I met with my OBGYN this past week. I expressed my concerns about my weight/health with her. And we discussed what I should do. This is what I suggested and she was 100% supportive.
1. GO MOSTLY VEGAN DIET: My goal is to cut out as much processed and and animal products as possible. I want to incorporate juicing into my diet and have occasional fish or poultry. Michael and I feel this is the best possible lifestyle for us.
REASON: Michael has Chrons Diease and has had it for years. Before I was pregnant he ate right, with little to no processed foods. Then I had cravings, and we just got into the habit of fast food, pizza, and processed junk. The second main reason is my father died of Colon Cancer a few years ago. The fact that my children's father and grandfather have had/have bowel issues is a big concern of mine. I really want them to have the best opportunity to be healthy.
2. WORKOUT: My OBGYN has given permission to work out while pregnant.
REASON: I'm overweight from my last pregnancy. I wasn't exactly skinny when I got pregnant with Quentin. I started at 180. Now I'm 211. My doctor doesn't want me to gain more than 11 lbs this pregnancy. Sayyy what? So yes, exercising is going to be apart of my life right now. As long as I can handle it, I can work out. Do what my body can do.
3. MAMA BLUES/DEPRESSION: It's no surprise that I'm depressed. I have such a kickass doctor. I spent 3 hours with her discussing our plans for this pregnancy, and I mentioned that I think I'm depressed. She totally understood and said she rather me take B Complex vitamins everyday than anxiety meds. I agree! So in 4 weeks when I see her again, if I'm still bumming it we might try meds. Might.
.... Michael and I cleaned out the refrigerator, cleaned out all processed, all box and canned foods.
I know a lot of people disagree with pregnant women losing weight. I'm not being unrealistic with this. I don't have a set number of pounds to lose in my head. I will be meeting with my doctor regularly and if she feels like I need to stop, I will. I'm not doing portion control, if I want 12 strawberries it's better than half of cake.
So if you have any awesome juice, veg recipes, please let me know! I will be updating my process as much as I can. And I know it's going to be hard at first. Esp since I'm pregnant, so keep the comments positive please.