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Old Feb 20th, 2016, 07:12 AM   51
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Those cravings are a killer! Right now there isn't much of anything that I want to eat, but I know from past experience that 2nd Tri will be a real challenge.

ke29, like you my gains usually come after pregnancy. Other women can lose weight while breastfeeding but I always gain a ton. Hopefully the fact that I'll be feeding two babies this time will go towards changing that, but I want to set my own expectations very early on with regard to my eating.

Uni, you're right that we can encourage each other and help to keep each other on track. One day at a time!

Minties, my BMI is about 37 too. You're an inspiration that it's possible to control my weight and still have a healthy pregnancy.



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2016, 15:41 PM   52
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I did a measurement check-in today at the gym, and I've gotten smaller! I really didn't expect that. So, I decided it was worth renewing my membership lol In the past two months, (I'm 10 weeks) I've lost 3.4 lbs, lowered my BMI by .3, and lowered my percentage of body fat by 1.2%! I didn't expect to have done so well. I'm jazzed

So, my plan of ignoring calories, counting carbs, and focusing on strength training seems to be a case of "so far so good". Hope it keeps working, but the real test will be in second trimester, of course.

How is everyone else doing? What strategies are you using? What is showing results for you?



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Old Feb 23rd, 2016, 00:28 AM   53
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I'm counting carbs, and walking, that's about it really right now! I do about 22,000 steps per day getting my son to school and back so that helps.

Had a VERY bad day today, I baked some mini shortbread pockets with apple filling and pizza spirals/wheels from flaky pastry for everyone else in the house and stuffed my face! So annoyed. I'll probably be up 2kg/4lbs from the carbs alone.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2016, 09:03 AM   54
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So I told myself that I want to only gain about 20-25 pounds with this pregnancy, as long as it was healthy. And as of my last appointment, I had only gained 14 pounds total. I really thought I would have shot up with my weight this past month, but I didn't. I actually weighed the same as I did in January, which the doctor actually commended me for. I guess the little guy gained the weight while I lost it. I was worried that I should have gained something, but the doctor seemed happy, so I was happy. I now have to go to the doctor every two weeks since I'm so far along, so we'll see what they have to say about my weight next time. I feel like I'm gaining so much because my belly keeps getting bigger, but I must be doing something right!



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2016, 15:17 PM   55
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Can I please join?

I think I heard the song of my people when I found this thread and starting reading while eating my afternoon snack at work (2 cups of cooked broccoli)!

My BMI is 37 and I am 7w5d with #1. I have hypothyroidism and some other hormone issues that caused me to regain a lot of weight I had lost over the last few years and I am desperate not to gain during this pregnancy. I get in about 12,000+ steps per day, I do two miles in the morning, and usually two to three more in the evening. I am jogging three days a week and lifting weights three days a week and hoping the 2 pounds I gained last week were just fluid. While ever so grateful that I seem to have dodged the MS bullet, I am hungry almost all day long. I would love to hang out with some ladies with a similar mindset!



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2016, 16:31 PM   56
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Welcome Clandestine! You're in good company. It sounds like you have a thing or two to show us about how to do it right

Hello, how far along are you? It sounds like you're close to the end? Only 14lb is amazingly well done!

Minties, omg those sound delish! So nice of you to make them for everyone else, no wonder you wanted some too. Really, you can come over here with them next time and I will help you with them so you don't eat so many

For the record, 22k steps per day is outstanding! I don't think I've ever gotten more than 15k in a day since I got my step counter. I'm so impressed!



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Old Feb 27th, 2016, 05:06 AM   57
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Hi ladies,
I've just had my 12 week scan and everything went well 9after two horrible missed miscarriages) so I am delighted to be able to properly feel that I can join in on here! Before I was just too nervous to accept that it might happen this time!
I am over 1/2 a stone heavier than when I had my son (5 years ago nearly) and am much less fit so am wanting to eat well and exercise. I was so scared of miscarrying that I stopped exercising as soon as I found out about our pregnancy. But now I'm entering the 2nd tri I really want to get back on it.
What's everyone doing? I have a pre-natal yoga DVD and was doing things like 30 day shred but I planned to stop that as I thought it might be too much. I was doing LOADS of fitnessblender stuff too - does anyone use that? What's good for pregnancy?
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Old Feb 27th, 2016, 05:14 AM   58
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So glad I found this thread.. I'm not pregnant yet but we are TTC. Since September I've lost about 15lbs. I'm still 5'4 and 250lbs with a size G chest. I've had rib, pelvis, and back pain since 2004 when I was involved in a near fatal car accident(pelvic fractures, rib fractures, ect..) I am really trying to change my diet now as I'm very concerned about my breasts, my back, and my pelvis and want to be at optimum health for baby.

I also deal with thyroid issues and have an appointment in April with an endo to establish care.



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2016, 03:54 AM   59
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Congratulations on your scan caz and welcome to the new ladies!

Sorry I've been away for a bit, I've not been doing as well as I hoped, I seem to constantly crave carbs and salty things. I've not weighed myself but am planning to this week and take it from there.

Im going on a fitness weekend next week, I've done two before but I need to take it a bit easier this time obviously. I'm hoping that will kick start my fitness bug again!



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2016, 12:50 PM   60
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Congrats on that good scan caz! Gagrl I often do wish that I'd been able to get further along towards fitness before my BFP but it is what it is, and I'm still grateful to be pregnant. But anything you can do ahead of time is easier now then it will be later. "Easier" being a relative term, of course.

jtr thank you so much for starting this thread! I don't know what a fitness weekend is exactly but it sounds great!

What got me going is that my local gym offered an intro two months that came with free personal trainer visits 2x a week. Having an appointment to meet somebody who's time I didn't want to waste was a real incentive to get off my butt. By the time the two months was up, I've gotten into the habit so I just kept doing it. I'm excited they also have a pool so when I'm super pregnant I look forward to taking some of the aquatics classes



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