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I've been doing weight watchers and still wanted to lose another 10 lbs or so before getting pregnant- but here I am! I'm trying to come up with a plan on how to keep from gaining back all of my lost weight while pregnant... thinking of still watching what I eat and making sure that I am walking a TON. Anyone else?
 

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You're definitely not the only one. I'm about 10-15 pounds overweight to begin with, and I'm worried I'm going to get huge. I know a couple women who are pregnant and they're so petite, they're like a size four just with a big belly.... they look like they could be on the cover of a pregnancy magazine! I just know that isn't going to be me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"> I've been eating more fruits and veggies and going on short walks, but I don't have the energy for more exercise than that.
 

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Me. I was trying to lose a few (wasnt having much luck though lol) before. I havent gained anything yet, thank goodness. I gained more with my second than my first, and both were "okay" weight gain, but I dont think it would be great to gain even more this time.
 

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annablue-- it's good to know i'm not the only one! this is totally off topic, but where at in Utah are you? My DH was there for two years and we have tons of friends there...
 

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I was also losing weight and not yet at my goal, so I am starting out 10 pounds heavier than I did for my last pregnancy. I am heavier, but healthier; stronger, fitter, and emotionally.<br><br>
I plan on continuing to keep a food log, keep my activity level as high as possible (not only toddler chasing), and just keep following the "food rules".<br><br>
One thing that is presenting a challenge is not feeling depleted from growing this little one and breastfeeding my DS. That is one of the main reasons that I think the food log will help. I will be able to track what kinds of foods give me the energy that I need to keep going.
 

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I have been losing weight the last few months. I was 3 pounds away from my goal weight after losing 17 pounds...when I found out last week that I am pregnant! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Of course I am OVER THE MOON...but I AM worrying about having to start all over again! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I have been running and going to fitness classes and doing my Jillian Michaels videos...which I totally plan on continuing as long as I can! In fact, I just finished a Jillian video a few minutes ago! I am going to have to keep fighting the urge to take a nap and keep excercising instead... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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AdalynsMama - I'm in Orem. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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pycelan-- me too!!! I've been trying to walk in the morning and do Jillian before lunch time. Are you doing 30 day shred? It's amazing how awesome of a workout it is!<br><br>
annablue-- one of my BFs works in Orem <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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This will be my 2nd. I am about 5lbs less than when I got preg w/ DS almost 3 yrs ago, but I struggle to stay in a healthy weight range. I gained 60 lbs w/ DS. Not one nurse or dr said a thing. I didn't have gest diabetes & was healthy except for major swelling and the huge belly. I had ms for at least 2 months-I think i made up for it afterward. i would really love to just gain 35 (which is top weight recomended) but if I gain 40-45, it's still less than 60. I am going to concentrate on eating healthy foods while my stomach is up for it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My problem is that even if I don't gain way too much weight when I'm pregnant, I hold it all on while I'm nursing and it doesn't even budge no matter what until the baby is at least 1. I just weaned my 2 yo right at the same time I got pregnant and had about 15 pounds to go to reach my pre-pregnancy weight. Guess that's not going to happen! I would like to figure out a way to be really fit this time so that maybe it doesn't just turn to blob after I give birth. I'm doing yoga once to twice a week and planning to put an elliptical in the basement after our June renovation. Any other suggestions? Food wise I have a mostly clean diet and have vowed to stay off the third trimester junk cravings train this go round.
 

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Me! Me! lol. I was struggling to get off the last 15 lbs before, so I really dread the post-baby fluff now. Oh well.
 

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totally. i'm actually morbidly obese to begin with, and i'm terrified of gaining even more (non-baby) weight. i hate to admit it, but right now i weigh 5 lbs more than i did when i was 8 months pg with DD1. i need to make an appointment with an obstetrician right away to see how i can stop myself from gaining weight.. without compromising baby's health.
 

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I am...actually I have been avoiding this thread because I was in denial. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> I am overweight and I would be find not gaining any weight this time around but that wont happen. I just need to be careful!<br><br>
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Myk-would a nutritionist be more helpful than an OB? I've yet to meet one (OB) that has a lot of good nutritional education but I'm hopeful they exist. I saw a nutritionist during my twins pregnancy for a visit to make sure I was getting enough protein, calories, etc so that I could carry them full term and I found it pretty helpful. My first homebirth midwife was the one that kicked me into shape with my first baby. She flipped my diet upside down and that was 9 years ago. When I eat junk food I still have her in my head lecturing me! Maybe even if you intend to use an OB you could talk to a midwife or CNM, they usually are way more in tune to nutritional needs during pregnancy. Good luck, I hope you find the info you need.
 
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