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#26 franno

Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:35 PM

I feel like I have put on in the last week but I'll check at the OB Monday. I have stayed reasonably the same I think I have put on about 600gm. Can't remember exactly. Approx 82.6.

Eating a lot during the day and small amounts at night. Started having some post dinner chocolate probably every 2nd or 3rd night. Main thing for me is no exercise. I am not moving. Partially because I feel so rotten and mostly because I am worried about MC. Will start some walking at about 14 weeks.

Some of you have had some good losses. I think that's pretty good and to be expected with MS and you will defo make up for it in the 2nd trimester.

#27 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

Charlottesmum04 - no judgment here. original.gif  Well done on your weight loss.  I couldn't stomach any red meat with DS, so relied very heavily on my vegetarian cookbooks (I have never been vego, but cook a lot of meat-free meals).  I also ate a lot of eggs while pregnant with DS, but this time around, can't stand the smell of them. It is amazing how different a second pregnancy can be!  

QUOTE (Spring Chickadee @ 25/04/2012, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My stomache also feels like it is struggling with digestion and working really hard with each meal I eat.


I have been having that same feeling.

QUOTE (franno @ 25/04/2012, 11:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Some of you have had some good losses. I think that's pretty good and to be expected with MS and you will defo make up for it in the 2nd trimester.


Argh, don't say that! Tounge1.gif  I don't want to make up for it in the second trimester, that is the whole problem I had with DS - once the ms subsided, I 'made up for it' a little too well.  blush.gif  

AFM, well, I did it!  I made it to the end of the first trimester in the 80s. tthumbs.gif

Starting weight: 91.3
Week 12: 89.6
Week 13: 89.3
Weekly gain: -0.3
Total gain: -2.0

#28 LadyMorgana

Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:36 PM

I have been trying to just maintain until last Monday I decided to try and lose half a kg a week. This isn't a lot because I am 40-50kg overweight. So in 8 days I've lost 800grams, so I'm very happy. I spoke to my doctor and she said she doesn't want me to try and lose numbers but just eat healthy and exercise and she believes I will lose weight anyways. She said I should try and not gain any weight so after the babies been born I would have in fact lost weight.
Good job everyone! Keep it up!

#29 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:45 PM

Have you spoken to a dietician/nutritionist at all, Howls?

Could you maybe try following the low GI gestational diabetes diet?  That should give you an idea of the types and quantity of food you should be eating.  I am finding it really helpful, particularly for portion sizes. original.gif

Let me know if you are interested, and I can put links up to the resources I've found.

#30 suzy-c

Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:57 PM

Hi all. I had my midwife booking in appt today, wherein I was weighed for the first time since before I was pregnant. My stupid scale ran out of battery months ago. Anyhow, Pre-pregnancy weight was 85kgs, I am now 86kgs. I had expected more, as i'm feeling heavier and got stuck into the easter chocolate, but I'm happy with that so far!

I just didn't eat much, partly from dizziness but also because everything I saw was supposedly a listeria food and I couldn't seem to find anything appropriate!

#31 franno

Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

I had an Endo appt yesterday (thyroid) and she was so OTT like they are in Singapore about weight. Yes I weigh the same as full term pregnant with DD and yes I have put on 1kg so 84.
She acted like I had diabetes already as my age (36 in Oct) and weight mean I have an increased chance. I should feel grateful she was so thorough but so far there is nothing wrong yet they showed me how to check my blood sugar and at 15 weeks they are going to get me to start pricking my finger and taking it 4 times and day and the Gestational diabetes test (where you drink the sugar water) at 18 weeks. Seems excessive to me!!!
Anyway after each main meal I must walk for 15 mins to get my body to absorb sugar so that was good advice that I will take.

#32 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:02 AM

Holy crap!  This week I have put on 2kg.  In a week!  

Last week: 89.3
This week: 91.3
Weekly gain: 2kg
Total gain: 0kg

#33 mellmatho

Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

When I first found our I was pregnant at 4w5days I was 106kgs..
at my last appt at 10w4days I was 98kgs

next appt is on the 16th May

so far Ive lost weight and my drs are happy as my bmi is almost 36 this pregnancy..

With my first pregnancy I started at 60kgs and was 85kgs the day she was born.. and it just kept going up after:(

#34 franno

Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:39 AM

Andy is that because of bye bye MS?
Myelomatho - great work on the loss!!

I went to ob yday and was 82.7 so I prefer her scales they are lighter than the Endo! That means overall I have put on 900gm. Surprised it isn't more as I have been eating terribly but I am going to start focusing on some more healthy food now that the queasiness is starting to subside!!

