Do you know what my favourite part of pregnancy is? (Aside from the wonder of the miracle of life and the beauty of the baby’s kicks to my spleen.) Eating. And really, truly enjoying the act and not worrying about if that scoop of ice cream is going to make my butt look big. OF COURSE it’s going to make my butt look big, but I’ve got a huge belly out in front to draw attention away from my softening rear. I have been eating much more healthily this time ’round than I did with my first pregnancy (making sure to eat more veggies and fruits and whole grains and lean protein) but have still gained the exact same amount of weight. My body just seems to have a set procedure in place for pregnancy weight gain and there’s not much I can do (short of hauling my belly in my arms and running daily marathons while noshing on celery sticks) to fight it. So, I have been embracing the softness and trying not to focus on my widening body. I can have a piece of (100% whole grain) toast slathered with peanut butter for breakfast and not worry about how many Points I’ve consumed. I’ve even done a little baking recently and, my, how I loved it! I made lemon blueberry muffins and coconut macaroons and they were both divine.
My post-partum plan is to get back onto Weight Watchers as soon as I feel ready and I know I am going to be very motivated to lose the weight since I remember how great I felt when I was slim(mer). But for now, today, I shall eat and enjoy!