As many of you already know, "The Plan" has changed for a little while... Now, it hasn't changed so much that I've gone completely off the deep end and eaten for billion bags of Oreos and gone out to McDonald's every night of the week. BUT I have had to revise a few things in my diet in order to keep the human I am growing happy and healthy.
EATING: fresh foods has been the very best for my blood sugars. Things like fruits and vegetables, and staying away from overly processed things like Oreos :( and the like.
While I do indulge every once in awhile (probably once or twice a week...) I try to keep things in check by using portions and going crazy with the insulin.EXERCISE: My sister has this amazing Pilates video I've been using 3-4 times a week 30-40 minutes a day. Yeah, I love it.
SELF WORTH: So I still suck at this, and as my body is getting larger and larger I have found myself several times in the destructive cycle of hating myself. BUT with constant reminders from my also pregnant sister, that our growing bellies are beautiful.
EATING: I found a FREE website that helps you keep track of what you eat. I used to be an avid member of weight watchers and was pretty successful at it, but it is SO EXPENSIVE to continue to be a member of it, when I quit I did okay for a couple of years and then the stresses of life pushed me to several TWIX a day so I am *almost* back to my pre-weight watchers weight... which depressed me. So I feel that I need to keep track of what I eat, in order to get a better idea of what sort of things I need to change.
EXERCISE: Any self-respecting human being will tell you that EXERCISE is the key to success when you are trying to lose weight or feel good about yourself. But as stated before, I am struggling to respect myself. THEREFORE this one is going to be tricky for me (baby steps...?). I have an unused treadmill sitting in my basement beckoning to be used. I will use it. I will jump on the trampoline and play with my kids. I will walk instead of drive to the mailbox/church/library.
SELF WORTH: A friend once told me that I needed to look in the mirror and tell myself three things I LOVE about myself everyday.... and not just me in front of the mirror thinking how awesome I am, I need to SAY IT OUT LOUD. Sounds crazy. I know. But I need all positive mental energy I can muster might as well give it a try. Alright. This is where I may get a little preachy. But that's who I am so deal with it. First things first, I need to do what I need to be doing i.e. reading scriptures, praying, going to church.