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July 29th, 2012, 06:47 PM
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So, at my last appointment my doctor said I had "finally" gained 8 pounds, so I was feeling pretty good. I just weighed myself and I'm up 10 pounds from that! 18 pounds weight gain at only 20 weeks! I know, I know... I shouldn't stress too much, but I am very petite and I'm very nervous about gaining too much fat because I have thyroid problems that make it a bit more difficult to lose it...

I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to fix the fact that I've gained too much too soon? I know losing weight isn't an option, but for BTDT moms (or whoever can help ) is there any way to reverse or halt the negative effects of my crappy eating habits besides eating healthier from now on? Am I going to have a really hard time losing weight? Maybe I'm just being silly... It's just really stressing me out.

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July 29th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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I thought typical weight gain for the last 20 weeks was like a lb a week which would be at about 40 which is perfectly normal.

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July 30th, 2012, 05:48 AM
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I'm also hoping to slow down my weight gain since my OB told me just to keep an eye on it at my last appointment. The only thing I can think of is making better food/snack choices. It's hard when I'm hungry all.the.time!
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July 30th, 2012, 08:24 AM
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I know... the baby doesn't want 3/4 cup of cereal... the baby wants the whole box.
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July 30th, 2012, 08:27 AM
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I swear, on days like today I could eat and eat and eat and eat. I stress about my weight. It's my least favorite part of my appt.


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July 30th, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Is the scale you used the doctors scale? Your scale could be off and remember it is normal to fluctuate up to 3 pounds a day. I'd just eat healthier and maybe go on walks. With DD I couldn't control my cravings and gained wayyy too much. This time around I'm never hungry it seems.

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July 30th, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Its a pound a week and then later 2 a week. I don't know where they get their 20-35 pound average. I eat when I am hungry and if I want something unhealthy I give in and have it but just a little bit.
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July 30th, 2012, 09:43 AM
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I've gained more at this point than I want to as well! I think the pound a week thing only starts after a certain point, but I think we've all past it now! I've been averaging like 2 a week these days. I'm really REALLY trying to keep my weight gain to less than 30 for this pregnancy because last time I gained more than the recommended amount and it was a bear to take off postpartum plus, I felt so sluggish and sore towards the end. I'm trying not to eat deserts but oh my gosh, we've been doing one or two kids birthday parties each weekend and I can't keep that second slice of birthday cake out of my mouth.
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