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Update on baby me and weight... yikes!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Well I am 25 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I have gained 22 pounds so far .. :(
I started at 165
I am now 187

I have not been doing as well as I hoped.. but I have good news as well.
Because of my history of pre-term labor I was unable to be active, until now.
My cervix was checked today and it is still 3.3 cm long. so I go the okay to start walking a few days a week.
I really wanted to make it out of the "danger zone" and make sure I wasn't dilating.
Anyway, I get checked again at 29 weeks, hopefully I still wont be dilated, if so I will walk a bit more or maybe add a few other workouts.
Baby boy and I are both measuring right on track!
I am hoping to not gain more than 15-20 pounds for the rest of this pregnancy, because I feel that is realistic since I have the whole 3rd trimester to look forward too.

That would be around 40 pound weight gain
So I am hoping my end weight around 205 or less....
Hopefully walking and a few diet changes will make that possible!
REALLY need to get my butt in gear.
If I have learned anything from having my kids, each time has been harder to lose the weight!
With my first I lost it all easy and then some.
With my second I lost it all but it was hard work
With my third I struggled.. A LOT
This is my 4th and I REALLY want to be a healthy mom to my boys. The less I gain the easier it will be to get back to "healthy"

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDSEYJ 1/22/2013 3:35PM

    I'm so glad to hear baby is safe and snug! Won't walking a bit feel wonderful!!

I've found it is much easier to lose a pound gained eating brocolli than a pound gained eating ice cream. emoticon Feed that baby right!!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/22/2013 10:26AM

    YAY!!! So glad to see you and baby and cervix are doing well!! I'm just 28 weeks today so we're on the path together! I have just learned about and am trying to incorporate a way of eating that doesn't put carbs and fat together. I eat protein at every meal and snack, but the carbs(complex ) are eaten without more than 1 tsp fat. That means that the fatty meals are YUMMY!! eggs with mushrooms and onions cooked in a bit of coconut oil maybe even with cheese... :)
coconut oil and stevia are big components since coc. oil is so incredibly healthy and revs the metabolism!
Anyway, do your best to make healthy choices and I totally understand your feelings of losing baby weight... it gets very hard the older we get!!!

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ASHWILLDOTHIS 1/22/2013 9:21AM

    emoticon on expecting :]

Sounds like you know what you want to do and I know you can do it!!

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DJ4HEALTH 1/22/2013 12:17AM

    Congrats on the baby and just do what you can because you will need to rest once the baby gets here.

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BRIDGIEEE 1/21/2013 11:00PM

    Good luck with everything! Glad you checked out healthy!

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ORANGECOWCAT 1/21/2013 10:22PM

    You've got the right idea, though...take care of you and the baby first :) And I'll be right there with you this summer - we'll lose the weight and get healthy together!

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