wellness wednesday
My Journey

Weekly Fitness Update

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The baby snuggles are intense today!  Kenna asked for “uppies” around 8:00, which was close to naptime.  Before I knew it, she was asleep!  So here I am, writing a post with a baby sleeping on my chest.  I’ve missed it more than you know; since sleep training Kenna, I haven’t gotten my quota of sleepy baby snuggles.  There is a downside to sleep training!

Miscarriage

Check out these posts for backstory: weird test results, realizing we were miscarrying.
I’m feeling much better than I was over the weekend; my energy levels have returned to normal, and I feel more motivated to be a normal human being.  I had a feeling all along that something was amiss with that pregnancy – I was insanely tired and could barely stay awake long enough to feed my daughter and watch her play.  I was not that tired when pregnant with Kenna.
My HcG levels are now zero, so that probably has a lot to do with how much better I feel. We’ll be waiting 2-3 months before attempting to get pregnant again, just to give myself time to heal and my hormones to balance back out.  I really didn’t want to be third-trimester pregnant into late summer like last time, but we’ve now missed our April-birth window (and there’s no way I’m waiting another whole year!).

WFPB Diet

I enjoy cooking fresh produce so much.  I’ll list some of the meals I made here; unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures of all of them because I was feeling so crappy the last 6 days.  “Vegan” food doesn’t have to be tasteless and boring!

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Basic shells with homemade tomato marinara sauce.
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Tomato Basil Avocado toast on homemade white sourdough.
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Ingredients while cooking the following meal…
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Zucchini noodles in a sun dried tomato basil hummus sauce, with a side of whole wheat sourdough bread.
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Potato and leek soup, pre-blending.  So delicious with a couple of fresh slices of tomato!  Recipe here.
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Mexican stuffed peppers with salsa and fresh avocado.  Recipe can be found here:
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Vegetable soup and homemade whole wheat sourdough bread.  Topped with vegan Parmesan.
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“Dirty” brown rice with black eyed peas on a bed of fresh spinach.  Topped with vegan Parmesan.

Weight and Weight Goals

I’m still fluctuating around 147.6 at the moment.  Due to the miscarriage, I’ve been trying to lay low so I can heal faster.  Since I’m no longer pregnant, I’d love to get down to 130, but that’s probably unrealistic before the next baby.  I’m thinking… get to 140 for now (which would be down 10 pounds from 8/12).  I would say that’s definitely doable since I’m almost 5 pounds lighter already.  Once we get there, I’ll set a new goal depending on the timeline.

Weight Loss

150lbs 140lbs

 

Exercise Goals

I’m at the tail end of all of this miscarriage nonsense, and starting to feel much better. My goal for the rest of this week is to walk at least 15 minutes every morning (which I’ve already done for today).  Hopefully Friday I can get back on my bike and ramp up my walking to 30 minutes.  Once I’m back in the swing of things, I’ll be walking 30 minutes and biking 30+ minutes each day.
I don’t count calories, I just eat when I’m hungry.  I eat slowly until I no longer feel hungry and drink water before each meal to make sure I’m not over-eating.  I am trying to limit sugar intake moving forward… I may have eaten non-dairy ice cream and vegan no bake cookies the past 6 days to cope (oops).

What are your health and wellness goals?  Let’s chat!
Until next time,
Rachel

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