I swallowed a watermelon…

June 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm 8 comments

Or a very large apple?  I think at 18.5 weeks, the baby is the size of a large sweet potato.

I am excited because today was the first time that someone offered me their seat on the subway because of my baby bump!  I even asked to make sure that was the reason and then giddily – and dorkily, I might add – said that was the first time someone had done that because I was only now starting to show.  For so long, I’ve felt like I’ve just had a growing beer belly, but this confirms it:  strangers don’t think I am just packing away too many Molsons.  They can actually see I am pregnant.  Hurrah!

Anyway, earlier today, before that pregnant-lady-excitement, I had an afternoon snack of HULK strawberries.

I thought that would be enough of a snack, but about 20 minutes before I left work, my stomach (or my sweet potato-sized baby?) grumbled for more, so I had four dried apricots and about 15 unroasted, unsalted almonds.

I arrived home to the sweet smell of taco stuffing simmering on the stove for dinner.  Instead of having my usual two soft shell tortillas, I opted for a taco salad.  I wanted to save my carbs for dessert!

My salad included:

  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • 2 scoops of veggie ground round mixed with black beans and taco seasoning
  • 1 scoop of fried mushroom, onion, and peppers in olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of salsa
  • 1 handful of shredded cheddar cheese

Man oh man, cheese makes everything better!

I want to go to there

We just cleaned up the kitchen and I am about to head for a shower and some evening relaxation.  For dessert, I’ll have a sliced mango and a blueberry scone (hence, the lack of carbs at dinner!).

Question: I am bringing a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake to a party on Saturday, but my only chance to bake it is tomorrow night. Do you think it will stay fresh sitting in my fridge from Wednesday night to Saturday? I have made this recipe before so I know it has the potential to be AMAZING.  Is there anything I can do to help the freshness factor? Husband says not to worry since there will be other cheesecakes at the party (It’s a meat and cheesecake-themed party!), but I want mine to be THE BEST.  Yes, I have issues 🙂


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  • 1. Sarah  |  June 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Maybe I just overeat, but wouldn’t you want to eat even a bit more than normal because you are preggo? Like couldn’t you have a taco shell at dinner AND a scone for dessert?

    Ok, seriously, I really need to stop reading your blog. It’s giving me a complex. 😛 I think I ate more before lunch than you have all day 😛

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

      I think I am eating really nutrient dense food and if I feel even a tiny bit of hunger, I eat! I’m glad I didn’t have the large tortilla shells (400 calories altogether, so really filling) because I am stuffed after dessert. I really wanted room for that scone!

      I am just eating much healthier now that I am keeping this blog. You will definitely see a piece of cheesecake on here this Saturday! Along with many large hunks of meat. Or not 😉

  • 3. Therese  |  June 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I LOVE your baby bump!!!! Exciting! I shall live vicariously through you as I don’t plan to have kids for another couple of years! Eek!

    Honestly, I don’t think three days would make a difference but I’m also not the person you should ask. I do think the corners may receed in the pan but I have no idea how long that would take! I just couldn’t make it three days before due to the fact that I would EAT IT ALL in one night! 🙂

    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

      I make no promises that I won’t have to make a second cheesecake between tomorrow and Saturday! 🙂

  • 5. Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen  |  June 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    You and your sweet potato-sized baby look great 🙂 And I love taco salad! I have issues with eating tacos gracefully so salad is perfect because it has more greens and I get to eat it with a fork 😉

    I’d say that the cheesecake should be fine, because you need to let it set for a day or two anyway, right? So that’s really just one or two extra days. I’m no cheesecake expert though so you might want to get other opinions lol.

    • 6. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      You’re right — the recipe says it needs to be refrigerated for at least 8 hours, so better to have it over-refrigerated than under-refrigerated, right? That’s what I’m going with 🙂

  • 7. Mel  |  June 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    OMG. I can not wait to EAT that cheesecake.


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