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April 10th, 2013, 07:48 AM
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Soooo. I am gaining weight at a ridiculous speed. I started the pregnancy off at a normal weight for my body type (132lbs) but have been rapidly gaining since. I am already near the max of what you should gain in the first trimester and I still have almost 4 weeks to go. Is any one else struggling with this?

It's really important to me that I don't let myself go. I haven't been working out as much as I should, and maybe I have been eating more but it hasn't been a large amount over what I normally eat and I have actually been making healthier choices. Also, I am painfully hungry ALL the time, so it's really hard not to eat.

What is everyone else doing to stay on the weight gain track?
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April 10th, 2013, 08:51 AM
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I am the same way. At my first appt I was 119... A few weeks later, 126! I have been starvvvving and eating lots but have been trying to keep up on my workouts to balance a little. I'm already showing quite a bit considering I'm only about 10-10.5 weeks. I just figure the baby must really be growing and that's why I have been so terribly hungry.

I think as long as you are making as healthy of choices as you can, it is what it is. Your body knows what it's doing!
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April 10th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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I'm up 4lbs already. I've got to stop eating junk food and giving in any craving that I have. I just went for a run now to make me feel better. I want to keep my weight gain under control - I gained nearly 50 lbs during my first pregnancy.
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April 10th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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While I was nauseated all the time (for a few weeks) I was really packing on weight because the only thing that made me feel even slightly better was to eat (and usually not the healthiest stuff.)

Now that I don't feel sick all the time, I'm trying to eat much healthier. And I actually lost a little weight this week. My doctor told me 5-7 pounds a month with twins is healthy, so I'm trying to focus on not exceeding that and just eating healthier. Also hoping that the tiredness will soon wane a little bit and I'll feel more like getting more exercise!
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April 10th, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Happened to me my first pregnancy. Lost it all and more. Don't stress. If your body is super hungry it's cause you need food. Eat.
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April 10th, 2013, 10:33 AM
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I don't think you should stress out too much. I've already gained almost 10 pounds so far--I am just hungry all the time so I eat. My OB told me to gain at least 40 (I've gained 40 pounds in both previous pregnancies), so I figure I'm on track anyways. It doesn't make it easier, but try to just remember you'll have lots of time to lose it after the baby comes.
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April 10th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Its not like what you're gaining is all body fat either. I gained 38 with ds and lost 27lbs the first week. I gained a lot in beginning and end. This time i haven't gained yet.
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April 10th, 2013, 11:22 AM
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I really appreciate all the responses. It's nice to hear what's going on with everyone else weight-wise. I am going to try and be a bit more active and continue to eat as healthy as I can. I have never been one to deny myself cravings though!
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April 10th, 2013, 01:41 PM
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I have gained 7-8lbs already.
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