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post #61 of 129
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Burke View Post
Can I join here too..that way I might lose weight
I don't have a problem with it, as long as you don't mind us moaning about the difficulties of not being able to gain weight.

If reading this is helpful to you, more power to you. Feel free to jump right in. I hope you reach your goals.
post #62 of 129
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Originally Posted by lian View Post
And now, just a quick vent (as if the rest of this post isn't, haha): there's this lady at work, who EVERY TIME she sees me eating some junk food (we have treat day every 2 weeks), is like "oh! I'm SOOO surprised to see you eating that! I thought you don't eat stuff like that!!!" This has been going on for years. Can you imagine if I said to one of the bigger people at work "oh wow! I"m soo surprised to see you eating vegetables! Wow, I can't believe it!!" Lol.... that probably wouldn't go over so well, right??
Oh I know! I hate that kind of thing. When I was getting fitted for my wedding dress several years back, the seamstress made continual comments like - "look! She has no butt!". It was silly, but it really hurt - especially because she KEPT saying things about my weight during the whole fitting - grrr! Really ticked me off.
post #63 of 129
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Burke View Post
Can I join here too..that way I might lose weight
I'm not sure how this thread will help you lose weight, there's mostly talk of gaining weight.

I started the 30 Day Shred and am now about halfway through. I love it! And I'm actually gaining a few pounds so that's good.
post #64 of 129
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Originally Posted by kitikatuka View Post
Oh I know! I hate that kind of thing. When I was getting fitted for my wedding dress several years back, the seamstress made continual comments like - "look! She has no butt!". It was silly, but it really hurt - especially because she KEPT saying things about my weight during the whole fitting - grrr! Really ticked me off.
I used work with a sweet woman that would always comment how I needed to eat more. I know she meant well and I really adored her otherwise.... but it is unfortunate that in society there is a acceptance to make comments to a skinny person that would be rude to a larger person. Like instead of saying "she has no butt", what if she was making comments to a large woman like "girl you need to lose some of that, you got enough there for 3 people"? Really? I generally shrug this type of stuff off, but it is annoying. Just goes to show it doesn't matter, people will always find something to either criticize or assume about you.
post #65 of 129
I'm here too. I've always been skinny, but haven't had trouble maintaining weight, until now. DS is 7 months and is nursing a ton because he could care less about solids. I'm not too concerned about him, he's still in the middle of the growth charts, and he's happy and healthy. The problem is that in the last month, I've dropped back below 100 pounds. I'm short (5'1") and I've got decent boobs, so I don't think I look sickly or anything, but my size 0 jeans only fit for the first 20 minutes out of the dryer. I am hungry all the time! I know I should be eating more, but sometimes it feels like so much trouble to go back in the kitchen again and try and find something healthy and filling to eat when I just did that an hour ago. I have other things I need to get done, ya know! I've been craving a lot of sugar and sweets, probably because my energy is low from not getting enough calories (well, that and waking 5-6 times a night, thank you ds) I try and pack down a lot at dinner times, but I guess I just have a small stomach. I'll eat until I feel quite full and then 2 hours later I have to have a large snack before bed.

I'm really hoping ds takes to solids soon. Anyone else have a late solids baby?

The one good thing is that ds is tolerating dairy in my diet now. Cutting out dairy cut out a lot of my normal sources of protein and fat. Bring on the cheese!
post #66 of 129
My baby is 9 months next month, not eating any solids yet. All my babies were slow to get into solids, but grew fine, and they are good, healthy eaters now.

I am having a problem finding jeans to fit these days. It doesn't seem right when size 00 looks baggy!!

I haven't been out walking much lately, and feel jiggly. I know I would feel better if I was in better shape. Sometimes being skinny makes it easier to justify to myself that it doesn't matter if I'm not fit. But I want to take care of my body and live healthily.
post #67 of 129
Hi, I'm joining this thread!

