Although these last few months I have lost about 10 pounds (I fluctuated up and down for the first few weeks of pregnancy), I have not been trying to lose weight. TRYING is what I have been doing for two years now. July marks the two year anniversary to the start of my weight loss. Yes two years is way longer than I anticipated for losing 59 pounds, and I still have more to go. But you know what I am happy about......that I kept resuming, and continuing.
I have said it before, but that is the key to weight loss. Most people do not have perfect weight loss journey's where they lose 100 pounds in a year. Yes I know of some, and no I don't like them. Just kidding. But they are rare.
Life happens. Two years ago this month I had no idea I would get pregnant 9 months into the journey, be pregnant for three months, than lose our baby. I didn't know I would get pregnant again eight months after that and get terribly ill. But that is life!! I am embracing the journey because I am still on it. Even at almost 18 weeks pregnant, I want to be continuing what I have worked on for two years.
The first 16 weeks of the pregnancy I didn't have much control over what I could eat. Which is why I lost weight. But now that I can [sort of] eat the foods I want and crave, will I eat anything and everything unhealthy??
Answer is, at first, I didn't really care about that. I was just so glad to know I wouldn't get sick from eating fat. I felt deprived and that I had to make it up to me and my baby. What I have learned these last two weeks, eating junk food isn't all the fun. It doesn't make me feel good physically. My body still does not want fast food, greasy foods, or sugary candy. So for me, continuing with health during this pregnancy is eating good, non greasy foods. Eggs, cheese, fruits, veggies, lean meat, peanut butter, milk. Much of that I couldn't eat before the surgery. Don't get me wrong, if we go out I will eat what I want, but that is usually something my body needs. We went out for my husbands birthday just him and I. It was wonderful. I had Lobster, Shrimp, and Steak. Yes. I. Did. and a baked potato with sauteed mushrooms. I am still dreaming about it. Can you tell I am craving protein? I am also not saying I won't eat a cookie once in a while. I am pregnant. :-D And I am also not saying I won't gain weight the next half of the pregnancy. What I am saying is, I'm going to try my best to continue, and when the baby comes, resume weight loss.
I am also trying to brace myself for seeing the scale go up. Now that I am not on a non fat diet, I should be gaining weight. It will be hard to see the scale go up. After surgery I was still 185. But my jean skirt I wore the day before surgery, fell off me six days later. Weird. But I do believe I have gained a pound or two. I will be 18 weeks tomorrow and look maybe 12 weeks [for me]. Usually by now people are asking me what the baby is, when I am due, and it is obvious I am expecting. If I don't hold my dress below my tummy [like in my earlier pic] you can't tell very much. Or it's just awkward to ask because someone just isn't sure and doesn't want to insult me.
DON'T FORGET!!! Tomorrow we find out the gender!!! WHOOT! I will update ASAP!!
Love, The Curvy Housewife