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Urgh weight gain misery...

(9 Posts)
BeanCalledPickle Sun 11-Jan-15 11:18:28

I know I know in the grand scheme of things it's not that important but I'm already up 10kg at 23 weeks. I'm having her at 39 weeks so even if I gained sensibly from now on it's still looking at 20kg overall. I gained that last time and found it such a strain on my joints, knees, self esteem etc. I never lost it all so am starting from a higher point so am clearly going to end up even bigger this time. I hate it. There are rolls of fat everywhere and I am always sweating profusely!

How do people manage to not eat all the food all the time?! Fruit and veg makes my stomach turn and my diet is beige. I have no self control. I feel utterly disgusting. What can be done with me?!

DontBeBlueBeARainbow Sun 11-Jan-15 12:04:00

Hi bean, you're not alone ~ i was up 12kg at 28 weeks and just astounded at 5kg gain between 24 and 28 weeks. I am eating quite a lot and can't really put it down to being more hungry, usually i just can't draw a line after my lunch, i snack throughout the afternoon!

No advice to offer, just to say it's not just you. I can't wait to get my body back and crossing my fingers getting back to running isn't too much of a struggle...

JennyBlueWren Sun 11-Jan-15 14:05:48

I haven't weighed myself and don't plan to until sometime after baby's born. I know I'll have put on a hideous amount of weight but would rather not know numbers.
Doesn't help that I'm wearing a rather cosy large jumper today and DH said I don't look pregnant, I look morbidly obese. Thanks DH!

sleepybee Sun 11-Jan-15 14:11:00

Jenny I'd have killed my hubs if he said that! Im 24 weeks and I've stopped weighing myself as I feel part of my gain is hormonal. I'm just trying to be sensible about what I'm eating. If I ask me husband if I look big he always says no blush but I know I'm huge

EssexMummy123 Sun 11-Jan-15 14:20:18

Were you underweight to begin with? I've heard that if you are then you gain more.

Say an average baby weighs 3.5kilos on being born, waters again on average weigh 1.5 kilos that's 5 kilos in total so the rest is probably what you will have to lose afterwards.

BeanCalledPickle Sun 11-Jan-15 15:17:56

Thanks all! Nope, I was mildly overweight to begin with, 76kg at 5ft7. Now 86. Yuck. May hide scales as well!

bagofsnakes Sun 11-Jan-15 16:59:17

Think you're right to hide the scales, hide the scales and do your best to eat more fruit and veg and stem the tide of cake, although heavens knows (and I well know) that's not always easy!

I gained A LOT during my first pregnancy but found that breastfeeding plus starting a couch to 5k programme when DS was 3 or 4 months old got rid of it. You can't worry to much about weight gain during pregnancy, there isn't always a lot you can do about it, but things like a couch to 5k or buggyfit classes can do wonders afterwards. I've not weighed myself during this pregnancy since I was 16 weeks (mistake!) and I don't intend to get on the scales again until DC2 is about three months when I'll start to think about getting fit again.

Know it can be disheartening to see your body morph into one that you don't recongnise or like but it's all in the name of growing and feeding a new life. Think about it later, give yourself a break :-) x

Letmeeatcakecakecake Sun 11-Jan-15 19:32:04

My pre pregnancy BMI was 21 and I wanted to gain as little as possible, especially after gaining 3.5 stone with DS!

I've just found that no matter how much effort I put in the scales are increasing more than I'd like, so have stopped weighing myself!

Just try to make healthy choices where possible and ditch the scales!

BeanCalledPickle Sun 11-Jan-15 19:55:47

My mum said I might feel better if I ate something that wasn't beige. I hate that she might have a point! blush

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