I am a little over twenty weeks pregnant and I have gained almost 20 pounds (about 18 to be exact). This is my second pregnancy and I know my body is doing what it needs to do but this seems excessive. I have been eating more than I normally do but not so much that this type of weight gain makes sense. It's as if my body wants to hold onto every morsel that I put into my mouth.
During my first pregnancy, I gained about 30 pounds. It took me a full year to lose it. Breastfeeding was no help whatsoever. In fact, I think breastfeeding made the pounds cling. I was only able to lose weight after training for a 1/2 marathon and then starting full marathon training (before an injury wiped me out). I am still not able to exercise like I used to so once the baby is born, it's not as though I will be able to go for a run here and there.
I am thinking that I need to start calorie counting but I hate doing that. Maybe I should just write everything down that I eat so I am more aware about what I am putting into my body.
Last time I met with the midwives, nothing was said about my weight gain, which was about 1 pound per week of pregnancy. I just remember how hard it was to lose it all and so I want to be more careful.
Anyone else feeling this way?