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I eat everything I see...

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Amazonmulu Tue 02-Feb-16 15:15:34

Help sad I'm 22 weeks and I've lost the plot. I've always been fairly slim 10-12, fairly active pre pregnancy. I do comfort eat / stress eat / boredom eat... I had a miscarriage in July and my mum died last August, and now my dads been diagnosed with with cancer. I'm over the moon at being pregnant but with all the recent stresses I just can't stop eating sad I put on 1st last year post wedding and since getting pregnant I've put on nearly 2st!!! And I'm only half way through confused I don't know how to stop myself. Plus I've dragged my OH down with me. I'm really worried about never getting slim again and making myself sick through obesity sad

KittyandTeal Tue 02-Feb-16 15:20:02

Poor you, sounds like you're having a really tough time.

If it makes you feel any better I'm 9 weeks pregnant after loosing dd2 last year. I'm absolutely terrified and as a result am eating like it's going out of fashion. I'm the same as you, generally slim, toned and fit (well no longer).

I have just downed a whole pack of 5 mini Danish pastries. I wouldn't have dreamed of doing that 5 weeks ago!

Go easy on yourself. You will loose the weight once the baby arrives 💐

maybebabybee Tue 02-Feb-16 15:22:24

Me too OP. Am 35 weeks and have put on roughly 3 stone. Don't beat yourself up about it. Whatever people might tell you it actually isn't that difficult to lose the weight afterwards.

You are not going to be obese! Just try to choose healthier snacks if possible but most of all be kind to yourself.

KnitsBakesAndReads Tue 02-Feb-16 15:36:03

First of all, be kind to yourself! It sounds like you've had a lot to deal with on top of being pregnant and it's totally understandable that eating healthily might not be easy for you right now.

I've also struggled with having a huge appetite during pregnancy and being tempted by lots of unhealthy foods. The main thing that's worked for me is to avoid having any kind of junk food (crisps, chocolates, etc) in the house, and instead making sure I always have a supply of healthier alternatives (stuff like fruit, cereal bars, rice cakes). I always take a lunch box with healthy sandwiches and snacks in to work so I don't have an excuse to pop to the supermarket and pick up chocolate or sweets.

I also think making sure you eat three proper meals a day and some healthy snacks helps as if you get too hungry then you're likely to reach for something unhealthy just to fill you up. I find if I skip breakfast then by about 10.30 I'm so hungry I'll end up eating rubbish food, whereas if I have some toast or cereal not long after I get up I can easily not eat again until lunchtime or just have a piece of fruit as a snack mid-morning.

Iwonderif Tue 02-Feb-16 19:21:25

Definitely don't be too hard on yourself. You're dealing with lots of things and reaching for certain foods to bring you comfort isn't the end of the world. You'll be surprised at how you do lose your pregnancy weight. If you're naturally slim then the chances are it will come off pretty sensibly and those Danish pastries won't really have mattered! I know it's easy for me to say because I'm not currently pg but have had 3 children and in my first I put on 4 stone....I'm only 5ft my boobs were as big as my head! In pregnancy 2 & 3 I put on 3 stone and 2 stone. I too am a comfort/bored eater. In my pregnancies I never seemed to feel full and on some occasions would eat 2 servings of a meal and pudding too. Then supper!

Sorry I'm not a great deal of help and I'm so sorry for the grief you've experienced and the sad news regarding your dad. flowers

mellysam Tue 02-Feb-16 19:50:35

Wow you are coping with so much all happening within a short space of time. Don't be afraid to ask for help with coping with the grief you will be feeling, my sister went to councelling when our mum passed away a few years ago and it helped her so much especially during her pregnancy when her emotions were hightened

Amazonmulu Wed 03-Feb-16 16:53:17

Thank you all for the advice and support. I will try not to let the weight get to me. It makes a massive difference to talk about it rather than bottling it all up.

I will defo stop buying "treats" because if it's not there I can't eat it. And I am off swimming after work today. grin

WeeseKeysAreThese Wed 03-Feb-16 17:07:46

Me too, I've had a god awful food day today. The creme eggs were 3 for £1 so I bought them, then ate them cos they were there. I've also had a munch at some Cadburys fingers as well today. Now I'm swigging Gaviscon surprise surprise.

Haribolover Wed 03-Feb-16 17:11:37

oooo, creme eggs - now you have got me thinking. I have been craving/wanting chocolate and things like that for weeks and finding it hard to resist. Justified it initially as finishing the Christmas treats, now that excuse has gone. Today has been bad - at home and got through far too much of a big bar of chocolate and trying to stop myself going for more of it or the reese's peanut butter cups I found hidden at the back of the cupboard. I really shouldn't have this stuff here but some days you just need it to get through the day.

For me this is number 2 and yes the weight did drop off after birth, breast feeding I think helps and probably walking miles with the buggy as well.

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