Depressed about my weight.

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Depressed about my weight.
Mon, 12-16-2013 - 5:08pm

I weighed myself at the public health unit the other day and it turns out that I've packed on thirty pounds already this pregnancy (at 23 weeks -- I didn't gain weight at the beginning and now I'm gaining between 2 and 3 pounds a week), which makes me about 30 pounds overweight even accounting for the baby weight.  I have never been overweight in my life, until I had DS3.  Then I couldn't shed the last fifteen pounds; now I'll have 45 or more to lose.  I feel fat and ugly and miserable.  I'm even eating well, and I've started to get more exercise, so why, why, why am I putting on so much weight?  I don't have gestational diabetes.  I don't eat junk food except occasionally.  I do modified yoga, and I walk the dog at least once a week.  (If you're worried about the dog, DH takes him out for a bike ride the other days, or he goes to the dog park.)  The only thing I'm not doing that I wish I could is swim, but I'm still throwing up and I don't want to vomit in the pool.  I just don't get it, and I hate it.  I wish I wasn't getting fat.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 12-24-2013 - 8:51am

Hi Rhae, I am so sorry that you are feeling so uncomfortable with your pregnancy weight gain. Have you discussed it with your doctor?

My daughter just recently had a baby and she packed on quite a few pounds too. She did discuss her weight with her doctor and was given some good advice about what she should be eating vs. what she was really eating. By the time she delivered she was feeling much better about her weight than early on.

I hope you are able to get some good advice from your doctor that makes you feel better about things.

Merry Christmas,