Did you know that pregnant women have a hunger switch? Somehow, my hunger switch got flipped to "starving mode," and I am struggling to keep my weight gain under control. To illustrate this point, I am going to outline my day...
6:30 - Porgie wakes me up. While feeding her a bottle, I notice that I am starving. I am so hungry that I actually feel a little nauseous.
7:00 - I eat a HUGE bowl of shredded wheat and a banana and some grapes. When I finish breakfast, I am still kind of hungry.
9:00 - I am starving again. I fight the temptation to eat again. I take Porgie for a walk instead.
10:00 - I can't take it anymore. I am dieing of starvation. In an attempt to be healthy, I go eat some more grapes and two bananas. I am still hungry.
12:00 - Lunch time has finally arrived!!! I eat an ENORMOUS bowl of spaghetti. Spaghetti has never tasted so good. I lick the bowl when I am finished. I actually feel full. Its a very nice feeling.
2:00 - Porgie and I go to Target to get some formula and baby food. We pass a Taco Bell on the way home. I want Taco Bell. I really want Taco Bell. Must. Fight. Urge.
3:00 - I am starving. I open a jar of pickles and, I kid you not, I eat the whole damn jar.
5:00 - John arrives home with Chipotle burritos. I inhale my burrito. BUT I AM STILL HUNGRY.
7:00 - Ashamed that I am still hungry after eating a huge burrito, I vow to not eat anymore.
9:00 - I eat three Popsicles. THREE- because I am starving, people!
10:30 - I go to bed thinking about what I am going to eat for breakfast in the morning.
I hope that my hunger switch gets flipped back to "normal appetite mode" soon. I feel like a bottomless pit.