Well, Leannan - Good Luck!! maybe the sickness is a sign
Hope all is well with whats going on.
Have been trying to make better food choices - and doing ok. I think the place i fall down is a eat well, healthy for 2-3 days, then have massive cravings that i give in to and end up eating all the junk that i had substituted for over the previous days. If i could stop those big blowouts, i reckon i would be set. Wilpower, oh willpower, where art thou? and the breads/pasta that i love i am trying to switch to wholegrain (but the texture is a bit ugh) and have smaller portions.
I had spoen to my midwife, at my local hospital they are currently doing a study in ways to reduce weight gain in overweight and obese women during pregnancy - with a BMI of 32 i am eligable in the obese category. It involves regular guidance with a nutritionist/diatician to give advice on eating and exercise. although i haven't started yet, and could well be in the 'control' group (no intervention or advice given). But the regular weighing and skin fold tests just might keep me focussed. From my initial appointment, she said it was fine for me to loose 5kgs over my first trimester!! that seems so huge to me, and i was really shocked. She did say to forget calorie counting, and pay close attention to me appitite and eat to that. But i kind of feel as if i'm not really in touch with my appitite - it has been out of control for so long, how do i tell the difference between actual hunger and that need/want/crave to eat?
Exercise has been up and down. I have vowed this time to keep going - last preg i stopped and piled on weight at a scary pace. But i am finding cardio (the usual step aerobics classes, treadmill, rower) all puff me out really quickly, uncomfortably so. But so far weight training has been good - i am loving pump classes still. And trying to be active with my toddler - dancing to kids shows with him and stuff like that. I just feel like i can't do really intensive stuff though, so need to keey moving more constantly instead.
So glad that there are finally people talking back here!!
Shay whats your due date? i reckon we might be close - i am due 15th Dec