Friday, 14 August 2015


Today I decided to get Grace in the kitchen to take advantage of it being clean for once, even though you can see a little pile of dishes accumulating in the sink.

Something quick and easy to setup with not toooooo much mess? Baking soda reactions will do.
I'm sick. She's sick. It's cold outside,  but the sun has been shining for days now. Brrrrr.

I was surprised Grace had as much fun as she did. She has been in a bit of a grump lately, probably from being so blocked up. Poor girl.

I let Grace pick 2 colors to start off with. PINK and BLUE. The blue was a surprise to me, pink, I expected right off the bat.

She was very good at helping me measure out the baking soda, I gave that job to her thinking it be best for me to in charge of the food colourings and very full vinegar bottle.

YELLOW and GREEN were the next choices.  We finally got them to fizzzz up too.  Grace got a little scared, so let me do the next one.

We were running out of colors at this point, so BLACK and RED it was.

Lastly, Grace begged for PURPLE. A good time to attempt to teach her  a bit of color mixing,  don't you think? She seemed to understand quite well, even though it turned out to be a very dark purple.

She was such a good helper, cleaning the bench after each colour. She got very curious about what was inside the bottle though hehe! I know you aren't supposed to reward children, but for being such a good girl which is quite rare the past few weeks, she got a bowl of burger rings, her favourite chippies at the moment (I think because it is the only thing I give her, without taking a bite first, yuuck!) 

Monday, 3 August 2015

Pregnancy: Week 23. What I ate.

Ups and downs of healthy eating have always been a struggle for me. Except one summer when I managed to lose over 10kgs easy as.

It is winter. I don't like winter. I miss strawberries and watermelon and basically everything colourful about summer.

So getting to how my weight/diet/exercise is going... Ugh.

My weight: 101 kgs. (222 lbs).
Weight gain so far: 11kgs (22 lbs)

Goals: Water intake: Yes, I fill up my 1.5L water every night. Sometimes mid-afternoon.
            Biscuits: No.... Definitely having less though.

Over the past few days I have definitely been getting back on track. I did a lot of walking yesterday going shopping with my mum and chasing after Grace. Unfortunately my legs ACHED for hours because I wore jandals ): Silly me.

I have found some Youtube videos that I like to do and have done them 3 days in a row (I know, that's not a lot, yet) and my intake of fruits and vegetables has increased. Breads and cereals etc are only used when I cannot think of anything else I feel like at the time.

Here are the Youtube videos I have been using:

Long one
Short one (Grace likes joining in with this one sometimes)

Here are some pictures of what I have been eating throughout the last few weeks. I forget to take a pic of everything, but this shows a pretty good variety I guess.

Breakfast most days is a green smoothie (spinach, berries, banana, chia seeds, yoghurt) or yoghurt and fruit/granola (HM)

Lunch, I never seem to capture (too busy) but it is ALWAYS different. I have salad wraps for maybe 3 days a week and the rest is whatever I see in the cupboard first. 

Dinner is my favourite meal of the day to cook. I sometimes have a plan, but when my family is home I have to ask what they want, so most of these are nights when I only have to cook for Grace and I. I am trying to incorporate more and more vegetables into every dish.

Snacks are once, sometimes twice a day, depending on what we are doing. When I say once a day, I mean every day is two, but sometimes Grace just munches on an apple for an hour if I am not hungry or feeling creative. 

Goal for this week: Finish the 5 Litre container of lettuce in the fridge before it goes yucky. This week I got lots of tomatoes and other yummy stuff to go in a salad so they won't be too boring this time around.