1/21/11 - Yep, that's definitely a bump

The above picture was taken on 1/19/11, the day that I wrote about how it was the first time that I really felt fat.

That night I had a fairly successful workout despite the raging headache, and I decide that since it was week 9 day 1 (which means I'm in my 10th week! Agh! 1/4 of the way there? Already!?!??!) that I should document it with a picture.  Up until this point, I had only taken sporadic pictures of myself randomly and really, they all looked the same.

But this time was different.

Yep, there's definitely something in there.  This time I couldn't even suck in the bump if I wanted to.  Those abs that I had worked so hard on, that were still showing in the early weeks?  Gone.  (*sad face*)

According to the books and apps, my uterus is now the size of a large grapefruit or small melon, and the baby is the size of a green olive.  I can't even imagine a grapefruit in my abdomen right now, but if there really is something the size of that in there, then no wonder I look a little chub.  In fact, I don't think I believe the grapefruit thing. Grapefruits are huge, aren't they??

When I weighed in this morning I was at exactly 1 pound gained.  This fluctuates from day to day, mostly because of water retention, from what I understand.  Yesterday according to the scale I was only up four tenths of a pound but one morning after a particularly salty meal the scale told me I was up nearly 5 pounds, which I don't think it true at all.  I'm really trying hard to manage my weight but it's definitely a challenge with the cravings.  Yesterday I wanted fries more than anything in the world.  In fact, what I really wanted was hard-boiled eggs, cheddar cheese, and fries.  I had everything except for the hard-boiled eggs, but only because it was quicker to make scrambled eggs instead.

DH isn't really happy with the way that I give it to cravings, but I don't let it get to me too much.  I'll try to be reasonable, but we all give into cravings every now and then anyway, right? So I'll try to be good when I can, but this green olive is HUNGRY, and when I start feeling hungry I start feeling inklings of sickness, which I totally want to avoid.


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