Back on track :)

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Dear Readers,

I really need to apologize for not blogging for such a long time. As you know from my last blogpost, I had a tough time with the diet. I was struggeling and couldn’t really get back into it. I really did try it often enough, but there were lots of temptations and I usually gave in πŸ˜‰ My daily diet was low protein products, taking regularly the formula, but having a lot of high protein things in between which of course pushed the levels high. My highest level which I took in July was 26,9 mg / dl, and I knew, it wouldn’t be good but actually I was shocked that it was such a high one. I got back on track, but I knew I couldn’t keep 100% diet during our honeymoon. (we went to Turkey for two weeks, it was wonderful!)

Now I’m back on the strict diet with 350 Phe, which is not as tough as I thought this time since I got another kind of motivation: I want to prepare for getting pregnant. For 2 weeks now I’m having 350 a day and my levels dropped from 21,5 mg/ dl (first level after the honeymoon) to 11,5mg (from last Saturday). I’m really proud of this progress and excited too, I think I will get the latest result today or tomorrow.

I’d love to have contact to other PKU moms or moms-to-be to share some experiences… This is so exciting πŸ™‚

I also had a wonderful wedding back in May – It was stressful planning everything but it was so worth it and turned out to be a wonderful celebration with our dearest family and friends.

I hope you also had a great summer (can’t believe it, today it’s already the calendaric beginning of autumn, crazy how fast the time passes)..

I promise to blog more often within the next weeks and months, I got a lot of new recipes, ideas, low protein discoveries πŸ™‚

Have a great week…

Love,
Katie xxx

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My little herb garden

Hey πŸ™‚

it all started when I got this little herb jar as birthday present. Lots of different herbs.

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I decided to have some more on our little balcony. Haven’t tried much with those herbs, but I am really eager to have some nice drinks once the peppermint has grown a little bigger πŸ™‚ I will also have my coriander soups with this fresh grown coriander. I want to make some rosmarin-potatoes too. I wanted to make some punch recipes with this woodruff but unfortunately it already bloomed when I got it so I couldn’t use it anymore… 😦 Maybe next year then! But I will pamper you with some good punch recipes anyway.

The hot nights can come πŸ™‚

Do you have your own herb garden?

Love,

Katie xxx

It’s all about the right arrangement..

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Hey πŸ™‚

I just wanted to say, that it’s all about the right arrangement, no matter what is your meal. The meal in the picture was actually for my fiancΓ© and therefore not low in protein. But just saying, it’s the same for our meals. I needed to go shopping, so I had only a poor choice at home… so I made mash with vegetables and salad.

But it actually looks delicious, doesn’t it?

Love,
Katie xxx

Tomatoe-Cress bread… YUMMY

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Hey,

do you know this? You’re always looking for new recipes, trying out new things and everything, but sometimes it’s the simple things which satisfy the most?

I re-discovered tomatoe-cress bread with (homemade) butter. WOW. So delicious. A little salt on top. I wouldn’t swap this for a pasta meal πŸ˜€

What is your favourite thing on bread?

Love,

Katie xxx

MetaX goes Fit PKU weekend

Hey πŸ™‚

I wrote you in March, that I would take part on a PKU weekend about healthy food, healthy nutrition with PKU and healthy lifestyle in general. It was a wonderful weekend. We not only heard several interesting facts about nutrition, formula etc, we also had a cooking lesson, in which we created this delicious meal below, we got a lesson in Nordic Walking, a lesson in Qi Gong and were taken out for dinner.

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Not only the great programme and information, also the nice conversation we PKUs had between all those interesting events was really great and motivating. Thank you, MetaX for the great time.

Have you ever been on a PKU training weekend? How did you like it? Did it change your attitude for the diet?

Love,
Katie xxx

Excited :)

Hey πŸ™‚

I will be at a PKU weekend mid of this month. I’m already very excited… the topic will be “fitness” so I guess it will be all about healthy nutrishion with PKU, losing weight with PKU (?), and there will be also some sporty exercises for us.

I will let you know how it was.

Love,
Katie xxx