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#1 of 5 Old 01-02-2009, 06:21 PM - Thread Starter
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So I'm right at the 40 lb. mark at 38 weeks tomorrow... so I have between 0-4 weeks left basically. I gained 56 with DS and really wanted to keep this time under 40. But I don't care anymore. I keep eating junk food and feeling bad about it and dreading the scale. I gained 5 lbs. in 2 weeks between my last 2 appts. It is the holidays, yada yada, but it was SOOOO hard to lose the weight after DS. BFing didn't help with the last 25 lbs. of it.

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By junk are you referring to sugar- or just junk in general? If it is sugar cravings- try a mineral suppliment. If it is junk in general- try filling up on good protien sources like eggs, milk, nuts, nut butter, meats, beans etc. I do a protien shake in the morning (2 c milk, 3 eggs, vanilla, nutmeg, spinach, berries in the blender). It honestly fills me up so much I can't think of eating anything until a late lunch....

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I know where you are. I am 39 weeks and the last week and a half I've gone downhill as far as eating is concerned. With so many holiday meals at people's homes I've ate way too many carbs (breads, potatoes, pasta, etc). I was doing great beforehand with only a 40 pound weight gain and holding steady. With my first pregnancy I gained 60 and I was really hoping to avoid that this time around.
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yeah I am out of willpower. I've gotten into a bad daily candy habit. Ugh!
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If you eat extra protein with each meal and between each meal and before bed, you will physically not have the room for other foods. Suddenly, when I bumped up my protein with a vengeance, I stopped craving the sugar, and I've been able to "nearly" kick my coke habit. I feel FABULOUS and healthy, too!

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