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HI ladies. I woke up this morning...and I feel DISGUSTING.<br><br>
I'm about 25wks now. Last year, I lost 80lbs. Loved it. In a comfy size 10-12 (still curvy). But very comfortable. I got preg in December, gained 10lbs, miscarried. That following month I wallowed in my misery, stopped working out, gained 5 more. THAN, I found out that I had conceived again a week after the miscarriage. Since the day I found out, I have put on 15lbs. I gained that 15lbs before even being 12 weeks preg (prob from being too exhausted to work out while being a fulltime mom,worker, and student).<br><br>
I haven't gained in 12 weeks, and I'm terrified to gain weight. I usually watch eating too much heavy food and I workout like 3 times a week. But I'm on vacation now...TWO PICNICS TWO DAYS IN A ROW.<br><br>
I made it to the gym this morning, but I feel so HUGE. My breast alone jumped up 2 cups before I was even 12 weeks preggo.<br><br>
Ehh...I feel disgusting. I can still pull up my size 12 pre-preg jeans but it hurts to button them.<br><br>
Am I going crazy??? I'm scared of being HUGE again after having my baby boy in October.
 

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I've gained almost 25 lbs at 24 weeks, so I'm feeling humongous and fat too-I wish I only had gained 15 lbs!
 

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Oh mama, I know how hard it can be. But as for putting on pre preg jeans, you are 25 weeks along. Believe you me, I didn't fit into my pre preg jeans after like 10 weeks!!! Just make sure that you are eating healthy, not limiting your intake, exercising well and you will be just fine. Your body will do what it needs to do. And know this, you were able to drop this weight once. You CAN do it again! Believe me, it is pretty hard to see that yes, at 26 weeks, I have gained 26 lbs. And I will probably be 45 or 50 lbs heavier by the time I give birth. But I know I am doing what I should be eating wise.
 

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I haven't been in pre-pregnancy clothes since, oh, week 8 or so. You aren't supposed to fit your old clothes at this point! I've gained 18 pounds at 24 weeks, and I'm not really thrilled about it, but I figure I'll have time after the baby is born to lose the weight.
 

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(((((((hugs))))))) it's so hard not to obsess about weight.. but please remember we are approaching a VERY important time of brain development for our babies.. so overly limiting your food intake actually could harm your baby .. especially now.<br><br>
As was said...... you did drop all that weight before (80lbs.. that's amazing..... you go girl......!) and you CAN and WILL drop any excess again!!!!<br><br>
Last pregnancy I gained 47 lbs... and dropped back down to a healthy weight post-pregnancy...... this time I've already gained over 35lbs...... but I am usually upbeat and happy about this I know I'm eating healthy and this baby just seems to need a lot IMHO to be healthy too.<br><br>
I'm 26.5 weeks btw......
 

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I totally get what you are saying. I lost 70lbs before I got pregnant & was just getting used to & enjoying a smaller body size. I still had a good chunk of weight left to lose & so far I've gained 20lbs. I HATE it!!! I'm totally terrified of having to start all over again.
 

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Hugs! I just had a nasty old lady say to me, "You are getting huge! I was never that big when I was pregnant!" She went on to compare my size to another pregnant woman who is about 7 weeks ahead of me and said, "She is so nice and small considering how far along she is." I could have slapped her! I have only gained 10 lbs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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I sure as hell would've
 

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I feel disgusting sometimes too....but weight happens with pg. I'm already dying to get to the gym after this baby is born since I can't start anything new but walking right now.<br><br>
So, I'm letting my determination build up into something positive right now which is just avoiding the wrong foods and staying active, even if that means running around with my toddlers all day.
 

