Wow, I was right where you were last year so I know exactly what you're going through. It is tough to just watch myself gain weight as that little life was growing inside of me, but a great friend told me that it was okay because I was creating a little miracle.
My little miracle is now 9 months old and will be a year on November 9th. She was worth the torment and has been an even greater inspiration to getting back to where I was before I was pregnant and pushing on further.
I won't bore you with my pregnancy details, because everyone is different. What I did find for me was that I had to do was drink a whole heck of a lot more water. 8 glasses just weren't enough some days. It didn't help with the swelling, but it did help with the hunger. I also ate a lot of water based fruit and veggies. Snacks became celery and watermelon. You can eat a lot of it and not suffer the huge calorie intake. I had to cut back on sodium and that did help with some of the swelling.
Ultimately, everything you are going through now should pass once you have the baby. I know that can be rough to hear, but not everyone is so fortunate enough to be able to create a life inside them. Take a nice calming breath and try to enjoy the good parts of what you are going through. I wish you the best of luck!!
| Pounds lost: 5.8