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Pregnancy weight gain

Friday, August 02, 2013

I am not naive enough to think that I would gain no weight during pregnancy, I knew I would. I just never thought it would happen so quickly or be so much. I have always gained weight pretty easily unfortunately and the situation my husband and I were in at the beginning of the pregnancy probably did not help much. For the first time in my life I weigh over 200 pounds, I cried the first time I weighed myself during the pregnancy and saw that. I mean straight out bawled. I cringe every time I go to the OBGYN and I have to step on that scale. And no matter what I do, no matter how healthy I eat the weight keeps piling on. The only time I didn't gain much weight was at my last appointment (only 3 pounds) but I had also been sick for 3 weeks so I am sure that played a role. I try to walk and maybe now, that my husband has regained full range of motion in his knee because of physical therapy after his motorcycle accident, we will be able to go more often. I am just sad, stressed, upset... I hate looking in the mirror but at the same time I feel like I can put me aside and realize that gift I have. I cannot wait for our little girl to be here. This is everything my husband and I have been wanting. Sorry for the vent, I just needed to get it off my chest and clear my head. Hopefully once our munchkin is here I will be able to get back on track and lose all this weight....
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    You have every single right to cry and be frustrated with the weight gain especially after working so hard to get healthy prior to your bundle of joy getting here. I have been pregnant three times and I also watched the scale like a hawk. I think a lot of women use pregnancy as a license to eat whatever the heck they want. I used it as a means of cleaning up my bad eating habits because I knew I couldn't afford to gain more weight than necessary. Everyone's body is different and if you are eating healthy most of the time, believe me, the weight will come off. Just a sidenote: I have had three pregnancies and currently no children. Two late term miscarriages and my daughter, who was born prematurely survived and then was diagnosed with a terminal illness. She passed away just four short months before her 2nd birthday. My point in telling you this is that I would gain 200 lbs willingly if I could have the opportunity to be a mom. I encourage you to vent and cry and get it all out of your system but when you are done with that, think about the beautiful little girl you will have in the end.

    I had a co-worker that gained 91lbs during her pregnancy! I hadn't seen her in a year because I switched departments. I seen her three days ago and she is SMALLER than she was before she got pregnant!
    2436 days ago
    Yes, be joyful about the birth and enjoy the time with the little one. It will be very important to eat the right kind of food to give you energy and pep for looking after a baby. Congratulations! emoticon
    2436 days ago
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