Just needed to vent :-(
Just needed to vent :-(
Sorry you're feeling frustrated about this...
I've gained 30 pounds already and the truth is, I don't think there is much I can do about it . I don't feel I'm in anyway over-eating or eating a lot of food, and I'm active (more than I actually want to because of all the walking I have to do). I'm probably looking at 35-40 pounds total weight gain. I'm planning not to worry about this until I'm at least 3 months postpartum and have a well-established milk supply.
Vent away...it sucks when pregnancy side tracks your weight loss plans and you feel stuck until it's over before you can get back on track. I'm the same way when it comes to losing weight. I only lose about 10 lbs after giving birth (which I don't get because my last baby was 8 lbs. Nursing doesn't seem to help me at all with weight lose. My body usually tries to hold on to at least 5-10lbs while I'm nursing. Once I'm done it takes work to get the rest off.
When my 3rd turned a year old I was still 20 lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight, which was about 15-20 lbs overweight as well, so I committed to losing weight and getting in shape. And I did it...I lost about 30 lbs on the scale, I wish I knew what the body fat % is that I lost because I gained a lot of muscle (and discovered I love weight lifting) and I trained and ran a full marathon. Then I just stopped it all; I got lazy and used the hip & knee pain I developed during the marathon as an excuse to stop working out (which really I just needed a good chiro.) Within 6 months I'd gained at least 25 lbs, and then I got pregnant with this one. I'm really kicking my self now for letting myself get so out of shape because now I'm dying to do some lifting and go for a run but know that starting into that while pregnant is not recommended. And I know that I have a lot of work to do after baby comes to get back in the shape I want to be in but I know I can do it. It might not happen as quickly as I want (especially with a baby to care for) but it will happen. I make small goals for myself and work til I get there then make another to conquer.
Kind of on the same vein of this...our perceptions of our bodies are so much different than everyone else. When I was at my lowest weight and in really great shape I still saw the areas that I wanted to tighten up and that last little bit of belly flab/big thighs/some other flaw that I thought needed to work (even though people kept telling me I looked great.) Now I look at pics from that time frame and all i think is, "Holy crap I was hot!" So I'm going to try to keep that in mind this time around post-baby when I focus on getting back in shape. I want to focus more on my health, strength, and my body's abilities moreso than my body shape and weight. Our bodies are amazing for the things they are capable of doing and they will be constantly changing throughout our lives.
Hello! Maybe my first-time mom-to-be status is the cause of my ignorance, but I'm 29 weeks and have gained 28lbs and thought it was completely normal (to gain about a pound a week, give or take). Why is everyone so worried? My midwife hasn't said anything about my weight gain...
Hi! I think some are worried because for some people the weight doesn't come so easily off. Honestly, I don't care too much right now because all I want is a healthy chubby baby .
I get where you're coming from! I managed to get back in shape after DD but it was HARD work, and breastfeeding did not melt all the weight like I thought. I basically did this workout (http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Your-Own-Gym/dp/0345528581) which kicked my ass for 40 minutes 3-4 times a week (the longest time-frame I had was around 45 minutes, DD was not a good napper). I was sore for weeks and I also had to watch what I eat. I do have a couple of skinny friends who literally lost everything the first month. Ce la vie!