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    I've been bad and I've gained close to all I need to gain already with three months left to go. I really want to try for a VBAC this time and want to keep my weight in control and not risk having a too-large baby because I overate like a maniac. I know a lot of it is genetics, but I really can be eating a lot better. Yesterday I went out and bought a lot of fruits and veggies and I'm trying to stick to mostly meats (and other protiens), fruits, and veggies, and trying to have more healthy fats. I'm cutting out sweets and cutting down my intake of grains and limiting them to whole grains as much as possible. Wish me luck ... only three more months!!!
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    Good luck to you! It helps for me to keep fruit and snacks at my desk all day. My appetite went from zilch to being hungry constantly. I feel like I cannot eat enough. I really have a sweet tooth too. It's terrible all I can think about is brownies, apple pie, ice cream and candy bars.

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    Elizabeth, your post made me LOL. I'm STILL not eating like I should, I get super hungry, then once I start eating, I'm full after like two bites. I keep eating though, because I'm no quitter! LOL. Then I throw it all up anyway. Maybe if I could stop eating...

    Anyway, good luck Joan. I personally love veggies and could eat them all day/night, but it seems like eating healthy is more expensive than eating like crap. And right now, Dh and I are broke. So candy it is! LMAO
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    I feel like i've gained so much weight and am not happy with that at all. We'll see how much more at my appt on Wednesday, but i'm up already 12lbs at my last appt. I'm not a breakfast person, but I do try to eat something and then try really hard to hold off till lunch and then dinner. My weakness is after dinner and before bed, I feel like all I want to do is eat. It's been especially bad with being laid off from my job so i'm home all day, and then of course with the holidays.
    I keep trying to remind myself that this baby is due in April and around that time is when the weather starts changing around here from cold and crappy to nice and sunny so we'll be able to put her in the stroller and get out and walk not long after she is born, so hopefully that will help with the weight loss. Positive thoughts...right?
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    Joan - good luck! It sounds like pretty much exactly what I am doing with my GD diet. Let me know if you want to swap meal ideas!
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    I had gained at least 30 at my last appt and that was right at a month ago so I'm scared of how much I've gained since then. I try to eat healthy and my biggest craving has oddly enough been salad (until the last week or so... I've been craving sweets which is not good) but obviously that doesnt matter. The other day I had a woman ask if I was carrying twins or if it was my second child b/c I'm carrying "so big" in her words. I feel like a beached whale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmiller626 View Post
    The other day I had a woman ask if I was carrying twins or if it was my second child b/c I'm carrying "so big" in her words. I feel like a beached whale.
    I get a lot of that too! I was like this with my first pregnany too, but then again, I had an 8lb 11oz baby born via C-section 5 days before his due date. This one will go until I labor, so I'm really worried about how big she'll get.

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    It sounds like pretty much exactly what I am doing with my GD diet. Let me know if you want to swap meal ideas!
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    Mostly, I'm just eating what I make for the family, just skipping the breads and the starch sides. I think the hardest part is when we're with friends. I had a hot dog and half a burger yesterday both with the buns and a small slice of chocolate pie yesterday. Back on track today though. Question though, are allowed to eat fried foods? Where are you on things like french fries and hot wings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy j View Post
    Alissa,
    Mostly, I'm just eating what I make for the family, just skipping the breads and the starch sides. I think the hardest part is when we're with friends. I had a hot dog and half a burger yesterday both with the buns and a small slice of chocolate pie yesterday. Back on track today though. Question though, are allowed to eat fried foods? Where are you on things like french fries and hot wings?
    Fried foods are hard because they tend to be either breaded (which adds carbs) or carby things like potatoes (like french fries.)

    The way I look at it is that I can only have one "serving" of carbs per meal. So, like, I could have a hamburger on a bun OR I could have french fries, but I can't have both. I like my burgers and sandwiches on bread, so I tend to opt for a side salad instead of fries because fresh veggies are basically "free." Hot wings are fine as long as they aren't breaded or don't have a "sweet" sauce (like, if I got BBQ wings or Terriyaki wings instead of Hot.)
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