still had an hour drive left to my house. Add in a three-mile workout, lots of time spent in the sun, and a wake-up time of 3:45 am, and you’re left with one very sleepy – slightly insane from exhaustion – pregnant woman.
So I may have caved and stopped by Starbucks for a decaf latte. It’s fully within the caffeine limit of what I’m allowed to have, so no harm done. But still, I won’t make a habit of it. But still, it was absolutely amazing. Like ‘I haven’t had a coffee in 96 days’ amazing. (But it’s not like I’m counting or anything…).
My current beverage obsession is actually coconut water. The funny thing about that is I used to hate the stuff. But my bestie Liz suggested that I give it a try (especially since my electrolytes tend to get out-of-wack during workouts or on really hot days).
The preggo version of me really enjoys drinking coconut water and appreciates how good I feel after drinking it. (Not to mention the fact that it naturally replenishes my electrolytes and helps me to fight off the headaches that were starting to hit rather frequently). Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Oh, and speaking of chicken… (Ooh, how clever was that transition)? 😉
If only I could like it again. I’ve been forcing myself to eat chicken in the tiniest of portions (sometimes even liking it very occasionally). But for the majority of the time, I gag at the thought of eating it and so have been sticking to vegetarian meals (and the occasional fish and red meat entrees).
So Nate may or may not have bought himself a rotisserie chicken and ate almost the entire thing in one sitting. Poor guy was chicken depraved. It was either let him buy his own rotisserie chicken (and therefore force myself to deal with the smell) or risk him chasing after one of the neighbor’s hens.
On a positive note, I’m now loving icecream (after my short aversion to sweets in general). Or, well, I think that’s a positive note. In order to help me find balance, my sister Sarah is threatening to serve me icecream with chunks of chicken hidden in it. But sadly, I’m pretty sure I’d taste right through it.
I definitely didn’t buy it, when she served me an icecream cone made out of paper. It was cute and everything, but it tasted a little too bland for even my taste buds.
So that’s my foodie life these days… It’s strange having so many food aversions, because I’m usually a foodie who loves everything. Right now, I struggle to eat the lean proteins, whole grains, and veggies I used to love. I mean, don’t even mention spinach or I will physically gag.
Oh, man, too late…
I’ve just been leaning towards bland foods. Except for pizza. Somehow I still love pizza. 🙂 But I can feel myself slowly getting better, so here’s to hoping that I’ll be my usual foodie self before too much longer (minus the coffee addiction, of course)! 🙂