Hey y’all!! I am back with another delayed, overdue, procrastinated post. The last four months have been extremely sad for me. I’ve been to eight funerals this year two being my beautiful big sister and beloved grandfather and it’s been particularly hard to cope, mourn and manage life being a new mom, soon to be mommy and soon to be wife.
My latest struggle now is I am 27 weeks pregnant with pregnancy induced high blood pressure (preeclampsia) and weight issues. About two months ago a visit from my specialist warned that I may, no girlfriend said I need to lose 10-15 pounds.
I was only three months post-partum when I became pregnant with my second son. I know, just…don’t. I never really had the chance to lose my baby weight when I began picking it back up with cheeseburgers and chili cheese fries. So, now I am here with another trial to add to the others of losing weight while pregnant.
My doctor’s appointment last week revealed I have lost 7 pounds so far! A slow but huge accomplishment for me with the way I’m feeling right now. Having to feed a nine month old now actually improved my eating habits because I definitely did not want to cook two separate meals nor do I want him developing bad eating habits eating off of my plate.
Lots of veggies and fruits have been an everyday part of this struggle because its definitely a struggle everyday. I still have morning/all day sickness into my seven month, TF! So eating this way has helped some. I’ve definitely had to cut out greasy and fried foods because they just exacerbate the nausea and vomitting.
So I’m sure there are others out there with a similar struggle and we can all use the encouragement and meal ideas. I’ve listed some of the meals I’ve prepared that have helped me along the way.
Boiled eggs w/homemade salsa, sliced tomatoes and wheat toast is my favorite so far. Really simple and quick to cook. I only eat bread twice a week so I pick and choose wisely.
Baked tilapia, I have some issues with tilapia but I often use out for Black/Red grouper but I forgot to take pics before devouring it, with brown rice, steamed broccoli and asparagus with a slice of avocado. I eat an avocado everyday. It’s a superfood so it’s loaded with omega 3’s, folate, potassium, fiber I could go on.
Watermelons as big as babies well my baby!
Lots of salmon, sautéed kale and mushrooms, mashed yams and zucchini and squash medley.
Now I have my cheat days but I still try and cheat healthy. Usually this is when I eat my bread. I found this little eatery at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in Atlanta, if you’re ever in Atlanta check it out)l, that serves falafel sandwiches to die for. I can’t remember the name for the life of me but I’ll be doing a local business post.
These meals have helped a lot. With it being summer I hate to cook but these are pretty quick. Along with moderate exercise, I walk with Sage in his stroller for about 30-45 minutes about 3-4 a week. I was told that was the only exercise to engage in as of now.
***Please consult with your physician before entering into new meal and exercise plans while pregnant!
Are you trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy pregnancy at the same time? What are your go to meals?
****the opinions expressed on LCC are just THAT, MY two cents!****