Week 11: I'm giving up control. Well sort of...
Friday, March 18, 2011
So here are the facts. I'm pregnant and I'm going to gain weight. There I said it. Yes, I have a goal of only gaining 25lbs and I'm still saying that's my goal although at this point I don't think it's realistic anymore. I have my 24 week appointment next week and I expect to be up a total of 17-18lbs. As that doesn't sound that bad because I'm averaging overall less than 1lb a week. But when I look at it by trimesters, I only gained 1lb in my first trimester and so far I'm averaging 1.5lbs a week during my second trimester. That is what I don't like. If I keep that rate up throughout the rest of the pregnancy, I'll be up a total of 37.5lbs. Now that is actually less than what I gained with baby#1 so that in and of it's self is a victory for me but it's still higher than the 25lbs I set out to achieve from the beginning.
In light of all of that, I'm giving up trying to control my weight gain. I can only control what I eat and my workouts and sometimes I feel like I can't control those either. There is at least 1 day a week that I'm so hungry that nothing I eat satisfies the hunger and I eat and eat and eat. I tracked one day to be about 2500 calories. Luckily that was also a workout day. Phew
. Now that the weather is warming up, I'm going to start to walk outside. Hopefully I can make it 30 minutes without having to run to the bathroom every 10 minutes or else walks outside will not be feasible.
So my plan from now on it to continue to track my food and workouts as best as possible, eat as healthy as I can, don't go overboard on the sugar and treats and workout as much as I can. The rest is up to my body to gain what it needs to for me to have a healthy baby and healthy pregnancy. Now if I can just give up control of getting on the scale every morning and just limit it to once a week or even better just at my OB appts, that would be great. But at this point, the scale is the only feedback that I have. My fear is that things will get out of control quickly. I'll think that I'm doing ok but the scale says something else. At this point, if I see the scale is moving up too quickly, then I may not have the treat that want to make sure I eat more protein and fiber that day. This is the same thing that I struggle with when losing weight. I think that I'm eating great and working out perfectly but the scale would show a ridiculous gain.
*SIGH* I'm going to enjoy this pregnancy since I plan on it being my last one and I don't want to be consumed with feeling overwhelmed by the scale. I love to feel my little guy move and see my belly pop out when he kicks or punches. I can't wait to wear my cute spring and summer clothes to show off my baby bump
So here is to enjoying the rest of my pregnancy. No more blogs complaining about weight gain. Just state the facts and move on to more exciting news about me and baby. Until next week