“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Finding The Skinny on Pause

So pregnancy.... Yeah it's an unusual topic for my blog and I didn't quite embrace blogging about it. Quite frankly I was crazy busy throughout the whole pregnancy and blogging outside of health/fitness and weightloss just wasn't something I was ready to take on. 

My pregnancy has been amazing. I'm very blessed. I was nauseous at first but didn't have bad sickness, my blood pressure has been just perfect the entire time (usually around 110/70 or less), I haven't swollen much, and haven't gained too much weight. I can NOT complain. 

We traveled a bit during pregnancy which was nice. 

SkyDeck in Chicago

Home Alone House visit

Sky Deck

We nested!

Painted our kitchen 

Got new living room furniture

Worked with my parents' help to create Elsie's nursery. 

I only had one setback. That was gestational diabetes. The day I found out I had it I cried. I felt like "how me?" "Why me?" "I am too particular with my health for this to happen". 

Well I learned that GD really has little to do with what you do. It's all about the placenta and hormones. Not a lot that you can control to prevent it. So I took my restrictions from my doctor very seriously and decided to kick butt at controlling the GD. I have been VERY successful at controlling it. My glucose readings are super. I found a few trends in how my body reacts. Ice cream doesn't spike my sugar, thank the Lord!, but white flour and anything made from white flour spikes my sugar quickly. This isn't a huge surprise after learning how sensitive I was to gluten and wheat last spring. So I've avoided the white flour a lot. I've had a handful of high readings (that really aren't that high) and I usually know exactly what I ate to cause them. My fingers are bruised and I'm pretty well over sticking my fingers but it was totally a blessing in disguise. I lost 5 lbs when I was diagnosed and adjusted my diet to carb ranges and haven't gained much since then. So having GD hasn't been fun but likely helped me control my weight better than if I didn't have it. 

Now here I am at 40 weeks and 3 days. I'm blessed beyond measure that I made it to 40 weeks. I'm also blessed with a great doctor who allowed me to do so. If my GD had been out of control there's no way he would have let me go to 40weeks. 

I ran three 5Ks while pregnant and ran all the way until I was 25 weeks. At which point I had too much pain to continue. 

I've gained 29.2 lbs. I'm hoping that I lose approx 12 in labor and will leave me with a very manageable about of lbs to lose (17) to get to my pre pregnancy weight which is officially 201lbs. 

So my blog will most definitely pick back up in that baby-weight weight-loss process. 

So for now. We wait on our baby girl.