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!