Wednesday, January 04, 2012
As you may have guessed from my new ticker, I have just found out that I am pregnant with my third kiddo! We are SO excited, and this baby is very, very welcome.
And it is a little weird to be setting aside my weight loss goals before getting to the finish line. There is a part of me that feels discouraged. I was really excited about looking awesome in my tank-tops this summer and I am having a hard time letting that go. I put a lot of energy into psyching myself up for this process and sticking with it until I get where I want to be, and it is challenging to redirect all that energy into this new set of goals. The promise that I can "pick up where I left off" is just a bit too far out in the future to feel like much of a consolation.
I am trying to figure out how to maintain my momentum while focusing on my most important task: growing this sweet little person.
I checked out the "baby fit" site, and I don't think it is what I am looking for. I don't want to set my spark people stuff aside and do something completely new for the next year and then leave that and come back here. So, I think I am going to stick with spark people. I have increased my calorie window and specifically my protein goal to better meet the needs of my new side-kick. My exercise goals have been modest anyway so I am leaving them unchanged. After much thought, I am going to keep tracking my weight and my measurements, mostly just for fun. :)
I am trying to think of this time as yet another example of how I am not on a diet, this has been a permanent lifestyle change. And that means that my plan has to be flexible enough to roll with changes in my health, circumstances, needs, etc. I also think that this is a great opportunity for me to refine the way I was thinking about my weight loss goals in the first place. I had definitely let a more "diet" like mentality creep in. Now I have a year to get that out of my system before I start moving back in the direction of my goals.
I have had very healthy pregnancies and I tend to gain at least 50lbs even taking very good care of myself. I have lost it all between babies without difficulty, so I conclude this is just what my body feels is necessary, and I am not going to try to talk it out of it.
So, I am going to keep tracking, keep exercising, and keep doing all that good stuff.
I am excited to go through this crazy journey for what we are pretty sure will be the last time, and bring this new person into our family. Ours is a much healthier family for a person to come into!