I was longingly looking at the 8 week challenge but couldn't join because I'm 10 weeks pregnant and shouldn't exactly be LOSING weight!
Who's up for some accountability through pregnancy while we try to stay active, eat healthy and stay healthy?
Ok, my stuff
30 year old, married mama to 3 kids. 5th pregnancy (we lost a little at 14 weeks 3 years ago)
kids -11 dd, 9 ds, 5 ds
when I was (much) younger, and pregnant for the first time, and in an awful marriage, I put on a ton of weight. I left him when I was 5 months pregnant with our second and after he was born I lost 70 lbs in a year. !!! yay! I fluctuated some over the years, ranging usually between 125-140. And I could fairly easily get back to the lower end if I felt I had gained over the holidays, winter, etc. I even maintained a healthy gain for my third pregnancy and lost it all quickly, etc.
Last year was really stressful. My husbands best friend (and main employee) died in the spring, there was a lot of issues with my ex, and more. My health started acting up in the Fall, I really think because of stress. I scaled back my exercise in favor of resting more, and I upped the carbs in case I needed some more. But that sort of spiraled into not walking at ALL during the winter. I gained a lot of weight this winter, and started this pregnancy at 158 lbs.
The first tri has been very sicky. ;-) I was needing to eat every hour there for a while, and just grabbed whatever sounded good. I just could n't think about more. I already gained weight by my 6 week visit with the midwife. 166!
I'm starting to feel a little better, schools almost out, and I am trying to get back into eating well, and walking more.
I follow a low carb/traditional foods/primal diet. I like to walk and practice yoga. My plan is to begin getting back into it with just 2 walks a week and 2 yoga classes a week. I'll up it after 2-3 weeks now that I am getting closer to the end of my 1st trimester.
other stuff- I'm a yoga teacher, work part time for a caterer, love to cook whole foods, knit, spin, dye, read, preventative medicine, herbalism, nature spirituality and loads of music. <3