Sunday, February 07, 2010
Well, so far I'm doing okay. There was one day where the choices I made were not great, but a friend of ours brought us dinner. It was really good, and I did better than I normally would - they brought Buffalo Wild Wings, and I ordered Naked Tenders, but I had to sample some of the other sauces, so I had a few of the boneless wings. I didn't have any onion rings and I think I only had 2 french fries, so it wasn't HORRIBLE. I was within everything but fat.
It couldn't have been too bad overall, though, cause I weighed in the next day and I was down almost 4 pounds. I know a lot of that was water weight, though, because when I first weighed in I was still pretty swollen. I'm still a little swollen in my fingers and toes, since they loaded me up with IV and pitocin in the hospital, but it's gone down quite a bit.
The hardest part has really been getting back into the habit of cooking. A lot of our friends have been bringing around meals for us, which has been awesome, but it hasn't always been the healthiest of choices. I definitely appreciate the gesture, though, so I wouldn't dream of complaining! It's nice to have that extra bit of support while adjusting to our new family life :)
At work, they're starting a biggest loser competition that starts Wednesday and goes til May 5th. Myself and the other new mothers are all about it! So we get to participate even from home, which is awesome. I think that will help get my butt in gear.
I still can't exercise much, as it turns out my tailbone is broken, and that inhibits a lot of movement. After a while even walking begins to hurt, so I still have to take it pretty easy for a few more weeks. I want to start doing some strength training, though. I think I should be good with that.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Well, it's only day one, but I'm feeling good! Drinking my water is the hardest part to get back to, actually. And I haven't devised a plan for dinner yet, so we'll see how that goes, but overall, I'm feeling good. I'm a little hungry today, but I've been trying to drink water to help that stay at bay so I don't snack much. I need to go grocery shopping to get some good snacks in the house. When the family was here, my mother in law brought these really awesome crackers that have all of this flax seed and wheat and goodness in them, but she couldn't remember what they were called. So hopefully when she gets home she'll let me know so I can try to find them. They were SO GOOD and as it seemed, pretty darn good for you.
Quick mommy question - did any of you mothers out there experience wicked tailbone pain after giving birth? What did you do to make it feel better? I can't sit on a donut yet because my stitches haven't completely healed. I'm kinda dying though. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Maxwell John Voruz was welcomed into the world last Wednesday, January 27th at 9:41pm. I was in labor for 19 hours (I wonder how many calories THAT burns!) with hard pushing for the last hour and 20 minutes. He came out sideways, with his head facing my hip instead of the floor, so it was pretty brutal. But he's perfect. This past week we've had family visiting, my mom and my husbands parents, and they've been helping out a lot. They leave tomorrow, and that means BACK ON TRACK for me! We haven't been eating HORRIBLY the past few days, but certainly not how I was eating before. So now that they're gone, and I'm not breastfeeding, I have no excuse not to do what I need to do for my body.
I ended up gaining 53 lbs throughout my pregnancy. At least that's where I am today. I'm still retaining because of the pitocin they gave me, but 53 is the number I'm going to go with. My goal for 2010 is to lose at least half of that. I know I can do it, but I want to be realistic, seeing as how I have a little one to take care of now, too.
I'm excited to get back on it, even if it's just the eating part for right now. I've still got healing to do before I can work out how I want to. Even walking is still a little painful, my tailbone mostly. But all things in time. I need to concentrate first on retraining my eating habits. I'm confident that I'm ready to do it, and having Max gives me an excuse to stay in for dinner and cook rather than go out.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
It's harder than i thought to get back into the habit of tracking. Mainly because my work computer is pretty ghetto, and it takes about 4 minutes to load a page, so I get impatient. And there was a while there where some of the pages wouldn't load at all!!
That shouldn't be an excuse though. I could have done it when I got home, I just plain didn't think about it! I'll get there, though.
I haven't really started watching WHAT I'm eating, though. So my fats are still high. And a lot of my meals are high calories, but I'm freaking HUNGRY all the time. And I figure this really isn't the time to be starving myself. So I'll keep doing what I'm doing and try my best to remember to track.
In other news, my doctor moved up my due date! She said that she'd induce me a week early, so the little guy is going to be coming no later than February 1st!!! He might come earlier, but no later! I'm pretty excited about that. Only 18 more full days of being pregnant! Only 11 more days of having to push a cart for 8 hours a day while pregnant!! I'm so excited.
I've been keeping a running list of things I'm excited about post-pregnancy. I really don't see myself getting post-partum depression, but I think having this list will help even more. I am just so done being pregnant! Here's what I have so far:
1. Meeting Max
2. Breathing out of my nose
3. Sitting with my legs together
4. No more Cankles!
5. Being able to put on my own socks
6. Not getting winded after going up the stairs
7. Exercising on a regular basis
8. Not having to sleep with a pillow between/under my legs
9. Being able to control my appetite
10. Not running into things with my stomach
11. Being able to reach things higher than the first shelf in the cabinet
12. Being able to reach the floor without kneeling first
13. Regular clothes (shirts anyway - I rather fancy the stretchy pants!)
14. No more achy joints
I've given up hope of sleep - or that would be on the list. It's really hard to get comfortable with a watermelon in your stomach, so it's been hard to get a good night's sleep (between being uncomfortable and peeing every hour and a half, it just hasn't been fun). I know that I will probably never sleep through the night again, but if I can at least get comfortable, it will make the little time that I do get to sleep that much better.
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Well, I'm almost 36 weeks along in my pregnancy. So far everything has been going well, but the past few weeks I've started to get pretty uncomfortable. I'm a very short person, so he's got no where to grow but OUT. The pregnancy has been pretty flawless, though. I kind of gave up on the SP habits that I had before pregnancy, though. I've gained a little more than I wanted to, but I'm not worried, and I have no regrets. I'm really looking forward to being able to exercise again once he's born, and I'm starting to get back into my SP habits now, so it's easier as I go along.
I've started tracking again, and I realized that there were probably only a few days when I went over my limit in calories. Fat is another story, but it's actually kind of hard to eat over 2400 calories if you're not eating out every meal! That's comforting. I know I could have gained a lot more weight, and based on what I was eating I thought I would have.
Like I said, though, overall things are good. I'm very VERY ready to be done. I'm excited to meet the little guy who has been playing "Alien" in my stomach for the past few months.
My husband got me 35 sessions with a personal trainer for my birthday, and since he's trading web work for them, they're going to record my post-baby transformation and use it for some promotional material. So that will help to keep me motivated to get it off the right way! My goal is to lose 1/2 of the weight I put on by 2011. Totally doable.
So I'll be on and off of here before baby comes, but it feels good to be tracking my food again!
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