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I know where you're coming from. I also had a miscarriage last year and honestly found a lot of comfort in food (not the first time in my life) BUT, I never really got rid of that extra "miscarriage weight" and thus have started this pregnancy heavier than I like to be... I've gained about 10 lbs but definately have found some huge boobs for some reason (I'm usually a AA cup and I'm telling you these things are ridiculously huge for what I'm used to) and I am showing a ton all the sudden!! I do have a history of 10 lb babies so I'mthinking my body knows what to do and to gain weight appropriately etc. At the parade yesterday two of my cousins were there that are due in august and I SWEAR that I'm bigger than either of them uggh... I try to remember though that I lose weight quickly when I'm nursing and that eventually it will come off. I'm sure that I should be walking more and maybe lifting a weight or two but you know what for some reason it seems like a lost cause at this point...<br><br>
BTW my MIL is a total pain when it comes to weight gain and pregnancy I try to avoid even seeing her. She goes on and on about how she always only gained 10 lbs in her whole pregnancy and she thinks I'm too big and that's why I have big babies (her kids were all TINY and frankly I think they all lack in the brains dept as a result, I know that's mean lol) But you know what I wouldn't change it. My babies are big and healthy and beautiful. She went on to tell me that I'll regret gaining weight this time cause I'm getting "so old" I was like "uhh hello I'm getting old your son (my husband) is 10 yrs older than me, so what does that make you!!" Sorry to get going on this lol...<br><br>
Please try to remember it is healthy to gain a certain amt of weight. It's not good for you or baby to limit calories excessively or work out like crazy. Moderation is the key. It sounds like you're doing a good job.
 

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Weight is definitely tough. I had a lot of issues with my first pregnancy over weight gain, and peoples comments, especially my ob. I gained 42lbs total, which I really don't think was all THAT much. This time at 25wks, I'm up 8lbs, but I didn't lose what I gained with my first, so I'm the heaviest I've ever been, and it's hard to deal with, but I know my body is doing what it needs to and that I find comfort in. About a month before I'd finally gotten back into the swing of exercising regularly, was feeling great, but not losing any weight, then boom, positive pregnancy test. I was told that I just look fat, not pregrant a couple of weeks ago, and given tips on how I can start losing weight now. All coming from people larger in size then me, and not pregnant of course. I refuse to spend this pregnancy as miserable as I was with my first over weight, so I just trust that I'm eat better then I did then, not as active as I could/should be, but eh.. I'm tired. Since you're still working out regularly and eating better that's really all you can do, and it'll more then likely help you get back into shape quicker once the baby is born.
 

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i'm 24wks and and up about 30lbs. not too happy about it but i cant do much else. cant find a single nursing bra to fit me anymore. i've busted out of the bras i had with dd already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">: my body just likes to gain weight while pg. i gained just over 50lbs with dd, i'm thinking i might top that with this child
 

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I know how you feel, it's very hard for me to lose any weight, and I have that paranoia about being 900lbs at the end of the pg. It sucks to think of all that hard work going down the drain.<br><br>
But our bodies are doing an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING thing right now- growing an entirely new person! Trust that this weight has a purpose, and appluad yourself for accomplishing something so awesome as losing all that weight in the first place!<br><br>
Here's to you, Mama!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow2"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow2"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow2">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">BTW my MIL is a total pain when it comes to weight gain and pregnancy I try to avoid even seeing her. She goes on and on about how she always only gained 10 lbs in her whole pregnancy and she thinks I'm too big and that's why I have big babies (her kids were all TINY and frankly I think they all lack in the brains dept as a result, I know that's mean lol) But you know what I wouldn't change it. My babies are big and healthy and beautiful.<br>
Please try to remember it is healthy to gain a certain amt of weight. It's not good for you or baby to limit calories excessively or work out like crazy. Moderation is the key. It sounds like you're doing a good job.</div>
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I agree about the healthy weight gain. I was talking to my MIL (and the rest of the ILs) over the weekend and said I was having trouble eating enough calories to gain the weight I need to. And do you know what she suggested? BEER! She started to talk about the nutrients and the extra calories before everyone jumped on her case. (Just like crystaldawn, that explains A LOT about the brain capacity of her children.)<br><br>
10 pounds or 60 pounds, our babies will take what they need, and we will lose the weight.
 

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Not in your DDC <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">, but I have really been obsessing about this lately too. I am 22 wks and up almost 30 lbs. I have really let myself eat some junky foods and lots of it this time, and haven't really made excercise a big priority. Yet, it seems almost from the beginning this pregnancy was different (#3) and I got huge very quickly--never really lost my appetite and it has been pretty strong throughout. My DH keeps mentioning twins. urgghhh. My biggest fear/worry is that I am going to outgrow all my maternity clothes and have to find new ones. Seriously, I started in smalls and am working my way through my mediums. Sigh. My butt is trying hard to keep up with my belly, I guess. Nothing like being proprotionate. I have to remind myself that I always lose a ton of weight from breastfeeding.
 
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