Thursday, May 30, 2013

Me & Shamu

I've come to fear that by the end of this pregnancy this is what I am going to look like:

   That's right, Shamu the whale!  I feel like I could eat  pretty much ALL the time!!!  The satisfying feeling of being full is rare and short lived these days.  If I can go 2 hours without eating something, I feel a huge accomplishment.  I realize weight gain is a part of pregnancy, but I was hoping I would have more self-control and not feel like I'm starving every couple hours.  I don't mind gaining a few lbs., I just don't want to gain 60 or so of them since I don't want to keep them on after childbirth and it's much more difficult to take off than to put them on.  I am also hoping to not have a 10 lb. baby either because that just does not sound pleasant when I am the one birthing the child. (Let's say some prayers that this baby is more like Casey's size in the 7 lb. area rather than myself who was 9 lbs. 2 oz.! I'm so sorry Mom!)
       I'll do what I have to do to make this baby as healthy as possible just trying to do some wishful thinking!  Of course this baby is a child after my own heart and LOVES carbs!  They are so delicious!!!  Now that I'm in my second trimester I seem not quite as extremely particular, which gives me the hope of incorporating more healthier things into my diet.  Some days I do pretty good, other days are an epic fail (like yesterday when I had a cinnamon sugar bagel with cream cheese for breakfast from Einstein Bros. and then for dinner I had a slice of cheese pizza and a cup of spaghetti with sauce from Sbarro)  Today is a new day, and while the smoothie for breakfast was a healthy choice, I'm thinking going to Pappa's BBQ to celebrate a coworker's birthday by getting a brisket sandwich and side of potato salad was not low-cal.  Ah well, I'll try again tomorrow...

"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.  Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:15-16

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