Day 17?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I've still continued walking a couple of times per week. I'm averaging twice a week but we've been pretty busy lately with travel. We've taken a trip up north 400 miles the last two weekends and will be doing the same this weekend. Hopefully it will be our last trip up there for a while. I'm so tired of making that drive. It is where all of our family lives though, and DH's grandmother was tragically killed in an accident so we've had to go up there to be with the family and then for the memorial. This weekend is the first home game of the NFL season, so we will be attending that as well. I may only get to go to two games this year so I have to make the effort. We still have not told our family if we are having a boy or girl and some have been badgering us. My mom seemed pretty angry that we weren't telling but she is the reason we aren't. She's made some offensive comments about the baby's gender and I'm tired of it. I don't want her to gloat and say, "See, I was right!". I told her that we made pinatas for my daughters and filled them with pink or blue candy to reveal the baby's gender to them because, well, they love pinatas and I thought it would be fun. She said, "it's got to be a boy then, because why else would you be celebrating?" SERIOUSLY?!?! uh, because we are having a baby and it didn't DIE! (I've had 2 previous miscarriages) That's just the latest remark. She had said some other doozies in the past as well.

Anyway, I got derailed. I've been making progress on the exercise. I've increased my distance and pace with each walk and I feel pretty great. I'm still gaining weight at an unfavorable pace. Well, not really. I'm gaining at the correct pace NOW... I just gained more than I should have the first couple months. At this rate, I'm still going to end up with a 40+lb total gain. I'm not going to stress about it but it isn't ideal.
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