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Originally Posted by Angelorum View Post
I'm here too. I've always been skinny, but haven't had trouble maintaining weight, until now. DS is 7 months and is nursing a ton because he could care less about solids. I'm not too concerned about him, he's still in the middle of the growth charts, and he's happy and healthy. The problem is that in the last month, I've dropped back below 100 pounds. I'm short (5'1") and I've got decent boobs, so I don't think I look sickly or anything, but my size 0 jeans only fit for the first 20 minutes out of the dryer. I am hungry all the time! I know I should be eating more, but sometimes it feels like so much trouble to go back in the kitchen again and try and find something healthy and filling to eat when I just did that an hour ago. I have other things I need to get done, ya know! I've been craving a lot of sugar and sweets, probably because my energy is low from not getting enough calories (well, that and waking 5-6 times a night, thank you ds) I try and pack down a lot at dinner times, but I guess I just have a small stomach. I'll eat until I feel quite full and then 2 hours later I have to have a large snack before bed.
Wow, I almost could have written that (5 months ago.)
I'm 5'0" and was right around 100 lbs pre pregnancy. I actually lost weight pretty slowly after giving birth (well, actually, I have no idea what's normal, so maybe it wasn't that slow.) I was happy to be back at 100 lbs when my DS was 7 months, but then the weight just kept coming off! I'm about 90 lbs right now. I thought maybe I'd start gaining weight when DS started eating more solids, but he eats plenty now and still nurses like crazy.
post #68 of 129
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Originally Posted by Celtain View Post
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.
This is the story of my life. I'm so tired of hearing do you blow way when it's windy? Also when I complain I'm cold, peope always tell me to put some meat on my bones and I wouldn't be so cold. I like being thin but could do without the comments.

Korrie
post #69 of 129
May I join? I have had troubles maintaining my weight forever, despite stuffing myself... I also have a very weak hunger feeling, when I'm tired and hungry, I'd rather sleep, or if I am busy, I'd rather work than eating. I know it's a bad habit, but very hard to break, especially with a toddler who demands constant attention.
I'm also really picky so it's not easy to find quick snacks for me! DS didn't want to eat any solids til he was 11 months, and even then it took him several more months before he really liked food. I lost all the precious weight I gained throughout the last month of pregnancy so quickly and ate like a pig to maintain (I mean literally, I ate more food than DH). I wore normal clothes (I'm 5'6", so I wear a 0-2, depending on the brand, I want it a tad loose to conceal) 7 days postpartum since maternity stuff already fell off of me. If you have any recipes or advice, I'd love it! Doctors are never of help, they look at my bloodwork and deem it fine and then continue to preach about gaining weight. Yada yada yada.

And I'm right there with you about stupid comments... I get a lot, A LOT of stupid looks and comments in restaurants or from acquaintances (DH coworkers). Yes, I can clean my plate when I'm hungry, then they are usually all confused and I have heard lots of comments about how I must be bulimic or something. That's very annoying and hurtful! I also get lots of girl you gotta gain weight and stuff like that, which just rubs it in all the time. It's not my choice!
post #70 of 129
Here is my most favorite, super-duper, calorie-packed pancake recipe:

2c rolled oats
2c buttermilk
-- stir to blend. Refridgerate overnight

2 eggs
1/4c butter (melted and cooled)

Mix together in seperate bowl:
1/2c flour
2T sugar
1t b. powder
1t b. soda
1/2t cinnamon
1/4t salt

Add flour mixture to oat mixture and stir until moist. Preheat griddle. Makes about 14 pancakes.

They are called Beebo's Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes and I found them on a blog.

** I don't use sugar or salt in anything and they still taste fine to me. I usually cover them with homemade applesauce, jam, or honey.
post #71 of 129
Finally up to 125 from 110 (and was at as low as 98 before that!) I feel like I have some nice curves now. I am still thin, but not really 'skinny'. I am taking better care of myself and making sure I eat enough. I am happy at the weight I am at now, and hope not to get below 115 again, anytime soon at least.
post #72 of 129
Wow so nice to see this thread...I've been trying to find a peer that understands my struggles but have never met anyone. I'm 5' 7, and my weight is always just about 106. If I focus a whole week on stuffing myself I can gain a little weight, but there's no way I can keep it up. Guess I'm just venting here...only time I gain weight is during pregnancy, so I LOVE being pregnant, but can't keep having babies just to gain weight! Uhg...just venting here.
post #73 of 129
My tribe! Here you are!

I'm 5' even, and usually hover somewhere around 100 pounds (takes A LOT of work to even get there). I have an under-active thyroid and whole list of other medical issues, as well. I take a ton of medication because of them, which tears my stomach up so that makes it even harder to keep weight on.

I actually made it all the way 107 pounds a few months ago. I don't own a scale - to depressing - so I only ever get weighed at the doctor and when I had an ear infection in early February I was shocked to hear that. I celebrated by having a cupcake. Okay, okay - three cupcakes.

