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Anyone ever ashamed of how much much they eat whilst pregnant?

(26 Posts)
EmilyJane86 Fri 09-May-14 19:02:49

I am just shy of 19 weeks pregnant and I am ashamed to say I have just eaten like an absolute pig. Just had an egg roll, popcorn, humous and carrot sticks, a pork pie and a trifle. I now feel so guilty! I keep saying to myself I must start calorie counting to prevent myself from blimping out further. Already put on over a stone and I've gone from a size 12 to nearly 16. Anyone else feel my pain?

Peanut15 Fri 09-May-14 19:07:13

yes Yes yes. I'm 16 weeks and have gone form a size 10 to nearly 16. I just can't stop eating. I know it's because I'm tired and it's my way of coping. Stupidly with DS1 (15 months) when he was born despite the new baby fog of exhaustion I found it easier to control my eating. Today I had 3 slices of toast for breakfast. A huge cheese sandwich, sausage roll, massive cookie and crisps for lunch. A chocolate bar this afternoon and my Chinese is on its way.

That's horrific written down.

Afraid it won't stop the Chinese though.

EmilyJane86 Fri 09-May-14 19:10:04

Lol oh I feel better now buy I get married in just under a month. I need to be careful or my dress won't fit. How my dp still finds me attractive is beyond me. What's worse is we are really skint and I keep spending money on food I don't need cause I just fancy it and nothing in the fridge. I have a marks and sparks at my work place so this proves a huge temptation

EmilyJane86 Fri 09-May-14 19:10:41


RabbitSaysWoof Fri 09-May-14 19:28:15

I ate shit loads, stopped weighing myself and by the time ds was a month old I was still 3 and a half stone heavier than pre preg. Ds is 2 now and I still got a stone to go.
My friend bought a big tub of ice cream round one night to have with a choc brownie I'd cooked, when she popped in again next day the empty tub was on the side I had to pretend dp had left it out of the freezer when he got in blush

Emzar Fri 09-May-14 20:17:04

I really want a trifle now.

CorporeSarnie Fri 09-May-14 21:20:39

All I have wanted during my 1st trimester has been chips. Regardless of what else lunch consisted of there were chips at least twice a week, plus an afternoon snack. I think I was almost as bad in my 1st pg, but breastfeeding for 4 months I was at my lowest weight for 10 years in spite of all the cake! Put away the scales, as long as we are getting some fresh fruit and vegetables amongst the rest of it, this is one time where dieting is not a good idea.

KeepOnKeepingOnAndOnAndOnAndOn Fri 09-May-14 21:25:30

I gained 5 stone with my last pregnancy!!

This time I am really trying to be more sensible as all the excess wait took its toll, but it is hard!

PeaceLillyDoge Fri 09-May-14 21:27:34

Oh yes. I had awful morning sickness and just had to eat through it. Started having two lunches and taking food into meetings at work. Really tried not to but it was the only thing that got me thru. Put on 4 stone overall. Baby is 9 weeks now and my appetite is back to normal thankfully. With healthy eating abs breastfeeding most of the weight has come off and I've just got another 1.5 stone to lose.

Sometimes you just need to eat. I had to give myself a break and stop worrying about it as it wasn't helping.

ThatBloodyWoman Fri 09-May-14 21:29:28

Shame is something I reserve for when I've done something wrong.

I did regret over eating during my first pregnancy though.

PeaceLillyDoge Fri 09-May-14 21:32:23

My issue was fruit. I'd sit in meetings at work where there'd be big baskets of lovely fruit in the middle for ppl to share... I'd work my way thru it in no time whilst my colleagues Sat staring at me aghast as I worked my way thru my fifth clementine. They never got a look in. Thankfully they never said anythingto my face about it!

eurochick Fri 09-May-14 21:44:29

I'm not even eating that much but the weight is just piling on.

topmammy Fri 09-May-14 22:19:07

I haven't even dared to get on the weighing scales so far (I'm 24weeks) so not sure how much I've put on but going by how hungry I'm feeling it must be quite a bit! blush. Hope it's true that BF helps get weight off.

At the mo Im always wanting to eat pie, veg, mash and gravy! Haha.

EmilyJane86 Fri 09-May-14 22:47:08

Lol ppl feel shame for different reasons. I have battled an eating disorder for many years and over the last year or two I've been much better also suffer from body dismoprphia. I haven't binged then purged for 5 years. I didn't want to go into it all so deeply as I was trying to make light of it. I can't help feeling that when I'm pigging out its almost similar to my binging days.

cheesecakemom Sat 10-May-14 07:06:55

No I have no shame. Maybe just a little but it's necessary. I'm not hungry most of the time but I have exams coming so that doesn't help. I do need to stop though and move more.

Sleepyhoglet Sat 10-May-14 10:19:26

I'm hungry all the time

Louise7486 Sat 10-May-14 11:11:30

I to cannot stop eating. I never finished a meal before I was pregnant. Found it hard to eat 1200 calories a day but now all I want is food. I ate a three course meal and wasn't stuffed, so not me.
It just feels a bit weird but I'm just gonna go with it for now. Only 7 weeks so will just see how it goes.

SparklyMonkeyMummy Sat 10-May-14 12:25:25

Omg you've put your finger on exactly how I feel Emily I too have battled an easting disorder for 11 years now. This is my second pregnancy and I'm 36 weeks pregnant. I can't face the scales because I worry as to my behaviour on finding out how much I have gained. When I have a piggy day (like today) I too feel very similar to when I would binge and then purge, and to be honest some days it has been very hard not to purge.

Fingers crossed breastfeeding will help with the weight loss. I never breastfed our first, and never did manage to lose the weight before getting pregnant this time...

NerdyBird Sat 10-May-14 12:46:31

I haven't put on lots of weight. Only been weighed once though, and we don't have scales at home so it's hard to tell. I think I'll put on more now though, as I'm suddenly really hungry all the time! 10 weeks to go so if it carries on I might balloon. Oh well. I need a snack...

gemmal88 Sat 10-May-14 17:35:54

When we go for dinner I always order 2 spoons with dessert - no chance of my OH getting anywhere near it mind you!

hubbahubster Sun 11-May-14 00:11:14

Er, no. The only shame is that a pregnant woman should feel that way about eating!

Observer78 Sun 11-May-14 01:47:41

For me it's not been the amount of food consumed, rather the type. Fast food, desserts, cupboard snacks. None stands out as a good source of nutrition, nor pinnacle of healthy...
All that remains of my former self is a fat shadow

EmilyJane86 Sun 11-May-14 10:12:06

I eat healthy stuff too but often find myself having snacks that resemble meals. I am fairly active and I know I shouldn't worry as I'm pregnant but it's not as easy as that. I just think if ice put on so much weight already what will I be like by 40 weeks!? The mind boggles. Going abroad to get married in 3 weeks and the thought of me in my tankini or swimming costume makes me feel slightly on edge. I worry I just look like I've let my self go massively and I'm not actually pregnant. My dp says it's obvious I'm pregnant but his mother keeps telling me I just look fat now and other ppl have said I don't look pregnant so I'm presuming they think I just look like I've gone fat.

EmilyJane86 Sun 11-May-14 10:12:38


EmilyJane86 Sun 11-May-14 10:14:58

Well hubbahubster you are very lucky to not feel bad about gaining weight etc....Unfortunately ppl are different. Having had bulimia it just makes it a but harder for me you see

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