Thursday, June 21, 2007

The hunger switch

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.


Misguided Mommy said...

ugg im in that place where a grape makes me feel ultra stuffed and i can't breath

Bon said...

i don't think i've ever been in the place misguided mommy's in...but your plight, Christy? i know it well. only now that i've finally stopped nursing have i fully left it behind. it's nice, to look at food and not feel like it's a mistress i'm compelled by...

you're eating really healthily though, dude, so don't be too hard on yourself.

Dooneybug said...

I'm sure it's a phase and before you know it, things will get back to a more normal state. Or perhaps the opposite? That baby is having a growth spurt - feed it!!

Amber said...

Aahh good ol pregnancy! At least you're eating healthy stuff! I always managed to find donuts and cinnamon rolls the most appetizing ever!

Mary said...

I remember those days all too well...You're eating well anyway. I must say I'm totally jealous of the Chipotle. I'll be near one in a couple of weeks and can't wait to get one!

Eva said...

No wonder you're hungry. You are eating like a bird! You need cheese enchiladas, full-fat yogurt, sour cream guacamole with blue corn chips. A baguette dipped in olive oil and vinager with some nice organic cheddar. At least some nuts! Wait, I can't remember, are you a vegan or a vegetarian? Anyway, eat more fat! Fruit? Are you kidding me? With pregnancy hunger? I eat more fat and calories than you do and I have no excuse. Anyway I'm hungry just LOOKING at what you eat.