||[Feb. 4th, 2007|09:36 pm]
Fit With Baby
Hi there, this is my first post and I hope somebody can help me out!|
I have a 4 year old and a 14mo, whom I am still breastfeeding (officially twice a day, plus at night time if he wakes); I am also about 10-15kg overweight. I have been dieting, and had been losing weight at a fairly steady pace (500-700g a week); and maintaining around 1700-1800 calories (I am "allowed" 2000 cal a day - but I have selective food amnesia, and the 'spare' 200 cal allows for stuff I've forgotten, or picking off the kids plates etc)
BUT... Last Monday, I had my first trip in an ambulance, spent the night in casualty, and have most likely got gallstones (I get a tick for 6/6 from the list of people most likely, darn it). I'm still in the diagnosis etc phase and it was suggested I cut out fatty foods, dairy, etc. I have managed this (and lost 2kg in the week since it first happened!) and been content hungerwise; but today... I was flat out *all* day; I walked a lot (albeit at 4yo pace), plus had to pack up the car after our weekend away (and unpack it as well). I also didn't eat all that much, as the choices available to me that were low fat were virtually non-existant; and according to the calorie counter I use - I'm in the negatives! I have burned more than I have eaten.
I am also bloody starving! And as we've been away, the pantry looks like Mother Hubbard's (bare!) I did have a substantial evening meal (steak, salad and a potato, followed by a peach), but I'm still hungry and am having toast and jam at the moment.
So - after a very very long story - I guess I need some low fat, filling snacks I can keep in the cupboard to stop this from happening again next time I have a busy day. Extra points for portability, too. Of course, I am the pickiest eater in the universe, and don't eat things like tuna or salmon.