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New thread, its been a while!!

How is everyone doing gaining/maintaining? Does anyone have new ideas or recipes for high calorie dinners and or snacks?

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I broke my foot and have had people making me meals I gained about 10 pounds; it was awesome! The past couple weeks though, I've been on my own and am back down 15 pounds! I learned a lot while people were shoving me full of food and that was that although I felt like I was eating a lot, I wasn't! Man...it's so hard, some days I swear I spend the whole time in the kitchen making one meal/snack after another!
post #3 of 129
I don't worry about gaining or maintaining, my body is how my body is. I eat healthy, exercise and let my body decide what shape and size it is supposed to be, not what shape and size I'm supposed to make it, KWIM? Of course, I couldn't care less about my size or what people think or say. I'm skinny, they can deal with it, LOL.
post #4 of 129
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I always have to worry about maintaining, if I don't I end up looking like the bride of skelator.
post #5 of 129
At the moment I am gaining, but that's because I am pregnant! I like that I get some curves when I'm expecting, even though so far I just look like my middle is thick. But I know how it is, working hard to keep eating enough so I don't look awful and get shaky and run-down.

Some quick, tasty, and filling snacks that work well for me:
smoothies
quesadillas (cheese and meat if around) inside of a couple tortillas, dipped in salsa and sour cream
fruit, yogurt, and granola
hummus (isn't appealing this pregnancy though!)
bowl of leftover soup
sandwich
trail mix

A couple weeks ago I got a bag full of hand-me-downs from a family whose daughter ended up having a growth spurt right after they bought them, so they are brand-new size 00 pants! So now I'll have some new clothes to wear in a year, once I'm back to my regular size!

I'm just into my second semester, and I'm up to 112 lbs now. I always think this would be a nice size to stay after the babies are born, but end up going down to between 95-105. Mostly I am really content with my body, it's just work to keep my energy up and eat enough.

I'd love to hear more snack/food ideas.
post #6 of 129
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I am actually over 100 pounds right now!!! I don't want to say that too often, don't want to jinx it!!!
post #7 of 129
Oh can I join in here?

I'm pretty happy with the way I look (for the most part), its just the way it is right? I do get so tired of the comments though. My poor 6 year old is a string bean too so he hears it already all the time.
post #8 of 129
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That is so one of my pet peeves. It is totally ok to pick on someone who is skinny but not ok to pick on someone who is fat. It shouldn't be ok either way.
post #9 of 129
I'm so joining!!

I'm 5'5 and 100 pounds, I weighed 104 before the holidays, what happened? :
I eat a lot and I cant seem to gain weight for some reason. Actually, I end up losing it:
I'm having body issues lately. I want to know how it feels like to have boobs actually.
I'll want some curves

I know what you feel about the comments. They can get really nasty and I dont think I'll be able to bare them right now.
post #10 of 129
Wow! What an awesome thread!! I actually just had a thread going not too long ago about "unwanted BF weightloss" because I have this problem! I'm 5' and I've always been around 100-105 pounds. My pre-pregnancy weight was 102, which was a great weight for me, I was slender, but toned and healthy. I gained 35 lbs with dd (who just turned 1, yikes!) and I was back to 105 by 4 mths postpartum without doing a thing. the only problem was that the weight kept coming off, and off. I didn't really notice at first, but everyone was so *kind* to point it out to me. My father, known for his tact, actually said, "You need to get some ensure or something. You are way too skinny. You're going to get osteoporosis" And that was on my way back up to normal! At my lowest I looked like a bag of bones. I wouldn't even wear a tank top around the house, because my shoulder blades stuck out so much, yuck! I was probably down in the low 90s. I stopped weighing myself after I went below 95. I just couldn't handle it. I was stressing about what I was eating, and how much I was eating, and it was making it worse. I started drinking whole milk which did a WORLD of wonders, and I'm probably around 100 or in the high 90s or so now, but I look healthy, in my opinion, and I could care less what other people think. This is my body and I know how to take care of it. I know about nutrition, probably way more than anyone who is commenting on my body, so they all need to find something better to worry about. I mean, let's think about the children in 3rd world countries who actually ARE starving, and they want to call me skinny? Rediculous. :

Anyways - enough ranting for now! But I'm glad to have found this thread. I totally hear what the previous poster was saying about it being rude to comment about fat people. It should be rude to make nasty comments about anybody for any reason, plain and simple!

Some of the foods I eat are smoothies, lots of whole milk, a little juice, lots of cheese and cottage cheese (GREAT to put on weight!), peanut butter, nuts, trail mix, yogurt w/ granola and some fruit if I have some around, mini wheats (yum!), flax seed on everything... that's all I can think of right now. But my biggest weight gain/maintaining secret is to not worry about it. When I just try to remember that I'm healthy and happy with my body, my body naturally responds the way I want it to.

