I’m having a hard time with this pregnancy. And it’s not because of the nausea or the heartburn or the exhaustion. It’s because of my weight gain. Today I’m 11 weeks 4 days along. According to Babycenter’s week 11 information most women gain 2-5 pounds during the first trimester. Me? At a week and a half left in this trimester, I’ve gained about six pounds. I started around 148 (give or take a half pound) and this morning I was at 154.2. It’s stressing me out people. And I know it shouldn’t. But I’m still so tired in the evenings that I fall asleep early (last night around 8pm on the couch) and have no inclination to work out. And sometimes I’m still a bit nauseous (like tonight) and have no inclination to work out either. And while I haven’t been throwing up this time (yay!) I have been eating ALL THE TIME. I have to keep food in my stomach at all times in order to make the nausea less severe. Of course all that food and no exercise is causing me to gain weight. So, what am I going to do? Try and make good food choices. Yes there was ice cream tonight but that was my only indulgence today (and ice cream always calms my stomach). Otherwise it’s been cheese and oatmeal and granola bars and grilled chicken.
And I’m going to start exercising again. I have an ultrasound on Friday (the nuchal translucency screening) and I plan on taking the afternoon off after it. If I need to, I’ll take a nap and then it will be time to hit the elliptical. And it will be my goal to work out at least 2 times each work week plus at least 1 weekend day. That’s a minimum of three days/week. I think that should be manageable. And even if I continue to gain a little too much weight at least I’ll feel better about it because I’m not being a complete slacker. Because that’s what I feel like right now.