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post #21 of 40

Yogini, I think you should get rid of scales and turn your head at appointments that check your weight and ask them not to tell you.  Obsessing over how many pounds is so harmful for you given your long battle with anorexia.  Try to have a go-to topic of thought the second your thoughts to go your body, and just force yourself to focus on other things.  Go for a walk, do some adjusted yoga, read a book, meet a friend, just do something to occupy yourself if your thoughts start stressing about your body image.

post #22 of 40

Ditto seraphina. I understand because Im stressing about weight gain too but at the end of the day, your body will do what it needs to do. Im up 18 pounds right now at 31 weeks. My goal has always been 35 pounds but if I go over then so be it!

post #23 of 40

So much weight gain is just water and baby supports.  Also weight gain slows in the 3rd trimester and comes off after eventually.  

I'd rather do a few more workouts after than spend my pregnancy feeling fat and maybe eating less and depriving my baby of something it might need like protein for the brain!  

post #24 of 40
I keep getting heat from everyone about weight gain because I'm trying to have a VBAC. Since I was already a little fat when I got preggo I'm not worried about body image but I do want my VBAC!! However, it seems no matter what I do I cannot stop from gaining. So I decided that is just what my body does to make healthy babies. I'm just exercising a lot and hoping for the best.

Just remember your baby needs fat to develop properly. If you do cut anything out make it sugar and unhealthy carbs. Good luck!!

Pregnancy does change the body, but it is a great lesson in beginning to understand that we are not our body, we are who we are beyond the body's limitations. If the spirit is beautiful it won't matter what you look like, people will only see beauty. <3
post #25 of 40
I think I gained 4 pounds in the last week!! Ahhh!! Oh well! I can literally feel my son growing....the kicks get stronger and bigger! I'll lose the weight eventually! I really like cake right now, oh and ice cream, oh and pizza, oh and Mexican....uh never mind, I just love it ALL!!!!
post #26 of 40
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Originally Posted by abk51673 View Post

I think I gained 4 pounds in the last week!! Ahhh!! Oh well! I can literally feel my son growing....the kicks get stronger and bigger! I'll lose the weight eventually! I really like cake right now, oh and ice cream, oh and pizza, oh and Mexican....uh never mind, I just love it ALL!!!!

I want all of those foods at the same time!!! OM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!! But I have gestational diabetes, so cannot haz. :-/

Sorry... Carry on. ;-)
post #27 of 40
Haha, Dalia!! Bummer! I figure if there is a craving then I must be lacking that for the baby....ah who am I kidding, I just really like it! But, sometimes I try to convince my husband that its for nutritional reasons! Oh, baby needs carbs and dairy...pizza and ice cream here I come!!! Bahahaha!!
post #28 of 40
Baby needs vitamin C!!! (chocolate)
post #29 of 40

I totally gained 4 pounds between my last two appointments. So 4 pounds in 2 weeks.  2 weeks of vacation at my parents farm with all my siblings and so much good comfort food. I found myself eating half a box of enteman's chocolate donuts (a favorite from childhood) and having an ice cream cone every night after dinner.  I just couldn't stop. They were amazing and I totally don't regret it AT ALL.  Anyway, my midwife didn't say anything and now I'm home with my normal feeding patterns so...

post #30 of 40

My sweet tooth is out of control! I crave coca cola constantly, and right now there is a twix in the fridge calling my name.. I should really wait until I eat dinner at least, right? Lol. No idea about my weight gain at the moment, my next appt isn't until the thursday after this, and I don't own a scale. 

post #31 of 40

My boss told me this morning it looked like I was having twins!! And another guy at work last week asked me if I was due soon and I said not until the end of October and he said "wow really? I thought you were due any day now!" Yikes! I have gained 12 pounds so far (started at 125)... I didn't think it was that bad.

post #32 of 40

12 pounds is nothing, superbeans! I think people just aren't used to what pregnant bellies really look like sometimes. 

post #33 of 40

dahlia is totally right. Even mothers don't remember. Today at library story hour another mother (who I had never met before) asks me "so, how far past your due date are you?"  when I told her I wasn't due til October she was all "Oh my god, really?"

I would like to point out that she was nursing a baby in that moment so I know it hasn't been that long since she was in the exact same position as me. I hope I don't forget how to be nice to pregnant women that fast.

So just ignore him superbeans. He has no clue

post #34 of 40

Yes! Even my own mother comments on how big I am! I'm really not even that  big! People are crazy haha, that's the only explanation I have. 

post #35 of 40
Everyone comments on how big I am. But I ain't gonna lie... I'm BIG. LOL!!!!!
post #36 of 40

lol! Well it's still not very polite of people to comment! 

post #37 of 40
Since this is pregnancy #6..
I just tell people you get bigger with each one. Can't believe I got 2 months to get bigger..maybe its also 8/9month women stay home every chance they get lol
post #38 of 40
Ok, so I'm 5'5" and started at 112 lbs in excellent shape from dancing and yoga. This is my 6th baby. I'm just about 33 weeks and weigh 160 now. That's nearly 50lbs. It has been like that almost every time. Obviously I lose it, but it has taken longer as I've gotten older (I'm 36). But now that I have dance in my life I think I can burn off a lot when I go back, whenever that is. I had really hoped not to gain a lot. Getting pregnant was such a shock and I keep saying this is my grand finale. I've had all my babies at home and never torn and barely get nauseous if at all, so those are the good things, but I just turn into a birth goddesses and I can't help it orngtongue.gif
Leslie
post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by littlebird108 View Post

Ok, so I'm 5'5" and started at 112 lbs in excellent shape from dancing and yoga. This is my 6th baby. I'm just about 33 weeks and weigh 160 now. That's nearly 50lbs. It has been like that almost every time. Obviously I lose it, but it has taken longer as I've gotten older (I'm 36). But now that I have dance in my life I think I can burn off a lot when I go back, whenever that is. I had really hoped not to gain a lot. Getting pregnant was such a shock and I keep saying this is my grand finale. I've had all my babies at home and never torn and barely get nauseous if at all, so those are the good things, but I just turn into a birth goddesses and I can't help it orngtongue.gif
Leslie

Birth Goddess... I LOVE that!!
post #40 of 40
I wish I was a birth goddess!!!
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