Hi to Aleo from the younger mamas thread and Carlyn, my name is Carolyn. Small world ladies!
post #11 of 129
Hi ladies,

I'm so happy I've found this thread too! I weigh 10lbs less than my pre-pregnancy weight and I was slender then! I am trying to gain weight, but it's really hard. And none of my friends understand because they all gained 50-70lbs when they were pregnant and still haven't lost it. Right now I'm 103lbs and 5'6, so I'm desperately trying to gain weight because I think I look too thin.

I've been making protein shakes in the morning with yogurt, and I add flax seeds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds for more calories. I also have to remind myself to have lots of snacks because I'm not use to eating so much! Sometimes I feel like all I do is eat all day. For snacks I like almond butter on 2 pieces of toast, celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins, cheese melted on rice cakes, and ice cream!

I also usually have two helpings of dinner, and a snack before I go to bed. I find it difficult to get ideas for snacks, because I'm not use to eating this much! I bought some granola because that's high in fat...but when I got home I realized I actually had bought the low fat version by accident. I didn't even know they made low fat granola!!! I'd love to hear your snack ideas. :
post #12 of 129
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This is my body and I know how to take care of it. I know about nutrition, probably way more than anyone who is commenting on my body, so they all need to find something better to worry about. I mean, let's think about the children in 3rd world countries who actually ARE starving, and they want to call me skinny?
I so know what you mean! I'm sort of obsessed with food and know tons about it now and people still try to give me ideas of stuff to eat. I eat alot of pretty high fat (good fat) foods and this how I am. I just eat really well and this is me. So deal with it.
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Anybody have any favorite recipes to share?
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I don't think I belong here because I now (at age 47) have to watch what I eat to keep my weight down, but I thought this would be one of the few places online I'd get any sympathy for this vent.

Old Navy has discontinued size 1. I couldn't possibly pour myself into a size 0, but size 2s practically fall off my hips, even before they have been worn for hours. (I'm sure you're all familiar with this syndrome: pants seem to fit when you first put them on, but as the day goes on, they stretch out and you have to struggle to keep them up.)

My difficult search for pants has now become almost impossible. Thanks for nothing, Old Navy!

Does anyone have any recommendations for places to shop for pants? I am just tall enough that I can't wear petites or girls' sizes in regular pants, but possibly could get away with them for crops/capris. (I can't wear anything above the knee because I have spider veins.)
post #15 of 129
Suzy Shier is a shop around here that I can consistently find clothes that fit smaller sizes. Old Navy never worked for me, even the size 1's just fell off. Good luck!
post #16 of 129
Old Navy is a horrible place to shop if you're thin. Their 0 is huge. Same goes for GAP and Abercrombie. If you're looking for longer thin jeans, I recommend Hollister. Aeropostale's 00 come in long lengths, so that may be a good fit also.
post #17 of 129
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Does anyone have any recommendations for places to shop for pants? I am just tall enough that I can't wear petites or girls' sizes in regular pants, but possibly could get away with them for crops/capris. (I can't wear anything above the knee because I have spider veins.)
I wear Lucky's. You can get small enough sizes in long lengths.
post #18 of 129
Almost forgot! An MDC mama turned me onto bke jeans (sold at The Buckle). They go as low as size 23.
post #19 of 129
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Originally Posted by SAHDS View Post
Old Navy is a horrible place to shop if you're thin. Their 0 is huge. Same goes for GAP and Abercrombie. If you're looking for longer thin jeans, I recommend Hollister. Aeropostale's 00 come in long lengths, so that may be a good fit also.
I don't think I belong in this thread. Size 0 would be too small for me.

Do Aeropostale and Hollister carry any pants other than jeans? Hot weather is already here.
post #20 of 129
Hi Ladies! I used to be part of this tribe a while ago (pre FYT shake up.) I'm not as skinny as most of you, but still really skinny. I'm 5'9. At my skinniest I was 117. I'm 18 weeks pregnant and have gained 10 pounds which I'm very happy about. The nurse actually had the nerve to give me crap for having gained 10 pounds already. : Usually I lose the whole 1st trimester so I am quite pleased with the gain (I had nothing to lose.) I'm SO tired of the comments though: "You look SOO much better, so much healthier, etc., etc. etc." I was at the mercy of tons of comments about how terrrible I looked before, so now I'm getting the other side of it.


Anyway, that's my rant for the day! Nice to see this tribe back again.
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