Friday, March 11, 2011

made it through the week

and still sugar free!  I'm struggling a little with random comments from people about how "big" I am - it's hard not to take it personally.  I try and focus on the fact that "big" = healthy baby, I'm all baby belly, I still have a waist (from the sides) and I should (but won't) measure my thighs and calves but I'm pretty sure they haven't changed much.  My weight gain has slowed down - I was up to 220, now down to 218 but still eating plenty!  I don't even want to count how many calories I was eating in a day - and probably 40% of it from sugar/junk. 
I keep reminding myself that the less I put on now, the less I have to take off later (keeping it to a healthy weight gain, NOT a weight loss situation here).
Meanwhile - baby boy is kicking and rolling and punching in there - constantly reminding me of his presence.  Hubby's felt him once now - but tried to feel him at night but it's hit or miss.  I suspect from this point on, it will get MUCH easier, he's moved up higher and might have flipped around (he was breech at 20wk). 
I am looking at my "no sugar" as temporary to see if I can make it the remaining 16.5 weeks without it.  I think that I will re-evaluate at that point and probably remain sugar-free but am just going to focus on one day at a time. 

That's my brief update!



Ms. M said...

Very impressive. I don't think I could go without sugar cold turkey like that.

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

Congrats on making it through sugar free! I am pregnant, too, and the cravings are RIDICULOUS! For me, they are more about carbs than sugar but plenty of that, too. Now that my morning sickness is subsiding (sorry, don't mean to rub it in!), I am able to eat more healthily without wanting to you-know-what.

Hang in there!

Lanie Painie said...

When I was pg, I was sugar-free for the most part because of diabetes, but after the baby was born I went overboard making up for lost time. After about 8 years, I finally decided to stop. Please don't make my mistake!

I find now if I totally restrict sugar, it causes me to go off the deep end after a few months. So I'm trying to allow myself a little if I *really* want it.

Have fun with that baby belly. They are so much easier to take care of in there!

downsizers said...

I too have given up sugar and feel so much better!! The cravings are gone - I never thought that would happen. I have a good to recommend by Gary Taubes - Why We Get Fat and What to do About it. I know you will find it helpful. I'm going to follow your blog so I can check up on you!!