Post # 1
I’m feeling very low today. So I’m not TTC just yet, but very soon. The date that Darling Husband and I picked is looming over me like a dark cloud right now, and I’m feeling like such a terrible person. Quick backstory, I have struggled with my weight for a long time. I have some dietary issues that make losing weight difficult, and for a long time I went undiagnosed, and couldn’t understand why I was so overweight when I had a petite appetite, and ate fairly healthy meals. I have delt with depression over it for many years (the depression drove me to eat junk food). Well, after my daignoses everything changed. Suddenly I was losing weight left and right. I’m now rather small, the smallest I’ve ever been! I can fit in size 4 clothing, XS tops, it’s like a whole new world for me. So back to present, I’ve always wanted a child and was sooo excited when we set our date for TTC, but now I’m just terrified. I’m so scared to lose my new figure, and I feel so vain and concieted for feeling this way. I’m worried the depression from a negative body image will drive me into the arms of old habits and eating things I know I’m not supposed to. Has anyone ever experienced this? Or does anyone have tips on not over-gaining? Any kind words would help, I’m feeling all scummy.
Post # 3
From experience, if you take good care of yourself during your pregnancy there is no reason why you need to gain so much weight. Many woman have babies and go right back to the weight they were in.
If you have the mentallity that you are eating for two, than you will gain weight. Dont feel scummy, just make smart healthy choices and you will be fine.
Post # 4
You’re not a bad person! I’m terrified to lose my perky boobs. I’m so sad that they might not be as nice as they are now haha. It seems silly, but it’s really not. I think it’s very likely you’ll be able to get back to the weight you’re at now. Anything is possible. Just make sure to continue eating healthy while you’re pregnant and not eat a ton of junk food.
Post # 5
As the others said so far, continue to eat health and you shouldn’t have a problem fitting back into your new clothes.
We’re all here for you. If you need to talk just post and we’ll answer 🙂
Post # 6
I’m going to be nosy & ask what the diagnosis is???
Post # 7
My little girl just turned 2. I now weigh 5 pounds less than I did just before I got pregnant with her. I gained 42 pounds during my pregnancy, and struggled quite a bit with the weight gain once my clothes started getting too small. I lost the weight fairly effortlessly after I had her. 25 lbs came off within the first 2 weeks, the rest took a bit longer, but I was able to lose it by not overeating and walking a lot. She was totally worth it. Try not to stress. 🙂
Post # 8
Definitely, we are all here for support!
Post # 9
Thank you everyone! I feel so much better! I know I can do it, I just have my low moments, that’s why you guys are so awesome!
Post # 10
@mamadingdong: I have a few different dietary issues and a few food allergies. Like I am severely lactose intollerant I gain weight bloat, it’s very very painful all around ew. I have mild celiac disease, bread makes me gain weight so fast. I can eat it with only mild discomfort but I am noticibly pudgier the next day if I eat anything with gluten. But my overall diagnoses is sever IBS. I am on the rarer side of the spectrum, where I have a hard time prcessing crude protiens and crude vitamins. I can’t even eat spinach without sever abdominal pain. Basically I was gaining weight even when I was barely eating, going up a pant size in a year or so, finally I got so frustrated and was in so much misery (from all the pain) I started eating junk food which made all the symptoms worse. It took them over a year to give me as trict dietary list. When I followed that, the weight dropped off almost instantly.