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Heatherbella's picture
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Eating...

...is like a full time job! Oh my word! It feels like no sooner I finish eating one snack/meal I'm hungry again!!! LOL. I think I need a professional chef to keep up!

Who else is crazy hungry?

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I actually find that I am kinda the opposite. It seems like when I eat, I can go hours and feel stuffed! And sometimes I don't have to eat much to feel that way. But when I get hungry, I have to have something, right then!

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"Momma Leah" wrote:

I actually find that I am kinda the opposite. It seems like when I eat, I can go hours and feel stuffed! And sometimes I don't have to eat much to feel that way. But when I get hungry, I have to have something, right then!

Wow, that's crazy! I think part of it for me is I'm eating smaller portions to avoid over stuffing myself and feeling sick. I had a problem with that a few weeks ago.

I hear you on the urgency though! Hunger comes on SO fast and it's a crazy urgent thing. I remember freaking out on DH a few times when I was pg with DD. I'd say I was hungry and needed food and he'd drag his feet on deciding what to eat or taking me somewhere to get a snack (when we were out and about). I'd start going crazy. Like, I need it 10 minutes AGO! LOL

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I've been quite the opposite too. For the most part I have been forcing myself to eat. Except today! I actually stopped at the Wendy's drive through which I never do because I was out shopping and HAD to eat! Haha

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I don't think it's that I want to eat it's that I have to eat. Nothng sounds good but if I don't eat I can't function so I do eat all day. I just wish food sounded good if I have to eat it.

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"blondiess4u" wrote:

I don't think it's that I want to eat it's that I have to eat. Nothng sounds good but if I don't eat I can't function so I do eat all day. I just wish food sounded good if I have to eat it.

I get that too...I NEED to eat but I just stare in the fridge and NOTHING looks good. So frustrating!

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I go back and forth. I'm either feel completely against eating food at all or STARVING to death. Then when I eat a ton to fill myself up, I get sick again. :roll: My doc is going to laugh when he sees my 3-ish lb weight gain from 3 weeks tomorrow!

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That's me 100%. You would think it would be a good thing, but it drives me crazy. I can't wait until the first trimester is over and my appetite returns to somewhat "normal".

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Yup. Me too. Most days I feel hungry all the time and the more I eat, the hungrier I feel. The problem is nothing sounds good unless it's greasy or full of sugar.

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"momto3toB" wrote:

Yup. Me too. Most days I feel hungry all the time and the more I eat, the hungrier I feel. The problem is nothing sounds good unless it's greasy or full of sugar.

SO true!!!! Ummmmm...Chinese food...

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I'm so flipping hungry! And in the past I was opposite. No appetite. Eventually I'd ffeel my blood sugar dropping and force myself to eat. Not an issue right now!!!

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I need to eat to keep the nausea at bay, but most of the time I couldn't care less to eat. And I'm trying really hard to stay away from mountains of maple syrup which was the only thing working before, since I think the sugar was causing too many crashes and making me more tired. And it's pretty much every 2 hours or less in order to stay upright (which I don't do anyways lol)

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I'm eating a lot of crackers to try not to get sick, but I'm not really hungry, just forcing myself to eat so hopefully I don't throw up and if I do I won't dry heave because that hurts so much more.

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So hungry, yet so not interested in actually eating.

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The main thing I've noticed is I get hungry for dinner at like...3:00 lol. That's the only time I really get hungry though. I try to eat a snack and then eat dinner at a normal time and I'm good. So it's kind of like I had to add in an extra small meal. I'm also craving junk. My doctor told me that ideally I should only gain about 20 pounds this pregnancy....I don't think it's going to happen.

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I feel the same way, was telling DH that eating seems to be the only thing that keep me kinda of ok and not sick to my stomach...so different from the first pregnancy and I told him I am going to be hugh this go round cause I eat constantly..lol

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Right now, I am just going with what I am craving because my aversion list keeps getting longer and longer Sad

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"whitney1" wrote:

My doctor told me that ideally I should only gain about 20 pounds this pregnancy....I don't think it's going to happen.

20 lbs? Dream on doctor! My midwife says they like to see people gain around 35 lbs.

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"dinzy" wrote:

I need to eat to keep the nausea at bay, but most of the time I couldn't care less to eat. And I'm trying really hard to stay away from mountains of maple syrup which was the only thing working before, since I think the sugar was causing too many crashes and making me more tired. And it's pretty much every 2 hours or less in order to stay upright (which I don't do anyways lol)

This is how I feel!

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I am so glad I don't have eating issues. I am hungry. All the time. I eat. No nausea or real aversions. Bring on the food!

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omg crazy hungry isnt even the word, im done eating and if feel like the meal didnt even touch me. Im starving all the time. I either have to stuff my face or be hungry

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

I am so glad I don't have eating issues. I am hungry. All the time. I eat. No nausea or real aversions. Bring on the food!

feel the same way sandra, but i do prefer certain things like pizza and take out eeekkk not good

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"angelover02740" wrote:

feel the same way sandra, but i do prefer certain things like pizza and take out eeekkk not good

That's too funny. I'm just the opposite and do have constant nauseau, but the only two things I get the urge to eat is chinese take out (eggrolls especially) and pizza! I've been sticking to lean cuisine pizza, but still.

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I've been into those stauffers hot pocket things and NOODLES. I bought a Chinese food combo at the grocery store yesterday and got an extra MASSIVE thing of chow mein. OH man I love it!

I had to run some errands after dropping DD off at daycare this morning and my stomach was so growing. I stopped at 7-11 for a hot dog...at 9am. LMAO! Crazy me!

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Bah ha ha, a hot dog at 9 am!

I totally get hungry while driving past fast food places. Yesterday I got a chicken wrap from BK, even though I had just eaten lunch an hour before.

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Hot Dogs are ANYTIME foods for me. It was either that or a taquito or breakfast sandwich. Hot dog it is.

OH, processed food...I want it all the time. My dad just brought over some fresh Salmon for us and the thought of eating it tonight makes me want to barf. DH can have salmon and I'll have chow mein. Blum 3

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Yeah I think how much they want you to gain depends on your pre preg weight. My ob's chart says 15-35 pounds depending on pre pregnancy weight. I'm on the lower end b/c I'm already 30 pounds overweight. So yeah. I wish I could just gain 20 pounds though lol.

Momma Leah's picture
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Today I have been craving a chicken caesar salad. Maybe tomorrow I can find one somewhere!

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Whitney, at this rate I think I'll be doing good to keep under 20 lbs in the first tri :rolleyes: My doc never says anything about my weight though which can be pretty shocking. I'm shocked every time I get on the scale.

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"angelover02740" wrote:

omg crazy hungry isnt even the word, im done eating and if feel like the meal didnt even touch me. Im starving all the time. I either have to stuff my face or be hungry

this is so me! (as I sit here trying to figure out what the heck to eat bc Im SOOO hungry my stomach is past growling point!

I was 136 when I went to the dr the other day... and that was late afternoon. so thats 3lbs since my dr appt on the 26th! however my appt then was in the am. I too will be lucky to not gain 20lbs in this first tri!

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with ds I had gained 11 pds by 11 weeks which means thats 3 weeks away, so far I've only gained 2 pds from my scale which means i would need to gain 9 pds in the next 3 weeks to be were i was with DS, I must say I think im doing better this time around. Im sure when i go in on tuesday the DR scale with say more since its not digital and i have to keep my clothes on