Originally Posted by cinderella08
You are so welcome!! Sometimes fluffy mama's get looked down on during pregnancy - I even had a "friend" tell me I was endangering my unborn child's life by being "obese" and asked me how could I do such a thing, told me I was stupid and careless, ect... Broke my heart
Originally Posted by Jelinifer
Me at 20 weeks at about 239 pounds:
I'm veeeery lucky in that the way I hold my weight along with how the baby is sitting in there is giving me a rocking bump already
Originally Posted by curvyred
I haven't taken any belly pics yet either, but at 16 weeks, I'm still not really showing.
I'm another fluffy mama. I had actually lost from 320 lbs down to 234 when I found out I'm pregnant. Since then I've managed to maintain my weight--the scales bounced up a few pounds the last week, but that's mostly from Christmas eating I think.
I just switched from my doc to a midwifery practice and haven't met with them yet. Not sure what the midwives will say, but my doc was cool with me maintaining my weight as long as I wasn't actively dieting. I'm hoping to gain between 10 and 15 pounds.
I actually have a lapband, but it's unfilled right now so I can pretty much eat normal amounts. I'm used to eating less AND I seem to have lost my sweet tooth, so eating well has been fairly effortless so far. Now that the first trimester food aversions seem to be fading, we'll see how the next few months go!
Originally Posted by ObliviousAnnette
So you lost the weight before you got pregnant? How do you turn off the lapband? That is interesting.
Originally Posted by CorasMama
as far as I know, amanpea, it really isn't a good idea to lose weight during pregnancy, especially not on purpose.
Originally Posted by Pinoikoi
that used to be the thinking, but not so much anymore..
I think the big concern is to eat HEALTHY and exercise during pregnancy.. and for some people just eating healthy and exercising is going to result in weight loss- pregnant or not.. I mean there are TONS of people that live off of peanut m&ms, soda, and doritos (my mother used to