Sunday, May 29, 2011


I hate potatoes.  As in I despise them.  They were the bane of my existence when I spent my year in Denmark.  My host family ate boiled potatoes every night.  Yes, boiled potatoes.  Green veggies were treated like the plague.  And anything that came close to being a real vegetable even if it wasn't green, think cauliflower, had to be served with some weird sauce after boiling the full head in a pot of water.  As a kid, I'd eat other veggies and carbs so that is what my mom made for me.  I couldn't understand why she liked slathering the baked potato with butter AND sour cream (barfaroni since I hate creamy things) and actually eat it and enjoy it. 

I'm so embarrassed to say that I appear to be developing a pregnancy craving for potatoes.  O.M.G.!!!  What is wrong with me???  I hate these things.  They are useless carbs that are the kiss of death for a woman with PCOS.  Well, they're the kiss of death for anyone since they contain only 10% of the nutritional value they did just 100 years ago and the body treats them just like white sugar. 

On Monday night my parents BBQ'd.  They made salmon for everyone but me since salmon doesn't get along with my stomach.  I got chicken. And we had baked potatoes.  They made 4 for 5 adults.  I was the only one who ate a whole potato.  If I hadn't told my mom I was pregnant that afternoon I think she would have looked at me funny and wondered what was wrong with me.  Apparently nothing is wrong, I just happen to really like eating baked potatoes right now.  How can I show my face in public again?  *hanging her head in shame*

This is one thing I'm definitely going to fight hard to avoid eating ... much of ... during pregnancy since my body treats potatoes just like sugar. 

On a totally different note, I'd really like to do more physical activity other than mowing the lawn and pulling out dandelions which seems to be turning into a sport since my neighbours 2 townhouses down let their builder installed sod go to weed last year.  Walking is great but the humidity is crazy right now and I'm thinking this will be one nastily humid summer.  Humidity and asthma don't go together very well.  I think pregnancy yoga is a good choice because it won't be too strenuous on my body.  The problem is that I don't know what to look for in a DVD.  I refuse to go to classes since I'm too tired to do anything extra outside the house in the evening.  I want to do this at home.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  I'd like to order something this week so that I can get started in 2-3 weeks.


  1. I don't much care for potatoes, either, but during my first pregnancy, it was all I could eat! Crazy.

    As for yoga - I really liked this one:

  2. Thanks Shannon. I'll check it out. I just popped over to your blog. Love the new photos of Finn!