Weight gain

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SunDevil28's picture
Joined: 04/30/07
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Weight gain

Anyone thinking about weight gain at this point?

I gained 46 pounds with DS, and I really wanted to avoid gaining that much this time around. I swore I would eat healthily, especially in the first trimester. But now that m/s has hit, I'm having trouble. I know I'm eating too much but with feeling queasy and nauseous, I'm having trouble cutting myself off.

I am also in jeans a size bigger already, at 7 weeks. Haven't weighed myself because I'm too scared!!

Anyone have the same problem? Or even better, some good ideas? Smile

ChrissyD2103's picture
Joined: 10/09/07
Posts: 526

I am SOOOOOOOO worried about weight gain. With my first I gained 60 lbs, which amazingly came right off. I know most of it was water weight as I was swollen like everywhere lol. With my second I gained 50 lbs, and I only lost 30 after that. After that my PCOS went nuts and I gained a ton of weight over a few years and finally this summer I was able to get down to where I was comfortable again, but I still can not afford to gain 50 lbs again. I too vowed that I was going to eat only healthy with this one, but like you said with MS it is nearly impossible. I guess the good news is that what I am eating isn't a lot, and I am pretty sure I am not even meetiing my daily caloric intake most days. I figure if I can make it through this first trimester alive, then I can focus on eating healthy and exercising again. I would love to keep my weight gain at like 25 lbs......Are you eating protien? I find that I don't eat as much if I fill up on protien. Actually I have been drinking Slim Fast low carb shakes which are full of protien and seem to help with my MS. I am buy no means trying to loose wight but I figure if I can keep down something with extra vitamins and minerals and that is full of protien it is better than the bag of chips I want to eat......:)

sookysunky's picture
Joined: 11/29/11
Posts: 62

With my first one, I gained only 25 pounds BUT I was 20 pounds overweight. Two years ago, I worked my butt off to lose that weight. So now I imagine I will gain 25+20 = 45 pounds. I'm not sure why I think that, but I just think I'm going to gain a lot more. Anyway, if I gain less than 45 pounds, I will be satisfied, less than 35 will be awesome. Right now, as I am eating nonstop, I'm not sure this is going to happen.

You know, my clothes are getting tighter, but the weight gain isn't kicking in yet... interesting phenomenon. I think it must be redistributing from unexercised muscles to belly fat...

nmpiche's picture
Joined: 08/29/07
Posts: 508

One thing that helps me is that when I am eating something I think, am I eating this because I am hungry or am I eating it only because it tastes good? If I am not hungry, I stop eating. I don't deprive myself of treats, but I just eat small amounts. For example, a serving of ice cream is 1/2 cup. I put it in a 1/2 cup measuring cup. I feel satisfied having some. I gained 32lbs with DD (and it wasn't until after we were done nursing at one year that I got the last 10lbs off). I did weight watchers and I love their new plan. It is less points for unprocessed foods. Also, those guidelines of how much food to eat when you are pregnant are crazy. Way too much food.

Joined: 05/31/08
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I'm not too worried yet. At 7-8 weeks, I was pretty bloated and it has gone down a little by 11 weeks. So you may see that most of your gain so far is bloat and it eases off in a few weeks. Like pp said, my pants are tighter, but I've only gained a few pounds so far. With DS, I gained 12 lbs in the first trimester :eek: but it leveled off in the second tri when I started eating more normally again, and I only ended up gaining about 35 lbs total. I'd say if you are really hungry, eat and don't worry about gaining yet. I sometimes find myself eating things I normally wouldn't even when I am not hungry and justifying it by thinking "oh, it's OK, I'm pregnant." Probably not a good idea.

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Joined: 06/12/08
Posts: 387

Ohhh - I am terrible when it comes to weight gain - last time i had the mentality of 'I am pregnant, I am going to live it up and eat what i want" I gained 49 lbs! I lost it all within about a year and a half - didn't try too hard , i think breastfeeding for 20 months helped alot... so I was exactly my pre-pgragnancy weight (150lbs) when I got pregnant this time. Last time though i hade gestational diabetes so had to be on a strict diet the last 10 weeks...so you would think I would be eating better and watching my weight this time around...
BUT - I am not really. I am eating pleny of healthy foods, BUT also eating plenty of take out - I am just hungry all the time... also i figure my stomach already is covered in stretch marks - how much worse can it get - LOL!!!
I think in the back of my head I know i will have gestational diabetes again and for the last 10 weeks I will have to be on the diet again, so I am living it up while i can. (I will either have it or not, dieting now will not prevent me from having it)

I know the is a terrible aweful attitude to have...but hey - I think quitting smoking and caffine and alcohol all at the same time gives me the right to be a little lax with my weight - alot of women don't even give up smoking while pregnant, and it was ROUGH! So I try not to beat myself up about the food / weight gain too much.
I have only gained 3lbs so far, which is alot less than last time at 10 weeks! I think I was about 8lbs up at 10 weeks last time.

readytoplanmom's picture
Joined: 06/03/11
Posts: 168

So far not worried about weight gain. Then again, still nauseous and not eating a lot right now, mostly bread products, which might catch up to me. My dr said to expect about 35 lbs, so I am thinking that sounds reasonable, but this is my first so I am not sure how reasonable I will be in the trimesters to come!