Most of my adult life I have struggled with weight! Looking back over the past decade I can see why there are not many pictures of me around! In July of 2008 after being diagnosed with Cronhs Disease I got serious about becoming healthy! I went on the strictest of diets eating no sugar, no dairy...well its easier to say what i could eat.. I pretty much only ate Meat, Veggies, Fruits & Eggs! With in a few weeks I started shedding weight like crazy! I was running every day and amazed at the progress! By November 2008 I had dropped 80 pounds! Was down to a size 10 for the first time since I was a teenager and felt like a new person! Allergies gone, super healthy! Then I started dating Ben and slowly began cheating on my new healthy lifestyle... A little here, a little there and by February gained 20 lbs back! Thought no big deal I can do this... Then got pregnant and since Ben was gone I was depressed and alone and forgot all my eating and exercise habits and during the pregnancy gained 50 lbs! Almost back to where I started! Eesh! Well I thought its okay I will loose it all after the baby comes... Well.... I lost about 15 of those awful 50 lbs, it was starting to come off slowly but surely when we found out we were expecting baby # 2! OMG!!!! Well I set out to watch what I ate and exercise... but pasta is so much more convenient (and good) and ice cream and fried pickles are just what a prego needs and its ridiculously tooo hot to get outside and walk!!!
I did do great for the first 6 months.. Didnt gain 1 pound! Yay!
Then last month I decided that I really wanted Dr. Pepper (last pregnancy I had NO caffeine whatsoever) but I just had to and the occasional once in a while turned into 1 day which turned into 2 or 3 a day! Then I go to the dr and step on the scale and OMG! 10 lbs in 1 month! Not good! Though my Dr said she was okay with it bc i hadn't gained any weight up until that point...
So again a new journey must begin... NO more soda, fried pickles or ice cream (okay maybe a fried pickle on rare occasion haha) but I have 13-14 weeks left and in that time do not want to keep adding and adding!!!! Time to roll back out the Wii Fit, time to lay off the large amounts of pasta and cookies and be healthy! Though Im not going on a crash diet or anything like that while pregnant, don't worry, I'm just going to have to start making some healthy decisions one at at time!
Ben is set to leave in March for Afghanistan, I'd love for him to come home to a healthy wife and not a big ole fatty! I will keep posting updates and in a year from now hope to look back at this blog and have an incredible, inspiring story to tell!