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Weight gain so far?

post #1 of 83
Thread Starter 

I'm getting concerned with my weight gain so far, and wanted to see what it' been like for others.

 

I'm 6 weeks along, and I've gained 3-4 kg (approx 6-8lbs), which I think is too much too fast. Looking to get an appointment with my ND to get my thyroid checked out, since that has been a problem in the past.

post #2 of 83

I've gained about 5 lbs, BUT that's all intermixed with Thanksgiving-Christmas weight (10 lbs or more ugh) that I can't try to lose now that I'm pregnant.   

post #3 of 83
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Originally Posted by KaliHekate View Post

I've gained about 5 lbs, BUT that's all intermixed with Thanksgiving-Christmas weight (10 lbs or more ugh) that I can't try to lose now that I'm pregnant.   

That's why I gave a range - I'm not sure of my exact weight before Christmas, or how much I gained that week (though honestly, nothing up to 2 lbs would be expected - Christmas time is very active for me).

post #4 of 83
I go in fits and spurts with my pregnancy weight gain, but I tend to gain ~50 pounds each pregnancy. I always lose it about 6 months after the birth, but I am looking to avoid that in the first place! When we found out we were expecting, I had just started C25K training and I am still training, which has balanced my early week weight gain with losing some water weight.
post #5 of 83
I'm doing great this time. I haven't gained anything yet- 6 weeks on Friday. Food seems...difficult. And I am not that hungry.
post #6 of 83
I've gained four pounds, but I quit smoking... So I'm not surprised.
post #7 of 83
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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post

I've gained four pounds, but I quit smoking... So I'm not surprised.

Ah, me too - forgot it could be relevant here ROTFLMAO.gifThough quite honestly I haven't found that quitting gives me more food related anxiety....

post #8 of 83
I just tend to substitute my cravings with food...
post #9 of 83

Well done on quitting smoking, both of you!

I haven't weighed myself yet so I'm not sure if I've gained any weight. But I do have a noticeable belly; everyone seems surprised by how big it is already, including me!
 

post #10 of 83
Great job on quitting cigs ladies! Not an easy thing to do.
post #11 of 83
I've lost 2lbs since I found out. I'm in week 8 now, I really try to gain some, but I guess it's a challenge when you can't stand the smell of most foods anymore.
post #12 of 83
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I can't help but be slightly jealous of those with morning sickness. I know it's a bad thing to say and I got lucky not to have any - but instead I just got the increased hunger and tiredness without any type of regulation to help myself to stop eating sooner (to balance the eating more frequently thing).

 

Oh well, hopefully once I start getting a pregnant lady belly - as opposed to just looking fat - I won't mind that much.

 

But for my own peace of mind I really need to put away all the clothes that no longer fit me ASAP! I think the fact that I can only wear one pair of pants and three skirts is really messing with my head when I see them amongst a closet full of stuff I was wearing a few months ago that I can no longer fit into.

post #13 of 83

i think i have gained about 5 or 6 pounds at 11.5 weeks. Which is fine. It's within the range of where I want to be. I just hope I can keep it in the right range. It's hard to separate my holiday weight gain from the pregnancy weight gain. I have been really nauseous and sick, but I am also really really hungry all the time and trying to pack in a lot of protein, so the nausea and vomiting has not helped me keep any weight off. Also, being so sick and exhausted means I have zero interest in exercise. I can walk or do yoga for 30 minutes and then I am just too tired and hungry. I am used to walking and doing a lot more yoga, so I feel bad about the state of my health - which is honestly, a lot more important to me than the numbers on the scale. I can only hope that in the 2nd trimester I have more energy, I can exercise more and eat the right stuff. 

 

Basically, the second trimester better be awesome because I have pinned all my hope on it.

post #14 of 83
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Originally Posted by mrsandmrs View Post

Basically, the second trimester better be awesome because I have pinned all my hope on it.

 

You and me both!  My first two pregnancies I felt slightly queasy, but nothing that knocked me down for a day(s) at a time!  I have hitched my wagon to the star that is March as my salvation from early pregnancy woes!