#35 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE (franno @ 03/05/2012, 09:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Andy is that because of bye bye MS?
Myelomatho - great work on the loss!!

I went to ob yday and was 82.7 so I prefer her scales they are lighter than the Endo! That means overall I have put on 900gm. Surprised it isn't more as I have been eating terribly but I am going to start focusing on some more healthy food now that the queasiness is starting to subside!!


Nah, unfortunately it is because of bye bye DH.  laughing2.gif  Don't worry, he's coming back.  DH is overseas on business for a few weeks, and I think because he is not here, I have just been eating whatever is easy and accessible, rather than making proper meals.  And I am eating a lot more of the same food as DS.  Just for convenience, whereas when DH is home, I would normally make something with more veg and salad, and less carbs.  sad.gif



#36 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

Checking in for the week.

14 weeks: 91.3kg
15 weeks: 90.7kg
Weekly gain: -0.6kg
Total gain: -0.6kg

The morning sickness is finally starting to wane, which I am very pleased about.  I have developed serious cravings for vanilla creme wafers (of all things - lol).  Will have to try to keep that in check.  

We are also in serious birthday party territory at the moment, with all the babies in my mother's group (including my DS) turning 2.  We have 7 parties in the next 4 weeks!  I will have to keep a close eye on how much cake and party pies I eat.

#37 Spring Chickadee

Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:46 PM

Hey Ladies, I havent checked in for a while.

In the early first trimester I lost 3.5-4kgs to 70kgs. Now I'm about 71.5 kgs since about 12 weeks (15 weeks now).

The belly is starting to get bigger but no additional weight gain yet. I'm having to be careful to not over indulge and reform bad habits. 1st trimester was very much 'eat what I can keep down' so now the nausea is a little better I need to be  a bit better behaved!

#38 äirly

Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:51 PM

Hi Ladies original.gif

I'm a bit jealous that you're all doing so well. I too was semi dieting prior to getting pregnant... Pre pregnancy weight was 67kg (i enter the overweight on the bmi scale at 68.5kgs fyi) and already at 14 weeks im weighing in at 71 kgs!! ohmy.gif

In my case its from a range a factors, but mostly too much toast (it was easier to stomach when i wasnt feeling so good to start with), too many calorie beverages (i dont usually drink anything but water and coffee, and lately im right in to juice and milk drinks) and not enough exercise!

Like everyone else, im more than happy to put on the weight... but i dont want to end the pregnancy with diabetes or with my weight in the three figure mark!

#39 whatnamenow

Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:09 PM

weight at 5w pregnant 120.1
weight at 7 weeks pregnant 117.8
Weight at 12 weeks 116.2
Weight now at 16 weeks 116.8

I am pretty happy with that.  24 more weeks to go and i cant gain any more than another 3.2kg's. But i think i can do it. In fact still hoping I can not gain anymore than what i am now....  Everyone keeps telling me i look like i have lost weight and gained a baby belly so i am hoping that means something...

#40 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE (charlottesmum04 @ 29/05/2012, 09:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
weight at 5w pregnant 120.1
weight at 7 weeks pregnant 117.8
Weight at 12 weeks 116.2
Weight now at 16 weeks 116.8

I am pretty happy with that.  24 more weeks to go and i cant gain any more than another 3.2kg's. But i think i can do it. In fact still hoping I can not gain anymore than what i am now....  Everyone keeps telling me i look like i have lost weight and gained a baby belly so i am hoping that means something...


I saw your pic in the bump thread.  You are looking great. tthumbs.gif

#41 whatnamenow

Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

New Update!!!

weight at 5w pregnant 120.1
weight at 7 weeks pregnant 117.8
Weight at 12 weeks 116.2
Weight at 16 weeks 116.8

Weight at 17 weeks 2 days ...... 115.6!!!!!

I couldnt believe the scales so much i checked twice!  Felt almost the same as when i first got my BFP and i did 15 tests just to really make sure.   I havnt been this weight in 5 years and i am 2 kilo's off being the same weight i was post baby 10 years ago.

#42 mellmatho

Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:40 AM

I havent posted in this bit since my last appt..

I was 95.4kgs on 16th May at 13w6d

so far
4w5days--106kgs..
10w4days--98kgs
13w6days--95.4kgs
Total weight loss so far -- 10.6kgs

I have another midwives appt on the 27th June..
I havent really touched our scales at home so not sure what weight is at moment.

