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Gained 10 Pounds, Ugh

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I was doing so well, but these last few weeks have been awful. Mostly, it's the elaborate snacks and unhealthy eating like shakes and hamburgers. But, I thought about it, and I have a feeling this go round, I won't have the umph to lose 40 pounds like I did after my first son was born.

That should be a great motivator. I don't do well when I eat more than 1800 calories anyway, and it would have worked out if I was getting in more exercise.

So, I'm am trying to make healthier food choices and consuming only one soy latte a day and two tortillas max. (I was up to three of each a day.)

Anyway, I suppose that also means I should log my food every day, instead of playing Facebook games, ahem. So, off to log.

(1) Take prenatal vitamins
(2) Get 45 minutes of exercise or clean the house, 3x a week and walk around the building twice a day.
(3) Eat healthy foods, aim for 1800.
(4) Do yoga at least once a week or walk around the park.
(5) Make healthy food choices, despite cravings.

  
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DEB9021 11/16/2014 9:10PM

    Well, you can't really worry about the weight at this point. But, as you point out, you can make sure that the calories you are consuming will provide good fuel and building blocks for you and your little one. It's all about smart choices, not less, I think. Well, and figuring out what you can eat without puking. That's the tricky part, huh? Keep at it. I know it's hard to eat well when you are hungry and tired, but it is worth it, for both of you!

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68ANNE 11/14/2014 6:28PM

    How about pre-planning snacks for yourself and looking to see (Google) what you can substitute for an unhealthy craving?

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SWEETNEEY 11/12/2014 9:14AM

    Keep logging. You'll love to see the past in the future.

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CLESHER 11/12/2014 8:43AM

    Logging will definitely help....I stray way off course when I do not log :(....

BTW when are you due....I know I was gone for a while but am so excited for you with your pregnancy :)

Hugs

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Cherrie

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Sunday Plan

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Simple Sunday plan: Bike or go for a walk 30 minutes. Who am I kidding, walk.

I'm actually pretty wiped out today and will need a nap, sooon.

Yesterday, my doctor didn't bother to call me back about the stupid lox I ate. WTF? Seriously. I should switch back to a PPO.

Anyway, my husband reminded me that I made the same mistake last time and ate lox while we were on vacation. I freaked out just the same, and there's nothing I can do about it now.

Well, we are off for dim sum. I hope we get fast service.

My current pregnant program:

(1) Take prenatal or folic acid, whichever one you won't puke.
(2) Get 30 minutes of exercise or clean the house, 3x a week.
(3) Eat healthy foods, aim for 1800 to 2200 calories.
(4) Do yoga at least once a week.
(5) Make healthy food choices, despite cravings

  
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68ANNE 10/23/2014 9:37PM

    Guess what........I'm getting up early to work out. weird huh?
I ate all the bad stuff when I was pregnant 20 plus years ago. Terrible?

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Ate a No-No Food Yesterday, and I Am so Pissed!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I have to tell the story somewhere, and yes, I am calling my doctor as soon as the clinic opens.

Yesterday, I went with my husband to eat breakfast at a bagel shop. So, I was avoiding the deli meat and ordered the lox bagel. I thought it was smoked salmon and safe, right? WRONG! I only found out because I was reading an article on what foods not to eat while pregnant. So pray that my little one doesn't get some harmful bacteria, well both of us.

The truth is that you never know, and as much as I try to eat healthy, I hope people prepare food properly from the processing to finish. After reading all those articles, I am uber-motivated to scrub down the fridge. My poor husband is going to have to help me because I am tired today.

Today, I am going try to eat healthier than I did yesterday. I need more freggies.

I hope you all have a peaceful worry free day. (I'm working on it.)


(Yesterday's Calories: 1932. Actually, probably over.)

My current pregnant program:

(1) Take prenatal or folic acid, whichever one you won't puke.
(2) Get 30 minutes of exercise or clean the house, 3x a week.
(3) Eat healthy foods, aim for 1800 to 2200 calories.
(4) Do yoga at least once a week.
(5) Make healthy food choices, despite cravings

  
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MARIAJESTRADA 10/18/2014 10:08AM

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Going to Vignyasa Yoga Second Week in a Row

Friday, October 17, 2014

I love this kind of yoga, though I can't always keep up with the class. I am looking forward to downward facing dog pose.

Anyway, I finally made it to the gym yesterday. I couldn't do as much as I thought I would, but I think slower is better. I could lift 10 to 20 pounds, but the treadmill really bothered my ankles. The bike wasn't so awesome; the baby didn't like the position. I'm thinking of getting in the pool with a boogie board. I also need a new pair of shoes; I forgot I was jogging a lot prior to getting pregnant.