 

You sound like you're doing better on exercise than me...I walked down to our old home, a block and a half away, and I was winded on the way back.  Perhaps I need to get off my butt from watching Anthony Bourdain and Andy Griffith Show reruns.  :)

post #15 of 83

i am 9 weeks tomorrow & have a big baby(gas/fat) belly..i'd like to think it is all baby but it does not quite add up seeing that s/he is only the size of a jellybean...

i do not really keep track of my weight but feel like i have gained at least 5 pounds in past 9 weeks...all my clothes are super snug...

 

thank goddess that i wear low rise pants/jeans so my belly kinds of hangs out...lol

i cannot wait until my belly pops out & up...

 

plus with cold, flu, overall exhaustion & nausea i have not really excercised in 3.5 weeks....which is not typical for me...

i usually do nightly yoga & tread 30 mins a day but this has not happened in last 3.5 weeks....

i keep trying to get back on some sort of regime.

 

i do not really care about the weight gain (as long as i am healthy & baby is healthy) ... i gained 45 lbs with fist child & i lost it all by breastfeeding!

i just cannot wait NOT to feel so exhausted and drained all the time.

post #16 of 83
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Originally Posted by aidenn View Post
You sound like you're doing better on exercise than me...I walked down to our old home, a block and a half away, and I was winded on the way back.  Perhaps I need to get off my butt from watching Anthony Bourdain and Andy Griffith Show reruns.  :)

 

 

Oh, i think i forgot to mention that i had to walk a few days in a row to build up my endurance to 30 minutes. because i have been a slug laying on the couch for the last, oh, 11 weeks.

post #17 of 83

With my first, I probably gained about 20 the first trimester, and it wasn't necessary. With my second, maybe 10? My guideline is the little weight gain in the first trimester is preferred, mainly because none of that weight is attributable to the baby. Once the pregnancy progresses beyond, it makes sense to gain more weight.

 

This time, my third, I have only gained about 3lb and am almost 12 weeks. I'm glad! But, I don't have the physical/hormonal need to eat something every two hours like I did with my first pregnancy, nor do I have nausea.

 

That said, I think if you are battling nausea, it's extremely difficult to NOT gain weight because eating frequently does help to reduce the nausea and something light like a salad doesn't really cut it. So, if you're feeling like crap and just trying to get through the day and finding that you're putting on pounds, I wouldn't worry about it at all. As you feel better, try to make good choices with what you eat and pay attention to what your body is saying. I feel like I've been more in tune with what my body needs and am trying to listen to that. Whether that has contributed to less weight gain this time, I don't know.

 

I personally find it a huge challenge to get exercise in during the tiring first trimester. I really hope I can get in gear in a couple of weeks when I should have more energy.

post #18 of 83
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Originally Posted by CookAMH View Post

That said, I think if you are battling nausea, it's extremely difficult to NOT gain weight because eating frequently does help to reduce the nausea and something light like a salad doesn't really cut it. So, if you're feeling like crap and just trying to get through the day and finding that you're putting on pounds, I wouldn't worry about it at all. As you feel better, try to make good choices with what you eat and pay attention to what your body is saying. 

 

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I gained 40 pounds with my girls for THIS EXACT REASON.  I gained more in the first trimester than was recommended, but it was purely because my options were eat or vomit, and I abhor vomiting with every fiber of my being.

 

This time around, the nausea has been predictable and I haven't gained but maybe 2 pounds so far at 11 weeks.  But if you're a heavy first tri gainer due to nausea, don't guilt yourself!  Breastfeed and do some walking postpartum and you'll be great!

post #19 of 83
I've lost 3 or 4 pounds. I'm at 12 weeks. I was overweight to begin with and have been eating healthier so have actually lost weight... the doctor thinks its fine. I eat a lot just way less junk than I was eating before and more fruIts/veggIes/ whole graIns/etc. morning sickness the last month or so probably didn't help either. I've been taking B6 and that seems to help me eat normally.
post #20 of 83
Feeling a bit better at 9 weeks, I've now gained 1lb since finding out. I feel I'm already showing though, despite the little weight gain. Today I read the uterus is normally the size of a small pear, but at week 9 it's grapefruit-sized. So I'm thinking it might be mainly an amniotic fluid bump.
Not wearing any maternity clothes yet, which is good cause I'm still waiting on the delivery of my belly band.. :smile.gif
Anyone else already showing??
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