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Monday, February 6, 2012

This too shall pass. This craving, that is.

I have a problem.

The first step is admitting it.

This past week? I have been obsessed with ICEE's.


Preferably a half cherry/half coke flavored. I figure it makes it like a....frozen cherry coke, right? Right.

But you guys. It's getting...bad. Now, I know not to take my cravings too seriously. I mean, in the moment THEY ARE SERIOUS BUSINESS. I'll cut-a-ho to get what I need (kidding). But really. They are serious. I mean, I need that icee or I may die type-of-thing. But eventually? After a few days or weeks, my cravings all wear off, and then it's onto the next thing.

I mean, at first? All I wanted was sour patch kids and any gummy/chewy candy I could get my hands on. Then? The thought of those sour sweet tart shockers was all my mind could possibly think about for days on end until my friend Gina mailed me some. Then I moved onto all.things.fresh.fruit related. I bought 6 cartons of strawberries in a 2 week period. And approximately 4 cans of whipped cream to put on top. Let's not even talk about the number of pineapples I bought. Or the fresh veggie slathered in dip phase. Or the eat-a-whole-pack-of-fruit-mentos-in-one-sitting-phase (which I'm currently in). Or the white cheddar popcorn phase (Still in this, too. Pair it with an icee. You'll thank me.)

You see, I'm a craver. I know that not all pregnant women are big cravers, but I most definitely am. When it hits me it hits me and each craving sticks around for about a two week period of time.

So this is why I know I have hope. I won't (hopefully) need 2 icee's a day for the rest of this pregnancy. And if I do? You can rest assured that I'll be sporting an alternate title, aka: BLIMP. And in all seriousness, I did have two ICEE's yesterday. I feel like I need to tell on myself to the world and get a slap on the wrist because that kind of indulgence is unacceptable. But, HA-HA--I am a shameless pregnant woman. So I bear it all.



Anyway. I'm off to pick up my daughter and get another icee from my parents house.

So tell me, pregnant or not--what are YOUR current cravings? Maybe you'll give me some ideas which will help me move on from this sugar-ridden-icee-fest. Until then. Gonna sip on some cherry-coke'y goodness. Don't judge.


45 comments:

  1. This is hilarious! Atleast you crave a few healthy things here & there, right?! Mmm now I really want an Icee...

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  2. Girl...you never fail to crack me up. I love this, and I love your cravings. Makes me laugh! I, without a doubt, will be a craver when I'm pregnant...even when I'm not pregnant, I start craving things and cannot be shut up nor satisfied until I get what I want!

    I sound like a pregnant woman, geez...anything from boneless buffalo wings, Mexican food, a big ole burger, and most recently, strawberries and whipped cream thanks to YOU! Haha, random cravings, huh? Sure wish I could crave celery or salad some days. That would make things a little easier :)

    Happy Monday, my dear!

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  3. icee's are amazing, pregnant or not!

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  4. This is the biggest question I get - What are your cravings?? Sadly I have ZERO, the thought of food still gives me "spitty mouth" YUCKO I know... Water with ice is a must have though - Does that count as a craving??

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  5. I've never had an Icee so maybe I just don't know what I'm missing :)

    I really craved smoothies for awhile but now I'm kind of over that. I also craved DOTS and Twizzlers Nibs but those are over now too. Nothing as of late, but you never know what one will hit :)

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  6. I had been craving pretzels. The thick, soft kind you can get at Target or the mall or the fair. The closest Target and mall are over 30 miles away and I'm not going that far just for a pretzel so I made my own. They were DELISH. Even better than the mall's. I think I might make some more tonight, actually.

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  7. Have your Icee... or 2!

    When I was pregnant I NEEDED malk vinegar... it was awful. My poor husband went to 6 grocery stores to get me a bottle and then I poured it over my french fries, ate a few and decided that it was gross...

    ...like you said, this too shall pass.

    ~Laura

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  8. The half coke/half cherry has ALWAYS been my favorite. I find it depressing when you go somewhere and they only have those weird neon looking flavors.

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  9. Oh man I craved soup til I got sick from it, and then couldn't eat it for a year! Now that I'm NOT pregnant, I crave fudgecicles every.single.day. Good thing they are a small treat with lower calories compared to a huge bowl of ice cream!

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  10. ok, preggo I had no cravings at all, period. Not pregnant...I die for sweet pickles sprinkled with salt and dipped in mustard (oh.my god. I'm gross, I know) and love to melt cheese in the microwave until it gets crispy, it tastes like the most amazing cheez-it on steroids ; ) No judgement here!

