Not Eating for 2

Guys, this might be a blubbery post because I am honestly STRESSED about how big my bump is already for 22 weeks and how much weight I have gained. I feel like its too much and too big (I’m sure I am just being emotional but still). Any other mommas feeling like this?
Here’s some updated pics since its been 1298634876 years since I’ve done any haha. Also, still in denial that I can’t wear all my normal clothes… I’m busting out of this non-maternity jacket!
I just wanted to talk a little bit in this post about what/how much I have been eating and what I think about it all.
I can’t say I have had a huge appetite, and I don’t think I’ve been eating a ton more than normal but I’m still gaining weight of course. Doc says its healthy so I’m trying to take his word for it!
That being said, I’m just waiting for the appetite stage to hit! I know some women take the mindset of eating for two… and I just wanted chat about it for a minute.
Before I ever got preggers I started reading books on pregnancy, what to expect and how to deal. I should go back and reread them now that I actually am pregnant though haha.
I read the book, You: Having a Baby and this really hit home for me. In the book they talk about you eating for 1.1. Seems simple right? I found it to be completely genius. That baby in there is SO TINY.
There is no way on earth that you need to eat enough to feed to adult ‘you’s.


To me, 1.1 means eating a little bit extra than normal each day (excluding the first trimester- since the baby really is SO small your body can handle it). According to What to Expect we should only be eating an extra 300 calories per day in the second trimester and an extra 500 per day in the third trimester. There’s a few different opinions out there but I match this pretty close but a little lower.
During my last semester at BYU, I really took an interest in what effects obesity had on pregnancy and the baby. Seriously, some of the most interesting stuff ever. Gaining a healthy and moderate amount of weight during your pregnancy can help set your baby up for success in the future. Little human will have a lower risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
Long story short, we can all be a little better and a little healthier but that doesn’t mean we need to be perfect 100% of the time.
Some of my goals right now (a little bit at a time) are focusing on increasing nutrient dense food and adding in physical activity.

  • I really want to be better at planning my meals (all of them!) and getting to the grocery store with a list of things to prepare those meals.
  • Exercise (even though it actually makes me feel MORE sick) needs to be an everyday thing, even just for 10 minutes!
  • Water. Gosh, water hasn’t tasted good but that is a bad excuse haha.
  • Prenatals- ugh. These make me so sick but I really need to be more consistent with them. Does it sound so terrible that I am admitting that? It sounds bad to me but it is so hard to take vitamins when you almost immediately toss them back up.

Do my other preggos have any goals that they are working towards? I’d love to hear about them! Also, any good menu planning (blander stuff), exercise and other random advice would be welcome! I’m a newb when it comes to motherhood so I love hearing about other people’s experiences.

Just wanted to say thanks for reading the blog!! I love and appreciate everyone who reads/support me, means so much! There’s some new things coming for the blog later this year, I can’t wait to share them with you 🙂 Have a great Wednesday!!

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