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07-29-2008, 04:10 PM
I had a lousy checkup today. Doc told me I am gaining too much weight too soon. I saw numbers on the scale that I shouldnt see until October. I took her suggestions from last month's visit, and I cut back on a lot of things I eat. So why did I gain 10 pounds in one month?? Does my body hate me? This stinks. I am so sulky about all of this right now. I have to go to a nutritionist, whom I probably cannot afford. I am almost 28 weeks, and I gained 30 pounds total so far. And I am not due until OCTOBER! AGH! Any suggestions?
07-29-2008, 04:27 PM
How was the baby and the baby's development? First, try to focus on that. :) From the fact you are bummed about the weight gain, I surmise the baby's development is right on track. Try to focus on that.
You are making an effort by taking her suggestions, try not to stress TOO awful bad. I know quite a few friends that put your 10 lbs in one month to shame, seriously. :) Just try to pay close attention to what you're eating, and do what you can. Don't just cut back, make every calorie count. Lots of protein and fresh fruits/veggies. Try eating more often; more small meals throughout the day so A) you aren't as hungry at major meals therefore you don't eat as much and B) this helps keep your metabolism revved.
There are alot of diet suggestions (not diet-ING) online. I tried to keep my diet full of whole grains, protein, and various colored fruits/veggies. I didn't give in to junk food hardly ever, and I rarely ate out. Lots of resources at your fingertips online.
Protein can be found in eggs, nuts, and chicken/meat. Whole grain breads are a great filler and good for your constitution (always a good thing while preggo). Scrambled eggs or a whole wheat bagel with a banana for breakfast? Nutragrain cereal bars are good; lots of sugar, but so early in the day it can easily be burned. Broiled chicken breasts can be used in tons of stuff! Fresh salads or whole grain pasta, etc.
Walking walking walking, with your dr's okay to do so, can really keep you in shape during pregnancy. Get out in the early day or later evenings to avoid the heat (depending on your location). Swimming is a great way to exercise and is easy on the body. Again, clear exercise with the dr. I was not allowed to exercise until 37 weeks (bedrest for 6mo). What about bike riding? Nice ride feels like hardly any work until you wake up with sore legs and arms the next day. :)
Keep your chin up!! I know it can be depressing, but in the grand scheme this too shall pass.
07-29-2008, 05:34 PM
I had the same problem this week, I am 21 weeks and I've gain 23lbs already! (I'm not due till December).
the only difference is that my dr. or the nurses don't seem to concern about it. At my appointment on monday I found out that I also gained 10lbs in one month, and I asked my dr. whether I was gaining to much too soon, and he said I was borderline.
I don't know what to do, my baby is healthy, and I understand that, should be the most important thing right now but it is hard when I feel so crappy about myself.
It was such a bummer that I cried when I got to work. I have to be honest tho every since I got pregnant I stop working out, and I just can seem to have the energy to do it right now. I know it is'nt good, so I started watching what I eat and how much I eat. But the thing is I don't eat that unhealthy either, I don't eat a lot of fried foods, or sweets and barely drink any soda...is it because I'm just eating too much??
07-29-2008, 09:11 PM
hmm i really need to weigh myself for some reason when i visit my midwife she hasnt been weighing me.
i am due in October also and although i havent weighed myself im sure im gaining heaps a weight and she did mention tht when measuring my fundle (sp?) like my bump im measuring 30 weeks instead of 26 weeks but she didnt seem to fussed about it she did say im carrying quite high though.
i duno hun try not to worry about it too much ur babe might just be going through a growth spurt and if ur watching wat ur eating then ur doing great.
07-30-2008, 08:02 AM
I had a friend that gained her weight quickly in the beginning, but towards the end she hardly gained any at all. So maybe your body just needs the weight right now, but it might level off eventually. If not, do you exercise? Maybe walking a little would help with the weight and it would also make you feel better about it.