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  11. I LOVED salsa with Brayden, not just any salsa though, Chili's salsa!! I loved it, even in the mornings if I had any left over from the night before :)

    Now I crave sweets, constantly!! My sweet tooth is out-of-control!!

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  12. Hahaha Those cravings really are something sometimes aren't they? I like the 'cut-a-ho' I craved ICEE's early on too! There were one of the only things I wanted. Lately I've been craving french fries slathered in ketchup.

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  13. Hi-C Fruit Punch, preferably from Chick-fil-A or Wendy's. I don't even want to think of how many gallons I consumed. And the juice boxed Hi-C Fruit Punch is not the same as the fountain kind. I'll drink it every once in awhile now, but it just doesn't do it for me anymore.
    And cereal. Oh.my!I could bowls and bowls down at every meal.
    And now? Now, I am trying to manage my craving so I can lose some (ALL) of this extra-extra I've been hauling around.

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  14. I'm a cravings type of girl too, especially when I was pregnant. It would just hit me! The morning sickness would disappear for a 30 minute time span and it was time to eat! HA! I remember sending my husband out for Krispy Kreme one night at 11 p.m. Husbands are so good to us pregnant ladies :) At least for a while your cravings sounded healthy!

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  15. The only cravings I had are for fruit and apple juice... I seriously can't get enough apple juice! One day before work I decided to stop and get 2 bottles then drank them in about an hour... left work and got 3 more bottles only to drink them before the work day ended. I wish I could eat dairy again because I know I would be craving all kinds of cheesy goodness :(

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  16. My cravings with the girls was skittles. I had to have every variety, and my husband went to great lengths to find them. Then I wanted Alexander the Grape candies. My Mom had to special order. I also HAD to have the chocolate covered strawberry blizzards from DQ. I probably just planted some future craving seeds in your head! Too bad you don't live near me. My brother actually OWNS an ICEE machine, it's in my parents basement! You could just lay under it ;-)

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  17. 1/2 cherry 1/2 coke is the ONLY way to go ICEE. When I was pregnant, I was obsessed with chocolate milk, morning, noon and night. Regular cravings always include Haribo Gummy Bears and Cheez Its. Both must haves in the house.

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  18. right now my cravings have been taco salads and fried eggs ( not together! )... when I was pregnant with my son it was steak ( which I previously hated ) or hamburgers, with mustard, frozen blueberries, and orange juice!

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  19. Love your blog. Didn't have many pregnancy cravings. Just the same as usual -fresh fruit, chewy candy (sour patch and Swedish fish are my faves), chocolate, auntie Anne's cinannmon sugar pretzels, and I love love love icees.

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  20. i'm in my third trimester and i'm CRAVING COKE, sour patch kids and ice cream!

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  21. Okay so I'm not pregnant but omg sometimes I think I will dye if I don't a have a frozen hot chocolate from dairy queen. . . . . Uhhhhhh mazing :)

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  22. i have been craving mike & ikes for like a month now...hubby is worried it means I am preggers but i am not, just crave it like its my job!

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  23. I'm not pregnant, but I've always been a strong craver. (You can only imagine what it was like when I WAS pregnant!) Right now, I am craving bacon, and cupcakes or chocolate cake. I can go take care of the bacon in a few. Cupcakes will have to wait.

    I get intense cravings and they last and last and last. My cravings with Aidan were mostly the things I crave now, but more intensely and more often. It was like this:

    not pregnant: I want spaghetti
    pregnant: I need ALL THE SPAGHETTI and I need it NOW

    My weirdest craving wasn't even an eating one. I just needed to smell the A1 sauce. Once I smelled it, I was OK.

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  24. Also, Icees WIN over Slurpees. Just sayin'.

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  25. I crave things when I'm not pregnant so I'm REALLY scared of what cravings I'll get once I have a baby onboard. I'm sure they will be crazy, though!

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  26. When I was pregnant with my 1st daughter I craved Mexican food. The hotter the better. And in honesty, my husband would drive me 2-3 times a week 45 minutes to our nearest mexican restaurant. With my 2nd daughter the first time we walked in, I went directly to the bathroom and threw up. Haven't been back since. I ate cantelope (yes a whole cantelope) in 1 sitting.

