i found out i was expecting our 4th child this summer. it wasn't our plan, so it sort of threw me for a loop. i was working to be thinner than i'd been in 15 years, and so it's been mentally difficult for me to be gaining weight (even though i know it's necessary.)
anyway, the first trimester i'm always sick, so i basically gained nothing, but then after 3 months of feeling weird, when food sounds good again, it always takes me awhile to get back into the groove of eating in a controlled way. combine that with the holidays and a body that can't be checked up on in any of the normal ways (ie: are clothes too tight, what does the scale say?, etc.), as of last week, i'd gained 20.
when i had my son, i gained about 35-40, and had 20 to lose afterwards. my bp also got elevated at the end of the pregnancy. i really don't want those things to happen again, but if i'm not careful this last trimester, i'm on track to be gaining the same.
this last week i've been doing better with eating in a controlled, planned way, but this morning when i weighed, i'd gained another 2 pounds. :( i'm trying to stay upbeat-that it could be salt from a restaurant on sunday, and that in general if i just keep plugging away, the weight gain will slow, stop, or even go back a couple of pounds (the holiday fat), but i think it would help me a lot mentally if someone else affirmed that i don't have to keep gaining if i go back to eating how i did before.
thanks in advance, and for reading all of this!!
Edited by: ANNEGIRL1919 at: 1/4/2011 (09:38)
happy wife to jaret '98
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