Saturday, October 19, 2013
A lot has changed since I last blogged, which seem to fewer and farer apart, but alas, such is life. Right? At the beginning of October I was reporting my awesome inches dropped - especially my waist which has whittled a full 13 inches - and pleasant weight loss of 83 pounds, well past my intial goal weight and easy to maintain. Since the beginning of the month I have lost another 5 pounds. It's been melting off suddenly. I'm exercising less and I'm pretty sure I've been eating more. Perhaps its the change in activities or that I wasn't fueling my body enough, I don't know. But the more important change, despite the weight loss, is that I have a confirmed pregnancy.
My husband and I decided to casually start trying - no presure, no calendars, just good-old fashion, well you know. And that has blessed us with my first pregnancy, which is very much still in its early stages, but I need to talk to someone and, well, SP is my someone. We aren't due to see a doctor until the end of this month, which is driving me crazy because I have so many questions and really just want to know how far along I am. The recepetionist is estimating I'll be around 9 weeks when I visit, but not keeping a calendar was apparently not a good thing because that's how people figure it out. So note that, women thinking about babies: keep a calendar or you're playing guessing games on this whole trimester/weeks thing.
It's exciting, but having been in weight loss mode for about 10 months now, I'm at a loss for what I'm doing here. I was working out pretty intensely, but now I've been nauseous and light-headed enough that exercise has been super inconsistent. In fact, I've fallen off my exercise week for the first time since I started exercising. And I'm not doing what I was doing - heated TRX and hot, power yoga - because those raise your body temperature, which are bad ideas. Right now I'm keeping it to ellitptcals and walking, but I feel so lazy. The food thing is whole other issue. I am getting cravings and aversions; they are subtle, but once I have it, it's super hard to shake. And some of those cravings go against all my SP instilled instincts. Not to mention my appetitie. It takes longer to get full, which is alarming because I am aiming to not gain weight (or very little) in this first trimester. I realize it's an uncontrollable and I need to relax, but old habits are hard to let go.
I'm just realizing I'm running short on time... I miss blogging though, so I'll continue this tomorrow. I hope. Sorry for the not-so-inspiring entry but right now I kinda feel like a cranky, confused pregnant lady.
Make today AMAZING.