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    Default Pregnancy weight gain

    I'm very sensitive about my weight, I was obese before and have been in the healthy range now for quite a while (lost 40kg).

    Since being pregnant this time I've already gained 8kg!

    I'm devastated to be honest. I can see I've put weight on around my hips a bit too.
    I was so sick initially though, I guess I considered it insurance in a way.

    I'm approaching 19 weeks, so is 8kg too much? Should I start being more cautious with my food?
    I try and get on the cross trainer anyway; think I need to ramp it up a bit.

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    Try and stop worrying. I know it is easier said then done.

    The 'healthy' gain during pregnancy is 12-15 Kg (I actually lost weight in the last 5 weeks but most put on)
    All you can do is eat as healthy as you are able too with some treats of course and be active during the day.
    If you still gain weight then so be it.
    If you were previously VERY sporty and active then you should continue that but I dont think you should start doing more exercise or trying to lose weight during pregnancy.
    If you where at a healthy weight or underweight before getting pregnant you actually tend to gain more weight then the average. If you are heavier you gain less (generally)
    I found after gaining 12 Kg (giving birth at 38 weeks) I lost all my weight within 2 weeks! even after having a c-section and not being able to exercise (I weighed 72Kg) however by the time DD was 6 months old I weighed 90Kgs!!!

    So eat healthy, be a little active during your day (you have kids so that wont be hard) take care of yourself and focus on losing the weight once bub is out.

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    I understand where you are coming from. I lost 88 kgs before falling pregnant with this bub. I gain quickly in the first tri and didn't put too much on in the second and had hardly any gain in the last. I have gain more than I wanted too but still within the recommended range. You just have to keep focusing on your bub rather than your weight. Eat healthy and don't over do the exercise (get over heated/red faced) and you will be right.

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    Thanks ladies

    I was quite fit prior to pregnancy, but then got so sick I could barely move and that killed my fitness.

    I try and go on the cross trainer and do 6km a day. Which only takes me 15mins.

    But that probably has to stop as I've been getting stomach cramps after doing it.

    *sigh*

    I'm not used to being so fragile, my back has even started hurting already!

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    It can be hard when you stop feeling fit and strong again I was feeling really good before my pregnancy started, I was getting through my shifts at work easily and doing a lot of swimming and just generally being really active (which was just awesome after years of feeling unfit and flabby ).

    I noticed it at work first. I was struggling to get through my shifts, so tired all the time, and just not getting as much done as I used to (which meant my boss noticed too, but in a concerned way ). As much as I was absolutely thrilled to be finally pregnant I couldn't help feel a bit saddened that all my hard work was just suddenly gone.

    I just do my best at work, try to walk around a bit on my days off, and stay active as possible without over doing it. It seems to be helping a bit, and on days I do go for a walk I do feel a lot better, working still drains me completely though so I'm counting the days till I can quit

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    I can't comment on the Feelings u might be having, as my weight has always fluctuated in the healthy range, however putting on 'too much' weight was a huge anxiety factor for me earlier in my pregnancy.

    My OB explained that as long as I was eating HEALTHILY then it didn't matter how much I ate, and my body would automatically put on the 'right' amount, whether it be 5, 10 or 20 kilos. He then said I would know in my heart if it was a healthy meal or snack choice, and to think if foods more as 'how many nutrients does this have?' rather than 'how many calories?'. I eat a lot of toast, but I try to have decent toppings rather than veggie or jam. Same goes with dinner choices...I might eat two servings, but if that's two plates of vegies, than that's better than one serving followed by crisps at 11pm when I wake up famished!

    I've put on about 7 kilos so far at 27 weeks, and am okay with the idea of another 7 in my final trimester.

    If your tummy hurts after exercise, I'd cut back...maybe increase incidental gentle exercise more, like go for a wander along the beach or potter in the garden when u go out to collect the mail or whatever.


 

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