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Don't stress too much. I am on weight watchers and hadn't lost all of the weight I wanted to after the first baby. I just got on the scale and gained weight too. Try to control what you eat and not worry until after the pregnancy. One month I would gain 19 pounds and the next I would stay the same. If the doctor lectures you too much, get a new one!;-)
I am in the same boat. Jan 2011 I had hit an all time high of 377. I started the HCG diet and ended up getting down to 250 (Jan 2012) my first goal weight and a weight my doctor (RE) agreed to see me with medical assistance for getting pregnant. Since then I have lost more and am down to 228 as of this morning I am still a plus size girl BUT NO where near where I was, and I still have a long journey ahead of me.
When I started Medical assistance to get pregnant, I asked my doctor about my diet verses if/when I get pregnant. We agreed on a great meal plan that worked for both my pregnancy as well as my weight. This is to keep me at a steady weight during my pregnancy, and if I lose 10 lbs during the entire pregnancy then she said that was a safe amount. Not going to try to lose it just rather maintain where I am, so I can pick up after I have the baby. PLUS she stated that breastfeeding helps with weight loss as well!
1 bowl raisin brain or Special K like cereals with Skim milk
1 glass of natural juice like OJ, apple, cranberry etc
Grilled chicken salad with raspberry vingerette or low fat dressing of choice
crackers with humus
one starch- potato, rice, whole grain pasta, etc.
Green Veggie of choice- green beans, brocolli, asparagus, salad, etc
Unsweet tea or WATER
Snack: (7 pm)
To tell you the truth I kept pretty darn close to this today and I was full the entire day! I think it just comes down to talking it over with your doctor. IF this diet plan shows me losing weight then we will adjust it a bit to help me stay in a healthy gain/loss for the baby!
I HOPE THIS HELPS!
__________________ Me-26 PCOS
Expecting #1 April 2013!
Thanks for the diet info. I have struggled with my weight my whole life and am also worried about the pregnancy weight gain. Its nice to know I'm not alone. Know what bothers me most? Being overweight, I won't look pregnant any time soon, just fatter!! Blah. Guess its a complaining day for me too.
Well, I am one of those women who believe that your body gains how much it needs to in order to support the pregnancy, as long as you eat healthy and remember that you're not eating for 2 full-size adults. Just you and maybe 1/3 of a person.
With my first, I ate everything under the sun, and I ballooned up, too. I put on, I think about 80 pounds. Okay, so that was too much. However, I was able to lose all but about 10 of it within a year of having her. Over time, I put a little weight back on, and with the next 2, I gained between 40-50 pounds each. On my 4th, I gained about 50 pounds. She was the one I ate the healthiest with. And because I was pregnant (big pregnant) in the summer, I didn't have as big of an appetite. So, if anything, I was definitely watching what I was eating, but the weight still came. By December-January, I had lost all the baby weight and another 15.
Breastfeeding is a HUGE help. Of course, with all my girls and working full-time, I do ALOT of running around, too. However, I have still been eating normally, not really TRYING to lose weight. Like you, though, I was thrilled to be down in weight since my doctor has been on me to lose some of the weight, and nothing else had been working. So, I also am a little nervous about plumping up and not being able to lose it. However, after 4 pregnancies, I also know that a normal delivery weight for me is between 210 and 220.
Gaining weight is part of the package deal, but if you're eating healthy, then sometimes there is nothing you can do. And by the way, NONE of my doctors/midwives have EVER said a word about the amount of weight that I have gained. I have had friends whose doctors have, but I guess I have been fortunate. Like I said, nothing I could really do about it.
I gained like 37 lbs during my first pregnancy so I'm determined to keep my weight gain under control. About 2 weeks before getting my BFP I started a hard core diet (like 800-1000 cals a day). But I know that isn't healthy so I bumped up to 1200. I'm not allowed to work out much at all during the first trimester so I was freaked about getting too many cals, but it hasn't been too bad so far.
Weight gain is going to be normal during pregnancy, the most important thing is you and the baby are healthy. Try to eat healthy, take care of yourself and just remember the bloat is normal right now. I'm sure some of the lbs you are seeing is water weight. Try to drink lots of water and pee it out
I still use My Fitness pal to keep track of my cals. It helps me SEE what I'm eating and make sure I stay on track for a healthy pregnancy
There w you girl! I battled eating disorders in high school and while I'm fine now I still struggle to
Maintain that perfect weight. I've gained four pounds in one week! Granted we've been traveling but I've been really careful and even too sick to really eat. It has to be water weight! That's what I'm blaming it on!
If you feel like you need to count something, count nutrients and variety rather than calories. Sometimes you do need to keep track to feel like you're in control, but talk with your doctor about serving sizes and how much protein, veg, carbs, you need, then try your best not to stress about weight gain as long as you know you are eating properly. I know where you're coming from with a history of bullemia, and pregnancy can be hard but good luck!
My weight before I got pregnant was 138 and I was pretty ok with that. I am 5'3" and I was a dancer my entire life so I've got some thighs & hips but I don't think I look "fat" ... however, lately that's all I can think about it getting fat. I ate like a pig last week and didn't seem to care and I got on the scale this morning and did not gain anything (very surprised) ...
I refuse to exercise much in the first trimester so I've kept it limited to walking, I walk the dog every night for at least 20 minutes and if it's raining I go on the treadmill and a steady pace, no incline, for a good 20-30 minutes.
I drink TONS of water and over the weekend, and today, I've been very aware of what I'm eating. I'm keeping a diary actually.
I think it's ok to "slack off" once in a while, our hormones are going to make us crave some weird things I'm sure ...
I'm going to breastfeed & my membership at the gym will remain intact and I am determined to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight within a year after delivery.
We're all here for you hun. My SO keeps making jokes like "you're going to get soooo fat" and I know he's joking but it hurts.