Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I can't believe it's already here although I know I have quite a ways to go. I am definitely looking pregnant now if someone knows me. If not, maybe not so much. I look more like a girl that needs to tighten up her abs! ha.
I am really excited for all the changes and I did not set off my first trimester the best nutrition-wise. So, this trimester and hopefully until the end of the pregnancy I am trying to commit to eating more healthy not so much for me (which is still important), but most importantly for the baby! It doesn't matter how much I gain, it doesn't matter how comfortable or uncomfortable I feel in my own skin, and it doesn't matter if i really want that one particular food. What matters is the baby is getting the best nutrition it possibly can. This does not mean I am going to go nuts and not allow myself a treat or processed food item. I am just going to try to be more mindful about eating the best possible nutrition regularly. For instance this Saturday, we had plans with some friends to do a Chinese food night. I have been craving chinese so i will look forward to this, but my friend asked me to bring a dessert. They normally ask me to make my smore bars, but I decided that for all of our sakes (like we will be really hungry after eating chinese) I am going to bring apples and caramel dip. So for those of who want more of a sweet treat they can dip the apples in caramel and for those who don't can just have the apples. I'm going to try to distract my kids from the caramel. lol.
I am, also, going to try to increase my water intake. I have been averaging about 10 cups a day, but would like to see my intake increase to 14cups. It's hard when I am not sweating and it's cold out, but i will try to utilize drinking lemon tea instead. I don't like adding sugar sources like honey or agave nectar as I have to cover it with insulin, but I am going to have to as I am cutting out art. sweeteners again. I have gotten out of the habit of not using them and need to step that up again.
So, this is where I start my second trimester and would like to see the rest of my pregnancy end. I have been having terrible skin issues as well and I am sure this will help. Darn hormones!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
What a title. lol. So last night my honey and I got to go on a date. He surprised me and set one up for us. I had been saying for the past month that I wanted a date so bad. We had a date back in July and it just felt time to be alone again! You know, those dinners where you are not interrupted! Half the time we don't get dinner together as a family anyway due to my husband's work so this was very nice.
We decided to go to Olive Garden. My husband has really been wanting to go there, but he wanted me to pick. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their salads and that is what I was craving. So since my eating was not good in the afternoon I thought what a great place to somewhat balance that out. I just got the soup and salad. I ate a 1/2 of a bread stick, 2 bowls of salad (YUMMY) and some of the minestrone soup. I tasted my husband's fettuccine alfredo and boy was that a plate i could have finished! Delish. I wanted a glass of wine so bad, but I just got an O' Doul's non-alcoholic beer instead. I just wanted something, ha.
It was very nice just sitting there talking as if we were dating again. It's nice to be reminded of that after 9 years of marriage. AND, we didn't talk about the kids the whole time either. So many parents fall into that. lol.
I have to say I felt so good. I was not feeling good leading into the date just from being so tired, doing too much and making bad food choices (yeah, bad. I had 8 little croissants..yikes). It turned all around once I started to get ready. I really wanted to wear my new brown knee high boots, but wasn't quite sure how I could pull it off. I think it was a mindset, because when you are first pregnant (13 weeks) you look more like you have gained weight than you are pregnant it's difficult to know how to hide some of that. So, I started piecing an outfit together and I think I pulled it off pretty well. I knew my husband's reaction would let me know if it was good or not. He APPROVED! hehe. So, I thought I would be silly and post some pictures of my outfit and just feeling good. My last picture I thought I would be stupid and try to do a powty lip pose. ha
I took this so you could see the top part of my outfit
This picture is a little more clear
Of course what I was trying to hide making the pregnancy adjustment. ha
I had to stay awake somehow so I didn't crash on my husband on the way home! ha
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I kind of feel guilty for struggling with this, but this is kind of where my obsessiveness comes into play. I am struggling with my calorie range during pregnancy. I know I should be eating on average atleast 1800 cals, but I am so uncomfortable with that. There are days I do eat that for my blood sugar, but on the other side of it I am not hungry enough to eat that. I am not one to regularly get hungry even aside from pregnancy. I can definitely eat that just to eat, but that is not the point.
I spoke with my doc's nurse today and she wants me to sit down with a dietician because she doesn't think I am eating enough. I get on avg about 1600 cals a day unless I am munching or have to eat more for my blood sugar. I guess the bad part of it is that i am just worried about gaining too much weight. I am slowly gaining and to this day I have gained 5 1/3lbs. I weigh myself tomorrow and I will see what I have gained in the last 2 weeks. I only weigh every 2 weeks just because there really is no reason to weigh myself weekly. Just a "I wonder where I am at" thing. I will probably update my blog tomorrow to let you know what i have gained in the last 2 weeks.
