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On to Week 8

Monday, January 30, 2012

So today marks the beginning of my eighth week of pregnancy. The baby isn't very big at all yet. But his/her presence is well known!

I already am not able to fit into any of my skinny jeans. And this morning I had to dig out a bigger pair of dress pants. (I saved all the different size dress pants I had while losing weight for this purpose - the pregnancy weight gain.)

I know most people don't gain very much during the first trimester but I had a feeling I would jump up a bit right off the bat.

The first reason being that I had to go from high intensity to lower intensity. Meaning I am just not burning the calories I was before.

A second reason - due to the nausea I am eating more carbs.

I am trying to keep it to the complex carbs and whole grains when I can. So I bought whole wheat crackers instead of white.

But my protein shake makes me nauseous so I am now eating peanut butter toast on pumpernickel bread or cheerios for breakfast.

So a bit more carbs combined with less intense exercise and I was bound to gain a bit right off the bat.

I have to was hard at first. Okay...still is a bit hard to see the scale going up. I truthfully am not really going on it too much. I don't want to gain too much weight...but I also realize I need to gain the weight for a healthy baby.

I am eating very healthy overall. Sugar is such a bad craving for me right now. And I think it's because I am so tired. So I am allowing treats here and there but fruit seems to be doing the trick. Yesterday I bought all kinds of great fruit, cut it all up and mixed it all together in the fridge. Now I have easy access to a fruit salad for snacks and in my lunches! So good!

It's quite the experience for me. First baby... I do feel the worries that I have heard many friends and family members tell me they had when pregnant with their first baby.

And with the weight gain... I just proved to myself over the last few years that I can lose the weight. So truthfully, I am not all that upset about gaining the weight because I know I will lose it. I think it's more of the feeling you have when you're clothes feel tighter. It's just not comfortable! hahaha

My workouts haven't been all that good the last two weeks.

I have a nasty cold that just will not go away! And my doctor will only allow me to take a nasal spray once a day. I am really hoping I feel better soon!

My workout this morning felt hopefully this means I will begin to feel better soon!

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SHAN2SHAGG 2/9/2012 1:20AM

    congrats on your new addition. I am also pregnant and was trying to figure out what is working for me. I am doing a lighter version of Insanity. If there is such a thing, and still doing Chalene extreme. Just adjusting my lifting and how I do them. I know not to over-exhert yourself. So I am keeping my heart rate moderate. But sometimes I feel like I am not working out strong enough. I need to find an alternate videos. Turbo fire is too fast to me. Zumba hurts my knees. I have run in the past, but not lately. The bigger you get, the more challenging it is. I am 18 weeks now. So a belly is there, but not too uncomfortable yet. let me know if you find something that works. I know if you continue to eat good and exercise, the extra baby weight will melt off.

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ANNECLUTZ 2/7/2012 4:43PM

    I know you will have a healthy pregnancy! You have been very good to your body through diet and exercise and for sure you'll be reaping the rewards while pregnant. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was really out of shape (without exercise and proper diet) I was diagnosed having gestational hypertension. I was forced to be on bed rest throughout the 9 months and it was awful! If I am going to be pregnant again I know it will be a lot different this time around because I take care of myself, eating right and working out. You go girl! :)

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ANH102712 2/6/2012 9:07AM

    It does stink that your pants are tight. But your reasoning makes sense! Great idea to keep bigger pants for when you are pregnant. I will have to keep that in mind for the next couple years :)

Have fun being pregnant and I'm sure you'll have no problem dropping baby weight! And we want some pictures when you start getting a baby belly!


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SHASTA_DAISY 1/31/2012 2:28PM

  Yay! 32 more weeks until I'm an Aunt & the girls meet their cousin- Can't wait!!! I really hope your cold is gone soon, get lots of rest :)

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    I hope the morning sickness doesn't last too long for you. My niece is about as far along as you are. Her baby is due September 12th.

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ELISELOVE1 1/30/2012 4:34PM

    have great week!

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ELISELOVE1 1/30/2012 4:31PM

    feel better . enjoy this special time emoticon

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GREENEYES2020 1/30/2012 3:39PM

    Sounds like you're doing great! Hope you feel better!

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