Tuesday, January 20, 2009


So...I am pregnant! We are thrilled about that, but I am not so thrilled that I didn't get to my goal weight. The more I think about it though, I did loose 30 lbs from my post-pregnancy weight, so that is a good amount. My goal now is to NOT GAIN 60 POUNDS during this pregnancy. During the last pregnancy, I exercised, ate decent, and still gained 60 pounds. This time around, I am still going to exercise, but more regularly, and watch what I eat extremely close. I am not going to diet, but I am going to eat really healthy. I am not going to deprive myself of anything, but I am going to be smart and disciplined about what I eat. I want to make sure I am getting enough calories, but, I am NOT EATING FOR TWO, which is such a myth. An normal weight person (which I am not...I am overweight still) only needs an extra 300 calories per day. That is an extra snack a day. That's it! I am also making an effort to drink all my needed water every day. I think this will help with swelling in the long run. So, those are my goals. I will keep you update on my weight gain and pregnancy progress throughout the next 35 weeks....whoooa...that is a long time! :)


  1. I know what you mean. Pregnancy weight is hard. I excercised and ate decent during my pregnancy and still gained 40 lbs. And Mary was only 6lbs 8oz. Eek!

    Good luck! And congrats again.

  2. Thanks Kristy! It is kind of comforting to know that I am not in this alone!