Health & Wellbeing, Meal Plan Monday

Gallstones Diet Plan

If you’ve read this post you will know that I have been told I have gallstones and I am currently awaiting minor surgery to remove my gallbladder.

I’ve said a million times that I need to be healthier let’s face it most of us have.

When I was faced with the worst scare of my life ( My cesarian hysterectomy with an unknown amount of blood loss) I prayed and told whoever was listening that I promised to be a better person, I’d eat better, exercise more and try to just be an all-round better person If they just could let me get through the op!

Now I’ve survived I have not much choice to but fulfil my promise as I have had to revamp my diet due to the gallstones!

I now have to follow a low-fat diet!

It’s one thing to be told low fat but what does that mean?

Well from talking to several people and using the knowledge I have from doing a healthy eating course years ago I have devised some rules for my new healthy eating lifestyle.

  • Low Fat –  Under 10 Grams of fat in any 100g
  • Low saturated fat – Under 5g in any 100g
  • Low Sugar – Under 10g in any 100g
  • Less Processed Foods – Wherever possible Home cooked foods with fresh ingredients
  • Hydrate – Drink 2 litres of water per day
  • Plenty of fruits & Veggies – A least 5 portions
  • Protein – As I’m still rebuilding muscles from my last op protein is important to aid them rebuilding
  • Carbs – Should be whole grain, Like brown, rice, pasta, bread.

So that is my diet plan

I’m going to print it out and stick it to the fridge!

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Feel free to do the same.

Leave in the comments if you have any tips for gallstone diets?

 

Nina x

 

Pregnancy

The amazing moving placenta & the waiting game

It’s 6am and I’m laid in an unfamiliar hospital bed. You see I went into my local hospital with a sharp lower back pain on and off and a few cramps like period type cramps that Werner really regular.

The pains came on on Wednesday 16th but as they Werner regular and I had an appointment already on the Thursday I just waiting until then. Where they sent me round to the maternity ward to be monitored.

I spoke briefly about about my placenta being low in a previous post. However while I have been monitored and babies have been monitored I have had a few Drs and my consultant unbeknown to me looking at my previous scans and notes.
They decided Friday afternoon that I should have an MRI scan to check the position of the placenta fully. As non of the photos were clear enough.
They are worried Incase it’s attached to organs or my previous section scaring – this could cause major bleeding
So while I had breakfast lunch & dinner at hotel NHS they went off to try and book this.
Unfortunately they came back and being a weekend with several bigger hospitals staff to do the MRI on leave (as I’m not actually in labour or bleeding I’m non emergency) we have to wait until Monday. But because there is a high risk of placenta bleeding if I go into labour I have to stay in.

Well not only stay in but be transferred to a different hospital over an hour from my home & my children where if I do happen to labour or bleed they have more measures in place to cope.
So at 6am I lay here in a bay in a ward by myself. Hubby left at about midnight as he just couldn’t get comfy.

I am laid here on a Saturday morning in the quiet not the normal mummy can I have my I pad. Mummy can I have breakfast at grandmas. Mummy can I watch telly in your bed.
And although family & friends keep saying make the most of it. I can’t help laying here anxious about what’s going to happen Petrified of worst! And laid here missing my big babies and feeling guilty that we chose to have more and now I’m having to be away from them.

Drs will be due after breakfast and I think they are going to tell me that not only do I have to wait for Monday for a scan but when I go for it I will have to got to yet another bigger city hospital for it!

Let’s hope it’s all ok and not attached and I can go home and rest for a week and a bit while I wait for my planned section that I had only just started getting my head around.

Is much rather wake up to these two. Noise or no noise.

Wicked Wednesday

Wicked Wednesday – I want to go to the fireworks!

 

At the weekend the kids bugged about going to a bonfire and seeing some fireworks they asked all evening on the Friday and then all day on Saturday.

So I checked google to see what local events were happening about!

We found one at a pub  so we headed out and met up with our friends.

Once we got outside J wanted to go on the pitch black play park where there were loads of big kids – I wasn’t really up for this. I could barely see so I said no!

he was not happy about this and whinged all the while!

M loved the bonfire but as soon as the fireworks started she moaned the bangs hurt her ears.

So we had one moaning she wanted to go as they hurt her ears and one moaning now because he was too cold!

We stayed to the end with much protesting!

I just have to say kids it was your idea to go out!


We ended the evening with a hot cuppa & snacks at our friends house chatting in front of the roaring fire.

It made up for the moaning!

 

Thins post is linked on Brummy Mummy of 2’s #wickedwednesday 

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Wicked Wednesday

Wicked Wednesday – Let me wee in peace!

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!

This little lovely barged into the bathroom this morning crying because I had said she couldn’t wear her pink tights for school!

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Her brother followed her!

I was having a wee at the time!

People asked me over the summer “what are you going to do with your self when the kids start school full-time?”

My reply – Enjoy a hot cuppa tea & wee in peace!

This post is linked on Brummy Mummy of 2’s #wickedwednesday 

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Wicked Wednesday

Wicked Wednesday – Its too Far, My legs are tired!

This weekend we headed out to a local event. It was in the nearby village.

About 45 mins walk away.

It wasn’t that cold so we decided to walk.

We had gone about half a mile when J decided it was too far!

We pushed him to go a bit further and eventually he picked up pace.

Then we arrived at a field with a footpath running through!

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And as soon as he saw the candy Floss he was happy enough.

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When It was time to go home we set off walking .We walked past a pub and M said “I know mummy we will go for juice here and you can ring Nanny to pick us up!”

“Do you know what M Thats not a bad idea.”

Well if you cant beat them!

 

 

Thins post is linked on Brummy Mummy of 2’s #wickedwednesday 

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Wicked Wednesday

Wicked Wednesday – I told you it wasn’t broken!

Today’s post isn’t about my children as such but my god-daughter!

She is 15! Yes people they still deserve a good shaming blog post even as a teenager!

A couple of weeks ago Her mum asked if I could take them to A&E. My god Daughter(G)  had banged her wrist it had gone a funny colour and she couldn’t feel her fingers.

All the way there she rattled on (In nerves I suspect) about how she didn’t need A&E it wasn’t broken and if we lived in america we wouldn’t be going as it would be too much money!

Then when we got there and sat the 4 hour wait to get seen G decided maybe it was broken and she would quite like to have a pot, a sling, a brace!

Obviously in true mum style me and her mum said if you don’t stop whining you will need more than a pot! 😉

After she had, had a x-ray she was told just bruising and we went on our way!

All the way back G was like a stuck record – ‘I told you it wasn’t broken’

I think she was rather disappointed it wasn’t broken and she didn’t get a pot!

This is the obligatory A&E waiting room instashot!

Thins post is linked on Brummy Mummy of 2’s #wickedwednesday 

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Wicked Wednesday

Wicked Wednesday – It’s Time To Get Up Mummy!!!

So I’m laying in bed at around 6.15am my alarm will go off in 15 mins Ill just shut my eyes a little while when …………

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These two munchkins come into my room demanding I wake up as the sun is out so it must be morning!

Noooooooo its tooo early I can’t have my 15 ok 30 mins to myself scrolling through instagram & facebook.

Put these on I say the sun wont be out then. have a little bit of a snooze in mummy’s bed.

I think the novelty of them was too much as after this picture they were wide awake jumping about and asking for jaffa cakes for breakfast!

Aghhh! arh well I’m awake now I can always have a nap later when they are at school learning about Biff, Chip & Kipper!

 

Thins post is linked on Brummy Mummy of 2’s #wickedwednesday 

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