And because I am not losing weight, and because I am feeling bloated, and frumpy, and just 'large' in general, I am having a really hard time seeing myself as physically attractive, despite a 10 lb weight loss since becoming pregnant (brought about solely by morning sickness!).
Not only am I discouraged that I can't be losing weight right now, I also have this nagging feeling that I have no hope of losing weight again. I feel like I can never have the body I truly want to have, let alone regain the one I had pre-pregnancy.
And I know that I can still be active and workout but I find myself lacking the motivation to do so when I know that results won't be as easy to see as they used to be.
I also know that I should be eating healthy foods right now but I am not even sure what that should look like during pregnancy. To add to that, I have always aired on the side of pickiness with my food, and especially now - being pregnant - I find myself just thankful that I feel like eating anything (healthy, or not).
To add to all of this, I am most definitely a plan/goal person. I want to know that by eating this, and working out by doing that, I will see this result. I need my goals to be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely), and I am really not sure how I could measure healthy goals at this point in time in my life/pregnancy.
As a piece of good news though, my sweet tooth and my deep fried tooth both seemed to have gone into hiding since the beginning of this pregnancy. I am hoping that they don't rear their ugly heads later on!
What did you do to stay healthy during your pregnancy? Do you have any advice for a newbie pregnant woman like myself? How can I still try to feel good about myself as I lose my once-precious barely-there-anyways waistline?
This post is linked up to Thinner Thursday over at Mommy Miracles.