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Major Fail

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I'm kind of crabby at myself at the moment. So far I am 16 weeks and have managed to not gain any weight which I should feel pretty good about. However I still feel like I am messing up left and right I was so determined that I would do so much better with this pregnancy than last time not weight wise cause that wasn't a major issue then either but health wise. My goals were to work out at least 4 days a week, eat 3 balanced meals a day with healthy snacks in between, take a prenatal daily, get in lots of h20 and sleep 8 hrs a night. Pretty basic goals most of which I was already doing before I got pregnant so why am I having such a hard time with them now?! I haven't worked out more than a handful of times since I found out I was pregnant and I know that feels like my biggest fail, the balanced meals and healthy snacks I've got down pat but I have been topping those off with lots and lots of sugar lately candy is my new enemy! so another fail, after the first few weeks the vitamins I was taking started making me want to puke when I smelled them so I switched 3 times now trying to find one that wasn't so bad and in the process have skipped way more days than I should have so fail #3 I don't think I really need to go into detail you get the running theme here sleep and water are also fails. My only hope is that the exercising and water consumption will get easier as the weather gets nicer and I'll just have to dig deep to find some will power about this sugar thing its getting out of hand!
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LTLMLMN1 3/26/2012 11:49AM

    I feel exactly the same way. I am 12 weeks and I have had absolutely no energy AT ALL to work out. I only feel like eating pizza and carbs, and I swore I would not gain extra weight with this pregnancy. I quit smoking about 6 months ago and gained 20 pounds from that, and then I got pregnant. Feeling very depressed about it, and wanted to get in shape before getting pregnant, but that didn't happen. UGH. I hope the second trimester brings more energy and healthier choices......

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MAHONEY_09 3/6/2012 8:23PM

    I failed you too because we were going to be partners....we could check in daily with each other if you want...try not to be so hard on yourself....I've been failing miserably in all those same areas and I'm not even pregnant!!! Keep your head up, I'm here for you!!

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GEMINISUE 3/6/2012 7:55PM

    It's okay! Relax, just think, I can do this even sitting in a chair watching tv, I can do deep breathing, this will help me later (during labor) Relax,

Take a deep breath in through your nose, see your stomach extend (come out)then as you release breath through pierced lips, suck in your stomach until your lungs are empty.

Try to do this 10 X, each hour. This is actually the correct way to breath, if you watch a baby (young child w/o health problems) you will see this)

When you are waiting for the microwave to turn off, turn toward the sink and hold on to the counter and do some squats, breathing correctly with release of air with standing.

When you feel a bit stressful, nervous, closed in. Go for a 10 minute walk, then return. You get 20 minutes in without even thinking about it. Breath in the fresh air, look around, smile & greet people you see.

Hope this helps

Hugs
Linda

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SPIRALINGUP 3/6/2012 4:17PM

    Try to use more positive words about yourself instead of fail. These are not problems, but challenges. Go easier on yourself girlfriend.

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EBERKSHIRE86 3/6/2012 2:25PM

    well I have about 8 weeks left till I have to start monitoring my blood sugar again (because I had ges. diabetes last time they're having me skip the glucose test this time and just go straight to monitoring) so I was hoping to at least curb the sugar issue by then. Just found a tame your sweet tooth challenge on here, what a coincidence :) I'll be joining that!

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JMARISK 3/6/2012 12:21PM

    Don't beat yourself up too much. I remember I was completely gun-ho about running and working out prior to my pregnancy and then as soon as that stick said, "yes" all of that stopped. It seemed like the very next day I started getting the 1st trimester sickies and getting back into that exercize pattern has been near impossible. The second trimester, my energy was back but my cravings were ridiculous. Now that I'm in the 3rd trimester working out is just not an option. I'm still walking but I certainly miss running. Still, I know that even that little bit helps.

Don't worry yourself too much. If you haven't been gaining weight and the baby is still fine then I think all is well. I know it's easy to become frustrated with ourselve when we don't follow our plans to a "T" but that shouldn't keep us from developing a new strategy to get to where we want to be. Good luck and take care!

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EBERKSHIRE86 3/6/2012 11:12AM

    Thanks I know it would be best to do it the way you said but its hard not to just want to jump in and change everything at once! Unfortunetly keeping sugar out of our house is nearly impossible as my bf has a ridiculous sugar habit and refuses to curb it for me, he says just don't eat it. wow thanks for being so understanding dear makes me want to hit him over the head with a frying pan sometimes!

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QUEENJEANINE11 3/6/2012 10:29AM

    Don't be too hard on yourself! The first trimester you feel so tired and sick and all those hormones it takes awhile to adjust. Start small and the little things will start adding up. If your vitamins make you sick take Folic acid and track your foods to make your your getting what you need that way and try again in a week to see if you can handle your prenatal vitamin. Exercise start small try for 10 minutes and add from there. Get some hand weights and do it while you watch tv. As for sugar keep it out of the house. If you want a treat pick out a small size at the corner store and don't buy extra to bring home. If your craving sweets get some fruits and orange juice! It will get easier!

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