Yes, you will feel like you are eating all the time, but as long as it's healthy and smaller portions, it shouldn't affect your weight much. I'm not sure about the hip question though. This week has been the first week I have felt hip pain but I don't fall or anything when I walk. It could be the weight or maybe your body joints moving/shifting...? I can't answer that one...
yeah it hurts so bad and my husband doesn't believe me he thinks i'm "milking it" but i gues men dont understand how this works and how bad it messes with your mind and your body!! i've been eating well snacking a lot during work and it's been better, has anyone ever eaten weird things in the morning, like chocolate cake or chocolate chip cookies?
You call chocolate in the morning weird?! Haha, yes I've done that before. Actually, just yesterday I had a brownie at 9:00 a.m. The office I work in is horrible for sweets always being in the kitchen, so if I'm craving it, I'll eat it...and sure enough we had brownies yesterday. I try to eat good most of the time though which is why I think I haven't gained much weight yet. I'm glad your snacking has helped you some. I agree that men don't understand. That's too bad your husband thinks your milking it! Maybe he doesn't understand, but this is the time he just needs to listen and agree (even if he really doesn't agree). I've had a bunch of aches and pains this past week. I tell my husband about them and he just doesn't say much about it. I guess that's not so bad though, I just need someone to listen.
yeah don't we all need someone to listen that's why we are on here it's a good place for that!! yeah he says i'm milking it because i act hurt, umm maybe because i'am!! i ate choclate chip cookies for breakfast this morning. it felt good the baby liked it too because she hasn't stopped kicking today!!
Your center of gravity is shifting which means your are using different muscles than you are used to - not to mention that you are putting more pressure than normal on these joints. Of course, you hurt. This is NOT like a gradual weight gain which allows your body to adjust - and even a gradual weight gain of this amount will eventually cause pain in your joints.
Present the information to him in this way and maybe (if he is into fitness) he will understand that you are not "milking it."
Hope this helps.
P.S. You may actually find that the more frequent meals help you to control weight gain. As a diabetic who HAS to eat frequently in small amounts I gained only 2 lbs. over the pregnancy and found out that I actually dropped 20 lbs. over the pregnancy once I gave birth. (I was gaining excessive weight over a period of years before they found out it was because of diabetes - I had lost 80 lbs. before the pregnancy - so at first, we just thought I hit a plateau. I have been BF, so I have lost an additional 30 lbs. between that and the diabetes diet - and I actually eat MORE than I did before we found out I was diabetic - so don't worry about excessive weight gain.)
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oh okay yeah i'm in really great shape right now so it's like i dont want to do anything to jeopordize it, i want my skinny mini body back when i get done, do you thin if i keep exercising i will be the same as before?