36-117-154 (with my response to the comments)

Jun 9, 2009 | The Joys of Pregnancy | 12 comments

OK, I am just putting it out there to see if it helps…

But I have got to work out.  I have not done a “real” workout in three weeks and the changes in my figure are like a nightmare.  Now, I know what I am in for.  I am not one of those girls that gains a mere 20 pounds when pregnant and I am only 5′ 4″ so you get the picture but OMG…  
The fact is as sick as I have been I am keeping a lot more food down than usual.  This has had immediate and frightening results on my figure.  I have freakish hunger that last time surprised even my midwife.  (The other night I ate two apples, a banana and crackers throughout the night and was STARVING when I woke up!)
Anywhoo.  I was feeling pretty hot say, mid May and now and feel like Sasquatch and I usually don’t feel like that til about month 7 or 8.   Somehow between the gagging, the hunger, the puking and the metal mouth taste I have got to workout.  Maybe those happy endorphins will lift my spirits if not my posterior.  
So, I am not the type of blogger to blog about weight gain/loss and exercise but I thought if I put it “out there” perhaps my pride would overcome my fatigue and latest attachment to the toilet.  What do you think?


  1. *The Beautiful Life*

    What do I think? I think you should relax and enjoy this pregnancy and all that it brings. You are NOT sasquatch! I’m SURE! So, I vote for taking care of yourself to the extent you are able and other than that — bring on the apples, bananas and crackers! BTW, that’s all really healthy! I would have had the icecream tub out! 🙂

  2. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    YOU ARE FUNNY! I say enjoy life, and if the workout works, fine. If not, just walk. That’ll help keep you healthy and feelin’ good!

  3. Tracie~MyPetiteMaison

    I’m with Ruth on this, enjoy yourself (while away from the toilette!). I remember eating tons of crackers and pralines and cream ice cream loaded with all kinds of additions (won’t share as that may make you really feel ill). Enjoy this time and savor every second! I’m so happy for you, I’ve been away too long.

  4. Valerie

    Angela, you are too funny.

    Might I make a suggestion…? (This is coming from a gestational diabetes mommy, but is applicable to the non-gestational diabetes mother as well)

    Try protein…even though you ate the apples/banana/crackers throughout the night, those are all carbohydrates…healthy ones…but carbs none-the-less.

    Protein helps manage blood sugar (something that all of us can benefit from, but especially women, and especially pregnant women) and curbs hunger. The next time you have the middle of the night craving, add some peanut butter to the apple or banana, or try some string cheese or cut up brick cheese with the crackers. Also, if you intentionally eat a protein snack right before bed, then you sleep may not be so disrupted.

    I too was concerned about the middle of the night eating, but my mid-wife told me that if I was waking during the night to eat then I definitely needed to eat something b/c it was my bodies way of saying that I wasn’t getting enough calories during the day. Baby is never the worry as they are little “parasites” and virtually take all that they need from mom…it is mom that is depleted and in need of the calories.

    I hope that helps and that I’m not overstepping my boundaries here.

    Blessings to you,

  5. cityfarmer

    this sounds like it’s worth a try …anything for this proud mama.
    I know she’s ready to see if anything works!

    (this is the proud gramma)

    you look GREAT, btw

  6. Anne Marie

    what Valerie said is true…protein protein and more protein, and not from healthfood pills, but chicken, whole grains,etc……

    you still haven’t lost your humor, even during this “sasquatch time”

  7. Parisienne Farmgirl

    Bless you all!

    I love these pregnancy posts – they even make me laugh while I am typing. (Remember the one about Liz Lange and her awful maternity jeans????)

    I knew this post would unleash everyones helpful suggestions…I should have included more info but I didn’t want to go on and on, this being the first Pregnancy Post this time around and all…but, what I didn’t mention was the junk food I ate for the four days in a row where I couldn’t even get it together to go to the grocery store. We’re talking Long John Silvers here people. Nothing makes you feel like Sasquatcth like laying around all day and eating burritos and LJS!!!! When I did finally make it to the store I threw up in a plastic bag the whole way home! AWESOME!

    And, I am eating protein. By the side of my bed is a jar or peanut butter and the night I ate all that food I must have had 3 or four tablespoons of peanut butter too – YUCK! I eat hard boiled eggs like there is no tomorrow and as much as I don’t eat that much meat and cheese I have been adding it here and there when I am hungry.

    I have moved on to more creative remedies such as the Unisom/B6 combo which worked for about 4 days but now I am to the point where I am tossing the cookies a good 6-10 times a day. YEE HAW!
    Last night I tried a suggested apple cider vinegar with honey and cold water and guess what, it’s 9:45 a.m. and I have thrown up 12 times. And having already pushed two children from my body every time I puke I pee my pants!!!!

    So, the barfing is almost preferred to the nausea and metal mouth of the last two weeks so I am just going to go with it and take it one hour at a time. Only FOUR WEEKS left of the first tri-mester. Woo-hoo! I am going to keep praying and keep my sense of humor as best I can which is where you fine ladies come in!

    Have a wonderful day!!!!!

    Maybe I should just go ahead and post this.

  8. Crystal

    Hi Angela,
    I know you pain, only I didn’t get really sick unti the end of my first trimester and lasted almost the whole 2nd trimester. I would much rather get sick then to just be nauseated anyday. They told me I was not a normal pregnancy, so don’t get scared. You will be fine in just a little while 🙂

    My life savers were ginger snaps, gingerale, saltines and popsicles. The ginger really did help me and that was before I really knew what it was for???

    Just to be able to keep anything down, feels like a big relief 🙂

    I will be praying for you.

  9. Faith

    Oh sweety, I hate that you are having such a rough time!!! Love you!!

  10. Molly @ Star Cottage

    Sorry you are feeling rough. And I am sure you are still very beautiful. I think we all feel frumpy while pregnant. And the weight thing. hehe I gained 50 with my first and 65 with my second. I lost it all both times, but I am a little wary of what might happen with a third. 😉 I will be praying for you.

  11. Belle de Ville

    I was sick every day both times I was pregnant and the only thing that could stop the sickness was food.
    During my pregnancy my old school doctor told me that this was the only time that I would be able to eat and not worry about it and he was right. I lost all the weight and more fairly quickly after both births.
    But, now that my children are at the same age that I was when I had them, I wonder what my figure would be like if I hadn’t gained so much weight during my pregnancy….and then I grab a cracker and a glass of wine…

  12. Parisienne Farmhouse Chic


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