While I was in the waiting room I got to thinkin'. 15 lbs is on the higher end of the weight gain spectrum for 23 weeks. However, I've got everything working against me. 1) I'm not allowed to exercise. I can walk but it's near 90 degrees here already and walking outside just isn't appealing. 2) The husband leaves in July so we are trying to have a good time together. Lots of eating out and relaxing. 3) I'm an emotional eater. Him getting ready to deploy has put a serious strain on my eating habits.
Does all of that give me an excuse to eat an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's while on vacation?
Does this give me an excuse to stop going to the gym to walk?
Does this give me an excuse to shove the veggies aside and reach for the french fries?
Y'all I need to get back on track. My weigh in at the doctor was a wake up call. 15lbs is ok. My doctor expected a 25-30lb total weight gain. But the last part of your pregnancy is where you gain the most weight. I'm not about to start trying to lose weight. But I'm sure that our Hatteras trip has pushed me more towards 20lbs.
When I uploaded all the pics I took I was a little embarassed about what I ate.
I'll show you...
Hatteras has an abundance of amazing local restaurants. We went to one breakfast place there quite a few times. It's called the Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe.
For the majority of the time I just opted for a slice of homemade lemon poppyseed bread and coffee.
But this bakery is known for their "apple uglies" so I had to try one. They were unreal.
We also ate at my favorite place for breakfast, Island Perks. There I had an egg scrambler with potato, egg, and cheese. Plus a homemade biscuit.
We actually ate quite a few sandwiches for lunch. We tried a sandwich shop in Frisco called Frisco Sandwich Co. It was just ok.
My favorite sandwich shop was actually in Manteo called Poor Richards Sandwich Shop. It was cheap, fresh, and delicious! I inhaled my ham and cheese before I could even take a picture!
We found a great pizza place for dinner called Toppers in Avon.
And by far our favorite restaurant was Rusty's Surf and Turf. They had the best crabcakes I've ever had! Everything was delicious!
See a trend in my eating? Fat, fat, and fat... This doesn't even include my fill of fried shrimp, coleslaw and hushpuppies. It was out of control. Normally, when I order at a restaurant I try to find something semi-healthy. I didn't even think about it while we were there.
I know some of you might have the excuse "well you were on vacation". I like that excuse too. BUT every single meal doesn't get that excuse. I did eat some of my Umpqua Oats and we did buy fresh fruit to snack on.
The husband didn't do much better. Check out what he ate for breakfast every day... I'm not even kidding...
We didn't just eat on our trip... Even though it kind of felt like it. We saw all of the lighthouses. Hatteras and Currituck.
We did some serious pool time...
We got a bunch of cute family pictures...
And we visited the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
Let's just say though, I'm happy to be home drinking tea (in my new mug) and eating my veggies.
How do you guys stay on track during a vacation? Or maybe you just throw in the towel like I did...