Monday, October 22, 2007

Trying to Increase Folate

Another day, I tried really hard to increase my veggies today, hench the light broccoli soup and spinach salad. I wanted to get the recommended intake of folate and I almost did, but iron and fibre were still pretty low.
This is very typical of me, finding a game to play with food and then I become obsessed for awhile. I know I can figure this out. :)

Also I took 6500 steps today which included a short walk with my Mom and her dog before bed, without that I might have only walked 4000. My goal should be about 10,000 a day, I obviously have some changes to make.


I was inspired last night by my dinner guest to try a pedometer to see how much in an average work day I walk around. I have a feeling it's pretty low considering I'm in a nice warm office and it's rainy and cold outside everyday. So this morning I stopped in at Canadian Tire and purchased this little gadget to hopefully motive and inspire me to move. I find it's so much easier to be motivated to when you have something that shows you've reached your goals. I'll see how it goes.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Figuring out what to eat!

I found a website today that helps pregnant women track what they eat. It's different than most diet plans because it tells you if your getting enough of a few nutrients such as calcium, protein, folate, fibre,iron, etc. I've done a meal plan for what I've eaten today and so far I've had way more protein than required but not nearly enough folate or iron. I'm taking supplements of coarse so I assume I'll be okay but I find this chart very interesting. It's so hard to know if your eating correctly and at this point I want to ensure I getting not only enough calories but the right ones.

If you click on the picture you can see the meal plan. As you can see it's very easy eat more than you allowed calories. Especially on a rainy Sunday at home.


Our friends Scott and Eli recorded this song, and I'm really liking it. Way to go guys and thanks to you Quentin has gone out and bought tons of computer audio equipment.

01 Afterlife.mp3

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Recent Images

Went to the Red Onion with my Dad in Kerrisdale for hot dogs last week. This used to be the big treat when we we're kids, and it was just as amazing as it used to be!

I Saw DJ Champion recently, I really love this act with all the different guitar players and their melodies.

I don't really know what this is or how it works, but I think it's cool and want one.

My cat Muffin insists on doing this every morning when I sit down to check my email. I love her to bits but Muffin................

I'm not a huge Radiohead fan but song Weird Fishes/Arpeggi is stuck in my head tonight. It's so soft.

04 Weird Fishes_Ar...

Monday, October 15, 2007


Driving through Kerrisdale last week I had to pull over and take a few pictures in the residential streets. I absolutely love the gigantic trees that line the streets, it was so beautiful to see all the leaves turning color and falling. It reminded me that I love our four seasons and can't wait for wintry snow too.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Oh Darling!

For some reason I've finally decided to take up my father in-law on guitar lessons. It's going well and I'm realizing my practice schedule has been weak and it's time to up the practice hours. Recently I've been noticing an nice electric guitar at my father in-laws house, which seems very mysterious and way too cool for me at this point for me, so now I really really want to try.

Today this Beatles song from the movie Across the Universe has really caught my ear, so I'm thinking this is the goal. I only have to learn ummm 11 chords.... so intimidating but I know I can do it if I practice. I'm hoping I can pull off a good white girl version of this song. Yes I'm very excited, and hopefully the baby won't be deaf tone after all this.

Oh! Darling.mp3

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Baby Name Sites

Quentin and have been researching on these sites for a few names.

Think Baby Names

Baby Name Center

Baby Names Wizard
This one's my favorite.

If anyone else know of some good sites, let me know.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Sex and The City: The Movie

I can't WAIT to see this movie. I want to gather every girlfriend I have and go see it at the same time one night. (K that might be a little impossible but in theory, very fun.) Hey maybe they should have an all girls screening somewhere. Mostly importantly I want to see everything our beloved girls are wearing I hear the costume budget for this is huge!
This flower is so adorable, I wish we could all wear these!
Ohhh Carrie and Big, I'm hoping for a wedding!!!!
It's been long enough, it's time!