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post #41 of 78
I used to be a pilates fiend- and I did Weight Watchers, which for me was a really smart move. It helped me with portion control, better choices, and lifestyle changes. I don't know that I'll actually do the WW again after birth- I can do the program without actually paying for it, but the Pilates- it's a serious life saver.

I have never felt more flexible, strong, and skinny. Talk about an improved mindset! And I was so willing to be adventurous. Spicy.

I don't know that pilates is okay now that I've got a little one inside. It's so core-intense that I'm worried it would hurt the baby. But I am ready to get back on the band wagon right as soon as my body recovers.

Then I can be back to 153 and a strong, empowered momma. Not getting out of breath as I chase my new baby...
post #42 of 78
At my 9 week appointment I had gained 9 lbs- it concerned me a bit, but I had no vommiting and was able to eat most meals, or more to keep feeling good. At my 13 week appointment this past Monday, I had only gained another lb, so I am up 10 lbs total at 13 weeks. I started at a healthy weight and am just taking it all in stride.
post #43 of 78
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I think my weight gain is mostly from less running. Before my BFP I was running 12-15 miles a week at a pretty good speed plus doing light resistance training a couple times a week. I'm still doing the light resistance training but my "jogs" are now only 3 times a week and for 20 minutes top - lately I can't get above 4.5 on the treadmill (it's been too cold to run outside). So even though I'm eating the same or even a tiny bit less than before, I'm burning way less calories.

Definitely hope to get back to running after the baby and healing, as well as start up pilates!
post #44 of 78
boscopup: I got on BC when I was 17, and gained like 5 or 10 pounds and a cup size, both of which I eventually lost during my course on it. My weight gain didn't start until a year after I got off the BC. It's my theory that the BC held the PCOS in check for awhile (it can do that) and once I had a year off my body went to screwy mode and here I am, a lot fatter and 3 miscarriages later.
post #45 of 78
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Originally Posted by rivkah View Post
Wow! That seems so crazy to me! I just don't see how you can lose weight (overall--not in first few weeks) and grow a healthy baby.
It is entirely possible. Not ideal, not by a long shot, but the baby takes its nutrients from the body of its mother. The food she eats replenishes her supply of nutrients, muscle and fat {both healthy and unhealthy fat}. A severely malnourished mother is more likely to birth a small, unhealthy baby simply because her body did not have the nutrients there to support that baby to begin with, but an overall healthy woman can definitely lose weight and still birth a healthy baby. This absolutely in no way means that women should try to diet or try to lose weight while pregnant.

Unfortunately, I know this from personal experience. I lost 17 pounds overall while pregnant with my first daughter {third child} and 25 pounds overall while pregnant with my second daughter {fourth child}. I'm 14 weeks pregnant with my fifth child and have already lost over 20 pounds. In September I would have been happy to see the scale dropping so rapidly, but it's scary to see those numbers go down while pregnant. Scientifically there is likely very little risk to the baby, but there is a lot of risk to *my* health from being so sick. HG sucks. It's a miserable experience. But if I'm able to get control of the HG by the third trimester baby should {according to studies and my own two child experience} be fine.

I want to stress again that this does NOT mean that women should try to lose weight while pregnant. It is not healthy and can put a severe strain on your body which can take years to recover from, if you ever manage to.
post #46 of 78
I am 15 weeks and I have gained, like... 3 pounds? Depends on the day! Some days I have gained 3 pounds some days none... I am eating a lot so I have no idea what is going on!! Nobody seems concerned about it yet though...
post #47 of 78
I agree with a lot of what sunflwrmoonbeam has said.

My first pregnancy I started at 10 lbs overweight {according to the Army ~ I was considering signing up and the recruiter said to bring my weight down by 10lbs to meet the standard. I went jogging, got sick and almost passed out ~ that's how I found out I was pregnant}. I gained a total of 39 pounds. I was 19 years old and in perfect health, but by the end of my pregnancy the OB was griping at me at almost every appointment about gaining "too much weight".

There is far too much emphasis put on weight in the US. Healthy diet, healthy lifestyles and healthy excersize should be where the attention lies, not in the number on the scale. That goes for pregnancy and for non-pregnancy.
post #48 of 78
I have gained 2 1/2 pounds and am 15 weeks 2 days, but was a bit overweight to begin with. My midwife said she would like for me to gain 10 pounds by 20 weeks, but I'm not sure if I can. That means I need to gain 7 1/2 in 5 weeks!

With my son I had gained 4 lbs by now and ended up gaining 54, so I'd like to not do that again.
post #49 of 78
In my opinion (which is neither profession nor medical), if a person eats a healthy diet and maintains an active and healthy lifestyle, then the size of the body that they have should be fairly irrelevant. It's when a person has an unhealthy diet/lifestyle that makes them fat (when they wouldn't be otherwise) and then they claim that "fat is just as healthy" that I get really doubtful... just like the rest of medical (especially maternity) care, we must look at the big picture, the evidence, the individual case--not just a number or a machine readout.

