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Having such a hard time

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I'm gaining weight already. I know this is normal. I'm pregnant, I'm supposed to be. Logically. I know this. But I've worked so hard to get my weight DOWN, to see it creeping up, even when it should be, is depressing. I've been so nauseous, it's been hard to eat well. I'm eating my last meal at like 11 because I'm suddenly starving, and I've been not hungry till like 11am, so my food is all wonky. Water feels really "heavy", so I'm not drinking alot.
I haven't been on as much as I should because I've been depressed about all of this; and I can't loose weight right now anyway, so it feels kind of pointless. :( Eating well is still agood thing, so I SHOULD be here, but It's been hard.
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  • OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Focus on healthy habits for you and your family!
    935 days ago
  • KALANTHA
    Sorry you're having a hard time. You're right, though, about the importance of eating healthy, especially now. You've been through this before and you know approximately what the end date will be. And, when your baby arrives, you can rejoice in the miracle and then get back to your regular routine.
    935 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Continue to eat healthy so your baby will be healthy. Don't worry about the weight gain. It will come off when you deliver a healthy baby!
    936 days ago
  • SUSANSKI
    You know, I've always let things in life interrupt my fitness streaks. Sixteen months ago I decided that was DONE HAPPENING. I refused to let anything deter me. Right after that decision...guess what happened.
    1. I pulled my arm, shoulder and neck. It took a FULL TWELVE weeks to heal.
    How did I handle it? I moved what I could. Get any care for the injury that I could. And just kept plowing through.
    2. Before I healed from THAT, I found out I had an ovarian cyst the size of a softball. I had to go through 3 months of tests and waiting until my surgery....and then had to go through EIGHT weeks of recovery. How did I handle it? I worked out WHAT I could, to the extent I could, I rested thoroughly so I could heal after surgery and not create anymore injuries to the site.
    3. Then, my mom, who had lived with us for one year, and had moved back home while I was down with my own surgery, FELL and was either in a hospital or a nursing home from July to December. During which, my sister and I were constantly on call and visit and keep up on things...AND keep Dad informed on everything. I had my hands quite full.
    How did I handle that? I kept up with my workouts, scheduled around them and just kept plowing through.
    4. Then Mom got worse. But I kept going, only failing in the food area when we were short of money to get the 'good stuff'. But I hung in there, doing what I could.
    5. Then Mom DIED.
    Well! This is a game-changer! Now we have a funeral to deal with. We have mom's things to go through. We have Dad to help through everything.
    How did I handle this?
    This is something that would DEFINITELY throw someone off their fitness focus. So I WROTE TO A SPARK COACH asking for advice on how to maintain my fitness and my healthy focus during the grieving process. Thankfully, she answered promptly and was there for me.
    Mom has been gone for 3 months now.
    6. Now, I suspect I have hernia.....what is in my future? Surgery? sighhhh.

    My point here is to show you that LIFE keeps happening and it simply WON''T LET UP. LOL I had to make a very real and very concerted effort to fight through all this gumbly goop. It was the first time EVER that I succeeded...and I've done it for more than 16 months.

    I had told that coach that I wanted to come out of this grieving process MORE fit, not less. I wanted to come out of it SUCCESSFUL, not having to re-start once it was passed. Because you know what? I KNEW that something ELSE would just come my way and give me another excuse.

    YOU can come out of this pregnancy STRONGER than going in. You are just going to get there in a more gentle way. I remember that during my second pregnancy I really enjoyed Kathy Smith's Pregnancy workout. It's pretty old now! But it was a really nice workout. I really got strong during that pregnancy.
    Working hard during this pregnancy is TOTALLY WORTH IT! You will come out the other side of this EVENT such a strong, beautiful woman. And you'll be a great example to your new little one!

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    ~Susan
    936 days ago
  • BECCABOO127
    Set new goals while you are pregnant and don't worry about the weight. Sending plenty of hugs for you. I know it is hard.

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    936 days ago
  • RICKI3B
    If you've list weight before, you'll lose it again... After pregnancy. You're supposed to gain while pregnant (you're eating for 2 ). Just eat a lot of healthy foods for you & baby.
    936 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    Pregnancy is the best time to eat healthy. You baby depends upon you for his nutrients that will only come from eating well. You don't say how far along you are, but trust me, the final trimester is the best.
    936 days ago
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