Thursday, July 07, 2005

Going out with a bang

A big, fat, gluttonous bang. We just got back from the grocery store and it wasn't until we were checking out that I realized I didn't buy any food for myself. Bryan and I generally eat 2 completely different diets (his diet: seafood, lean meats, low carbs) so he gets his stuff and I'm responsible for getting mine. There are only a few things we actually share. So once I saw the ice cream, cookies, chips, etc (my diet) going by on the belt I realized that was pretty much all I had picked out. Nothing I would consider real food, nothing for an actual meal.

I'm looking at this as my last hoorah. I was buying shit I refrained from my entire pregnancy. Yes, despite my double wide ass and 60 pound weight gain, there were a FEW things I actually said no to. Like the Easy Cheese in a can. That's some good shit! Not good for you but damn good. And in the last 15 years I've probably had it once but suddenly my appetite returned to my juvenile years once I became pregnant. And I'm sure I've eaten worse stuff during my pregnancy but I know when it's something that once I start to eat, I won't be able to stop which is why I've waited, until now, to indulge in my canned cheese fantasies.

Hey man, after Monday and when there is no more "pregnant belly" to blame my size on, just the excess flab and skin, I'm not going to be able to enjoy this food any more. So this weekend it's all about complete gluttony. My goal was to not gain more than 60 lbs. Well that's what my goal was once I realized I would far surpass the recommended goal of 25-35 lbs. Once I hit 30 lbs at the half way point, I knew I needed a new goal in mind.

And guess what? At my appointment Tuesday I had gained a total of 59 lbs. 1 POUND UNDER MY GOAL WEIGHT GAIN. WOOO HOOO. That's the last time I'm going to be weighed too, if all goes as planned on Monday. Yeah there is still 4 more days for me to be gaining weight in my pregnancy but no scale = NO PROOF! As far as I'm concerned my last pregnancy weight gain was 59 pounds and that's what I'm sticking too damnit!


Blogger Heaven Sent said...

You go girl! And please, please have some Reese's PB cups for me and Baby B.!! :o)

1:53 PM  
Blogger michaela said...

good thinking! towards the end of my pregnancy i let a co-worker feel my belly during a contraction and she was all "man, you have rock hard abs!" it made my day.

so enjoy your curves and rock hard abs until monday! hee hee.

2:17 PM  
Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

Oh I like the way you think!!! You go girl!!!

3:28 PM  
Blogger RysMomma said...

You actually get 9 months after the baby is born since that is how long it took to gain it all! Ok that's my theory and I truely enjoy it!

4:02 PM  
Blogger KELLI BELLY said...

I remember eating a couple batches of X-mas cookies that were in the freezer right before giving birth to Hailee. That was my last hoorah! Eat your squeeze cheese girl! ENJOY IT! XOXO

4:06 PM  
Blogger dk said...

Way to go on attaining your goal! Kudos (and preferrably the peanut butter kind) to you!

4:11 PM  
Blogger RSM said...

I hate to break it to you, but the pregnant belly doesn't really go fully away right after you have the baby. I mean, it does - it's not all big and round and pretty anymore. All of a sudden you just deflate like a balloon. It's dreadful. No one warned me of this when I had my daughter and I cried for like 3 weeks about it. But seriously, you snap back. You won't be a saggy, deflated balloon forever!
Not trying to scare you here, just warn you.

I'll be spending this last 2 months of my pregnancy gorging my little heart out. I don't care what I gain anymore. I mean, I do... but really, what's another 10 pounds in the grand scheme of things if it means that I get to devour more Chocolate Lucky Charms for 8 weeks!! :)

4:15 PM  
Blogger buhtafly said...

Enjoy it!!! why not splurge a deserve it!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

if you can enjoy these things despite those silly random contractions, the bloated appendages, and the heartburn then more power to you! You are quickly ending the brief period of your life when you can eat things with impunity and I for one, thoroughly encourage you to do so. To echo rockstarm mom, tho, my rockhard abs went the way of the dodo bird after my first one. I'm fairly uncertain I'll be seeing those dudes again...but fuckit!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Lucy's Capers said...

I had a supersize coke, HUGE DOUBLE CHEESE BURGER, large fries, and shamrock shake 1hour before my emergency c-section to meet Lucy...

YOu make me feel so much better! ;)Can't wait to see him!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

I gained 59 lbs with Lil and that one extra lb woulda made me CRY! so I hear ya, sista. Binge away!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I miss my 3 peanut butter sandwiches a day, and I think my dog does to (since he got to lick the spoon).
Anyway, I ate like it was going out of style when I was pregnant and I was really scared that the constant hunger wouldn't go away, but it did eventually! Now I just dream about those PB sandwiches!!!

8:05 PM  
Blogger BJ said...

Cara - Just remember that you are getting the most wonderful little thing out of all of the food cravings and weight gain. If it feels good, then do it! Your body will get back into sync when its time too. So, best of luck to you and Bryan. I can't wait to see him!

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Sitting Still said...

No scale = NO PROOF

That's why I keep mine hidden under the sink even now. Enjoy!

9:16 PM  
Blogger reet said...

mmmmmmm....easy cheese

9:13 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

HEHEHE good thinking! I said the same thing. It's the only time in your life you can gain as much weight as you want and no one can say a damn thing about it. Have a good weekend!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Enjoy your last few days of pregnancy! You can probably count on losing 25-30 of those pounds immediately after your baby is born. And nursing helps you to lose weigh too! It burns an extra 500 calories a day :D My bet is that you'll be ravenous after you have him -- labor, delivery and nursing tend to make you kinda hungry, LOL!

9:57 AM  
Anonymous honestyrain said...

i have one rule while pregnant: eat what your body tells to eat and or not eat. with my first i ate...all fat, all the time. i would have four meals bhy noon. with my second i was sick as a dog and ate very little for months. i gained the exact same amount of weight with both (35-40).

so you go on girl, eat eat eat. your body knows what it needs and if it says easy cheese, you give it easy cheese and smile!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Hey, good news... a lot of times you LOSE a few pounds in the last few days before delivery. So, if you're feeling brave, step on the scale the morning of your induction. You might be down to 155-ish. :)

1:59 PM  
Blogger RysMomma said...

What no post today? You still around enjoying all that food? =c)

2:50 PM  

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