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Old 02-09-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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Weight gain?

Anyone struggle in this area when pregnant? I not normally heavy but I gain alot of weight during pregnancy. I think I have had only one where I gained in the expected range. I just so hungry when I am pg. I want to work on not packing on any more unnecessary pounds. What is my best plan of action?
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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I gained 50lbs or so with my son, and it took over a year after he was born to get rid of it all. Hoping not to gain quite so much this time around, but we'll see how it goes. I don't think I gained any weight between my first and 2nd appointments, 4 weeks apart. Then again, I only gained about 5lbs during my first trimester with my son, then really started packing on the pounds in the 2nd, and especially in the 3rd trimester. I remember at the end I was gaining about 2lbs a week! I don't have an ideal diet, but it's certainly better than all the fast food and frozen dinners I ate while pregnant and working with my first.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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I gained a ton with dd. With ds I weighed myself daily and based my day on that. If I had gained more than I liked I would try to keep it lite. I ended up only gaining 25 pounds, and felt awesome! I try to keep salad stuff in the fridge too in case I just could not go with out something to eat. I think that helped a ton too, but I am naturally a salad lover so it wasn't hard to choose to eat it either. I also made it a point to stay active, which I totally was not with my first.
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I think staying active is big. I was fortunate and only gained 26 lbs with DS but I also exercised most days. In the beginning, I ran and later I did yoga, water-walked and walked. I hope to do well this time too. So far so good as I'm still at my pre-pg weight.

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #5
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I think I gained about 30lbs with ds and about 27lbs with dd

I don't gain anything until well into the 2nd tri
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I am over weight to start with, but I usually gain 40ish which is really hard on my hips. A lot of it winds up being water and I am usually back to my prepregnancy weight in about 2 months. I'm already up about 6lb, but I gained part of that before I knew I was pregnant and the only thing I wanted to eat was veggies and dip and donuts lmao.

I'm really no help at all LOL Sorry.
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I proudly gained 50 lbs or so with my son. I hope to gain about the same for with this baby. Last time I was checked (about a month ago) I was up 5 lbs! I don't care if I gain 100 lbs as long as the doctor isn't worried, I am not either! I was at my son's pre-pregnancy weight when I got pregnant so I will lose it again... one day... maybe take a year but a well child is WELL worth it!

Yeah I had issues with gaining weight with the triplets so I take all weight as a gift from God at this point! They think that it was my lack of gaining weight that made me loose them... but that is just a guess at this point.
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I don't eat more, for the most part. You don't need more calories in the first trimester, in the second you only need an extra 100, and the third 300 a day. Try focusing on eating fuller foods rather than fillers/ carbs maybe? I'll probably have to work out this pregnancy because I'm older, but my last two I was not and still only gained 30lbs each, most was gone with 4 weeks post partum.
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I think the easiest way for me to keep the weight gain in check drink water all day, even if i peed non stop and exercise as usual for as long as that is possible. Got in the bad habit with dd1 sitting on the couch feeling bad, gained25lbs last trimester!!!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:29 AM   #10
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I agree about staying active. I gained about 25-30 with each of my pregnancies and it was all belly. I was back to my pre-preg weight within a few weeks with both of them. I ran through both of my pregancies until about 35 weeks. I'm actually really looking forward to swimming at the end this time...both of my girls are winter babies, and I find it so much harder to exercise when its chilly outside!
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