About the same time that I started P90X I had to switch from the NuvaRing to the pill. I've heard great things about the ring but after 5 months on it I had to stop using it. So I stopped running completely
I will disheartened to say the least, but I've kept with it. The whole first month thinking, "What am I doing wrong? why am I gaining SO much? Should I quit and go back to running?" But I said I'd do it, the whole 90 days so I kept on. My hunger level definitely went up. By snack time at school you could hear my stomach growl. I tried a lot of different things, more breakfast, better breakfast, more liquids. What's been somewhat working lately is having a Luna bar. But I still feel hungry.
I did some research and talked with my doctor about it who reminded me that it's not uncommon for women to gain 10-15 on the pill (HOLY CRAP!). So I just finished week 7 of P90X, more than halfway through it. The scale says I'm up, its not a lot I know, but I've worked pretty hard since Tucker was born to stay at this weight of 150, its where I feel comfortable. Some clothes fit differently but I was seeing some tone in areas, and some clothes, pants mostly, didn't fit. This morning was when it hit. I pulled a pair of my favorite pants out of the warm weather tote, pants that were nice and loose last summer, they looked awful! How can I be doing this work, for so long, and still be up?
So I pondered, my eating hasn't been the best, I didn't do the P90X food plan because I'm so picky I don't like half of what's included. I have 10 days left on the pill, 10!!! What's going to happen when I stop taking it? This week I'm going back to protein shakes in the morning with a Luna Bar, a better lunch, dinner, and small snack if need be. Today I talked some with my mom about all of this and she asked what am I going to feel like when I gain baby weight again? I'm actually excited about that, I can't wait to have a big 'ol belly with a growing baby in it. I just want to be healthy beforehand to keep that baby healthy.
So she asked, is it worth worrying about my weight being up 6 pounds if in the next year (God willing) I want gain even more? Mom always have that other perspective!