Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Insatiable Appetite

I have been starving lately! Not just the normal munchies type of hunger, but an insatiable hunger, one that completely overwhelms me. All the What to Expect When You're Expecting books tell you this will happen in your late second and third trimesters, but wow I was not prepared.

Luckily because I work, I maintain a good healthy diet while I'm at work (bagel and milk for breakfast, fruit for a snack, a weight watchers meal and fruit at lunch, and lots and lots of water) but once I get home, it's a free-for-all. I silently beg Mr. Howard to bring home cookies, ice cream, chips, oreos, and anything else I crave at the moment and simultaneously silently pray that he won't bring it home and in my sight. I know you're allotted an extra 400 calories a day so oftentimes I justify it in that way, but seriously - someone should have warned me. So, I'm now warning all you someday moms. I was a woman who was very in control of what I ate. I had willpower like you wouldn't believe. But pregnancy takes EVERY tiny ounce of ANY self-control you had and throws it out the window, while also whispering loudly in your ear, "it's for the baby! You can't deny that the baby needs food!"



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Okay, I know I shouldn't laugh, but yikes! Now you've got me concerned...I thought I had willpower where food is concerned too, but maybe in a few years I will find this is not the case.

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I thought I had willpower too! I mean I always loved food, but had no problem saying no. Mr. Howard would go to the grocery store and put all sorts of sweets and junk food in the cart and I would stand behind him taking all of it out as we went. Now, I'm the leader. I walk around putting all sorts of nonsense in the cart! :-) The good news is that at the end of this, I not only get to have a baby (thereby losing SOME weight), but also get to nurse away some more of it. I'm not sure what Mr. Howard's going to do! ;-)

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