Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Exteme Makeover - Me Edition

It's Wednesday...and that means Amber is hosting Extreme Makeover - Me Edition...BUT she just found out she's pregnant and won't be participating full force. Congrats again Amber!

In the meantime she's asked that we share with her the ways we stayed healthy and 'fit' during our pregnancy(ies)...I had to laugh (literally) out loud when I read this...because those that know me IRL know that I gained about 65 pounds during my pregnancy with the boy. Granted, I started out underweight...at about 103 pounds (when I went to the doctor to confirm the pregnancy with a blood test and he called me with my results he immediately ordered me to start drinking Ensure or Boost...yuck!)...but yep by the end of it all I was nearing 170.

Imagine how frightening it is to realize that after gaining that much weight you only have about 7.5 pounds that is the actual baby!!! I battled eating disorders as a teenager but thankfully after having the boy I lost the weight in a healthy manner and it slowly but surely came off...well most of it...I still blame him for the extra 15 pounds I carry around to this day...8 years later.

Funnily enough (and yes I do believe funnily is a word...in my world anyway) I didn't gain all over and really only carried out front...like a HUGE basketball was under my shirt. I so wish I had pictures of me pregnant...but it was a tough time in my life (that's for an entirely different post) and I was uprooted and moved around at least 4 different times while I carried the boy. In the end my mom lost her camera that had all my pregnancy shots on it...and we never found it...so sad!

So I'm sorry Amber I have no advice...but hopefully some of the other women do. I imagine keeping active (walking, stretching, etc.) is still a good idea...and obviously not letting yourself fall into the mentality that you are in fact eating for two and therefore can eat what you want when you want and all in double sized portions...might not work out to be the best plan...though I have to admit it was one I adopted lol.

I don't have much to report in the way of what I've been doing this past week. We are still working on getting into a routine for school....and there's been good tv on...I know I know...excuses excuses...


Together We Save said...

I have no advice except to keep trying.

Melissa said...

I had to do the same thing before my first pregnancy...so much so, that I hated BOOST by the time I found out I was pregnant!!
Funny how now we wished we could be 103 lbs... :)

natalee said...

heres my advice to Amber..(lol) girl eat whatever you want there are only a few times in your life when you have this excuse.. It will come off eventually...I just figured theres enough going on with your body and to stress out over a number on the scale is ridiculous.. I stood backwards on the scale my whole pregnancy.. you have the rest of your life to diet enjoy your nine (10) months of food freedom.

Caitlin said...

I'm sorry that there are no surviving pictures of you pregnant! I can't believe that you were 103 pounds when you got pregnant?! Sheesh! Good thing you are still carrying around a little or else I might not read your blog... ;)

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

Lmao, I totally did the eating for two thing as well. Footlong BLT subs from Subway, yum!

103 lbs, wow!