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Still hanging in there

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yesterday got interesting trying to stay strong - all of us had a stomach bug. I still managed to take a walk (not terribly brisk), and kept track of what I ate (not the most nutritious, but within the right calorie range).

Today I found another large motivating factor for losing weight. My daughter was born preterm. We want another, but I'm still not quite ready. Which is good, because there are two risk factors for having another preterm baby - the fact that I already had one (can't change that, though if I could I would), and obesity. Obesity I can fix. Not overnight, it's a process, but it's a process I can work on. If going into a second pregnancy I had no outstanding risk factors, I'd be less worried. And less worry is good when you're pregnant! And isn't that more important that one single day event, like I usually use for motivation? Hopefully the combination of all my reasons will help keep me strong!
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  • BOVEY63
    Sounds like you have the best motivation!
    3992 days ago
    Great motivation!
    3992 days ago
    Wow, thanks Nutmeg. That's totally different from March of Dimes, and is definitely bad news. Maybe we'll just stick with the one....
    3992 days ago
  • NUTMEG1125
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but obesity is not a risk factor in pre-term labor for women who have more than one child. Many women that are obese have pre-term babies, not because their bodies can't carry the, but because doctors don't trust obese women to be able to give birth and plan to induce early or do a routine c-section. I am not saying this is the reason for your pre-term birth, just that the statistics are skewed because of the practices of the OBs doing an induction/c-section at 38 weeks resulting in a baby that may have only been 36-37 weeks and ending in the NICU.

    You can read about it here: http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.com
    3992 days ago
  • DEBANNE1124
    Obesity is the ahrdest to fix!
    Try to think of it in terms of being healthful for life and fix all ailments and prevent chronic diseases that are caused by obesity. then you can be excited with the meals you are eating and the exercise as well.
    Best of luck
    3992 days ago
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