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Old 12-31-2007, 12:38 AM   #5
Turning the Heel
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What's funny, is I remarked to my DH tonight that knitting kept me from munching.

I'm joining this, but in a modified way. Because, as we know, being pregnant, is NOT the time to go on a diet. However, I'm at the point in my pregnancy where all I want to do is eat! And not always good things either. See, Emily wants me to eat every 2-4 hours. If I don't, she makes me nauseous and I start gagging. It's not pretty. But, if I'm bored, I tend to get snacky. So tonight, I started a new sock pattern. It's a little lacy and a bit complicated. Before I knew it, 2 hours had gone by and it was really time to eat.

Here's a little about myself, and why I'm obsessed with my weight, even though I'm not supposed to be....

In high school, I was never tiny. I stopped growing at 5'9", and graduated high school around 175 lbs. I also graduated pregnant, although I didn't know it. I gained almost 50 lbs with that baby and lost all but 5. Of course I gained it back and got pregnant again. That pregnancy only netted me 11 lbs, which after my son's birth, was gone and then some.

Long story short, up until 2 years ago, I topped the scales at 300 lbs. I had RNY gastric bypass surgery in Oct 05 (took my knitting with me to the hospital too). I lost 158 lbs total. This past July, after finding out I was pregnant again, I lost 10 more pounds due to the nausea and just plain feeling icky (included in the 158 total ). So far with this baby I've gained about 10-15 pounds...perfectly normal. However, I'm terrified of gaining too much and not being able to lose it.

So...I'm going to watch what I put in my mouth and when it goes in there. If it's not feeding time, it's knitting time.

I hope that even while pregnant, I can be part of this..../beg
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...I can't have too many projects, I still have empty needles...

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