Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ayatollah Belly

I'm so not used to this belly thing.

Even when I was quite a bit heavier, I always put on weight in my hips and thighs and boo-tay. I have pretty much always had a nice flat stomach--the non-flat was my "baby got back." So now that I'm getting this belly thing I don't know how to handle it.

For instance, several times after lunch I've gotten up and realized a few minutes later that I have crumbs all over my stomach. I'm walking around like a human crumb machine. Nice.

Today I was wearing a black shirt at work, and turned around to add to something written on the board. I hit my belly against the blackboard and part of the words "Ayatollah Khomeini" appeared on my shirt.

Sweet. I'm now a walking cheat sheet.

I go back to the doc's on Thursday and decided I'm done looking at the number on my weigh-in. After having a borderline neurotic breakdown in the office the last time (in which Matt alternated between trying not to laugh at me and at the same time, calm me down), the doctor told me SHE'S the one who needs to worry about my weight--not me. She said everything's fine, and "unless I'm eating a pint of Haagen-Daaz (sp?) every night," I don't need to worry. I'm still running, swimming, walking with friends, riding on the trainer, and yoga-ing 5 times per week. So I'm just going to not look. And that's all there is to it.

In this journal book thing I have it says, "Chart your weight and waist size here!" Uh...no thanks. Neurotic weight head cases like myself don't need to be doing that kinda stuff. Since my doc and those of you who have come before me swear it's mostly water weight (and boobs--holy smokes, don't even get me started), what's the point? So I'm officially getting that monkey off my back. Several people who I hadn't seen in a while this week and BBQ'd with this weekend told me they couldn't believe I was that far along and that I looked great, so I'm going to stick with that. And three freshman girls decided I'm having a boy, because, as one proclaimed, (and I quote) "My mom says with girls you gain weight all over but we decided your butt is still small."



Running while pregnant is so bizarre. Sunday I ran and felt FANTABULOUS. I only had to walk ONE MINUTE (hey, that's good at this point) and felt like I could keep going. Then, Monday, the same run was POOPY. I had to alternate running 5 minutes, walking 3 for the first mile and a half or so, but then felt great and ended up going farther than I had the day before. Huh?

Every time I'm done with a run, Baby Z kicks like crazy. I think it wants me to keep going. As I was stretching after my "long" run on Monday of almost 4 miles (whooooaaa Nellie!) I thought I faintly heard someone say, "And you call yourself an Ironman?" To which I replied, "You're grounded."

Three more days of classes. Man, this year flew. I can't believe I've been doing this thing for 8 years now. I was such a baby when I started. Sheesh.

Happy training to all, and to all a good night!


Wes said...

Absolutely brilliant, Sara! You just crack me up. Go ahead and start practicing your parental skills now. They don't listen anyways :-) Just kidding!

Charlie said...

There is something holy about the belly of an expectant mother.
My belly however...Years of corned beef and beer.
Good news on the running. glad to hear Baby Z loves it.

jbmmommy said...

I hear ya on the belly thing. Between that and the larger cup size, I seem to be a crumb attractant.

Great job on the running, I gave up my efforts about 3 weeks ago. The recumbent bike and walking is about all I can handle now. Keep up the good work!

Kim said...

ummm i find crumbs all over my belly and im not even preggos :) at least it's a good resting spot for your drink...alcoholic drink that is! sounds like you are doing great sar... i commend you on the running, sounds like baby z is too!

JenC said...

You really do look awesome buddy. Look at Angela and Sam J., the belly does go back to normal.

I get crumbs on my darn lips all the time and NO ONE ever tells me. Nice!

Jennifer P said...

Hilarious. I always wondered where my food ended up before I was pregnant. Now I've traded in crumbs on my belly for puke in my hair -- oh the glamourous life of a tri-mama.
You have to post pictures, seriously. I'm dying to see how cute you look.

Kurt said...

Nice post. Don't worry about your weight, it is going to be what it is. Just stay healthy and take care of our blog baby!

Enjoy your running and walking.

Andy said...

I think the comments that are going back and forth between the students and yourself are hilarous!!!

It is really interesting to see how the pregnancy is affecting your workouts on a day to day basis.

This is the one time in your life where you get a free pass on your weight! Take advantage of it!!!


jkrunning said...

I have to (somewhat) agree with the freshman. I have 2 girls and with both I gained weight everywhere BUT my stomach.

E-Speed said...

I love the walking cheat sheet comment :) You look great to me!

Steve S. said...

Nice job on keeping that ba'donk in check!!


Jodi said...

I love hearing your stories with Baby Z. Can't wait until there are pictures with the stories!



TriShannon said...

Seriously... you should post a picture so I can see my TriSaraTops buddy pregnant! I'm missing out, but I'm sure you look great!!