Confession time: I've put on weight way too quickly. I did really good the first trimester, I think I put on 2 lbs if that. I was doing good a few weeks ago, then I exploded! It was like over night, I'd put on like 5 lbs and a week later I had another 5 lbs. And I don't know how! Really! I think I have put on 11 or 12 lbs. NOT GOOD. I'm only suppose to put on 15.
I'm still watching the blood sugar, and it looks ok to me, so that doesn't appear to be an obvious culprit.
More likely all the eating I've done is responsible. Being a vegetarian, I've been pretty worried about getting protein and it's not like I can just eat some baked chicken or turkey or other lean cut of meat. I have to think about every meal and squeeze in every opportunity.
Breakfast hasn't really changed, so that shouldn't be causing problems... actually I'm eating less because I can't eat a 1/2 cup of oatmeal (uncooked) at a sitting.
Lunch is about the same too.
Dinner yeah, it's varied, but about the same.
What's the difference? Probably snacking. I've been having a midmorning snack of cheese... usually cheese and crackers or string cheese. Sometimes nuts too.
And then the afternoon snack of nuts or fruit. Actually, I normally ate some fruit in the afternoon, so that's not different either.
And a glass of (skim) milk or two everyday (one at night to swallow all my freakin horse pills).
I don't think I've been that bad, certainly not so much worse than normal that I should go from losing weight to EXPLOSION. Cause, a few months ago I was loosing weight effortlessly. Apparently I've not been as good as I thought. But I was just trying to get some extra protein and calcium in. I don't know what I am suppose to do.
After the first explosion, I started watching things more closely but it didn't prevent the next one. I feel like a total failure. My baby is huge and it's all my fault. But I don't know what to do about it. I can't exactly diet. I can put the screws even tighter on my diet, but I don't think I can tighten them much, meet my calorie goals and protein goals. Oh, and exercise, I don't want to go into that right now, but yes, I need to do more, and IT WOULD BE NICE IF MY HUSBAND WOULD ACCOMPANY ME ON A WALK OR SOMETHING. (Not that typing that will help... he doesn't read the blog.)
Someone please come over and kick my ass. I need it. But please, spare me the judgement.