Plus size mama's?

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Registered: 11-03-2009
Plus size mama's?
Wed, 08-01-2012 - 1:09pm

I was wondering are there any big mama's out there? Last year I started out at 283 and with a good eating plan and hard work outs I got down to 249! I struggled for a bit and gained about 20lb back (meds for diabetes will do that) so I started out this pregnancy at 276ish. Im now at 291. It's hard hard watching the scale climb but I wont allow myself to gain 65 lbs like I did with my son. I was 350lb when I delivered him. Yikes! Anyhow, how are we all feeling about being pregnant and be a big mama? I feel good! Starting to round out finally! I got a doppler and was surprised how easy it is to find my baby girl even with the padding!

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Registered: 01-05-2001
Wed, 08-01-2012 - 1:58pm
I've lost a lot weight pre-pregnancy but haven't lost the mentality at all and I'm still considered overweight. I was 220 at my heaviest and after years got down to a low of 145. Most of that was because I went from a desk job to a job that I'm on my feet all night. I put some back on and was up to almost 170 when I got pregnant. I have been so focused for years about watching calories and not eating you much that it's taking a definite effort to remember I have to eat more and not be trying to loose, and that weight gain is a GOOD thing right now.

I'm just now (at 18 weeks) starting to gain anything because I lost a lot from nausea first trimester. With DD is put on WAY too mcg and hoping not to do that this time! I try to make jokes about the baby hiding behind the fat because you can't already see that I'm showing at all yet. I can tell because my clothes are tighter but I still just look fat. I make jokes about it but I'm actually extremely self cautious about it!

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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 6:28pm

i have absolutely no idea how much i weighed with dd, but i was definitely pushing 300. i was probably like, 275-280. i lost 25 lbs over the course of my pregnancy with her. i only gained like 2 lbs at  the end. and i wasnt like, watching what i was eating or anything. i just couldnt eat as much, and i think being that i wasnt drinking and all the way i was before, is why i lost so much. when she was about 6 months old, i joined weight watchers and took off 50 lbs over the course of 2ish years. i started ww at 276, so i was around 225 when i got pregnant this time. ive only gained like 5 lbs so far, which i think is ok. i was hoping to have a repeat of last time, but no such luck lol. i am really determined to not gain a ton of weight. im not really being super careful or anything, i just only eat when im hungry, and until im satisfied. which is totally a weight watchers mind set/side effect lol. i plan to go right back as soon as i can :smileyhappy:

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