Protien is my Friend

9 May

I have to share this in case it will help someone else too!!

So I’ve been murderously morning sick for about 3 weeks now (It seems longer.) I know there are women who get much sicker than I do, which is small consolation. I don’t actually throw up ever. I just feel like I’m about to all day long. Like being very car sick all the time.

It’s really hard to make myself do things like clean the house when all I want to do is lay on the couch and moan,”I’m so ill, I can hardly speak.” (name that movie)

Tuesday the man of the house felt sorry for me and grilled steak for dinner so I wouldn’t have to cook. (Perhaps he felt sorry for himself, too. Meals I cook when I’m feeling like ralfing don’t often end up tasting very good.)

Anyway, all Tuesday evening after eating a big steak, I felt amazingly well. Wednesday morning, I wondered to myself, “Was it the steak?” So I had a bit of leftover meat at about 9 am. I felt pretty good for most of the day.

Eureka! I sure wish I’d figured this out 5 or 6 pregnancies ago. But I’ll take it! I can’t eat steak every day, but I do have eggs (Which I can eat if I don’t think about eating them first. I just tell myself, “I’m cooking these for the Man and the kids.” Then suddenly they are on my plate and disguised with a little ketchup and some fried potatoes and I can get them down.) And I’ve got protein powder (non flavored) that I can add to things like milkshakes and soup and oatmeal. It is a little tricky, because what I feel like eating is mashed potatoes and frosted flakes and ice cream and veggie soup. But those things don’t make me feel better.

So I’ve gone from feeling awful to only feeling mostly tired and vaguely queasy once in a while. I can actually function without having to drag myself about layering on the guilt to force myself to keep moving. I’m happy. My new motivation does not extend to finding pictures for this post.

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5 Responses to “Protien is my Friend”

  1. Melody May 9, 2011 at 6:20 PM #

    I'm glad that you found something that works for you! And don't worry, I didn't expect pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. kate the great May 9, 2011 at 7:19 PM #

    Persuasion!!! I love Mary.Hooray for slightly less nauseous, and hooray for steak.

  3. The leader May 10, 2011 at 2:08 AM #

    yay, and congrats! i also found other protein-rich foods like string cheese and yogurt work wonders when i'm getting a case of the queesies, and they're so easily packaged for grab-and-go as well. oh, and a quick dip into the peanut butter was also sometimes in order… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. angeliclenore May 10, 2011 at 3:52 AM #

    Ummm… your pregnant?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congrats!! Get me the specs and I'll get you added to the Bennion Baby Blog! But I love Greek Yogurt! So tasty and high in protein. Here is a recipe for it too: http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/skinny-secrets/healthy-homemade-greek-yogurt

  5. Alisa May 12, 2011 at 3:04 PM #

    This was true for me too during this last pregnancy. I had never been sick with pregnancies before but this time around I really was. I found pretty quickly that a protein rich breakfast really early in the morning made all the difference in the world. If I slept in on Saturday and didn't eat breakfast until 10 or so, I was wrecked for the whole day. Hooray for protein!

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