    Now, unpregnant- I crave Olive Garden. And the nearest one is two hours away. :(

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  27. Theres nothing wrong with a craving...AND, whats better than satisfying that icee craving, by picking one up at target?!! Sounds amazing to me!
    DQ blizzards and beef jerky were my cravings!!

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  28. So funny! I had icees just about ever day of my pregnancy!! When I got to the hospital for my daughter's birth I was mad that the doctors and nurses said i shouldn't eat/drink anything because I wanted one! It was the first thing I had within hours of my daughter's birth. So happy for you about baby number 2 on the way. It gives me a touch of baby fever, so maybe I will be craving icees again soon! Hope you start feeling better soon!

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  29. I am devouring these Valentine's CRUNCH hearts....mmmmmm!!

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  30. The only major cravings I've really had have been Double Stuf Oreos, and Grape Ginger Ale!

    There was one time in Duane Reade I definitely bought the large bag of Raisinettes because I NEEDED THEM NOW... but otherwise I haven't been too crave-y.

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  31. MCDONALD'S SWEET TEA. No judgies.

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  32. I'm totally not pregnant, but right now I'm craving some lamb grapeleaves and fatush salad and rice...ahhh!! SOooooo good!!! That's all I can think about. But I won't let myself have it until after I weigh in on Wednesday. LOL

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  33. Oh man, this post has so made me want an Icee now! Argh! :P

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  34. haha! For me, it was Krispy Kreme doughnuts. It lasted about a week. I think I ate like 6 of them. I'm grosssed out just thinking about it. lol.
    But I have a friend who went through a phase where all she wanted was confetti frosting. Like, she went in, bought a can, and ate it with her finger out in the car. LOL. We were pregnant at the same time and made each other feel better about our nasty unhealthy cravings.
    I also went through a major fruit phase... specifically watermelon, pineapple, strawberries, etc. So maybe that helped make up for it.

    I say have your icee or two or three and enjoy. :)

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  35. Right now - not really anything. I am 6W5d and "the sickness" has started (i did not have it with my son). And, when did it start? In the car on a 2 hour trip! ICK. But, after I felt MUCH better and wanted Sprite - fountain sprite. And now...I feel like a smoothie. Hummm...I did not really crave anything with my son either so this whole sickness and (mild as of now) craving thing is a while new world. Maybe it means its a girl this time????

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  36. I love a good icee especially a Mt. Dew icee. But my current craving? Fat Free Raspberry Sherbet. Seriously, it is wonderful!!

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  37. WHy have I never thought to mix the two ICEE flavors? I've always been a cherry girl because I don't love the coke icee, but I do love cherry coke. I'll add that to my to do list.

    I wanted to have pregnancy cravings so bad, but I never did. A friend told me how amazing it was to want something so badly and then satisfy that need. She said eating was never the same again for. I'm hoping my next pregnancy is more like that with less time spent hovering over the toilet.

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  38. WHy have I never thought to mix the two ICEE flavors? I've always been a cherry girl because I don't love the coke icee, but I do love cherry coke. I'll add that to my to do list.

    I wanted to have pregnancy cravings so bad, but I never did. A friend told me how amazing it was to want something so badly and then satisfy that need. She said eating was never the same again for. I'm hoping my next pregnancy is more like that with less time spent hovering over the toilet.

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  39. Honeycrisp apples! I NEED one every day.

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  40. Sonic ice tea!! And if I am being a 100% truthful with my first pregnancy it was chili cheese conies from sonic and I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And I did it more than once. Enjoy it.

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  41. I'm one week ahead of you with my first baby (so this is a whole new ballgame to me)!! some of these cravings are out.of.control! i've gone through phases just like that...it started out as baked potatoes (with sour cream/cheese/salt/pepper of course), then BLTs, then cheeto puffs, and now the strongest of all...MILK (weird)! At the sight of the word ICEE, my mouth watered. 7-11 is a block away....yikes.

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  42. oh my gosh I was the same way! My cravings were all random and all stuck around for about a week before I moved onto the next thing. Try a Mr. Misty Freeze from Dairy Queen. They are so amazing. It's 1/2 of the Mr. Misty (like an Icee), and then half vanilla ice cream all mixed together. So delicious. Especially when I was craving Rita's Water Ice out here in Iowa. I miss SE Penn. sometimes!!

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  43. I have been majorly into white cheddar popcorn for the last two weeks too! I think I am a few months ahead of you too

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  44. When I first got pregnant I was crazy over icee's. :)

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