I had my monthly appointment with my OB this past Monday where they check my blood pressure, urine, babies' heartbeats and my weight. Everything checked out okay so far except for the fact that I gained 10 pounds this past month. Now, I thought this was a bit much but figured "hey, I'm carrying twins, it can't be all that bad." Then it was time for me to meet with my doctor and she asked me what I was eating. I looked over at Justin and he, of course, had smirk on his face and informed her that I eat "everything." I gave her a run-down of what I've been doing and she advised that I lay off the fast food and try eating salads with veggies and baked chicken for dinner because she'd ideally like to see me gain around 6 pounds a month -- not 10. For the record, I don't just eat fast food -- I do eat actual meals, but I am eating nuggets, fries and shakes much more often than I ever did before.
I've never been what one would call a "healthy" eater. Sure, I enjoy vegetables and salads and whatnot, but I also LOVE cakes, cookies and ice cream and have never really denied myself any of the things I enjoy eating -- I just ate them in moderation. The problem with me, for the past month, has been that I've been overdoing it. The dinners that I used to cook at home have turned into a quick drive-thru at Wendy's and Taco Bell because I'm so hungry come 5 p.m. that I don't want to spend the half hour it would take to prepare a much healthier meal. So, after my visit with the OB, I made myself a goal for this month: I will not be hitting the drive thru for anything. My dinners will be made at home -- even if I do make my own tacos, they'll be far better for me and the babies than eating Taco Bell. If I do gain another 10 pounds in a month, it'll be because my babies are growing nice and strong, not because I've been eating too much Entenmann's cheese cake danish.
If you have any healthy (and most importantly, quick) dinner ideas, please feel free to share -- I'm open to suggestions!