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Old 02-28-2011, 09:40 PM
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OMG sorry I'm so far behind - I only just discovered you're pregnant! Congratulations!

Now, if I remember rightly, some believe (myself included ) food aversions are driven by evolution to protect unborn kids. That's why more pregnant women feel sick when they smell/eat meat/eggs/veg etc, rather than bread and fruit. It's something to do with toxins...

I think you're doing the right thing and just eating what your body tells you. Afterall it's the boss!
Thanks, Clare! That is the theory, just wish knowing it gave me some kind of immunity from it! I am doing my best to eat as many fruits and veggies as I can, but reading other morning sickness horror stories makes me appreciate that I have it pretty easy compared to some. Just hope it passes soon!
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:45 PM
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I would venture to say that the boss is someone that she hasn't even met yet, but it already trying to run the show!
Yeah, apparently I only make the kind of kids that like to run the show. Between my genetics and the epigenetics triggered by my womb environment, they don't stand a chance turning out any other way! Just looking forward to the day that green veggies begin to look appetizing again...Sigh.
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Contest #7 thread: http://forum.ttmembers.com/showthread.php?t=8167
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:19 PM
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Still looking forward to feeling normal again...hopefully only a few more weeks! I am amazed at how nothing tastes the same and how things I used to eat every day don't even appeal to me now. I just want food to be back to how it was a couple of months ago...Sometimes I look in the fridge or pantry and want to cry because nothing looks good!

First of all, I've cut out just about all dairy because it seems to worsen the nausea. Green veggies are not so great but I can still eat salad occasionally. Cooked spinach-forget it! My cravings for starchy carbs are pretty bad. And since those seem to help dull the nausea I go with it. Fruit is still OK. Nuts don't appeal to me at all! I don't remember it being like this last time. But then again it's been 6 1/2 years so I don't remember much about that whole pregnancy except intense nausea from coffee and egg smells...

I'm still getting my weight workouts done, but intervals are not what they were. I will get around to posting workouts one of these days. I've been going to bed early, so I'm missing out on my usual posting time when my daughter heads to bed. Still on Big 5 circuit, week three started this morning...

Congratulations to everyone on their six week contest finishes! I have been hanging around here and I probably should go back to the workout journal forum, but I'm still toying with submitting a 12 week essay. It's kind of a reverse transformation in a way, trying to transition mentally from fat loss to knowing I have to gain some weight during this time and trying to do it as healthily as I can, despite the food aversions and nausea. I don't look pregnant yet except my belly is starting to look not so flat. I'm getting my boobs back too so I guess I should enjoy this time! Wouldn't be so bad if the whole food thing was going better. At least I'm not vomiting!
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:42 PM
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My cravings for starchy carbs were way worse with my second pregnancy than my first. I just about couldn't stomach anything else. Was sooooo glad when it was over...I think I spent the second trimester eating almost all fruits and vegetables because I'd missed them! Funny the strange aversions/cravings you develop.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:00 PM
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Sorry for all the food aversions you're dealing with. Really hope the whole food thing improves for you soon.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:41 PM
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My cravings for starchy carbs were way worse with my second pregnancy than my first. I just about couldn't stomach anything else. Was sooooo glad when it was over...I think I spent the second trimester eating almost all fruits and vegetables because I'd missed them! Funny the strange aversions/cravings you develop.
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Sorry for all the food aversions you're dealing with. Really hope the whole food thing improves for you soon.
Thanks ladies, it's been rough. I wish I could say I'm out of the woods with the aversions/ nausea/cravings but not quite yet. At least I've been feeling a little better about veggies lately and fruit is not a problem. But oh, the starchy carb cravings! Can't wait till these go away. I agree they go hand and hand with trying to settle the stomach. Sometimes nothing else helps!

I finished up Big 5 circuit and started DB Depletion on Saturday. I'm making more of an effort to get to my intervals, I managed one KB interval workout and a couple bike interval sessions last week. But I didn't do final pictures or write an essay, think I'll save that for post-baby. But here are some thoughts.

This first trimester has been a lot harder than I thought it would be. I've gained more weight (about 6 lbs) than I would have wanted to in a perfect world with no nausea, fatigue or cravings. Most of my size 6's are no longer fitting, and size 8 is a stretch for most pairs of pants. But I'm mostly gaining in the belly area, my arms and legs haven't really been affected, which is surprising because my calorie intake has not been at all low. Eating so many more starchy carbs and not as many veggies, fruits and nuts has probably not helped my energy levels. I definitely feel better when I can eat those and dairy too. But as for now, I'm still not able to drink milk or eat yogurt without feeling sick afterward, which has made it much harder to get as much protein as I usually do.

I have managed to keep up my weight workouts and I still feel strong, though I've switched away from BB exercises to DB and BW exercises only. Pull-ups are harder with the extra weight. I'm looking forward to the end of the nausea at some point in the near future, as I'm 12 1/2 weeks now and almost out of the 1st trimester. I heard the baby's heartbeat at my 1st appt last month which was a great relief to us! I have an ultrasound and my second appt. coming up.

I'm just glad that I've been able to continue lifting and my midwife didn't give me any trouble about it at all when I told her. She said that athletic women should keep up with what they're doing since studies have shown their babies are fine and healthy. (Which I already knew, but hearing it from a health care provider is such a relief because I know I don't have to hide that I'm still doing it. ) So I'll be watching for exercises I need to modify (no more flat dumbbell presses, just incline) and taking it easy on weights but I am so glad they're not giving me any problems after the horror stories I have read/heard from other women about unenlightened doctors giving them a hard time.
All in all, I'm glad things seem to be going well so far for the baby, and fingers crossed for the end of nausea soon. One good thing is the extreme fatigue I was having early on is starting to fade, so I don't need to sleep quite as much as I did, and mornings are not as painful.

Congrats to everyone who finished the contest, so glad you've had success!
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To get something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done.

I've been at this a while-all last year in fact!

Contest #7 thread: http://forum.ttmembers.com/showthread.php?t=8167
Contest #8 thread: http://forum.ttmembers.com/showthread.php?t=8904
Contest #9 thread: http://forum.ttmembers.com/showthread.php?t=9480
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:52 PM
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Hi Shannon, good to see you are feeling better and almost through the worst of it...keep us posted and good luck with the nutrition and workouts, everything will settle down after the first trimester...just stay rested and stress free.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:23 AM
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Good that you're feeling better! If you're eating starchy carbs, make sure you drink lots of water.

Looks like TC12 will start during your third trimester and finish after you have the baby so your before and after photos should show an amazing difference!

Your baby can then enter TC13 - I've even got the before and after photos ready for you here:



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Old 04-06-2011, 12:48 AM
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WOW, can't lose...LOL..Love this.
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