Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Weighing In

This week has been rough, and with our power being out for 4 days, my food options were slim. But I stuck to eating non fat foods because I did not want to have to go to the hospital. Sometimes I just didn't eat because I didn't feel good, or didn't have any non fat option. I've been trying hard to eat what the baby needs and to not have an empty stomach, that makes me nauseous anyways.

Lately, I have been feeling like I lost weight..you know, slimmer, clothes baggy, hungry. So this morning I weighed myself and I lost 4 pounds since I went to the hospital a week from yesterday (I weighed myself on my own scale that morning)! Yikes! I am not too worried about it, but I want to make sure I give the baby proper nutrition. I was up a few pounds for a few weeks, so today I was back down to 189. Still 2 pounds up from my lowest on this journey, but I am not trying to lose weight. All I can do is try to eat a well balanced diet and drink plenty of water. I am going back to the grocery store today so I can get the food we lost when our power was out. Meat, veggies, fruit, ect.

I have been eating egg whites, prunes, cereal, pancakes mixed with water and blueberry syrup. Smart ones if I need a meal quick. And of course my Prenatal vitamins. I can't really think of anything else to make!! I need some ideas, and I have been searching the net. The other night we were so hungry after running errands, Davey and the boys got this delicious looking meal at Captain D's seafood, but everything there was fried, so we had to make a special trip to Hardee's (Carl's Jr) and I got the grilled Turkey Burger, no mayo or cheese. It was pretty good.

I just got all caught up on Biggest Loser yesterday while folding enormous amounts of laundry. Courtney is so inspiring. She lost over a hundred pounds before even coming to the ranch, then she lost 92 more while there, and still has at least 80 before she is done. BUT her attitude is amazing, no matter what she knows, she will finish, even though tough times come, and even though she hit a plateau for a few weeks, she says, "It's all part of the journey, I'm not done.. and I'll get there."

Before I even saw that, I have been thinking about how much my mental thinking has changed. I tell myself "Just because you are pregnant, doesn't mean your weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey is over. This is an exciting time and reason to continue with a healthy lifestyle. When the baby comes, you will reach goal weight and your fitness goals [full marathon, 1/2 Ironman], this is all apart of the journey."
The old Adrienne would take being pregnant as an excuse to eat a lot, not work out until the baby comes, and justify gaining 66 pounds. The reason I lost almost 60 pounds was because I kept falling, but getting back up. I can't tell you enough how KEY that is. Because I finally realized, even though I was in a slump for a week, two, a month, I would get back on track and lose some more. Sure enough another slump would come, but I wouldn't let it stop me. The old Adrienne, would give up until I had a "clean start". That was my thing... "I need a clean start"!! It has to be the first of the month, or a Monday, both is even better!! but eventually, I realized.. I am not "starting over" I am RESUMING. And that can be done any time, any day.

I want to know what you've learned on your wight loss/health journey? It will help me, so please share:)

Love, The Curvy Housewife


safire said...

I read somewhere there is no ending but new beginnings :) and it stuck with me!

Yikes with the power being out! I would go ballistic! Hopefully it's back fully for you guys!

I treat this journey as a longterm lifestyle change and not a temporary fix-it.
I read somewhere you only need a few hundred calories on top of your maintenance calories when you are pregnant so it's not exactly eating for two like so many people treat it as!

Jennifer said...

"I treat this journey as a longterm lifestyle change and not a temporary fix-it."


This isn't just hitting a goal weight then going back to how I was before--this is a lifelong change for a happier and healthier me! Weight loss is just a side effect of that!

Kendra said...

What I've learned? I am so not perfect. I will make mistakes. Sometimes big ones. But the important thing is that I pay attention to them. And try to make better choices the next time. The other thing is that denial does not change the way things are. I can deny that I am overweight, and it doesn't change the fact that I am. I can hide my weight from everybody and pretend like nobody notices, but it doesn't change anything. Accept yourself. Accept your flaws. And try to change what you're unhappy with.
I'm so proud of you Adrienne! You are doing AMAZING!

J said...

Your thinking is right on. Eat for the baby, but take care of yourself too. I definitely would have gone hog wild...any excuse used to be me! We are on a lifelong journey for sure!
Hang in there.

Adrienne said...

Thank you all!! Those are all very helpful to me:) I agree w all of them!

Weightless said...

You're so right about resuming. Continue to make the best eating choices possible to keep you and baby healthy =)

Kimberlynn said...

Well said my friend. I finally realized that same thing this time around...resume!!!

I'm so glad you're staying focused on healthy living. You really have changed and you and your baby are going to reap the benefits. I was wondering when you got pregnant if you'd continue to blog. I'm so happy you are!!!