Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Weighty issues

It's two days before my next OB appointment, also known as The Day I Officially Begin To Dread the Weigh In. For anyone who's ever been on Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem or the like (I've done all 3 at some point -- do I get a prize?), you know the feeling. Please God is there anything I can do to miraculously drop 5 pounds in 48 hours?!?

OK, so I'm not in full-on panic mode. I realize that porking up is part of this whole pregnancy thing, and I'm almost done so I know that hopefully things will be headed back in the other direction soon. But I am Hermione -- the annoying eager beaver who always wants the A+ from everyone -- so I desperately seek approval from my doctor on all fronts, including my weight.

But I haven't been getting it lately. I've gained a little too much -- not WAY to much -- but enough that I am not sporting the "cute pregnant chick" look. And it's totally my own fault. I love food and have given into the cravings.

And here's where the food dysfunction really sets in. As much as I can't wait to lose the shelf that is my belly (and the convenient receptacle for dropped food it has become), I am a leetle beet heartbroken to have to give up the lovely food habits I've adopted: McDonald's hamburgers (with extra ketchup), morning lattes (baby needs calcium!), sweets of all kinds (a new thing for me), nightly desserts (since I can't have wine....), morning AND afternoon snacks, and a complete lack of guilt about carbs.

All good things must come to an end, I suppose. But will I ever be able to get any sort of food discipline back?

Time will tell. Stay tuned!

8 comments:

Kerri said...

Haha...I am the exact same way about always wanting an A+ from my doctors. I don't know why I care? And yes, it will be quite the adjustment going back to pre-pregnancy eating. Enjoy these last few weeks!

Ashley said...

I say ENJOY IT!! IT's the only time in life where we don't have to feel guilty;)

The Patterson's said...

I worry about the same thing! Luckily, my doctor hasn't said anything to me, but I know I'm at the high end of the range according to "Your pregnancy week by week". So, we'll see how this last trimester goes! :-)

Good luck at your appointment this week!

Carrie said...

Yes! Your resolve will come back as soon as you really want to get into jeans that are close to your old size.

I just got to that place and have placed myself squarely in South Beach land. Already tired of celery sticks and string cheese, but oh well...

DO enjoy it. You are so close- what are a few more sundaes?

Donna said...

I'm going to miss my morning bagel with cream cheese too!!!

I thought by the end of pregnancy you were supposed to slow down on the weight gain - not so much for me...

Sue said...

I am laughing at your Hermione comment. I beat myself up before every OB appt hoping that their scale will be kinder than mine- and it NEVER is! Then I argue with myself that I am being super-healthy and in the lower recommended weight gain in my pregnancy book...and I think I shouldn't care what they say...but there it is. I want them to tell me my weight gain is great. I was hoping it would get better later in pregnancy...but apparently not. I still don't get why I'm not one of those cute preggos who only gets the bump...I got the tushy and hips and thighs AND bump (and I think a little in my arms too!).

kdactyl said...

Oh my goodness....you are sooo funny. But I was just like you. I did great on my weight up until the last trimester and then I just kept eating.....but I also swelled a ton so my doctor was very forgiving and kept telling me that a lot of it was water so he wasn't going to be too worried.

But...I will admit this (19 months post partum)...it is so hard to give up those habbits after baby is born. I never had a sweet tooth before pregnancy and now I do and it has made losing the last 10 lbs next to impossible......but the worst culprit really is breast feeding more than pregnancy cuz you can pretty much eat anything and not gain....so there was no incentive to control myself for 7 months after he was born....and then BAM...baby decided he was done and before I knew it...I had gained another 10 lbs!!! It is now a constant struggle to go back to my old ways (I am a WW point counter)....So...just be warned...Pregnancy is not the problem...breast feeding will suck all the weight away...but just be careful cuz when you stop nursing...you will need to go on an immediate diet or you will be in my shoes (or should I say pants...the larger ones).

kd

Michele said...

There is nothing wrong with giving into cravings. This is a short time in your life. Live and let live. You can always lose it later.