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2nd Pregnancy weight gain: Out of control eating

(6 Posts)
Cbell Tue 29-Jan-13 20:24:43

I feel gross.

I'm 15 weeks pregnant and I've gained 10 pounds. I was fine until around Christmas but then I gained 5 pounds and since then I've not stopped gorging.
It's not hunger it's greed. Greed for the things I wouldn't usually eat (chocolate, crisps, biscuits, chips).

After my DD1 I was back to a fit size 10 within a year. I have a history of weight gain (very chubby youth and big family) so I'm not 'naturally skinny'.

I just need some support. How are you exercising during pregnancy? I've a toddler to care for so not much time. How to I stop myself being such a BIG FAT PIG.

noblegiraffe Tue 29-Jan-13 21:00:59

10 pounds isn't too bad is it? I stuffed my face through the first and second trimester but in the third trimester ate next to nothing as the baby was squashing my stomach, so you might find the eating slows down anyway. I put on about 2 stone in the end, which the midwives seemed to think was fine.

Can't help re exercise as I was too tired to do any, but swimming is supposed to be a good pregnancy exercise.

noblegiraffe Tue 29-Jan-13 21:03:05

Oh, and I craved the crap stuff too, especially in the evenings. I had a deal with myself that if I wanted a packet of crisps, first I had to eat an apple, just to balance things out. Sometimes I then forgot about the crisps.

CareerGirl01 Tue 29-Jan-13 21:41:19

I don't think 10lbs is that much. I'm 25 weeks and 17lbs heavier than Pre preg. Mind you I was quite sick for the first 16 weeks noble is right about 3rd tri - I'm already starting to feel more 'full' after eating but then I'm quite a small build (or was!!!)

orangetickle Wed 30-Jan-13 02:16:14

Don't buy the crap stuff. If it's not in the house, you can't eat it.

Make sure that your meals are filling and nutritious, to try to remove the need/want to snack. Chunky vegetable soup, porridge etc: all good for you and will keep you going.

I exercise before my toddler gets up. Luckily, she's rarely awake before 7am so I can get in a workout then. You need to make the time I'm afraid. If you sit in front of the telly for hours every evening, then you have the time to exercise: it honestly will help with tiredness (obviously within limits).

Look through your daily routine: where can you fit in activity? Where can you walk (with the buggy if needed) rather than drive? Where can you take the stairs rather than the elevator?

Hope this doesn't sound harsh. You need to work out what your priorities are, and adjust daily life accordingly.

And I agree that 10lbs isn't actually that much. You may also find that the gain slows down: I put on all my weight up until about 26wks (I'm in the US so they weigh me every appointment!), and since then I haven't put on anything. I've had massively reduced hunger (no room for my stomach!), which has stopped the gain.

WildeRumpus Wed 30-Jan-13 09:48:08

aw! don't worry, you sound very stressed and anxious. You are not gross, you are pregnant. 10lbs is fine. You might find your body works in spurts during this pregnancy and you just can't help that. I put on 4lbs when I got the BFP, then nothing for weeks, then at 20 weeks jumped another 5lbs! Is very odd.

Your body will make you eat more at certain stages and then you'll probably tail off craving the bad stuff so much. If you think that your overeating is pyschological and more akin to bingeing then maybe talk to your MW about it, they will be aware of the worries women have about weight gain and pregnancy.

I am normally an athletic size 10/12 but when preggo I get veer fat! My body is superb at putting breastfeeding fat stores on my hips and ass. I hated this last pg but this one am resigned to it and know that i will lose it all again afterwards like last time.

I hope you can make peace with the weight gain and not worry about it so much and just focus on the little miracle your body is working so hard to create smile

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