So, I got on the scale a while I was home and discovered that I have gained 6 pounds in the last 4 weeks. WTF? I have lost my mind. Are you serious? I still have 8 longs months to go!!!! I have been neglecting the gym and eating way too much and way unhealthy. I expect to gain weight, I just want it to be baby weight! My goal this pregnancy is to only gain 25 to 30 pounds. Anything more would make me huge!!!! I want to be healthy this pregnancy. My midwife did say that exercising was a good idea. I really will start swimming again once I get home. But for now……I took my butt to the gym this afternoon! I have to keep myself in shape! I see too many out of shape, uncomfortable pregnant women at work. One patient I had last week gained 52 pounds!! And she wasn’t even ready to deliver!!! She had 3 more weeks!!!! OH HELL TO THE NO!!!!!
Sorry if this sounds obsessive and self serving and even selfish, but it’s not!! Body image is important to me!! I worked to hard for the body that I do have! I want to be as healthy as I can for me and my baby! Women in shape have healthier pregnancies and easier labors!
So, today I am 168 pounds(it makes me cringe just to type that). My goal is no more than 195.
Yes, yes. I am vain as hell.