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Exciting News!
August 26th, 2001 by Anna

Boy do I have some news to tell. To those of you that do follow this journal, I would like to apologize ahead of time if you feel deceived, but I had to do this. Anyway, when I made goal on the 2nd of August, I weighed in at 141. A week later, I got my WW leader to change my goal to the absolute highest it could be – 150 pounds. Why? Because I’m pregnant! Yes, I made goal while pregnant (and am 3 months pregnant in that picture with my size four skirt!). And before I’m chastised for losing weight while pregnant, at my defense I’d like to point out that I went to a dietician who told me what I needed to do to modify my points and eat right for the baby. I had a doctor’s appointment every week in my first trimester and if I hadn’t made goal in my first trimester, I would have quit on my own and started again after the baby was born. But I made it. Barely. And then had my goal changed because I wanted to have that buffer to reach lifetime while pregnant. WW kicks you out when you’re pregnant because of liability reasons. So I didn’t want to share the news here because I didn’t want it to get back somehow to my meeting and to WW and I get kicked out. Well, yesterday evening I got the most wonderful news… okay, finding out I was pregnant was more wonderful, but this was pretty cool, too. A WW friend of mine called to tell me that she read a rule we didn’t know about (she wants to be a leader and is studying up on it). She said that if a woman on maintenance (that’s me!) discloses she’s pregnant, she should be awarded Lifetime status immediately and encouraged to return after the baby is born! So this coming Thursday, I’ll be bringing a note from my doctor confirming my pregnancy. I’ll be duly kicked out of WW but I’ll be Lifetime when I come back! I do not plan on throwing in the towel and eating crazy just because I’m pregnant. Well, okay I did that last week and gained 3.5 pounds. But I’m back on track. I’ve modified my points to account for both maintenance and pregnancy. I joined a mailing list for other pregnant women who use WW. I’m going to journal everyday. Drink my water. Eat my veggies. Drink my milk. And I’m going to have a healthy baby and get back to pre-pregnancy weight in no time! Wish me luck!


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