Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Weight gain with pregnancy...I miss my body!

I've been so bad lately.
The amount of food I've eaten is ridiculous.
I could blame the holidays. Maybe I will. :)

Before I got pregnant I was in good shape.
I ate healthy & was a workout junkie.
{Pre-baby body}

Since I've been pregnant...
I've barely exercised at all. 
& I've been eating whatever I want. & lots of it.

Seeing my weight climb & climb hasn't been easy.
If you have been following my blog awhile, then you know I lost over 60 pounds in 2010.
So, gaining all this weight has me worried. When I look in the mirror now, I see that fat girl again.
Someone I NEVER wanted to see again.

{January 2009}

I know I'm pregnant & gaining weight is just part of it.
And honestly...all I want is a healthy baby. If I gain 50-60 pounds during my pregnancy, so be it.

I'm really not worried about losing the weight. I did it before & I'll do it again.
But, for the rest of the pregnancy..I am determined to do better! 
The plan is to start walking 4-5 times a week & cooking dinner more.

And my husband has been awesome.
Whenever I complain about my body, he is constantly telling me how beautiful he thinks I am.
He's the best.

Oh & guess what, y'all? 94 days until Miller arrives! :)


Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

I can't say that I've been feeling this way, even though everyone is "reassuring me" that I'll bounce back. Its not something I'm really worried about. I've been attempting to work out but I swear I get SO out of breath these days I can hardly do a 5 minute work out. I've found yoga to be best for me:) and I hear ya on eating any and everything.. cooking dinners has been hard since the smells of food have made me sick these past few months. Try not to be too worried, you always bounce back after the first and you look gorgeous pregnant! I hope you and your family had a merry christmas! Xo

Carolina Charm said...

I had no clue you were ever 60 pounds heavier! You have always looked so amazing since I started following your blog.

I know gaining weight is unavoidable with pregnancy, but maybe you can take evening walks with the hubby after dinner. Even if it's not far, maybe you will feel better about it! Just an idea.

I think you look perfect, momma! xo

Shannon Page said...

I feel like I'd be the same way...worrying at first about gaining weight but you're right - as long as he's healthy that's all that matters! I'm sure you look beautiful!:)

Val said...

You look wonderful! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.

CMae said...

Part of watching what you eat EVEN when pregnant is being a responsible mom/parent to your unborn baby as well as taking responsibility for YOU! It's easy just tell yourself NO! Your baby will be healthy, just don't eat everything and anything. My husband often hears this at the gym with women who want the training and blamed their extra baby weight on eating "what ever they wanted". (he trains ppl when he has time) anyhow, just be smart with what you eat, although I think you probably already know that! :) Is baby Miller a family name? I must of missed a post some where! :)

Chelsea L said...

Wow Valerie! I would have never known. This summer when you would post pictures by the pool I would say to Matt, "I wish I was that skinny in my bikini" :) (and I'm a dance teacher and own a studio lol). I'm pregnant too. I'm only 7 weeks but already gained 6 lbs...ah! I know what you mean that it's hard to feel that. I just keep reminding myself that if I'm that hungry it's because the baby is hungry :) you'll be just fine and I'm sure you still look absolutely gorgeous! :)

Tiffany said...

As you said, you did it once, you can do it again! As long as you are both healthy, then this is just a speedbump that will be over soon. 94 days!!! WOW!

Amira said...

Girl, I feel you! I am 37 weeks and I've gained 35 pounds and am SO swollen. Looking in the mirror at my big face and huge ankles has not been my favorite part of pregnancy. I just have to keep reminding myself that it's a small period of time that WILL pass!

Laura said...

I am right there with you. But we have to remember weight gain is good and neccessary. Your hubby is very correct...You're Beautiful!

Kristin said...

You are so gorgeous Val!!

Mrs. Lovely said...

I definitely understand. I'm 28 weeks today and it's not easy to lose the body I had. I let myself enjoy holiday treats, but like you plan on upping my walks. Working out with a swollen belly feels strange! Between your balance being off and the constant bathroom breaks I don't feel like I'm doing anything productive! As for food, I try and make sure to eat a fiber rich breakfast and get in some protein and vegetables at least once a day. I really could live on pasta though! Good luck, you'll do great!

Kristen said...

I worry about the same thing for when I get pregnant. I'm losing weight myself, and I'm at a weight I haven't been at since I was 20! But it's like you said, you've done it before and you can do it again! And as long as you and the baby are healthy, that's all that matters. :)

Ashley said...

Girl - you are gorgeous!! I remember feeling the same way when I was pregnant with Eli. But honestly if you are hungry that means the baby needs some food! :) I didn't start walking till my 3rd trimester but I did it so I would have some muscles for labor - trust me you'll need em! And I went on a kick of eating really healthy my last few weeks of pregnancy and only gained a few pounds those last few weeks. You will be fine! You might not ever have your old body back but after you hold Miller you will care less :) Plus, if you nurse you will loose most of your weight pretty quickly. I didn't even work out till after 3 months (and I still dont hardly ever) and I lost all my baby weight around 14 weeks and a few extra pounds. I don't think my belly will ever be the same but I"m ok with that - some woman would LOVE to have some extra skin and weight just to be able to have a precious baby!
Enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy! Before you know it you will have a beautiful boy in your arms! SO excited for you! Being a mommy is the BEST!!

Mackenzie said...

I need that top pic to happen again (in front of Hotel Del)....soon!!! Yep....

Sarah said...

You look fabulous. Will you send me the link to the post you did about your weight loss? I need some motivation. :)

burun estetigi said...

Donno worry dear....after the baby you will again loose weight....ita a natural process.... ha ha ha...
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Kate Kubler said...

okay I promise I wont leave a comment on every single post! HA!

Just had to encourage you... getting your body back can be done! I worked out before having Canaan. I weighed around 120. I gained 30pounds while pregnant.I was TERRIFIED i wouldn't get my body back. I watched what I ate. Walked everyday. My body literally bounced right back. I lost all the weight in 13 weeks. I honestly did hardly any working out. also, breastfeed, breastfeed, breastfeed for as long as you can. You burn 600 calories a day doing it. and it super good for baby:)

I'm going to post a blog post this week about all things baby and one thing I mention is the workouts I did after having Canaan. I can honestly say my stomach is tighter now than it was before Canaan!

Be sure to check it out and share if you feel it helped you! Trying to get it out there to new moms that you can get your body back and what you need for the baby!

okay seriously I wrote a novel and Im done commenting on every post. #sorrynotsorry :)

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

You look amazing sweet girl and congrats on being so disciplined and getting into amazing shape in 2010! You looked incredible then and you still look amazing, even with just a few weeks to go!

I have always been relatively small my whole life and have never had to lose weight! I put on 22kgs during my pregnancy (having pre-eclampsia made me swell terribly!) and now, 10 months later, I still have 4-5kgs to lose.

I struggle with this every day but it is also so hard for me to be strong and disciplined and lose the weight. You know you have done it once and you will do it again.

How did you lose so much in 2010?