Wednesday, July 02, 2008

160 lbs

Well folks, my body has officially denied my request for a perfect 25 lbs gain. Despite staying OP and exercising, I'm still gaining. So this leads me to one conclusion..... I think my body knows what it's doing. I think it knows that I just need to gain more than what *I* think is "perfect." Granted, I've given into some cravings and indulged a bit, but I did that on maintenance before I got pregnant and maintained easily. I've changed my ideal weight gain to 40 lbs. I figure that's appropriate and my midwife agrees. Now it's just a matter of embracing it mentally for me. I have these thoughts running through my head..

Here we go again....

You're gaining too much...

Will you lose it after you give birth?


And the fact of the matter is that I've made changes in my lifestyle that enable me to get back down to my 140 lb goal. I have to believe in myself. But it's hard when you're starting to feel the weight and see changes. One thing is for sure. I'm gaining differently that with the other pregnancies. My legs are remaining toned and slender for the most part. My arms are toned and thin. My butt and gut are taking the brunt of the blows. Which is normal I guess. I just keep telling myself: "Your body stores fat during pregnancy so that you can nurse it off after birth." And this is very true for me. I tend to lose A LOT right after birth. I think I came home from the hospital having lost 30 lbs with the other two. I tend to have a lot of amniotic fluid too. With both my pregnancies my caregiver told me that. And I swell like crazy the last few months. So I do think water weight plays a role.

Okay....talked myself down.

Here's my tracker for today:

Breakfast:
Lowfat yogurt: 2 pts
High Protein Granola: 2 pts
Cut up peaches and blueberries: 1 pts
Hardboiled egg: 2 pts

Snack:
Mocha: 3 pts

Lunch:
Whole wheat cous cous topped with ground beef stirfry with homegrown zucchini, onions, mushrooms, garlic and diced tomatoes. Very delish: 6 pts
Ceasar salad with croutons and lite dressing: 4 pts

Snack:
Bowl of Strawberries: 1 pts

Dinner:
Leftovers since we're leaving town tomorrow. More cous cous with corn on the cobb and some more salad: roughly 7 pts

Snack:
WW Latte icecream bar: 1 pt

Planning to earn around 3 APs this afternoon be it at a class or a long walk.

Total:29 pts
APs: -3

26 pts!


I need to avoid using the rest of my Flex and save it for this weekend.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I'm sitting here watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 and thinking of you.

Let me just say that I think you are doing amazing in this pregnancy. If I ever get pregnant again (which I really hope I don't) you will be my inspiration. You WILL lose the weight and I bet it will come off easier that the other two. I think it's a huge accomplishment that you're even getting to the gym or walking. I never did any of that when I was pregnant.

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