#43 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:29 PM

Wow, you are both doing so well!  original.gif

#44 otm

Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

wow great effort!!!
I have lost a few kg's as well but not actively trying

#45 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:07 PM

Weighing in

Starting weight: 91.3kg
Current weight (19 weeks): 93.4kg
Total gain: 2.1kg

#46 franno

Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:47 AM

Hi all,

Starting weight = 81.8
Current weight on Thurs (18w3d) = 85.5
Total gain = 3.7

#47 hiccamups

Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

Here I am, the big whinger, checking in. original.gif

20 weeks
Pre-preg:  58kg
Current weight: 70kg
Total gain: 12kg

At my height I am overweight according to the BMI at 63/64kg.  I typically sit around 54kg but had gained a little prior to falling pregnant - I think hormones because I was also suffering shocking migraines at period times.

I failed the first gestational diabetes test with all three pregnancies but passed the second.  People are now saying that the range has closed in a little so perhaps I would have been diagnosed back then, who knows.  I am now determined to slow this gain, more than ever.

According to online calculators I should be no more than 64kg by this point and gain no more than 15kg in total.

#48 kokeshi

Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:20 AM

Hi all,

First time poster to these forums, and I pose a question to you all.  But first, a bit of background.

I'm clinically what you would call morbidly obese; currently 140.6kg.  I'm not going to get into the whyfors, as at the end of the day, I am what I am.

My question is - most of you seem to have the support of your doctors in regards to losing weight.  I on the other hand am being warned against losing weight, by both the obstetrician and the dietician (at RWH in Melbourne).  Have you all been receiving the same advice?

My pre-conception weight was approx 143kg, and whilst I initially put on a few kgs, getting to 145kg around week 15, I have since brought this back to 140.6kg by monitoring my caloric intake. The medical professionals have now advised that they don't want me to lose any more.

I have done my fair share of research on the interwebs, and certain studies have advised that it is safe to lose a small amount of weight, especially for those who are obese or more so.

Anyway, just thought I would pose the question.  Any thoughts?



#49 mellmatho

Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:32 AM

QUOTE (kokeshi @ 30/06/2012, 09:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi all,

First time poster to these forums, and I pose a question to you all.  But first, a bit of background.

I'm clinically what you would call morbidly obese; currently 140.6kg.  I'm not going to get into the whyfors, as at the end of the day, I am what I am.

My question is - most of you seem to have the support of your doctors in regards to losing weight.  I on the other hand am being warned against losing weight, by both the obstetrician and the dietician (at RWH in Melbourne).  Have you all been receiving the same advice?

My pre-conception weight was approx 143kg, and whilst I initially put on a few kgs, getting to 145kg around week 15, I have since brought this back to 140.6kg by monitoring my caloric intake. The medical professionals have now advised that they don't want me to lose any more.

I have done my fair share of research on the interwebs, and certain studies have advised that it is safe to lose a small amount of weight, especially for those who are obese or more so.

Anyway, just thought I would pose the question.  Any thoughts?


Im currently just over 20weeks, started this pregnancy off at 106kgs, My ob said he would like me to not gain weight.. through just eating healthier  I have since lost 15kgs, and I dont exercise at all.

Its safe to lose a small amount of weight, its not going to harm bub in my opinion.


#50 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:38 AM

Hi Kokeshi waves.gif

How far along are you/when are you due?  

I know you said you were 145kg at 15 weeks, and are now about 140kg.  So, how quickly did you lose the 5kgs?  

This is my second pregnancy.  First time around, with my son, I was very concerned about the rate I was gaining weight, and said to my OB that I was thinking of actively trying to lose weight.  She was very negative about it.  She said that the risk with caloric restriction, is that if you are restricting calories TOO heavily, the metabolism of fat can cause the release of toxins which are stored in your fat, meaning that if you are losing fat too quickly, you can be increasing the level of these toxins in your blood.  She said that this is one reason why weightloss in pregnancy is not recommended, and that if you are encouraged to lose weight, it should be done slowly, and include moderate exercise, as exercise helps to process these toxins.  She was quite flippant about the weight gain, and made me feel like I was really vain and selfish for caring about it.  I think she was trying to be reassuring that it was okay and that I should accept my changing body, but it made me feel like I was being completely unreasonable.  It put me in a really bad headspace, and I ended up gaining a lot of weight while pregnant, but also post-pregnancy, as I think I felt like taking care of my body was shallow and futile.    

That said, a LOT of women lose weight during pregnancy.  Particularly those diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GD).  My friend had GD, and lost 2kg in a week!  And she was not big to start with (around 70kg).  Her dietician told her that the potential harm done from losing weight is minimal compared to the potential harm of uncontrolled GD.  

If it was me, I would seek a second opinion on the weightloss.  A good place to start might be to contact Diabetes Australia, and see if they have a recommendation of a dietician who specialises in women's health/gestational diabetes, who might be able to provide some guidance.




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