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Junk, junk and more junk! Piling on the pounds :-(

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pinky17 Fri 23-Oct-15 14:31:01

Hi all!

So i'm 12w 2d with #2 and am already looking about 20 weeks pregnant! I wouldn't say i'm having cravings but all i'm wanting is crap food! Crisps, chocolate, pizza, bread, Chinese! Occasionally i'll take a salad to work and will sit there thinking how healthy I look but as soon as I get home I just want stodge again!

Not overly worried about shedding the weight once baby is born as i'm usually pretty active, am just concerned about my eating habits at the moment and what impact it'should having on baby and me!

Anyone else the same?

Looking forward to 'pizza night Friday'

EagleRay Fri 23-Oct-15 14:36:01

Yes v similar situation here too!

12w with #2 and diet has been pretty awful so far. Having said that, the nausea has been pretty bad, I work f/t and so v limited opportunities to have healthy lifestyle right now!

Hoping to turn things around a bit for the next trimester - main aim will be to cut right back on sugar and try to get more exercise.

Have ready had a horrendously patronising leaflet in the post from my local hospital suggesting I do more housework to keep active during pregnancy hmm

pinky17 Fri 23-Oct-15 14:42:16

Same! The sicky tummy just makes me want more stodge to help settle it! Plus feeling exhausted and juggling work/home/whirlwind toddler, I can't be bothered to stand cooking vegetables when it's so much easier to reach for a take away menu (I do feed my toddler well, she's not a take away feign!)

Glad it's not just me, like you I think when I feel better and more energised I need to jump back on the healthy bandwagon before I end up delivering a 14lb baby!

EagleRay Fri 23-Oct-15 14:59:14

It's hard isn't it? When you feel rough and already have a child and a job to go to, it's just about getting through each day!

I'll be nearly 45 when this one is born - right now I'd like a fecking medal, not a patronising leaflet smile

Having said that, I'm weighing myself every few days this time as I stuck my head in the sand last time and put on over 3 stone. This time I'm a stone lighter to start with and will try and keep a tighter rein on things but it's still hard...

Junosmum Fri 23-Oct-15 15:41:30

Stodge all the way for me. I was feeling quite smug as until about 3 weeks ago I'd not gained a pound! (I lost weight due to morning sickness). But since then all I want is carbs carbs carbs. And not cake, but savoury stuff, toast, potato cakes, crumpets, pizza etc. Nothing else appeals. I've gained 9lbs in the last 3 weeks. I need to reign it in.

pinky17 Fri 23-Oct-15 16:00:28

Your list of food is my ideal menu! Whilst I could've just caught up on a bit of sleep while dd napped, instead I had a marmite sandwich and a bag of crisps! That's a snack!!!! Reassuring to know i'm not alone, I guess it is the only time in life you can eat what you like (within reason!) without OH giving you 'the look'!!

EagleRay Fri 23-Oct-15 16:15:51

Oh but I get 'the look' all the time.

Destroying myself, apparently

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 23-Oct-15 22:30:51

Yup. I'm obsessed with bread, cheese and sugar. Ah well, I'll sort it afterwards!

pinky17 Fri 23-Oct-15 22:42:42

That's my way of thinking champagne i'll be hitting that gym (just like I said I would after dd1!) I've heard it can be extra hard to shift the flab after your second, hope that's not the case! Might browse Amazon for a Davina dvd!

BexusSugarush Sat 24-Oct-15 14:06:05

I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant and however much I try to eat well, I live off of bread, pizza, chips etc. I do try and get some lettuce or cucumber in a sandwich, and eat cereal when I can. I drink a tonne of water and fruit juice and eat a banana a day. It's an awful diet, but baby is growing healthy and happy at a normal rate so I'm not overly worried; midwife says that everything is fine, just try and get as much food goodness in as possible.

To reassure you, people have been pregnant with much worse diets than any of ours and everything has been absolutely fine with baby. Consider what a nightmare of a time our bodies are going through and how much we have to actually give up, and let that reassure you. Try not to feel too low or sad about how you're eating, just try your hardest to get some goodness in where you can smile

pinky17 Mon 26-Oct-15 16:14:45

I think life is such a rush at the moment it's anything for convenience! Plus having a toddler who has just hit the terrible twos, I'm constantly shattered and stroppy so am always reaching for the comfort food! Polished off a box of chocolate fingers last night! Having said that, I did manage an apple and some grapes at work today (along with 2 choc bars!) but still!

Very reassuring to hear though sugarush I am going to try and squeeze some goodness into my diet some how, although I know tonight will end up being a 'freezer tea'!!

RainWildsGirl Mon 26-Oct-15 19:13:50

me to! if its not beige I don't want to eat it! crisps, pizza, toast, cereal is all I want. am also drinking truck loads of orange juice! I take any opportunity to eat the odd bit of fruit if my body will allow it but the thought of vegetables turns my stomach. this baby will be born with an addiction to OJ and rice crispies!! I'm 28 weeks and have put on a stone so far which is amazing considering my diet!!

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