100 lb. Club - Congrats Arctic Mama!!




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SnowboundChick
02-04-2010, 04:54 PM
Did I miss the announcement! Congratulations!! How exciting!


Arctic Mama
02-04-2010, 06:06 PM
I wasn't sure if making a forum annoucement would be tacky of me :lol:

Thank you for your warm congratulations! Hubby and I only tried one cycle for this one, so we were really excited when we got our positive. My original goal was to be under 200 for the pregnancy, but close enough :lol:

I an hoping to keep losing throughout the pregnancy, but my body seems to have other ideas right now. Either way, a healthy baby and healthy me are the only goals :)

cfmama
02-04-2010, 06:31 PM
CONGRATUFREAKINGLATIONS!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!!!


SnowboundChick
02-04-2010, 06:35 PM
Awesome. We only tried for one cycle as well with my youngest, it's really very surprising. Happy and Healthy 9 months!

PeanutsMom704
02-04-2010, 06:35 PM
that's awesome, congrats!!!!

rakel
02-04-2010, 07:22 PM
A HUGE Congratulations from me! Eeeee! :)

This is one of my goals for weight loss too -- to be around 200lbs before conceiving.

calluna
02-04-2010, 10:09 PM
Congratulations! Alaska kids rule!

Arctic Mama
02-04-2010, 11:42 PM
Thank you ladies!

traci in training
02-05-2010, 02:03 AM
Congratulations! Happy pregnancy!

marigrace
02-05-2010, 04:48 AM
No, not tacky at all...Congratulations !

Rosinante
02-05-2010, 06:01 AM
wow! Congratulations, that's fantastic news.

BeachBreeze2010
02-05-2010, 09:59 AM
Congratulations! Is this baby #1? How exciting! Such a wonderful time for you and hubby!

I would focus on eating healthy for you and the baby and getting mild exercise and let the weight "chips" fall where they may. You don't need junk food anymore than the baby does, so no need to completely abandon eating well. I know from personal experience with baby #2, that the "oh well, I'm pregnant I can eat what I want" method isn't one I would reccommend! LOL!

Beverlyjoy
02-05-2010, 10:21 AM
Happy Day! I wish you well in your pregnancy.

LitChick
02-05-2010, 10:26 AM
Congratulations!

Creeech
02-05-2010, 11:10 AM
Congratulations!! I just saw your blog, your due date is on my birthday! :D

Sandi
02-05-2010, 12:34 PM
Congratulations!!

Arctic Mama
02-05-2010, 03:07 PM
Congratulations! Is this baby #1? How exciting! Such a wonderful time for you and hubby!

I would focus on eating healthy for you and the baby and getting mild exercise and let the weight "chips" fall where they may. You don't need junk food anymore than the baby does, so no need to completely abandon eating well. I know from personal experience with baby #2, that the "oh well, I'm pregnant I can eat what I want" method isn't one I would reccommend! LOL!


Actually this is baby #3 for me :)

Even at my highest weights I NEVER messed around with my eating during pregnancy, that always seemed selfish and shortsighted. I was aiming for homebirth and then a VBAC and so being as low risk as possible was really important to me.

I never gained more than 8 pounds in a pregnancy, and both of my girls were a healthy 8 lbs 15 oz and 8 lbs 4 oz. I was lighter than my prepregnancy weight the day they were born.

I am eating the same with this one, as well. A modified Brewer diet, fitting it into 1900-2000 calories a day (and if I am still hungry I eat more healthy fare until I am satisfied).

Even at 260 pounds I was committed to growing healthy babies, I am interested to see how my body will respond to the same circumstances so much lighter. Right now I am bloated up like crazy, but it seems to be more hormones and less of a food issue :)

If I gain some more weight this time I am going to try not to stress about it. I still plan on biking a few times a week and food journaling throughout, and I think that is a solid plan.

I have never understood women going hog wild during pregnancy with junky eating, and it is definitely something I seek to avoid :lol:

gumboot
02-05-2010, 03:25 PM
Congratuations! :hug:

BeachBreeze2010
02-05-2010, 03:30 PM
Glad to hear it! You're an old pro then! :)

With #1, I was so sick that I lost a lot of weight during the pregnancy. With #2, I didn't know what to do and just ate anything that didn't run away from me! Thankfully, both girls were healthy and perfect sizes! Honestly, that was the beginning of when some other things in my life started falling apart, so it was probably a lot of emotional eating.

The irony is that the day before I delivered her, I weighed 200lbs. I thought I was a whale! Six weeks later I was at 170. Sometimes I think it's the few years after the babies are born that are the hardest to keep eating well.

Wishing you the best!

JustSharing83
02-05-2010, 04:06 PM
Congrats to you and your husband! :)