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I think it's time to re-evaluate this pregnancy thing.

Monday, December 30, 2013

After the BLC 23 ended, I took a holiday SP timeout. I had made the decision to trust my instincts and embrace this pregnancy with all it brings. Partially because I was frustrated at my inability to figure out how to change my settings to not losing weight and partly because I wasn't enjoying being pregnant because I was expecting the worst.

In expecting the worst, I set myself up for sabotage. Instead of diligently continuing tracking, logging, etc... I fell into a rushed gain of inconsistent healthy eating and so-so exercising for about a month and a half. At first it was me listening to my body - nauseous, dizzy, tired, and so forth - but now I've become so accustomed to coming straight home instead of going to the gym and reaching for carbs because they satiate the nausea (can you satiate nausea?) that I find myself 20 pounds heavier and only 16 weeks pregnant.

To exacerbate my own disappointment, the nurse looked at me (and the scale) in disbelief repeatedly this evening. I had a gut feeling it was 20 pounds this morning - I'm not sure why - and maybe I needed it. I know this isn't a complete weight gain only thing, but a good portion of that weight is emotional, free-range eating that isn't justifiable pregnant or otherwise.

So I'm returning to SP and its tools to help monitor this next month and see if I can gain a better perspective. I've been working out at home but obviously need to move this to the gym sometimes to get a better and less distracting workout. It's time to re-evaluate my perspective and take this new experience in strides.
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 12/31/2013 8:13AM

    I have heard that to avoid nausea,,, you keep some food in your stomach all the time. A cracker or two before you get out of bed in the morning with some water, a few grapes in the middle of the morning, a healthy lunch, a small banana for an afternoon snack, a healthy dinner, a small bowl of plain popcorn or a small salad or veggie sticks or more fruit for a evening snack. And of course drinking your water, water, water. YOU are a very smart person. If you eat healthy for you, mother nature will take whatever she needs to make your baby healthy and leave you with what is left over. So, Eat Healthy and EXERCISE... you will need those muscles and stamina for the delivery of your new life, a nine-month in creation baby.
Hugs, Audra

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ELSAT137 12/31/2013 7:59AM

    It is hard to keep a good mindset when pregnant - but essential. People will say - "Oh you can eat more because you are eating for two." Don't believe it because that weight is so much harder to get off after baby is here!! You are on the right track to return to your healthy habits you had before you were pregnant. I have had 4 kids and didn't take my own advice when pregnant. I hope you can! You could go to your nutrition page and manually put in your calorie range. I went over to Spark Peoples pregnancy website when pregnant but I think if you are connected here - just adjust your calories and keep working hard. Exercising makes for great deliveries!! It is hard to balance not wanting to gain a ton of weight but also eating enough to keep baby healthy. You do have to find what works best for you. Some times DRs don't know everything. Have you tried taking your prenatal vitamin in the evenings with supper to limit nausea? All the best to you. You will get tons of advice from people - emoticon . Do what is best for you and your baby!



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GOING-STRONG 12/30/2013 9:47PM

    I gained about 50 pounds during my pregnancy and it was a real mistake. That was the catalyst to my weight issues... up / down / up / down... you get the picture... for the next 30 years. Do everything you can to keep your eating normal, healthy and balanced during your pregnancy. It will pay dividends later. Hugs to you and Happy New Year! 2014 is going to be a big year for you!

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JUNEAU2010 12/30/2013 9:36PM

    I know what you mean about the carbs. Nausea has me inhaling carbs like crazy!

Congrats on the upcoming addition to your family!

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