Purpleds Pregnancy Food Diary
I used to post on this forum quite a bit. I started at 14 and a half stone. I got down to under 10 stone. This proved to be to low to handle, I didn't want to be obsessed with maintaining a body that took too much work and effort. Anyway I levelled at about 10 stone 8 lbs which at 5ft 9 and a size 10/12 is perfect and easy to maintain.
I got married in May and had a fantastic 2013. I am going to Dubai in January and we decided to start trying for a baby in January. We would have tried earlier but I didn't want to go away heavily pregnant or with early morning sickness. Lots of my friends have been trying for a long time for a baby and not been successful and we read in a lot of places it can take up to 6months for a healthy couple to conceive. We went away for my birthday last month and had a moment of madness and thought we'd go for it, without discussion really. Then the day after said actually let's just wait till Jan like we said. They say it only takes once and I was shocked to learn I was pregnant. I got a positive result 6 days before I was due, I took a test as I was feeling different. After the shock we were both very happy and I did about 3 subsequent tests to double check as I couldn't believe our luck.
I am now 5weeks6days pregnant. We go to Dubai at the end of January when I will be 9 weeks.
I have not created a food diary to lose weight and am completely happy to gain the 20-30lbs I will gain during my pregnancy. I do know that I am still a fat person on the inside and given the chance I would eat everything in sight with a good enough reason. Being pregnant isn't about eating for 2. It is about eating healthy and giving our baby all the nutrients it needs to survive and thrive as a baby. I have never really thought about it before but everything that passes through my body also goes through the baby.
Simply Filling - simple start - is easy to follow. No limits. I can eat when I'm hungry. But it will stop me pigging out on chocolate. I know weight watchers say they don't allow pregnant, but I know my own body and am not trying to lose weight. This plan is similar to slimming world which does allow pregnant women.
Anyway I begin tomorrow - no one knows I'm pregnant other than my husband. We want our scan to show a healthy baby and heart beat before we tell others. It's hard to keep secret when I feel so tired and sick but I will.
As well as the free oil each day I am also allowing myself 30g cheddar :) I'm using this as a more calcium excuse lol
Last of all - If Wholemeal isn't available (pasta/rice) I will l use normal.