Last night I decided to do something drastic. I decided to weigh myself in the evening. I always way a few pounds more in the evening than I do in the morning. For one, I've been eating all day and the food adds weight. I'm sure there are many other reasons. Anyway, I weighed myself at 174.6. Honestly it's not that bad. But it is a gain. And at this point in my pregnancy (especially with morning sickness not being bad at all) I have no reason to gain weight. The fetus in my body does not weigh 3 pounds. Nope. Not even close.
I've been craving red meat like crazy all week. I think it has finally worn off however because the thought of red meat makes me feel a bit ill at the moment. The problem isn't that I've been craving it or that I shouldn't have it. Honestly, I need the iron! The problem is that I've been using it as an excuse to eat whatever I want. The other night I had a Baja Fresh Burrito Ultimo. It probably has something like 800 calories. I'm not even going to look for shame. I don't feel as though I've really gained that much weight, but that's how unhealthy weight gain starts. Pregnancy already is hard enough on your body without extra body weight.
Starting tomorrow, I'm back on the wagon. I'm won't count calories, but I will make sure that I'm eating more healthily. Better choices. Salad instead of burgers. Veggies instead of carbs and cheese! Cravings be damned!