I can’t believe I’m saying this but we will be at the hospital tonight to be induced! I was diagnosed with mild preeclampsia this week and, since today we are at 37 weeks / full term, they decided that I am to be induced to prevent the condition from becoming worse. Thankfully, he is doing perfectly fine. It’s just a problem with mama!
When I was in for my appointment, I did ask the doctor if any of this could have been prevented if I hadn’t gained as much weight as I had. Her answer was a definitive “no”, which made me feel less guilty about how horrible I’ve been eating but also didn’t give me any comfort because it’s frustrating to know this is something I can’t help. Regardless of the preeclampsia, I gained entirely too much weight for my size. I’m so curious to see how big he will be and how much weight will come off immediately since a lot is actual water weight. I’ve been so antsy the past few months and have really missed my workouts and runs so I’ve been planning out my ideal workout routine and goals to help me get back into it!
A little over a month ago, I scored the ultimate deal. A repackaged Fitbit Flex on sale for half off at Target. I was so excited and still am. I haven’t forgotten it one day since and it has become such a vital part of my daily routine that I can’t imagine working on a healthier life without it.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Fitbit Flex, it’s a small device that fits into an armband. The device tracks everything including steps, distance, calories burned based on your daily activities, and even your sleep. It also syncs easily with My Fitness Pal to track what you eat and how many calories you take in.