I’m still here.
November 17th, 2003 by Anna

I feel like I weigh a ton. I haven’t been journaling what I’ve been eating because I’m too embarrassed to see it. I need to start that up again. It didn’t help that today’s little “about your pregnancy” message was about weight gain. I was prepared to be reassured that it’s okay to gain, blah blah blah. Ha! It said that I need to be doubly sure to eat healthy because my body is storing fat. Oh great. I haven’t stepped on a scale in a week. It’s not as bad as it sounds, though. I still only have one chin. I’ve gained a lot in my butt, but the fact that I’m wearing smalls and mediums in maternity clothes is reassuring. And I’m SO excited about getting my body back – eventually. For awhile there, I was nervous that I’d let my eating habits slide so much it would be really hard to get back to eating right. But I was looking at some pictures and saw me pre-pregnancy. That was enough motivation to want to get back there. And just going back to my web site with the progress photos… I really don’t want to look like I did three years ago when I started Weight Watchers. Yuck! I don’t have to look far for motivation, that’s for sure!

2 Responses  
  • Sarah writes:
    November 18th, 200312:44 pmat

    Anna, keep your chin up. Pregnancy is a rough time for those of us who fight the constant weight battle, as you well know. When I was pregnant with my son, I gained 10 pounds between the fourth and fifth month (50 pounds total!). My doctor lectured me and made me feel terrible, I went home and cried becuase I honestly didn’t think I was eating that much.
    But it sounds like you are holding out well. Just remember, don’t worry about what you ate yesterday becuase yesterday’s gone. Focus on what you are doing for yourself and your baby from now on.
    Also remember that you are inspiring to those of us that read your website. I heard about it through a friend and I am so impressed that you have kept it up these past few years. Just because you have setbacks doesn’t mean that you are any less inspiring – in fact, it makes you that much more so becuase it shows you are human just like the rest of us!
    Keep it up, Anna! I’m rooting for you…

  • Heather writes:
    December 23rd, 20031:30 pmat


    I’m so proud of you. On Christmas day my baby will turn 8 months old and I’ve started getting real about myself. You are such an inspiration to have created this website and made it available for all to see. Don’t get down on yourself about gaining a few pounds while pregnant – There is a reward at the end of this – I promise you. Plus, stay true to yourself and you will make the right choices. I believe in you.

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