My body is changing alot and I feel like I have gained more, but I have to remind myself that what is important is what I am doing. I am moving (lightly exercising) about 5-6 days a week at the level I feel comfortable for that day and I am mostly eating well. The past month was major treating and treating too often. I am trying to work on eating well all week and then allowing a day on the wkd for some treats. I have to keep my treats limited as they affect my blood sugar. So, I try to keep it all in check. I think part of the obsessiveness comes in from having to report all my blood sugars, how many carbs I eat, and how much I cover my food with insulin to my diabetic nurse weekly. I feel like I have to report perfectly. I AM TRYING MY BEST, but I feel like sometimes I am not allowed the room for error. I want to do what is best for my baby, but I don't feel the need for eating 1800+ calories. I am just not hungry.
So, I kind of feel stuck and struggling with this. I know without a doubt I will gain the healthy 25+, but I can't worry if I gain more. I gained about 27 with my first and 30 with my second. If I am being on track most of the time the rest is up to my body.
I guess I had to get my nervous energy out about this by blogging. Thanks for listening. Ah, I'm such a control freak sometimes.
Okay this is a note from the following day: I gained 2 bls in the last 2 weeks so what I am eating is atleast showing it's working out.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Busy day today! I had my first appt. with my high risk doctors (perinatologists). It went very well, but was very lengthy. I was gone for 4 1/2 hours. Everything is more involved with my appts. being a diabetic pregnant patient. I had to get a baseline EKG, blood testing and the womanly internal stuff, etc....I saw the baby today via ultrasound which was great. It has the perfect little profile.
Exercise today was pretty good. I did a leg routine without weights like squats. lunges, single leg deadlifts, skaters and side lunges. With how much my ST has decreased I am already sore from what I did today. lol. Kind of pathetic. I followed that by a 30 minutes walk and a little bit of running. I don't feel so tired when I do my cardio, but i can feel my body slowing down as it changes. I was saying to my husband last night how crazy it is how much your body changes even though I am not gaining much weight. It really is amazing though how the body adapts to create the environment for the baby to grow.
Nutrition you will see, but it was been a real struggle the past few days with my blood sugar. It is most likely hormonal, but I am trying to watch my blood sugar trending before I adjust my insulin pump settings. You don't want to automatically adjust your settings when you don't see a trend first. It is just difficult when my blood sugar gets low because I get EXTREMELY tired and I get RAVENOUSLY hungry as if I can't get enough! It takes so much to not overdo it food wise and alot of times my mind doesn't win over that feeling of the bottomless pit! It's such a struggle. I spoke with my diabetic nurse today about it at my appt. and if the trend continues I will make the changes I need to tomorrow. Well, guess what I already did, because my blood sugar got low about 4 times today! That is VERY VERY wearing on my body. Well, it's a part of the game I have to play, but I keep rollin with the punches!
Today was a bit better since I realized yesterday that I did not consume one veggie or fruit. I COUldn'T believe it! That is why these blogs are good for me to back track and see that major slip up. I am never like that but then again I am eating differently being pregnant.
Breakfast: 1 c. Go Lean cereal with 1/2 c. 1%milk and tea
Snack: strawberry shake with 1c. frozen strawb. / half scoop of prot. powder and 1/2 cup milk
One laughing cow light wedge (love these things)
Lunch: natural ham with1 ounce light swiss cheese and romaine lettuce on rye bread/ broccoli
Snack: 1 105g pluot (like a plum) and 1 ounce of dry roasted almonds and a couple of glucose tablets for my blood sugar
Dinner: well wasn't a good dinner. I had homemade chili ready, but I didn't get home until 5:30 and I got a major craving for baked beans. lol. So, I ended up giving my children some baked beans and turkey hot dogs for dinner as chili is too spicy for them. I ended up having some myself with tuna salad. So go greens, but and odd dinner! As I was getting dinner together I could feel my blood sugar dropping again and started to get wicked hungry. My husband's uncle sent over some zucchini bread and I had a piece. It was better than the d.d. donut my mother in law got the kids. So, fail on having no sugar today.
OH, and I had one of these sugar free reese's peanut butter cups today as I got a sugar craving.
AS you can guess it my blood sugar got low AGAIN after dinner so I had to have some whole wheat crackers and light cheese! SO FLIPPING ANNOYING TO KEEP EATING when you don't WANT to! But oh well . YOu have to do what you have to do!
So, I took a few belly pics today to see how much I've grown so I thought I would throw one in as some of you wanted to belly pics. I am 3 months in a few days! First trimester almost doneeeeee!
Sorry for the bra and panties pic. I figured most of you wouldn't mind as you have seen me half naked in a bikini anyway! lol
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