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February 13th, 2011, 06:57 PM
SaucyBoss's Avatar Veteran
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I recently found out that I'm pregnant (!!!! ) after almost a year and a half of TTC. I'm thrilled about being pregnant, but for some reason, I'm mega scared about becoming even bigger than I am and I'm having real confidence issues with my body right now.

I'm 5'9 and have been hovering around 270-275 for the past 5 years. I've always been larger, and my biggest problem is my belly. Before I found out I was preg. I was trying to get committed to becoming more active and working out more. Now that I know I'm preg., I'm scared of gaining more, when I was really wanting to lose.

I know thats not always the case - my last pregnancy I only gained 5 lbs and that was in 9th month. But this time around, I guess I'm just more aware or more self concious... My belly looks flabby and lumpy and already full of stretch marks already! I know it can't be from pregnancy already b/c I'm only 6 weeks, but I swear I'm finding noticiable stretch marks that weren't before!

How do you keep your confidence while pregnant? I want to enjoy this pregnancy without feeling like shamoo!

TTC #3 since Sept. 2009
BFP February 4, 2011!
EDD October 9, 2011

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February 13th, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2010
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I am pregnant with my first baby and I am terrified of gaining too much weight. The best I can say so far, is I am trying to pick the healthy foods. I monitor how much I eat so as not to eat too much of the bad for my stuff. I also am trying to get some exercise as much as I can. My dr says just walking for 60 mins a day (and doesnt have to be fast). Those things are enough to keep me feeling like i am not becoming a big whale (and also guarentee that I am not). Hope that helps!

Congrats on the pregnancy!


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February 14th, 2011, 09:27 AM
Ambie213's Avatar Plus Size Mommies co-host
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Location: Upstate NY
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Welcome! and Congratulations on the pregnancy!!!
It can be very difficult to watch the scale go up up up.... As hkystar said, eat healthy food and try and exercise a little bit each day. I"m pregnant with my second as well. Before I got preg, I had just lostabout 40lbs.... I was soooo scared at first about gaining it all back! I just eat healthy (most of the time) and I try and exercise every day. I know I'm doing what I need to and if I gain weight, I know that it's all for baby!
Please come over to the main board and introduce yourself so we can all get to know you!

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March 3rd, 2011, 06:44 PM
Just_Marie's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Canada
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congratulations and welcome!!

This is my 2nd term pregnancy, with the first I was very aware of how I looked and how much I was gaining, I felt ever ballooning very early on.

This time, I'm so thrilled and so busy, that I hardly notice what I'm doing wt wise-I'm doing weekly belly pics, and somehow have only managed to gain 6-7lbs and I'm 17 weeks. I had gained most of my 44lbs with DS1 by 26 weeks, then was dx with gdm and stopped gaining once we got better control.

Lucky mother to five!

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