So, this morning, I am only having one soy latte and am eating one egg sandwich. I hopefully won't have to eat a mid-morning meal. Well, I'm off to log. Moment of truth. emoticon

(Yesterday: 1,583)

My current pregnant program:

(1) Take prenatal or folic acid, whichever one you won't puke.
(2) Get 30 minutes of exercise or clean the house, 3x a week.
(3) Eat healthy foods, aim for 1800 to 2200 calories.
(4) Do yoga at least once a week.
(5) Make healthy food choices, despite cravings

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

68ANNE 10/17/2014 6:10PM

    Keep going with the yoga and you'll find that eventually you will be keeping up.

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CLESHER 10/17/2014 11:28AM

    Congrats how exciting a new baby....wow you have been busy...

I like the current program....

Have a wonderful time at yoga...

Hugs,
Cherrie

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SWEETNEEY 10/17/2014 9:30AM

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RICKHANN 10/17/2014 9:18AM

    Love the Vinyasa yoga. Not a big fan of the hot yoga.

Keep it slow, especially with the baby. You can also hurt yourself by doing too much. Listen to your body, it sounds like you are.

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Did My Yoga Last Friday and Lumberjack Hunger

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dear All,

First, sorry my posts are so far apart. I just get caught up trying to keep up with all the essay grading. In fact, my guilty conscience woke up up early today, so I could finish a stack of essays, and now, I want to EAAAAT.

Well, I am still struggling with my energy level. In fact, I make myself walk a lot at work, because once I am done with work, I don't want to do anything. Last, Friday, I finally made it to the gym and did an hour of vinyasa yoga. I rediscovered my abs and was proud to be able to do most of the routine, even though it was more like an aerobics/yoga class. In short, the class was intense, but I made it through, and I am planning on going again tomorrow. What I should do is continue to do yoga at least two more times during the week, so my body isn't crying all weekend long after. Also, I may suspend my membership at the gym, but part of me still thinks I can find the motivation to go early on the weekends.

I almost feel like doing the things people do to get motivated to go to the gym, which is a major duh because I am not motivated to go to the gym. So this afternoon, I am having my husband pack my gym bag and encouraging him to drop off my kid at the gym day care and also have him take an hour break to do whatever men do when wives are not around (within reason because my pregnancy hormones make me jealous, at least they used to).

I plan on using the treadmill and lifting some hand weights. Yoga will take care of my core tomorrow.

Now, the other real, real struggle, is the lumberjack Tasmanian hunger. Talk about going from one extreme to the other. I am afraid to log my calories because I may be going over my max, which allegedly should be 2,200 calories. The problem is not that I am eating unhealthy, it's that I started drinking two cups of soy milk a day, and I can't seem to stop at one healthy serving of food. Sometimes, I don't even make it to lunch before I ransack my lunch sack. Luckily, my husband usually packs me healthy stuff. But, come on!

And, I don't have a real solution other than to try to eat healthier and drink more water, like I'm doing right now. For the record, water doesn't do sh*t to curb my appetite like it used to before I got pregnant. Well, pray for me that I stay relatively healthy.

I also have a final round of blood work that checks for birth defects. Keeping my fingers crossed.

We also found out the gender of the baby. emoticon We are having a girl! My husband is through the moon! I am still cautiously optimistic, but so far everything is going well. (Well, she is doing well. Mom needs to get her fitness on.)

(1) Take prenatal or folic acid, whichever one you won't puke.
(2) Get 30 minutes of exercise or clean the house, 3x a week.
(3) Eat healthy foods, aim for 1800 to 2200 calories.
(4) Do yoga at least once a week.

  
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68ANNE 10/16/2014 5:59PM

    Congrats on your girly girly! For hunger, I can only suggest as many fruits and veggies as you can stand. the more the merrier I think but you go with what your body is telling you!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/16/2014 8:15AM

    I totally agree with SWEETNEEY.


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MARIAJESTRADA 10/16/2014 8:13AM

    I know Sweetney. The scale doesn't lie too. In fact, I'm thinking of getting a scale. I need a reality check for sure.

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SWEETNEEY 10/16/2014 7:36AM

    I think you should log the food. Not logging it doesn't change the amount your eating. Logging it makes it real/concrete and you may be pleasantly surprised or you may get the reality check that may be helpful. Plus look at the future, when you have your baby and your back on the usual SP calorie routine and you can see how far you've come.

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ELRIDDICK 10/16/2014 7:09AM

  Thanks for sharing

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