My Pregnancy Journey with SP

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's week 3 of the July Hot Mama's Challenge with the Sparkteam Fit and Pregnant.

Menu for the Week:

Friday: Chinese - Yeah, sometimes I cave in to my cravings but as a Sparker I've learned about portions and calories. I felt I made good decisions!

Saturday: Chicken Parmesan and Cucumber Salad - A few weeks ago I was looking up recipes on Babyfit and found one for Chicken Parmesan. I've never tried it before, sounds delish though.

Sunday: Picnic - Don't know what's going to be served but I will be sensible!

Monday: Black Bean Burger and Roasted Potato Wedges - This is one of my favorite meals. My mom made it for me after I started SP. She likes for my family and I to go over for dinner so she made something "healthy" just for me. I loved it so much I asked her for the recipe and now I make it every once in a while.

Tuesday: Veggie Pizza and Fruit Crisp - My fiance makes the veggie pizza, apparently it's a family secret that I'm not privy to LOL or it could be that he just likes to pick on me.

Wednesday: Split Pea Soup - Favorite soup, especially now that I'm pregnant. I always seem to want soup, the best part is I make enough to have for a few lunches or dinners. I love dipping whole wheat bread in it and if I'm still good on calories I add a little butter to said bread.

Thursday: Baked Sweet Potato - If I had to I could live off of this, it's so filling I can't even finish it most of the time.

Grocery List for the week:
Skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, Eggs, Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, Butter, Spaghetti sauce, Shredded mozzarella cheese, Grated parmesan cheese, Sweet potatoes, Apples, Rolled oats, Walnuts, Black Beans, Potatoes, Roasted potato seasoning mix, Carrots, Celery, Split peas, Onions

Links to Favorite Recipes:
Chicken Parmesan babyfit.sparkpeople.com/

Workouts for the Week:

Friday: Yoga - 10 mins/ Swimming - 30 mins

Saturday: Circuit training - 30 mins/ Wii - 10 mins

Sunday: Plan - Circuit training - 30 mins/ Yoga - 10 mins

Monday: Plan - Box fit - 30 mins/ Wii - 10 mins

Tuesday: Plan - Circuit training - 30 mins/ LS Walk It Out DVD - 10 mins

Wednesday: Plan - Swimming - 30+ mins

Thursday: Plan - Swimming - 30+ mins

This coming monday I will be 21 weeks pregnant! Only 19 more weeks til Baby Bee graces the world with his total awesome baby-ness!
Being pregnant hasn't changed much for me as an SP member. I'm just as active on the site as I was before. I did cut back on workouts. I was working out everyday - running everyday but I cut back because...I'm tired LOL. I think that's just a super reason LOL. I still watch what I eat and track everything but I also allow myself to indulge once in a while. Just a few days ago I had the urge to slather peanut butter on Oreos. I didn't do it though, seemed like too much work at the time and I also didn't feel like logging it in my tracker. I was having a lazy day LOL.
The hardest thing about being a pregnant Sparker is all the challenges I'm in. My focus at the moment isn't about losing weight but when weigh in day comes along I'm always surprised when the scale shows a loss. I seem to expect the scale to show an outrageous gain or even just a small one. These challenges are what help keep me motivated, well....aside from my SP friends. I'll be here til I go into labor and then I'll be back to lose the baby weight LOL.
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    You are doing SO GREAT!
    3472 days ago
    I wish I'd found spark when I was pregnant! Great menu.
    3473 days ago
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    Your menu looks fantastic and your exercise plan looks amazing! You're doing so well with your pregnancy and your attitude rocks! So glad to see you taking an active part in SP even with being pregnant. It is tough, but it is so worth it! I love your attitude and you're making such great choices for Baby Bee!!!
    3473 days ago
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    Wow your plans look great!! Wish I had thought to swim when I was pregnant. I just took a lot of walks but swimming would have been much nicer since it was summer! Here's to a happy healthy pregancy for you and your soon to be family! emoticon
    3473 days ago
    It is very smart idea to be on here while pregnant. I didn't find SP when I was pregnant, back in 2005, but I made sure to eat healthy and only gained 20 pounds. I think a little of that was due to the fact that I couldn't keep foods down that had butter on them or those that were fried. Pretty much it was grilled or baked items the majority of my pregnancy. My daughter made me eat healthy lol. I have pretty much kept up the eating habit as I get sick to my stomach if I eat too many fried foods in a day and I don't eat butter on too many things either. It's funny how that small time in my life has affected my habits still to this day lol.
    3473 days ago
    What an excellent planner you are!! I'll bet Baby Bee will be super healthy thanks to the care you give to your body and on to baby!

    I'm sure whatever weight you gain will be HEALTHY pounds!!
    3474 days ago
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