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