Anyway, I've gained about 2 pounds at 14 weeks. Haven't vomitted and I eat constantly. It's weird and very different from my other pregancies. With #1, I gained a pound a week consistently the whole pg (so I was up 20# by 20 weeks!). With #2, I gained a little more slowly in the beginning but put on a few more pounds overall. I've started all my pregnancies at the same weight and I've lost pg weight within a year (just from breastfeeding) both times so far.
post #50 of 78
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Originally Posted by musiclady View Post
I don't know that pilates is okay now that I've got a little one inside. It's so core-intense that I'm worried it would hurt the baby. But I am ready to get back on the band wagon right as soon as my body recovers.
Pilates is safe to do during pregnancy. I even have a DVD called "Prenatal Pilates" which is mostly the same exercises that I have on another non-pregnancy Pilates DVD. There's also a Post-natal version that includes exercises with the baby.

And it's safe to do abs work during pregnancy, but in the third trimester, you have to be careful about abdominal muscle separation. When I asked my OB about abs work during pregnancy (the physiologist at the gym wanted me to double check with the OB before he assigned me any abs exercises), my OB said I could do my normal abs work during the first and second trimesters, and he just said I'd need to change some things in the third trimester. Didn't say how to change things yet.

I've been doing crunches on the ball with no problems... actually my abs feel *stronger* right now, which is odd. And it's definitely helping me with the pregnancy and keeping my sacrum from getting out of place as easily as it did last pregnancy. I also think it's helping hold baby a bit higher, as this baby is definitely not sitting as low as the last two, and I really think it's because my abs are a lot stronger this time around (due to abs work prior to pregnancy).

I've also been doing Yoga. Last week, I did my regular Yoga class, where she does add some Pilates stuff in there. The only things I had to do different were spread my legs a bit in Child's Pose (so my belly would fit ), and I couldn't bend over as much as I normally can, just because the belly was in the way. My instructor also said not to do any deep twists.
post #51 of 78
"There is far too much emphasis put on weight in the US. Healthy diet, healthy lifestyles and healthy excersize should be where the attention lies, not in the number on the scale. That goes for pregnancy and for non-pregnancy."

YES YES YES YES YES!

One can be healthy and still be heavy. One can be unhealthy and be skinny (see my father for a good example of that). Size means just about nothing when it comes to health, and people forget that so much.

My plan is to eat well, try to be as active as my body will let me (damn severe back pain), and not worry about the weight. Of course, as I'm losing, I am worried. Bah!
post #52 of 78
I'm 13 weeks and I've only gained about 3 lbs. I had really severe nausea and random barfing for 2 months early on, so that definitely helped with the weight gain. My appetite is back now though, so I need to be careful with what I eat.....
post #53 of 78
I'm 13 weeks tomorrow and have gained -3 pounds (yes that's a negative sign). Doctor said today to gain some weight because the baby is gaining weight and that means that several pounds (the lost weight, and the baby and placenta) have come from me.
post #54 of 78
I'm about 15 weeks and I've lost about 3 lbs. I started at 138 prepreg, then was 138 at 10w and was 136 today. I am just getting done w/all day nausea but my appitite is not quite back to normal yet. Starting at 138 is about 15 lbs over my normal and "ideal" weight. I'm 5'3" but small framed, so 138 was at the top of normal for BMI.

I know I've gained...I have no waist and a baby pooch.
post #55 of 78
I'm 14 weeks and have gained a whopping 17-18 pounds, and I am only 5'2". I am not worried at all. I gained 40 pounds last pregnancy and it flew off with nursing and regular wallks/hikes. I may gain more this time, but I'll also probably be tandem nursing.
post #56 of 78
I'm laughing - I've gained 12 pounds in my 13 weeks - last preg. I was up 50 pounds - lost it all - back down to 115 then packed it on in the first tri! Ohwell - I was stuffing my face to keep from feeling nauseous. I already told the nurse to lay off because I'm gaining a ton and will loose it - I'm active and eating healthily......I've been in maternity since size 4 was just not cutting it any more. I can't imagine only gaining 30 pounds!!!! At least my appetite has dwindled - so we'll see.
post #57 of 78
I've gained about 5 Ib and I'm 15 weeks now.
I started at 120.
post #58 of 78
5 lbs. @ 16.5 wks
post #59 of 78
I'm still under my preconception weight by 3 lbs. I lost 14 in the first trimester. I know part of it was nausea, but some of it was lack of beer calories too

eta: I'm 16.5 weeks
post #60 of 78
I'm 13 weeks and up about 6 lbs. I started out about 100 lbs, and am 106 now. But, I am also BFing, so I'm not really gaining really quickly.
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