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Saturday, October 19, 2013

A lot has changed since I last blogged, which seem to fewer and farer apart, but alas, such is life. Right? At the beginning of October I was reporting my awesome inches dropped - especially my waist which has whittled a full 13 inches - and pleasant weight loss of 83 pounds, well past my intial goal weight and easy to maintain. Since the beginning of the month I have lost another 5 pounds. It's been melting off suddenly. I'm exercising less and I'm pretty sure I've been eating more. Perhaps its the change in activities or that I wasn't fueling my body enough, I don't know. But the more important change, despite the weight loss, is that I have a confirmed pregnancy.

My husband and I decided to casually start trying - no presure, no calendars, just good-old fashion, well you know. And that has blessed us with my first pregnancy, which is very much still in its early stages, but I need to talk to someone and, well, SP is my someone. We aren't due to see a doctor until the end of this month, which is driving me crazy because I have so many questions and really just want to know how far along I am. The recepetionist is estimating I'll be around 9 weeks when I visit, but not keeping a calendar was apparently not a good thing because that's how people figure it out. So note that, women thinking about babies: keep a calendar or you're playing guessing games on this whole trimester/weeks thing.

It's exciting, but having been in weight loss mode for about 10 months now, I'm at a loss for what I'm doing here. I was working out pretty intensely, but now I've been nauseous and light-headed enough that exercise has been super inconsistent. In fact, I've fallen off my exercise week for the first time since I started exercising. And I'm not doing what I was doing - heated TRX and hot, power yoga - because those raise your body temperature, which are bad ideas. Right now I'm keeping it to ellitptcals and walking, but I feel so lazy. The food thing is whole other issue. I am getting cravings and aversions; they are subtle, but once I have it, it's super hard to shake. And some of those cravings go against all my SP instilled instincts. Not to mention my appetitie. It takes longer to get full, which is alarming because I am aiming to not gain weight (or very little) in this first trimester. I realize it's an uncontrollable and I need to relax, but old habits are hard to let go.

I'm just realizing I'm running short on time... I miss blogging though, so I'll continue this tomorrow. I hope. Sorry for the not-so-inspiring entry but right now I kinda feel like a cranky, confused pregnant lady.

Make today AMAZING.
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    Yay! How exciting! Congrats. What a blessing. :)
    1634 days ago
    Thanks for all the super awesome comments here, folks. I needed to hear (or read) a lot of it. So many questions, but alas it is my first time. I've heard the need to keep exercising is a huge help in labor, so that's my incentive now!
    1642 days ago
    I'm so excited for you. You are going into your pregnancy in a good place and that is so positive for you and the baby. The first trimester can be very challenging because of the intense fatigue. You will be able to get back to exercising shortly.. for now elliptical and walking sounds perfect!

    1643 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I am sure your doctor will have good advise on your nutrition... but logic says, good nutrition choices are good for you and for baby on board...
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    1643 days ago
    Congratulations! You must be so excited! Don't worry about not knowing the exact date...your doctor will be able to tell from the first ultrasound and measurements how far along you are.
    1643 days ago
    What AWESOME news!! And yes, I remember the 9 months of my pregnancy as being the most hungry I have ever been in my life!! Knowing now what I didn't know then a lot of it was probably low blood sugar - I wasn't eating RIGHT!! So my advice is get plenty of fresh veggies and protein and try to eat no sugar. For me (and I'm sure everyone is different) sugar causes cravings while protein soothes the hunger beast.

    Best of luck to you!! And do your best to keep walking, even when you don't feel like it. Walking helps in SO many ways - just one being those strong lower body muscles will make for an easier delivery!! emoticon
    1643 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful news! You have the tools and desire for a healthy lifestyle--that's great! Sharing that with your doctor and insisting you get the support is your next step. You and your little one are worth it. Keep us posted--your SparkFamily is cheering you on!
    1644 days ago
    Congrats! Your body will be going thru a number of changes from now until the birth of your child. Some pleasant, some not so pleasant. Enjoy this time. It is only a first time once.
    1644 days ago
    Congratulations on your wonderful news! You sound like you are listening to your body - which is what is best! You are not being lazy, you are being careful. You can give in to a craving - it's not going to undo all your good work but it will help you enjoy this new stage in your life! Blessings and good thoughts going your way!
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