Thursday, October 11, 2007

The fight against overindulgence

Now I know that when you're pregnant, you are supposed to eat more. Do you know how much more? Oh, well they recommend about 200-300 calories more. Here is a picture of how much food that actually is:

Yep, that's a plate of wheat thins.

Now I've always had an internal struggle with my weight. In fact, my senior year of high school I got sick (mainly due to the fact that I wasn't nourished enough to fight off a cold) and taken to the hospital to get well, both physically and mentally. It did shake me enough to get over that for awhile, but that inner battle stayed.

I will say that I have come along way. And when I say "I", that means with Jesus. There have truly been points in my life where I have felt carried by Him and for that I am so thankful!

So for the most part, my struggle with self image/food/overindulgence all of that is relatively stable. And I was hoping I could just coast through this pregnancy without ever having any of those thoughts... I was definitely wrong.

It's hard for my personality to find a middle of the road on pretty much everything in my life. It takes a lot of discipline and planning for me to be balanced. Well, with the whole food thing, it's like I'm either just eating whatever the heck I want whenever I want it...or...trying to be super picky about what I'm eating. (Don't worry...I definitely AM eating).

So, after my weekend of Maggiano's, Chuy's, Cheddar's, and whatever else I wanted, this week I've been really trying to find a good balance. And yay! It's working! I'm making my lunch every night or morning before school, I'm staying consistent with my breakfasts, and my dinners are much more balanced...with appropriate snacks between all those meals...I am pregnant you know :)

I actually feel a lot better! Thanks for suffering through my confessional! haha...


Susanlee said...

I was talking with my friend, Matthew, about you last night. This is what I said "My friend, Amanda, is the best person I know. She's just really *good* all the way around and I love her." Anyway, thought you should know someone's talking about you.

Chelsey's Chatter said...

No, I haven't. I finished season 2, and just started season 3. Hopefully I can start season 4 within the next 2 weeks or so!

GloryandGrace said...

Thank you for being so candid with this struggle. Confession is good for the soul, and I think that not enough believers are engaged in regularly confessing and sharing their thoughts with one another. That's what the body of Christ is intended to do! So thank you - know that you are an encouragement and that you are prayed for particularly during this final trimester!

Grace and peace, sister~