Thursday, September 29, 2011
No, not halfway to my weight loss goal. I know the title is confusing on a weight loss website. Halfway through this pregnancy. Yes, already! Actually more than halfway, I was 21 weeks on Monday.
My goal of gaining only 20 pounds this pregnancy, which was laughable in the beginning, is pretty much unattainable at this point. I have gained 12 pounds at almost 22 weeks. That' s not so bad until you know that at 19 weeks I had only gained 7 lbs.
No, I have not been dining solely on movie theater popcorn. No, I have not been perfect either. Those numbers are a combination of actual weight gain and glorious pregnancy water retention. I'm trying not to stress. I had a big weight gain at this exact same point in my first pregnancy. But man I dread that next trip to the doctor's scale, where they don't care about your explanation. That worry is all in my head because my doctors have never ever said a single critical word about my weight.
But weight aside, I am having a wonderful pregnancy. It is one of the few things in life I do well. I love being pregnant, though it is so much harder with a toddler interfering with my napping schedule.
What weight loss blog would be complete without progress pics?
And the best news of all, it's a BOY!!! We are so excited. Now we can be one of those annoyingly perfect families on our Christmas card, handsome father, skinny mother (I'm talking Christmas 2012 here people), and gorgeous, little blond boy and girl. It's so sweet, I may have to start including a letter to remind people how perfect we are in case the photo isn't enough.
Kidding aside the most important part is that he is perfectly perfect. And I just have to come to terms with shopping in the boys department. That's new for me.
So 5 months along and all is going well, only another 5 months or so until I can't resume my weight loss journey. I may love being pregnant but I also love being thin and can't weight to get there again.
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