Sunday, November 01, 2020
Goodness gracious, how is it already November!
I feel like this pregnancy is lasting forever but flying by at the same time. I will say one thing, I am SO ready to have this baby! I'm at week 29 right now, so only 10 (if that) weeks to go!
I did pretty well with my weight gain in the first and second trimester. I will again say that stepping on the scale to have my son 5 years ago, I weighed 300 pounds. Right now I weighed myself this morning and I'm 257.
I have exceeded what I wanted to gain (I really was trying to keep it under 245) but instead of living in the shock and upset that I found when I weighed myself yesterday, I'm going to be positive and decide to do something about it.
I have slacked and as I said in my last post, I've been eating out a lot more because of my work lunch crew. I think a sad blessing in disguise has hit me this week though because our state has set guidelines for schools that they will be all virtual if we are above a certain percentage of covid-19 cases in our county.
So looks like I'm at home for at least this week, probably longer. That is a perfect opportunity to get my eating back in check. I will say when I am home, I am able to be more mindful and make points to eat my snacks and walk and things when I am motivated to do so. The keyword is motivated. So with the extra hormones and nerves, I'm fighting right now, that is going to make it one step easier to get things back under control.
I did some research last night, and this is the time that people are typically diagnosed with gestational diabetes if they have it. My results came back great (thank goodness) but from what I was reading, when you are diagnosed with this as many overweight pregnant women are, they are encouraged to lose some weight before the baby comes and are on a diet of good grains, fruits/veggies, and protein. I read that this one woman lost 20 pounds after she found out over a span of 3 weeks or so and her baby was healthy as can be.
I don't think losing 20 pounds would probably be in my best interest (I am overweight, a lot, but that still makes me nervous) but I think I can get down below 245 which was my goal weight gain for this pregnancy before baby comes. And even if I don't lose a single pound, I will be in a good place with my eating so I am ready to roll when baby comes out.
I realized a beautiful thing today that I feel like if I keep reminding myself, I will be okay and be able to make it through these next few tough weeks of pregnancy and of course the rough transition with a newborn (please don't get me wrong- I am thrilled and excited, but I've had a child and know it is no walk in the park those first few months!). So the thing is- I will be able to focus on my body and get down to the weight I want and stay there if I'm motivated and put in the work to do it. This will be our last little miracle, so after this pregnancy and losing whatever weight came with it, I will not only have two beautiful children, but I will have the freedom to work on my body. It was one of my goals to get pregnant as I began this weight loss journey two Julys ago; and now that I have reached that goal I will be able to live my best life in the healthy strong body I was always meant to have.
If that doesn't pull me from this slump and get me in gear, I'm not sure what will. Also the fact that raising a newborn again, is so tough. Now I have a 5 year old on top of it. I need to be as strong and ready as I can, so I can still make time to make my health a priority too.
M-F Breakfast- Oatmeal, 1% Milk, Water
M-F Morning Snack- Peanut Butter, fruit Water
M-F Lunch- 400 calories or less, but MOSTLY low carb tortilla, meat and cheese, cottage
cheese, pretzels, pickles, Water
M-F Afternoon Snack- Yogurt, Protein Shake, Water
M-F Dinner- 500 Calories or less, try to load up on veggies and protein mostly, water.
M-F Evening Snack- small bowl of cheerios with 1% milk, water
Weekends: Mostly the same but will be more lenient with my lunch (400 calories or less still, and depends on how many times I ate out during the week too) and my dinner (500 calories or less still, but not as picky on carbs maybe- will see). Also will add orange juice to breakfast, and open up for a sweet treat Saturday or Sunday.
Holidays are coming up- on those days I will eat small portions of whatever but will balance by eating small breakfast
6000 steps a day, no exception unless health problems (back or something like that).
100 Kegels, no exception
20 squats M, W, F
Arm workout, 20 Fire hydrants (for back) T, Th, Sat
You have the world ahead of you. You can actively work on having the health you've always wanted! Take this blessing and run with it girl!