Sunday, June 30, 2013

THIRD trimester here we come!

I had my first midwife appointment! Everything was great! My blood sugar was 77,my iron was 12.3,my urine was fine,blood pressure fine,I measured 30 (28 weeks) and baby's heartrate was 160! It was GREAT to see my midwife! We talked and talked.......She FINALLY got the Trim Healthy Mama book! I KNOW she will love it. She does not need to lose weight and she is super healthy but I KNOW that she will be passing the info onto her other patients. Maybe we will start a local THM group or something! :)

I have gained 15 lbs total so far. NOT what I wanted to gain by this point,but not terrible either. I have not exercised very much the last two weeks because I hurt my knee and then our tv remote went bad. My favorite pregnancy workouts need the remote to work so I couldn't do them. We have a new remote now though and my knee is great so I can't WAIT to hit it hard again this week!

I really,really REALLY need to stay motivated in these last 12 weeks! The last couple of weeks I have only done SO SO.......That has to stop!

I would really REALLY love to get back down to 197 and stay there. I don't see that happpening but I can hope.......:) I was 204 last weigh in. I SO hate to see that 200 number again. HATE IT. I was hoping to never EVER see it again,even during pregnancy. Oh well though.........NEXT pregnancy will be different! Lord willing,I will be at my GOAL weight before I get pregnant again next time!

I am very motivated that I truly HAVE done great this whole pregnancy and STAYED motivated and determined. This is a first for that! I ended my pregnancy with my 1st child at 198. I would LOVE to end this pregnancy 1 lb lower. That would really make me feel like I did good! :) I know that it probably won't happen but.........:)

My goals for these last 12 weeks of pregnancy!

Body brush/cold shower/oil run down atleast 4 times a week.
1 gallon of water/tea a day.
Good sleep.
Stick with THM very strictly with few cheats.
Exercise ATLEAST 30 minutes a day 5X a week.
Eat lowER calorie for my snacks/desserts after supper MOST of the time.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


I am at 199 this morning.........That puts me at 12 lbs gained so far. My weight WAS a little bit higher but I have eaten perfectly ALL week and it is going right down! I had toooooo much cheating going on with 3 birthdays and Fathers day in June.....Plus date nights. It took my weight right up.

Tonight is date night.........Scott and I are going out for pizza ALONE! I am going to enjoy myself and do excellent ALL day today and not worry what the scales say tomorrow. JUST cheating on date night doesn't do me much harm.

I AM going to make these cookies.........

 They are DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! I used coconut oil,xylitol for the sweetener and added one egg. I also used 60% dark chocolate chips. They taste like a real and gooey chocolate chip cookie! I can eat TWO and still be under the THM carb limit!!!!!!


I have recently tried it for the first time and I am in love with it. It tastes JUST like sugar to me!!!!! I love stevia but not in everything. For instance,I can't tolerate it in my coffee. It makes me SICK. Xylitol tastes JUST like sugar! I don't like stevia much in the baked stuff I have tried either. Xylitol in those cookies was amazing. They really taste just like sugar cookies. You MUST try xylitol!!!! It has me so excited!

I am planning on pizza tonight and one small sugar cheat. After that I will have my THM cookies and other on plan snacks. Even if I have more than two of those cookies I will STILL be WAY better off than eating REGULAR cookies.

All throughout the time that I lost my weight I cheated for the entire DAY Saturday. I still lost weight. With pregnancy,I gain WAY too easily in my third trimester so I am NOT doing those cheat days. Just some small cheats on date NIGHT.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Doing GREAT!

I don't have long to update but I did want to say that it is truly amazing. I have had ZERO swelling so far UNLESS I EAT SUGAR. I don't swell up over a small amount of sugar but if I really eat junky? I can literally feel my hands and feet swelling a few hours later and it takes ALL the next day to be completely gone. CRAZY!

My weight went up a little after having several birthdays and Father's day too. It is heading back down though. I have eaten perfectly all week and I feel great!

I am making Good Girl Moonshine but with MOSTLY lemon juice and only a little ACV. No stevia. I am surprised how much I like it!

I made my own protein bars and I am super excited about that! I just need to mess around with the recipe a little bit and then I will share it!

I have a drawer with tons of prepared THM foods in it. All sorts of stuff. Yogurt/fruit parfaits,baggies with meat,E sandwiches,plan approved chocolate,cheese sticks,protein bars (individually wrapped and 30 of them!) and more.......It is SO nice! My BIGGEST temptation is when I am hungry and have nothing READILY available to eat that is THM. That is when I tend to grab things that I should NOT grab! I think this will really help.

In the meanwhile it has motivated me to make up healthy and easy to grab snacks for the children too which they LOVE. Veggie and cheese packs,fruit,PB and jelly sands etc.

I am 27 weeks! I will post next week sometime with my weight etc. Maybe after my FIRST midwife appt next Thursday! LOL

I am super movivated lately! I am feeling the baby move ALL THE TIME and SO strong! I just LOVE it! I am so excited that it is getting closer and closer to the time where I am actually going to HAVE a newborn again! It seems unreal!

I am not tired of being pregnant at ALL but it IS exciting to think that I ONLY have 13 more weeks of the fight to keep this weight off! ON one hand that is a while yet but on the other hand it just doesn't seem like that long to me! That THRILLS ME! I am just excited to see how it all goes THM style.

Well,dh is almost home so bye for now!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I am back again! After a long time of not being here! LOL Oh well.......Atleast I have pretty much posted every few weeks. That is not tooooooo bad for me! :)

I was 196.0 this morning. Not as low as I would like to be but I am pretty happy. That is only a 9 lb gain total this pregnancy so far. I am 26 weeks today. I looked back at my old posts and I was happy to see that I haven't gained anything for the last 6 weeks! Even longer really because my weight is *up* right now. Just last week it was 190. I think it won't stay up this high for long. Just one of those flucuation things!

I am feeling GREAT and eating GREAT! That makes me very happy! I am also continuing to workout. I bought a 20 lb kettle bell to give a little increase now and then from my 15 lber! I have not used it yet as I have not exercised this week. I hurt my knee (nothing exercise related at all......just one of those weird things) a couple of days ago so have not exercised. It is getting better though so I want to try the new bell out tomorrow or the next day!

I thought this post was GREAT............10 great tips to make Trim Healthy Mama EASY.

I am going to do a post like that here pretty soon with the things that I have found helpful!

I ordered a bunch of maternity clothes that I was SO excited to get...I had to return them all! They were all too big! I ordered LARGE and I was swimming in most of them! I was bummed BUT on the other hand thrilled!

I am continuing with my body brushing (several times a week) and have also begun taking cold showers! I take my regular hot shower and then finish it off with an ICY cold 5 minute shower. (This is where I also rinse the conditioner out of my hair..GREAT for my curls!)

After my shower I rub down from head to toe with olive or coconut oil.

My skin is SO amazing.

Cold showers are rough (although you DO get used to it!) but they make you feel just fantastic when you step out of them! The health benefits are tooooooo many to list! GOOGLE it! You will be convinced to give it a go! (maybe!) LOL

That belly picture was from a few weeks ago.......Maybe even a month? I will try to get a recent one up soon!

Well,I have more to say but not tonight! Hopefully I will be back tomorrow!