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I am pregnant but...

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I am pregnant but that shouldn't mean that I can/should eat what ever I want. I just put what I ate for breakfast into the calorie counter and I was shocked!!! I ate almost my entire daily limit in one meal, wow... I really had no idea!

I knew I had been gaining more weight than I would have liked to while enjoying my first pregnancy, but I guess I have just been in denial that it wasn't my food choices or lack of exercise. This last week I have been updating my SP so I can get back into the mind set of losing the baby weight after he comes, but I really need to focus on the present too.

I have only gained about 18 lbs so far & I am 26 weeks, but I still have several weeks to go. When I weighed myself this morning I realised how much I've been in denial about how close the scale is to 300 lbs... the one number I never, ever thought I would see. I'm worried I will cross that 300 lb marker & there will be no return...ugh.

So for this week I'm really going to work on making healthier choices & exercising more. I really need to cut out all of the sweets & extra sugar I have been consuming & eat more fresh fruits, veggies & lean protein. I feel like I've just been enjoying a carb feast for the past 3 months. I love to walk or do yoga too so I am going to concentrate on doing one of these once per day... I just don't want to get so far off in my goals that it will be miserable to restart again after baby. emoticon
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    Good for you for putting it out there and thinking about what is good for yourself and for baby. You are right, the choices you are making right now, TODAY will effect how hard/easy it is for you to lose not only the baby weight, but other weight you'd like to concentrate on losing after the baby.

    Focus on eating only lean meats, veggies, fruits, eggs, and low sodium foods. For a low cal breakfast, try a homemade english muffin sandwich! One english muffin (We like sourdough), an egg, put in a bowl, beat with a fork and cook in the micro for one minute, or cook on stove if you've got time, and a slice of cheese. It's about 250 calories or less! AND it has protien so it keeps me full!

    For a snack, pick up some Kashi cereal bars, an apple, banana, Stoneyfield Organic yogurt, almonds, or grapes!

    Lunch, PB&J, Subway, Banana, fruit slices, etc.

    Dinner, try a lean protein like Hamburger or turkey burger, with a nice big salad and a veggie side. We've been slicing sweet potato thin and baking in the oven on high so they come out like chips. It's a great healthy side! YUM!

    Hope this gives you some ideas!
    3047 days ago
  • ABB698
    emoticon and just think of your choices for BOTH you and baby's health, as opposed to what tastes good ( I know it's hard, but it's worth it) and you will feel so much better and it will be that much easier once baby is born. YOU CAN do this, you and your family are worth it, and will be healthy together!

    3050 days ago
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