Sunday, November 30, 2008
Well, it doesn't look like I'm going to be losing any more weight soon. At least not for the next 8 1/2 months anyway.
Actually, I'm very excited about this pregnancy. So is my husband and our daughters (at least, the ones that are old enough to understand, haha.)
It's really kind of funny. I thought I was entering menopause. I was a week late last month, something that NEVER happens to me unless I'm pregnant, but when I took a test it came out negative. Sure enough, I started the next day. So when I was late again this month, all I could think was, "Oh great, I've already started The Change. I'll never get to have children again." I was so depressed. You can imagine my utter surprise when I went ahead and took a test and it said "pregnant". Wow!
I'm so thankful that I managed to lose 23 pounds before this happened. Not only am I feeling better than I have in years, it's taught me what living a healthier lifestyle is all about. (I don't even eat chips anymore!) And the fact that all my clothes are loose enough on me that I'll still be able to wear them a few months into this pregnantcy is a nice little extra. :)
I'm determined to continue eating well, drinking plenty of water, and (the big one for me) KEEP EXERCISING! As this baby grows, I will modify my workout routine. When I determine that I can't do aerobics anymore, I'll probably go walking. And I've just started doing yoga, which I'm loving, and already know that there's a yoga routine specifically for pregnant women I'll be trying. I'm looking forward to that.
So even though the numbers on the scale will be going up (some), it's for the best reason in the world. I'm just so excited!!!!