When I found out I was pregnant one of the first questions I asked my doctor was "What is a healthy amount of weight that I should be gaining during my pregnancy?" He said ideally for the height and weight I was at at that time... 20-25 lbs, 30 max. But he said good luck with that. I took that as a challenge. Like I said we had gotten into the habit of going for daily walks and those walks continued on throughout my entire pregnancy all the way until the day Chloe was born. I also worked until I was almost 8 months pregnant. I worked as a supervisor in a restaurant which meant I was moving around quite a bit which also kept me active. For the most part I ate pretty healthy. One of my (healthier) cravings I had throughout my entire pregnancy were cold vermicelli noodles with pork, spring rolls, and lots of sriracha and garlic chili oil (yum)! I also ate a lot of salads, fish, and chicken whenever I worked. Some of my guilty pleasures were ice-cream (and a LOT of it), mexican food, and loco mocos (rice, my favorite was kim chee fried rice, topped with a hamburger patty, brown gravy, and eggs, normally sunny side up but I like mine scrambled). My eating and exercising habits remained pretty consistent all the way to the end of my pregnancy.
|Some of the absolutely DELICIOUS food that I enjoyed eating while I was pregnant...|