I'm currently 8 weeks pregnant with my first baby (9 weeks tomorrow!). Even though I know I went down a few pounds before I got pregnant, morning sickness has kicked my butt even more. I went to my GYN on Thursday and I found out that I'm down to 97 pounds. This NOT okay with me. I work really hard at trying to stay in the triple digits. What's even more insane is that my boobs have already gone up a whole cup size, so with the weight loss I look like a cocaine-addicted porn star. It's crazy.

I know most women hate gaining weight during pregnancy, but I'm really looking forward to it. I'd be ecstatic if I could make it to 130 pounds!
post #74 of 129
I've lost four more pounds! I'm down to ninety-three pounds. This is not good.

My doctors keep saying they're not worried about my weight, and I usually trust them, but I can't help but feel they're faking it this time.

I've got a kidney infection so I've been on a restricted diet and throwing my guts up because of the pain even though my morning sickness is waning. I had an app. Monday and my blood work looked a little better and I have another appointment later today (Wednesday), so hopefully I'll be given the all-clear to start eating again.
post #75 of 129
I was just coming to bump this up with a vent, but mine seems awfully petty after yours piantedfire! Yikes, I hope they have you eating good food again soon!
post #76 of 129
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Originally Posted by Alyantavid View Post
I was just coming to bump this up with a vent, but mine seems awfully petty after yours piantedfire! Yikes, I hope they have you eating good food again soon!
Thanks! My appointment this afternoon went great. I've been released into the wild! Food is now back at my fingertips and I am indulging at great speed.

So far I've had poutine, pickles, pizza, and ice cream and now I'm waiting on my Chinese delivery. Oh, happy day!
post #77 of 129
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Originally Posted by paintedfire View Post
Thanks! My appointment this afternoon went great. I've been released into the wild! Food is now back at my fingertips and I am indulging at great speed.

So far I've had poutine, pickles, pizza, and ice cream and now I'm waiting on my Chinese delivery. Oh, happy day!
So glad to hear that!
post #78 of 129
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Originally Posted by Alyantavid View Post
So glad to hear that!
I know. I'm allowing myself one week of eating crazy before started to watch my diet and make sure that I'm doing the best I can for my baby.

I will drink as many horribly nasty protein shakes as is necessary to gain enough weight.
post #79 of 129
paintedfire-
I am 5 feet tall, and I weighed about 98 pounds when I got pregnant. I lost a lot in the first trimester, but I definitely made up for it in the second. I think I was up to 135 by the end of the pregnancy. Hopefully it will get easier!

On the flip side, when my mom got pregnant with me she weighed 80 pounds and only gained 20 more during the pregnancy. I was a healthy 8 lb 11 oz baby. I guess what I'm getting at is, you can still have a big healthy baby even if you don't gain as much weight as you were planning on.
post #80 of 129
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Originally Posted by SamiPolizzi View Post
paintedfire-
I am 5 feet tall, and I weighed about 98 pounds when I got pregnant. I lost a lot in the first trimester, but I definitely made up for it in the second. I think I was up to 135 by the end of the pregnancy. Hopefully it will get easier!
Thanks, Sami. It's good to know that someone else was able to pull it off. And - wow. 130 is, like, my dream. If I can crack that I'll be over the moon.

I was just coming here to add an update - I was at a friend's apartment where I supposed to be helped her pack for a long vacation, but instead I ended up stealing her bathroom scale (probably a bad idea in the long run, but in that moment I loved it so):

It says that I've gained 3 pounds, up from 93 pounds to 96 pounds! Queue the ticker-tape parade!

Of course, I've been cramming food into my face like there's no tomorrow (my week of caloric debauchery to make up for the kidney infection diet), but I'm already planning out high-fat, healthy(ish) meals and snacks.

Also, I've always been able to eat a TON (I been able to out-eat my two 6' 4", 200 pound uncles since I was fourteen), it's just that with my thyroid as it is putting on weight is near impossible. Now, though? Now I will stuff myself even more. And if anyone is impolite enough as to ask me about my eating habits? Well, I've got my response planned out: "My baby asked for it." I figure that short statement will give them a good enough headstart before I proceed to kick their butts.

I'd like to break 100 before my second trimester starts. I've got about 3-and-a-half weeks to go. Let's do this thing, huh?
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