Managing Weight Gain (Emotionally)
Hi Ya'll! I really want to chat about gaining weight. We all do it differently but I always feel like I must be doing something wrong. I just can't accept that I am a mama who just gains 70 lbs no matter what whenever I'm pregnant.
Each time I eat differently, have a different diet and exercise lifestyle, and each time I gain a ton of weight. DH thinks I'm crazy for even trying not to gain so much since it just seems to be my body's way for making a baby, but alas I'm determined to do my very best.
I am 19 weeks and have gained 1 lb so far but I was 25 lbs over my ideal weight when I fell pregnant so I am about where I usually am on the scale about now.
My real concern is that I lost weight in the first trimester and I've slowly been gaining it back the last month. However, I just gained 5 lbs in two weeks and seem to be gaining 2 lbs per week now! That will give me a 40 lb gain which is double what I am shooting for.
Any tips? Any other big gainers out there that have figured out how to cut down gain?
FWIW, I eat a nearly clean paleo diet mixed with some traditional diet stuff, and have a sweet treat maybe once a week. I take in roughly 1700 cals/day but that isn't exact. I don't know how in the world I am gaining 2 lbs per week!!!!
How are you all doing with weight gain issues and emotional stuff?
Wife to my Sweetness and Light, DH (03), WAHM to DS('01), DS('11), and DS('13) and our first, beloved DD('15). Encouraging mothers everywhere to write for their lives. Waiting to TTC in August 2016! I CANNOT wait. So excited!