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Half way there.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

So this time around it's an entirely different half way there. The last time I blogged about something like that it was for weight loss, but now it's pregnancy - I'm 20 weeks and 5 days.

And, man, are the hormones raging.

I've been a mess (so this is a totally selfish post - btw - no inspiration here). My ups and downs are so, well, up and down that I find myself extremely frustrated at times. I've been using exercise as a means to process some of this, but the kind of exercise I was doing beforehand isn't the kind I can do now. So the satisfaction level post workout is not too high. Admittedly I think my poor diet (in comparison to this summer) is playing a part. The fruits are limited during this arctic frost (and bananas are really all that tastes good) and veggies just haven't been satisfying anymore (which is so weird for me now). Granted these are just excuses that I need to really push past, suck it up, and improve what goes into my, and consequently child's, mouth.

Especially because the scale just keeps climbing.

I'm trying not to let it affect me and just enjoy the process, but the winter months certainly don't help. Going out and enjoying the sun all summer really kept things naturally more positive. In fact, if you compare blogs by months, I'll bet the more positive ones exist during the warmer months. Again, something I need to remain mindful of.

I could keep going and get entirely too personal, but I think this was enough for me - for now. I'm going to take a few deep breathes, pee for the third time this morning, and make a veggie loaded breakfast.

Happy February, SP!
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VERONICAVW_140 2/18/2014 10:31PM

    Oh the peeing! I remember the constant peeing! Haha

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GOING-STRONG 2/1/2014 7:49PM

    This too shall pass Carly. So nice to hear from you. As for the veggies, maybe road a big batch of onion, carrots, potatoes.. that sort of stuff. Roasted veggies are the best.You could also make a big batch of veggie soup.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 2/1/2014 2:33PM

    Sorry, but I felt great when pregnant... a little morning sickness in the beginning, but I learned to have a couple of saltine crackers and a few sips of water (which I had put on the night stand the night before) BEFORE I even thought about getting out of bed in the morning. I loved the healthier foods while pregnant, so I weighed less after delivery than I did when I got pregnant... BUT just as soon as I got home... I reverted back to my bad habits and gained my weight back again, plus a little.
I was lucky. I still am lucky.. just some times I have to look harder to recognize my luck.
I have been wondering how you are doing. Sorry things are a little tough right now, but you will persevere and all will be worth the journey.
Hugs and Prayers wending your way.
Audra

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CFMOSS 2/1/2014 9:16AM

    How can you be halfway already? Time is flying even if it doesn't feel that way. And....it sounds like you're....well....pregnant. Hormones happen - I gained way to much weight when I got pregnant (both times). Here's a positive about being pregnant in the winter - that little bun in the warmer does help keep you warmer whereas in the summer it really, really keeps you warm. FYI - there are women out there who love being pregnant, who wax eloquent about it. Me, I love the end result - I love my children and am so pleased at who they are (they're grown up), but I am not a fan of pregnancy - I waddled, I was sick, I was moody, I had to go to work. So I encourage to hang in there 20 weeks to go - you can do it. Give yourself credit for the days when you make healthier choices and don't bang yourself up over the other days and then....enjoy the little person who shows up and you're responsible for keeping alive and then all of sudden they're going to kindergarten and....on...and on....and these days will be a vague memory. Hug.

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