for the past 3 days i just don't feel very hungry... i actually slept right through dinner time today (i did eat dinner but normally i can't sleep around that time, because my body knows it's time to eat!) when i did eat, all i had was bruschetta (which is a favorite food right now lol) and grilled eggplant slices - and i got so full so quick. i'm not disapointed about this, i feel like i put a lot of weight on quickly at first so i'm hoping it slows down a little now (because who knows what the end will be like), my mom said this might happen, she said i might even out. my weight stayed the same for a long time this month (thank God!) and i'm trying not to weigh again until Thursday so i don't get crazy watching fluctuating numbers.
since i was light on dinner i'm going to have a CLIF bar and some milk before bed so i don't wake up starving. thats also gone away - i'm able to sleep through the night MUCH BETTER now without waking up 2-3 times for a snack. i wake up about 4:30, eat a bowl of cheerios - then go back to bed and wake up around 8 or 9 for my "real' breakfast. this has been a lot more enjoyable then the other way!
While I'm on the subject of weight - i had a strong realization last week... i hate that i get very wrapped up in weight but its just been the focal point of my life (unfortunately).......
but on the bright side, i feel like this pregnancy is saving my life in a sense, so instead of being so negative on the weight gain, i can twist it and make it a more positive thing. i've mentioned my previous eating disorder prior to the pregnancy which i suffered from since i was 15, and before the pregnancy i was in the midst of severe restriction. i reached my lowest weight in years on my wedding day (i think that was the worst, and after the wedding i began to get better, but tehn still had moments of falling back to bad old habits), i never enjoyed anything... i stopped going out with friends, i felt bad and guilty all the time about any type of indulgence...
now, i enjoy everything - and STILL in moderation, just reasonably. i even enjoy getting dressed (IF i have clothes that fit me!! ha!), i'm realizing i don't mind as much and i'm happier, i laugh more - i go out with friends more, i'm not always on edge because i'm "starving" (or if i am it's just bc i'm pregnant lol), i feel like idk when i would have reached this point in ilfe if i wasn't pregnant - i still may be a little too pre-occupied with it, but everything takes time.... i guess my point is ... last year at this time i didn't think i could ever be "ok" with being this weight, and i'm perfectly fine with it. and i feel happy that there is this life inside of me that is helping me move forward and showing me that there is more important things in this life than to be the skinniest girl in the room <<~~~(admittedly, thats a horrid way of thinking and i hope i never feel that way again).
My appetite has been up and down. Some days I'm just not hungry. I'll go for several days just not needing to eat. Other days I can't get enough to eat. I wish it would moderate a little bit more.
I'm glad pregnancy is giving you a better view of weight gain. Now just try to remember after the baby is born that the extra pounds you carry are your gift to your child. You'll probably be able to work it off, especially if you breastfeed, but it takes time and can be frustrating at times.
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My appetite has been way less lately than pre-pregnancy, I just assume that my stomach has shrank because of the ms and that's why I can't eat as much. Plus having a growing uterus doesn't help much either. I find that on the nights I'm not really hungry if I go to bed without dinner I wake up around 4am starving so it's smart of you to eat a snack before bed. I actually still have ms and I have to time my meals right, oddly enough if I eat before I take a nap my ms is worse so I have to debate if I want to eat and then end up just throwing it up or take a nap and eat afterwards most days. And likewise if I eat too close to going to bed I wake up feeling sick to my stomach in the middle of the night. Weight has always been an issue in my life too since I too suffered from an eating disorder in my teens and early 20s, I finally overcame it when I had DS so my support goes out to you. Sounds like you're doing great right now aside from the worries.
I think it is great that pregnancy has helped you become more comfortable with eating as your body needs. I know it is hard to see the numbers on the sCale going up and up and up...but when you hold that little bubba in your arms im sure it won't matter at all I had weight issues when I was pregnant with DD, I was underweight and then I gained 30 kg which is close to 60 lb. I let t all and then some after I had DD, so you can loose it even if you gain heaps.
AFM my appetite has increased dramatically since ms has faded but I find I can only eat small amounts at a time.
I'm starving all the time but I can't eat much more than a few bites at a time vefore I'm full again so I feel like I'm grazing pretty much every hour. Except at lunch. If its a sandwhich I can pretty much eat two of them, if its anything else, I'm lucky if I can eat 4 bites before the indegestion kicks in.
I have definitely started to have less of an appetite as well...but I was thinking it might be because of the incredible HEAT. I have trouble even making something to eat since nothing really sounds appealing, but if it's already made (ie. takeout, or someone else fixes it!) then I will eat more. At dinnertime, I definitely can only eat a little at a time, so I have 2 mini dinners usually
I think it's great that you are enjoying everything more now - knowing that I was helping the baby grow helped me feel better about the gaining. Nursing helped me lose a lot right away, and then once I got back to exercising, I was back to my size before too long. With my DS1, I started running and trained for a half marathon when he was about 9 months old. I lost my supply with all the exercise, and had to really work to maintain it. With DS2, I didn't run that much till after I finished nursing to avoid that. Even though I had a couple extra pounds while nursing, I was still back in my old clothes, and it was completely worth it to be able to nurse for a year.
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