Born on Dec. 17, 1975 in Kiev, Ukraine, Jovovich was raised by Bogich, a pediatrician, and Russian actress Galina Longinova. The family left Kiev in 1981, landing first in London and eventually settling in Sacramento, CA. Jovovich's parents struggled to make ends meet in their new home, with her mother resorting to cleaning houses - among her clients was director Brian DePalma - when her Russian acting credits failed to find her roles in the States. Following a divorce with her mother in 1991, Jovovich's father was incarcerated for five years due to his role in an insurance fraud scheme; he was released in 1999. Meanwhile, at just nine years old, Jovovich expressed interest in following i... Continue Bio >>
Hey Everyone! So I’ve got almost 8 weeks to go till I give birth to our second child and as some of you know, I’ve changed some of my habits lately to try and get in shape for the delivery and subsequent preparation for the new “Resident Evil” movie I’m shooting at the end of this summer! Because I’ve reached the healthy limit of how much I should weigh while pregnant (I’m currently 175lbs), I knew something had to give or I would just continue to eat junk and keep getting bigger, which isn’t good for me and -more importantly- for my unborn child.
Saying that, the last few days have been more about watching my diet than exercising. I told you about how I’ve been re organizing the closets at our house in a post from the other night, so it’s been a huge mess around here. We also got our daughter a “big girl” bed to motivate her to sleep more on her own (we’re definitely a co-sleeping family!) because of the baby coming and it was set up the day before yesterday which made the house even more chaotic! lol! It goes without saying that I didn’t go on my hike that day! Yesterday we did part of the hike, but got chased away by a rainstorm when we were 6500k steps into it. It’s ok though, I ended up skipping dessert on those days to make sure I made up for it. This lifestyle change has been really amazing because I am still managing to maintain my current pregnancy weight of 175 lbs. which is perfect for my height. I mean I fluctuate to 176 and a half pounds some mornings, but so far I’ve managed to keep it steady!
So what have I eaten the last few days? Well, I’ve been going between 2 eggs fried in olive oil and whole wheat toast and steel cut oats for breakfast. Sometimes I put organic peanut butter on my second slice of toast! Then my lunchtime smoothies which are packed with loads of fruits and vegetables. They last me most of the day as I make a few servings which I put back in the fridge and use as a snack whenever I’m feeling peckish (If you’re new to my #fooddiary posts, take a look at some of the earlier posts to see some of the gorgeous things I put into my smoothies).
For dinner, I’ve been making #offthecuff soups with my Vitamix with whatever veggies I have in the fridge (I make a pot of fresh chicken soup every Monday that lasts the entire week which I use as a base for my soups). My latest soup is an amazing, vibrant green color. I sautéed all the vegetables first this time, so the taste was much richer than my last vegetable soup. I used carrots, onions, bell peppers, kale, spinach, zucchini and asparagus. After sautéing the vegetables till they lightly softened I put them into my blender and pureed everything with a few ladles of chicken broth and little bit of cumin. Then I heated the whole mixture in a pot for ten minutes to make it hot. I served it on Thursday with chopped, sautéed onions inside and a small spoonful of low fat sour cream and chopped tomatoes as a garnish (obviously salt and pepper to taste). Then last night I reheated it on the stove with some white beans to give it some body and make it more filling. I have to say, I LOVE cannellini beans! They are the perfect food to add to almost anything you make. I really like them in soups and salads. Plus, they come in a can, so all you really need to do is heat them up and they’re ready to eat!
Tonight I had an inspiration to make something I’ve never had before! I make fresh Bolognaise sauce -out of antibiotic free, grass fed beef- which I then freeze so it’s always on hand. This evening I felt like having pasta, but didn’t want extra empty calories (I’m planning on having a chili cheeseburger for lunch tomorrow, so I’m saving myself! lol!) so I boiled some Japanese soba noodles in chicken broth and tossed them in with the meat sauce! It was SO good! Being Russian, I love buckwheat in all forms, so soba is a personal favorite. I have to say, I would recommend interchanging normal pasta with soba any day, especially cause the texture of soba is so chewy and wonderful (a lot better than quinoa pasta actually).
I hope everyone has had an amazing week and as tomorrow is my “cheat” day (its cheeseburger time!) I will post again on Monday! All the best! -m #countdowntodelivery #millaskitchen #offthecuff #fooddiary #ladiary
Saturday 31st of January 2015 11:40:55 PM
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Running from the rainstorm. We almost got caught during our hike but managed to get to the car just as it got really crazy! #ladiary
Friday 30th of January 2015 06:06:24 PM