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BECOMINGDEB
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10/28/10 7:27 P

Talk to your doctor and see if he/she has any suggestions. I'm about 5 months now and am still down, and they're worried about that (even though I had plenty weight to lose). I've just been tracking my intake on Spark and really haven't changed it much since getting pregnant. I'm probably eating just about the same amount as pre-pregnancy since I'm not working out now anything like I was then. Remember when your exercise routines change, it can make anywhere from a small to big impact on your calorie intake needs.



THESHOEFITZ
Posts: 88
10/26/10 1:13 P

Great idea, thanks. Yes, I tried Baby Fit but it has a looooong way to go to be as good as SparkPeople.



ZORBS13
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10/26/10 1:04 P

What I would do is put an accurate calorie burn number into Spark and add 300 calories to your new range.

Babyfit doesn't take calorie burn into consideration when calculating intake, so I would not use that.



THESHOEFITZ
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10/26/10 12:52 P

I'm dealing with blood pressure problems so they've told me I need to keep my heart rate below 140 which is difficult with running. I also fell a few weeks ago on a run, so for all those reasons they suggested finding other alternatives to running.



ZORBS13
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10/26/10 12:41 P

Unless you have complications, there's no reason why you needed to stop running. I ran a marathon at 16 weeks preggo and was still maintaining mileage of 20 mpw when I gave birth. I also maintained strength training throughout my pregnancy and gained 22 pounds.

Remember you only need 300 calories a day more during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters...you are NOT eating for two!



THESHOEFITZ
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10/26/10 10:55 A

I'm 15 weeks (nearly 4 months) pregnant and have gained 15 pounds already. That means I should only gain 15-20 more.

I've gotten back to tracking my calories on SparkPeople and I'm getting at least 30-45 min of exercise 5 days a week. However, I went from running long distances and marathon training to doing exercises like water aerobics and elliptical training, and my eating didn't change. So I'm guessing this is where the weight comes from.

Any tips from you moms out there? Should I try to maintain for a month or two?

This weight gain while pregnant is so hard. After being 230 pounds and losing it all to get down to 165, it's really hard for me to see the scale climbing, my body getting bigger, my clothes not fitting and my fitness take a nose dive. I could really use some encouragement.



 
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