Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fit Pregnancy vs. Unfit Pregnancy

This pregnancy has been so different from my first. Partly to do with the fact that I am carrying a boy compares to a girl. My symptoms have been so different its kind of odd. The biggest difference is with baby boy I want MEAT...RED MEAT. And with Scarlett I didn't want any meat at all. I couldn't even stomach chicken...let alone red meat.

Besides the vast difference in symptoms  that come with normal pregnancy the major difference between my pregnancies has been my over diet and fitness levels.

With Scarlett I ate whatever I wanted and however much I wanted. I only gained 17 pounds, but that was because I stayed so sick, not because I was being healthy. I stayed sick because I neglected my health and thankfully she did not pay for it. She was and is a perfectly healthy and active toddler...one that stays busy. But I credit that a lot to our new healthy lifestyle. She hasn't been allowed a lot of junk or processed foods and will pick an apple over candy any day.

With this pregnancy I have caught fatigue endlessly, partly because of chasing a toddler all day...and that's a major difference with boys and girls. My OB says it isn't uncommon to be more easily exhausted with boys because of the hormonal differences. But as tired as I have been I have not been sick (knock on wood) and when I have energy...I HAVE ENERGY! Having gone into this pregnancy counting calories has also helped me to control my weight gain so I can continue losing after he gets here as well as making for an easier delivery. I will 20 weeks on Friday and I have not gained a single pound! My doctor only wants me to gain 10 or so and I am right on track.

Knowing what a healthy diet consists of will also aid me in breastfeeding. Nutrition and water are so important for producing milk...which I failed to do adequately with Scarlett. I only managed to breastfeed her for 4 months because I was losing weight too rapidly and not eating enough or drinking enough water...so I quit producing. She had to go on formula. I did not want that but she was hungry and not gaining enough weight.

I can't say enough to reinforce how important it is for us mommy's and mommy's to be to take care of ourselves during and after pregnancy. Our bodies go through so much and need to be taken care of. Now go give yours something healthy or take a walk. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Stupid Cheez-Its

I have a serious love/hate relationship with cheez-it crackers. I love to eat them...but hate that I can't stop with a single serving! I'm sorry but only 28 of those yellow/orange amazing heavenly crackers isn't enough...even though it should be.

And today my cheez-it demon won the battle. I must have eaten half a bag before I realized it. GRRRR!  Part of me forgives myself and the other half is feeling so darn guilty.

Tomorrow is a new day...even if I over did it today. So I shall put the box in the pantry and forget it until the demon raises again lol!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lost Accountability!

Oh my poor blog how I've neglected you! I am ashamed to say so! I lost my drive and my accountability to myself lately and I have slacked!

I haven't been logging food.
I haven't been working out.
I haven't been blogging.
I haven't been managing my pages.
I haven't gained any weight(thankfully).

I have been eating horribly.
I have been feeling like crap.
I have been lazy.
I have been neglecting my health.
I have been in denial.

I had a wake up call last night when I had a vivid dream that I had gained 50 pounds over night! SCARY. And this morning I woke up and vowed to stop. Stop self sabotaging and stop treating my body like a trash can. So here is what today looks like for me...

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake
Snack: 1 Plum and 1 Cup Cantaloupe
Lunch: Turkey Sandwich on Whole Wheat, 1 Cup Cucumber, Romaine Salad
Snack: Veggie Straws
Dinner: Grilled Chicken Breast Strips in Buffalo Sauce, Sauteed Mushrooms Peppers and Onion, Pasta Salad and 1 Cup Cantaloupe
Snack: Popcorn

Great start to the week. I will be blogging everyday. Even if it is a simple what I did for the day blog! Adios!