WORKING MOMS

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19WKS - November 17

EVERY DAY ON MY LUNCH BREAK I EAT A CHEESEBURGER AND FRIES.I KNOW THIS IS SO FATTENING AND IM WONDERING FOR SOME HEALTHY LUNCH IDEAS.I SO MUCH ENJOY MY HOT FRIES AND BURGER THAT I FEFUSE TO BRING A HEALTHY COLD SANDWICH FROM HOME!

 

Christi - November 17

I am in the same boat. Its McDonalds or Arbys every day. I have brought soups and such from home... nothing seems to hold up unless its in a can... but there is only so much you can do... I do like making spaghetti the night before (or anything pasta like) thats always usually better the day after....

 

maya - November 17

Dear working moms. What sort of jobs do you have? I ask because I dont know what to do with myself these days.. I moved to a different country right as I found out I was pregnant. I had my dream job interview the day I found out.. I was offered my dream job... but I felt I had to refuse. It is the type of job that I would take home with me.. even to bed, in my mind. A type of job that in my single life.. for the career driven me.. was a dream come true.. Now.. I just cant imagine myself giving that to a job anymore.. and I think of my future with the baby that (if all goes well) is to be born. My ambitions have changed.. Now if I were to take a job.. I would like it to be just a job.. that when I finish at whatever time.. it finishes too.. How have you working women coped with this? Have you changed your mindset on how much of yourself to give to your profession?

 

Tina - November 17

Maya, Hi... in answer to your question... when I found that I was pregnant I quit the job I was doing and started doing receptin work.I have a desk job... from 8-5pm every day. I answer phones..... not anything I have to be concerned about... nothing to take personal... I dont have to take my work home with me... which I find is important.

 

mls - November 17

I have one of those "it's just a job, jobs" so there's never been a question for me what came first. I'm considering quitting after the baby is born if my husband can land some decent health insurance through his company. otherwise I'll be stuck for a bit.

 

maya - November 17

ladies thank you for telling me your situations. I wonder sometimes if I am less of a woman for feeling the way I do about preganancy and about having a child to raise. (because I do want to be present in his/her life). I dont want to be a weight on the family and I do want to be a participant in the economies of the family.. but those career dreams that I used to have. are gone for now. nothing too bad. hopefully.

 

Tess - November 17

I work for a Call Ctr so pretty much Im on the phone 8 hrs a day minus the lunch for 45 mins and 2-15 mins break (paid). Ive decided I'll work til I can since I only lived about 10 mins away from work. Its not a stressful environment but sometimes it just gets you. I am too having problems on what to eat healthy during lunch time.....Im either eating chinese or goin home for lunch.

 

Monique - November 18

Whatever you do DO NOT eat a cold sandwich. My doc says NO, NO, NO deli meat (without heating to 180 degrees first). I eat chicken sandwiches, egg salad, chinese, thai, salads, pasta, turkey burgers....

 

maya - November 18

no deli meats that are raw. such as prosciutto or salami or bresaola. to avoid toxmoplasmosis. the other deli meats that have been processed.. ham, mortadella are fine.

 

Lisa - November 18

You can go for garden salads with chicken b___sts on top; or steak like the zone salads. They are really great. There are some great little soup and sandwich shops which always have something good on the menu. Go for Japanese and have some california rolls, tempura or some udon noodles. There is also Thai or Viatnamese which is very healthy and taste great. There are lots of options; you just have to want to try them.

 

mls - November 18

I hear all of these "guideline" on what you are not supposed to eat while you are pregnant and can't help but think of all the women that live all over the world and eat nothing but fish with lots of mercury in it, or raw fish or whatever their native foods are and have healthy babies everyday. I don't buy into it.

 

Lisa D - November 18

As for eating out I eat at Chipolte which is mexican and healthy; anothe idea is cook a big pot of homemade chili with beans, peppers, onions, meat, tomatoes... healthy and filling to take to work. Good luck.

 

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