So this week I got to hear the heartbeat of my little jelly bean and it was awesome! I also spoke to my new doctor and he had other ideas of what I am supposed to do, but it didn't stop me from walking more this week and making sure I walked up & down the stairs at least 10 times during the day.
So my new doc told me that I am not supposed to GAIN any weight but I am not supposed to LOSE any weight either. How exactly is that supposed to work out? With each child I gained 30 lbs before they were born, so if that happens again I need to lose at least 30 lbs to keep my weight exactly the same or something like that.
I am consciously looking at what I put into my mouth and I am walking more and more and I find that really no matter what I am probably going to lose weight - slow and steady like - and being more healthy and exercising is bound to cause weight-loss.
I was a bit annoyed with my new doc because he kept talking to me like I have always weighed in the 290's and I haven't and had to tell him several times that I always lost the weight after my babies with the exception of after Ruth because I went on birth control after having her and it made it so I didn't lose any baby weight and GAINED an additional 30 lbs. You know what he said, "You would have gained all that weight anyways". UGH, NO I WOULDN'T HAVE!
But I do like this doctor even if his view on my weight is a bit frustrating. I think he is just looking out for what is best for my little bean and wants to make the pregnancy a bit more comfortable for me. He is worried I will have HUGE baby like Sam was. Sam was 10 lbs 1 oz when he was born. He was worried I wouldn't be able to handle another big one...I told him I didn't tear or have any problems with delivering Sam, his birth was the easiest for sure, which surprised the doc.
Anywho, so my weight loss is right on target and I am very happy with it and glad to be under 300 now. I know I am making great progress and I am hoping that it continues but realize that sometime in the future I will be gaining weight back because I am pregnant and babies grow like weeds even in your tummy and soon the weight will come back, just praying it doesn't go over my original 305 lbs.
Current Weight: 295.5 pounds
Weight loss: 4 pounds
Total Weight loss: 9.5 pounds
Weight still to lose: 61.5 pounds to go