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No, I'm not pregnant.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

If I were pregnant, gaining 7 pounds over the past two months would make perfect sense. In fact, it would be a healthy way to spend a second trimester.

However, I am not pregnant. (Nor do I plan to be!) Therefore, those extra 7 pounds have no reason for existence.

Now I'm going into full-fledged crisis mode.

1. Analyze the causes: Eating far too much over vacation, eating when I'm not hungry, making poor food choices, snacking too much late at night, claiming it's too hot to work out even though I have a nice cool rec room...

2. Create a plan of action

For the food, I pulled out an old notebook of mine where I listed some great meal options. I based my grocery list on these options, so the kitchen is now filled with Greek yogurt, fruit, veggies, chicken breasts, salad, and whole grains.

The harder part is the SMS: Separate Meal Syndrome. My DH and kids will NOT eat the salmon with bulger wheat and sauteed zucchini that I have planned for dinner. So it looks like they'll be having spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, and green beans.

3. Stay committed.
And the other hard part. I'm usually good for the first three days, then decide I deserve a break. The domino effect takes over, and I am right back to Square One. So, I now plan to really USE my blog to log this journey instead of just checking in.

Signing off now. May write again later.
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    2093 days ago
    It's hard when you have to plan two meals because of food preferences. I used to do it and now my husband and son are finally on board and eating most of what I try. And I try a lot of different things. Some things he's OK with and some not but it's getting easier.
    2093 days ago
    You have a good plan outlined. I know it's really disappointing and frustrating but I also know that you can do it. Hang in there! You'll find a way.
    2094 days ago
    I feel you. Check out my Sparkpage title. ;)

    Don't worry, it WILL get better. Now, I look 6 months pregnant, instead od 9. :)
    2094 days ago
    You can do it! Hey, I've been thinking about the fact that I haven't been able to get to TKD with this walking program and might not be able to test in September. I still want to try to get ready but haven't made the time to go to class. Let me know if you go on a Tuesday or Friday and I'll try to go then. Pilsung!
    2094 days ago
    you could be gaining some muscle that adds weight emoticon menu sounds awsome I love bulgur wheat made some last week with onion and peppers and turkey hamburg added a little chicken bouilon for flavor the husbands says i am not eating that, then he smells it then half is gone for him to take to work lol. mr i'm not eating that says when are you making this again soon i hope.
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