Thursday, June 2, 2011


So here's the situation.

I finished the Joggermom marathon.
I've managed to lose 3 pounds.

And... I'm almost 11 weeks pregnant.

With all of my other pregnancies, by this point, I've stopped exercising and gained somewhere between 5 and 10 pounds.
Most of the time, by this point, I have to think about pulling out the maternity clothes because "I'm just showing so much sooner" (which really is code for 'I can't stop shoving food in my mouth and I'm bloated and fat').

I didn't lose the weight because of the exercise.
That happened because I'm so stinking nauseated that I don't want to eat. At all.
But that hasn't stopped me from indulging in some of my favorite things.

This showed up on my doorstep yesterday from Julie over at Joy's Hope.

The cupcake? Yum.
The friendship bread? Heavenly.
And I even got my own starter.
But none of this means I'm going to go to back to where I started.

Yes, I will gain weight.
But I will also continue to exercise, even if it's only a daily walk.
I will make good food choices.
I will continue to set a good example for my kids.
And come January, you better believe I'll be starting to train for a half marathon.

Four kids and all. YIKES!


oh_mg said...

Congratulations! Great to hear your happy news, and great to hear you've got a plan to stay focused. Being a good example for family is the best motivation there is, I think. ♥

Nancy M said...

Congrats!! I totally wish I would have done a pregnancy the healthy way. The 3 times I was pregnant I was way into eating and not exercising. Good for you!

And you'll love having 4'll just be crazy for a few years but you're already outnumbered. At least you get to add one at a time. I went from 2 to 4 kids overnight. Not something I care to relive. :)

Mike said...

Sounds like you have a good and reasonable approach! Keep it up!

Adrienne said...

your awesome Woman!!!! Love it. We will be doing this together. both running a 1/2 after our babies. we can do it. :) xoxo love you!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...


You're doing amazing things for the baby and it's only the beginning. Keep it up!

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Rachel said...

So happy for you, friend!! :)

Colleen said...

Aw, congrats!!!!

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