Thursday, November 25, 2010

Between my pseudo cold and Baby Girl's night time antics - I feel like crap!

Yes, like crap.

I haven't done any real exercise in a couple of days and my weight shows it.

weight: 233.2 lbs

I'm sneezing, my head hurts, my back hurts and I am full of phelgm which makes my head feel like it's super-huge!

I feel like Jim from MTV's The Head!

Baby Girl has just NOT BEEN SLEEPING at night.  We are lucky if she's gone to sleep by 2 a.m. and then she's up for boob around 4 (where she falls asleep again quickly but we don't) and again around 6 at which point she then conks out until around 11 a.m.

During the day, she tends to wake up as soon as we put her in her playpen (just like she mostly does when placed in her crib at night) but will sleep when being held.

I keep hoping this is teething related or just a growth spurt but it seriously SUCKS and it's making Hubs and I rather cranky (though he is worse than I am).

That being said, Baby Girl is still super-cute and she is 8 months old as of yesterday!

I feel a little light-headed, headachey and my tummy feels off so food has been tricky.

Though I forgot to blog about this -- but we had Lipton's chicken noodle soup the other day and I'd mistakenly grabbed a regular box rather than the low sodium.


And I grew up on Lipton's chicken noodle soup.  I seriously had it sometimes multiple times a week from my childhood onwards.

It was so salty I could barely stomach it!

I think I need to learn how to make soup since the only soup I've ever had when I lived at home or from when I was out on my own has come from a can, a box or a restaurant.


  1. I'm sorry you are getting some sleepless nights. You might want to give yourself just a little bit of slack on the scale if that is happening. Sleep helps with the weight loss. When we don't get it we lose weight slower.

    And soup in a can is loaded with sodium. I try to avoid canned foods as much as possible. If you find any great recipes please post them.

  2. Ingredients

    2 Tbsp canola oil
    1 medium onion (6oz), chopped
    3 1/2 cups GF Vegetable broth
    1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
    black pepper
    pinch ground nutmeg
    chopped chives (optional)

    In stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened. Add the broth and cauliflower; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until the cauliflower is tender.

    Working in batches, puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return to stockpot and seaon with pepper, salt and nutmeg. Serve hot and garnish with chives if desired.

    Number of Servings: 6

  3. sorry for the lack of sleep.. that's really tough. I make an easy chicken noodle soup. Saute some chopped onion,carrot and celery. Add a few cups of low sodium broth (or no sodium if you can find it and add your own). Dice up a chicken breast and add to soup. Simmer until chicken is almost done and add your choice of noodles and cook until done. Enjoy! It's so easy and better than the can.

    you can add other veggies if you like.. this is just the basic.