08-01-2008, 08:54 AM
Ra11en- Baby is doing amazing, and for that I am happy! My weight was the only thing bothering Doc.
I dont get much exercise in my days off, but at work I am on my feet quite a bit (I am a waitress) I was banned from heavy lifting by my co-workers who say they can do it for me.
I eliminated soda completely, I cut back on eating so much pizza/pasta. I am eating fruits and veggies like nobody's buisness, and I am more careful about portions. Work keeps me pretty busy, but I definatley could use some exercise on my days off. Ra11en had some suggestions that I will try too.
08-01-2008, 01:19 PM
I used to waitress and holy cripes - what a workout! :)
Maybe your body just needed to gain a bit of weight for a growth spurt or something along those lines. 10 lbs in one month just doesn't seem like TOO terribly bad as long as it isn't happening month after month. I know most of us worry about our weight while pregnant, but considering you're growing another human I'm sure it shouldn't be your biggest worry. And your body knows what it needs. If you aren't using the pregnancy as an excuse to just go crazy on junk food and unhealthy cravings, your body just might need some extra this month.
Sounds like you're doing what you need to do with the veggies/fruits and proper portion sizes. Just make sure your dr is okay with extra exercise. Definitely no heavy lifting!!!! I bet you look great!! :)
08-02-2008, 07:36 AM
LOL thanks Ra11en! I do feel great, and I certainly dont LOOK like I have gained all that much. Actually I feel fantastic! That is why I was so shocked when I stepped onto the scale.
I am going to try adding more walking (on my days off) because after being on my feet all day at work, the last thing I want to do is walk!
Could this be "water weight"?
08-03-2008, 10:03 PM
Some lucky ladies (such as myself) have the blessing of a slower than normal metabolism while pregnant. Which means, no matter how I attempt to eat correctly and excercise, I put on massive amounts of weight. I also retain fluids. The double curse, if you'd call it that. Birth control with hormones causes the same affect (slow metabolism followed by weight gain) for me.
The good news is, about 4-6 weeks after I have my children and my hormone levels even out, my metabolism kicks back in shape and I loose the weight pretty fast. And all of my children were healthy, big, but healthy (no g. diabetes either).
Just keep your chin up and try your best to keep a healthy diet. If the weight still goes on despite everything you do, but your baby is okay, then go with it. Chances are, it may come off easily afterward (if it is in fact due to a hormone induced metabolic issue).
08-04-2008, 09:56 AM
It could be water weight. Your body knows if more fluid needs to be retained for an upcoming or present growth spurt in your wee one. If you are feeling great and all is well with the baby, I would just see how things go without stressing too much. Being on your feet all day also causes water retention. I learned that while pregnant with my twins - my job required me to stand for hour and hours at times. My dr told me that was a no no - he even gave me a note for work (not that I needed it) so I was provided a chair during times when I would have been standing otherwise. I felt lame talking to customers while sitting down, but pregnancy comes first!
Maybe it isn't YOU that gained all the weight. Baby might have grown and put it on which is why you didn't feel like you gained 10 lbs. Obviously baby didn't gain 10 lbs, but even a 1 lb for baby means more weight gain overall to compensate.
Again, I bet you look HOT! :)
08-07-2008, 04:07 PM
LOL Ra11en you sure do know how to brighten up my day! Henry tells me all the time that I still look good, and my co-workers say that for as far as I am, I dont look all that pregnant. I have to say, I agree with them. I certainly dont look as huge as others do at 7 months. In fact, I feel great. I dont think I look quite as stunning as I once did, but hey, what can you do? Stretch marks are starting to make their grand entrance, despite my efforts of cocoa butter on a dialy basis. One of my friends is one month ahead of me and she looks ready to POP! I feel bad that she still has one more month to go! Poor girl!
I have not seen the nutritionist yet (work schedule is hectic). Honestly, I dont feel the need to go. But I dont want to get "in trouble" with doc if I dont go. Should I go, or not?
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