Friday, January 16, 2009

He cooked “Tinola” for me

For the past weeks, these are what I’ve been eating

Breakfast: Low fat milk and 3 tbsp of instant oatmeal
Lunch: less than a cup of rice, 1-2 slices of meat and 1 cup of whatever veggies
Dinner: Green Salad or All-Vegetable Sandwich

These meals are easy to prepare and are low in sugar and calories. It has helped me lose weight. But like any food, if you eat it every day you will surely grow tired of it. Butch has been in his paternity leave since Thursday and last night, he cooked “Tinola” for me. He thought of it because green papaya, one of its ingredients is said to encourage contractions on pregnant women. Tinola normally has chicken, malungay leaves and green papaya. But since we are after eating the green papaya, Butch didn’t put chicken just the malungay leaves and other spices.
I am happy that Butch is with me now. He said it was okay. He was not able to use up his leave credits last year and this is the perfect time to use it. Two days ago, he took me brisk walking in U.P. At noon time we went to Wildlife, a park/ zoo housing endemic animals here in the Philippines. We ate our lunch there and walked around seeing all sorts of animals (in cages of course)- different species of snakes, birds, fishes, mammals etc. I’ve been a resident of Quezon City for a long time but that was my first time in that park. I enjoyed very much. It’s unfortunate though he was not able to take pictures of the animals. His Nikon D40’s battery run out after we ate lunch.

Someday, we will take Nigel to this park to see the animals.

I wonder what will Butch cook for me tonight.


Beth said...

That is sweet :) Do you when is your due date ?

desperateblogger said...

you're pregnant, right? why are you dieting?

Karlana said...

Well, you sound like you are doing great so far! Keep up the walking and the diet and the labor should be a smooth one. I saw you were itching for carbs and sweets the other day. Just think, not too much longer!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Butch is really a faithful and supportive husband to you. He is always there to assist you in so many ways. Praise the Lord for all the wonderful things He has done for you and your family. I just can't seem to imagine how a tinola would taste without the chicken. hehehe. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

MammaDawg said...

Oh - how sweet!!

Just looking at that photo makes me want to cook Tinola myself! Yum!

niko said...

so sweeet!!!

hey dear?? i think nigel is out already.. u seem missing in blogging world already.. hope everything went well.. seee u soon!!

and yeah i got u a tag

enjoy doing it dear when u can na ha.. kisssses

Mary Moore said...

Go baby go!! Mamma wants you OUT!

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