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    4 months to go!!



    Hi! I have been reading all of y'all's journals for awhile now and have been inspired to start up my own. I had a couple at mm.com but never really followed through on them. No more of that! It's great how you are all so supportive of each other and i could really use some of that right now.

    I am 5 1/2 months pregnant with my first (and probably only) child, due the end of October. I am very excited/freaked out about having a baby. So, since I'm pregnant I haven't been lifting as heavy as I normally would, but I have managed to work out every day since day one! (as I have for about the last 5 years or so)

    I've been eating well for the most part, but this is the main area I need improvement. I tend to binge and obsess about my food intake. I am tired of guilt! I have sometimes used being pregnant as a good excuse to eat something that I normally wouldn't.

    Most of the time I am focused, though. I am really excited to get into better shape than I ever have been after giving birth. That helps to keep me focused.

    Wow, I am rambling. I'll cut to the chase.

    Height: 5' 5 1/2"
    Weight: usually 132, currently I'm 22 weeks preg and weigh 140
    Bfat: usually 18%

    My goals right now are to eat consistently healthy, lots of veggies, cut out processed foods. Stick to whole foods with protein and grains as well.

    I want to eat as clean as possible now to be that much closer to being super buff chick after. Before getting pregnant I could see my top two abs, and had good muscle definition, but not the quantity of muscle that I would like.

    I just got back from vacation a couple hours ago and ate more junk than I would care to write down so I will start posting my intake and workouts officially tomorrow. Any and all advice, constructive criticism and random chat is appreciated and welcome!
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    Welcome aboard

    So happy you joined us! I'm sure you can get bunches of great nutritional tips here.

    Congrats on the baby! Do you know what it is yet? Are you going to nurse? Your diet will be especially important if you do so it's good to go ahead and make those changes.

    BTW, has your doc said you were ok only gaining 6lbs so far??? Just looking out for ya!
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    Welcome! I just started a journal too. You will like it here- Everyone is pretty awesome! AND you will learn SO much! Congrats on the baby!
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    Hi hikerchick,

    I do recognize your name from mm! Glad you could join us!! Congrats here on the baby too! How exciting!!!! Glad to see you were able to work out during your pregnancy. How's it going so far?


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    Thanks butterfly, Leslie and lina! I feel welcome already

    Oops - I have actually gained a total of 8 pounds and weigh 140. I saw my doc last Monday and she said not to worry, that I will probably be one of those that gain the majority of their weight in the last trimester. Thanks butterfly! I am planning on nursing so any tips you can give on nutrition for that time would be great! We had our ultrasound about 3 weeks ago and someone was being especially shy for the majority of it. The tech "thinks" that it was a girl, but the emphasis is on the "thinks". In other words, not sure. No worries though - I'm happy either way!

    I ended my day with a cup of cottage cheese after 40 minutes of pilates/yoga. Feel great and am looking forward to eating super healthy tomorrow! That is one thing a cheat day is good for - makes me super motivated to get back on track. Thanks again you guys for making me feel so at home!

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    Tuesday

    I am still on vacation today so this is not a typical Tuesday for me. Back to work tomorrow

    Workout:
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    30 minute power walk with pupster
    30 minutes pilates/yoga

    Food:
    Meal 1:
    3/4 cup Fiber One with 1/2 cup soy milk
    3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese with 1 tsp. of ground flax - ran out of cottage cheese otherwise, I would have had more.

    Meal 2:
    2 cups of corn (I know this isn't the best vegetable but I am cleaning out my freezer and found 3 bags in there!)
    chicken breast

    Meal 3:
    Isopure protein shake ( I only drink 1/2 a packet at a time, that gives me 25 g protein)
    Dreyers frozen whole fruit bar (I just read the back of these closely and they are not made with lots of fruit! I am mad! I will probably not buy anymore, too much sugar, but they are yummy!)

    Meal 4:
    3 oz chunk light tuna in water on
    14 low sodium Triscuits
    apple

    Will finish later. Food will be quality though. My hubby has had strict instructions that I am back on the program!
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    Hikerchick!

    Welcome to the Diaries-

    May you have a smooth and natural delivery of baby # 1. Do you have names picked out?
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    WELCOME Hikerchick! I remember your name from MM.com!! Glad you joined us overhear! CONGRATULATIONS On the baby!! YEAH!! I bet you are excited/ and freaked too.. I will be to when that day comes for me! Just remember to listen to your doctor about your nutrition!
    Thats soo cool you are able to workout still. I was wondering if "when" I get pregnant if your still allowed to lift weights!?! Soo the Dr. Said its okay? Curious me!
    ANYWAY.. WELCOME TO IM~ YOUR GONNA LOVE IT BABE!!!
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    Hi TGK and Princess!

    tgk these are our favorites so far:

    girl: Riley Shine Donohue (Shine is my mom in law's name)
    boy: Tanner Brooks Donohue (Brooks is/was my maiden name)


    Princess, if I remember correctly (and I apologize in advance if I'm wrong) did you just get married? Congrats on that! I will have to check out your journal and get an update.

    My doctor said that I could continue to do my regular workouts, to just lighten my weights and increase my reps. So I've lightened my weights quite a bit, they're light enough now so that I can do at least 15 reps. I am really careful and focus on my form no matter what I'm doing. I have a great doctor, she's very encouraging of my healthy lifestyle. I also do a ton of walking and yoga.

    The internet has been the best resource for info on pregnancy. Although I haven't seen much good research on exercising during. Maybe I should volunteer myself somewhere to be a test case!

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    HEY Hickerchick.. girl your sooo right. Yes I got married in March! Thanks! I like the names you have picked out.. they are adorable!!! It sounds like you have a great doctor. Thats good to know you can still lift light weights while pregnant! I am very impressed that you have stayed active during your pregnancy.. I admire you..and want to do the same!
    HMMM?? I don't know about that test caseing stuff..that always scares me..I never want to be the first one to try something.. I would be careful sweetie!
    Have a good one!
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    hikerchick,

    Sorry took so long, but welcome to IM and the journals.

    Your baby must be a girl, because I had three boys and they weren't shy at all on the ultrasound. They were very proud to show off their stuff.

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    lol!

    Hi craig! Wow, three boys, I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the idea of one baby, let alone three!

    Hey Princess - thanks! I just checked out your wedding pics and you are sooo pretty! You're dress was definitely fit for a Princess. Congrats again! Are you thinking about having kids? I know when I first got married that is all anyone ever asked us - it drove me nuts! As if that was the only reason we got married, to start a baby making factory.(That's why I'm asking you now heehee) I was just never ready. My husband said he was ready about 2 years ago. They're always ready for something!
    Anyway, it seemed like now was as good a time as any. I think if I waited until I actually thought I was ready it never would have happened!
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