Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Contagious

Well, I'm 18 weeks at this point and about 180 pounds. I haven't weighed myself in about a week though so I'm not 100% sure if that's accurate, and honestly I don't want to know.
My diet has been pretty much not great. The thrill of unlimited calories and slow digestion has started to wear down and I finally sat down and read the list of what my midwives recommend I eat on a daily basis. Let's just say, I'm not even close.

The good news is that I'm starting to be more conscientious of what I'm eating. I'm supposed to have 4 servings of dairy, 2 eggs, and 80 grams of protein per day. I've been getting closer to these goals with things like chocolate milk, subway breakfast sandwiches, luna protein bars and decaf lattes. I'm also going to start doing prenatal yoga with a video. I can tell that I need it because I get pretty sore pretty quickly unless I stretch. The last step is to try to start walking each day. I do fairly well walking in general, but I should probably do more deliberate walking.

The bad news is that my bad eating has started to affect my husband. Usually he maintains his weight because I cook him food that tends to be good for him and when we eat out it's been to places where I could make good decisions. Lately that hasn't been the case and I've noticed that he's starting to put weight back on again. I can't drink diet soda, and I can't have caffeine so I usually just do one cup of sprite or root beer if we go out. He'll do the same, but he won't stop at 16 ounces like I do. He also doesn't down 60-80oz of water each day like I do either.  It's like my eating changes give him the freedom to eat what he wants and his portions keep getting larger. I feel somewhat responsible. So I need to do better not just for myself but for my husband as well.

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