I'm gaining a bit... 18-20 pounds up so far. I'm fine with going up to 35, but I really don't think the baby would need me to gain more than that. I have messed up my appetite signals, so I'm either full or not full, only hungry if I've gone like all day without food. Right this minute I'm not full, and I could eat, but I don't think I need to because I just ate an hour ago. Does that make sense?
I was nervous that I wouldn't gain enough weight, so at first I was just eating as long as I wasn't full, maybe 300-400 calories every 2 hours during the day and then stopping about 5 p.m. because of reflux at night (thank you baby!
) Now I'm cutting back to eating 4 meals a day instead of maybe 6 meals, 6:00ish breakfast- oatmeal, toast with PB, eggs and toast, something like that (not all at once!) 10:30ish lunchy type thing, today it was grapes and a tortilla roll up with meat, cream cheese, and olives, 2:30 ish lunchy type again, maybe leftover lasagna from last night, then 5ish dinner with DH, probably pizza tonight with salad. Those are probably 400-500 calories each meal, a total of 2000 cal. I'm not a slave to my schedlue, but if I don't follow it then I'll default to eating about 1000-1200 calories in 2 meals, which is less than baby needs me to eat, or I'll eat all the time, which is probably over 3000 calories, which is more than I need.
In high school I destroyed my hunger cues, I overate all the time and they just don't happen now. For the couple years before I got pregnant I went to the opposite extreme and would only eat when I felt hungry for the most part, which only happens when I've gone a good 6-8 hours without food. I couldn't keep weight on and that wasn't healthy either. For the baby I felt like I needed to work on eating more, so I was eating a lot. I'm gaining well, so I think baby is getting what it needs, so I'm cutting back again.
I'm not fat, so i'm not concerned about what I'm gaining and if I go over 35 pounds then that will be okay, but I'd prefer not to if there's no point to it.
LOL, that's my ramblings to my weight gain. I realize that most people feel hungry, but maybe some people are like me and mistake the feeling of not being full for being hungry. I don't know...