Post # 1
In the past 4 months I have gone up 3 dress sizes.
Earlier in the year I started dieting and exercising and lost a considerable amount of weight in a short time. This took a toll on my body, my period stopped and I was not feeling myself. I also became obsessed with food, calories and exercise. My life revolved around my weightloss. One day, something just snapped and I could not stop eating. I mean, I would buy baskets full of food and sit there and stuff my face until I felt I was about to vomit.
This lasted for weeks, and slowly I returned to normal however I had gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time, and my motivation to eat well and exercise flew out the window.
Every day I wake up with good intentions, but throughout the day my motivation dwindles and by the time I get home at 7:30pm eating sushi watching X Factor sounds better than salad and then a gym session.
Now, I am 6 weeks pregnant. I constantly feel sick, and the only thing that settles my stomach is constantly eating. I am so tired all the time, my body aches all over and I feel short of breath quite often.
I am feeling so frumpy and depressed about my body.
I work in the city, so I am out of the house from 7:00am until 7:00pm. With how tired I am now, I usually have something to eat and then go straight to bed. I can’t imagine going to the gym. DH doesn’t seem to understand how tired and sore I am.. and keeps trying to get me to come to the gym, but it just stressed me out. I am also very bloated in my face, stomach and upper thighs.
I would love some advice how to get over this funk? Part of me thinks I should take it easy until my morning sickness subsides but part of me thinks I need to suck it up?
Please be honest!
Post # 4
I don’t have any personal experience in this area, but I wanted to send you hugs and lots of encouragement! My mom had 6 kids, and she said that the only times she knew the pregnancy was going to be a good one was when she felt nauseous. All. The. Time. Thusly she had to eat constantly — it was the only thing that made her feel better!
I also had a friend last year who had to eat almost every thirty minutes at the beginning of her pregnancy. My friend just made sure to keep several healthier options around so she didn’t feel so guilty about munching constantly….fruits and veggies, nuts, yogurt, whatever she could handle really.
I know it must be very frustrating and everything, but just remember that your body is going through some major changes (with an exciting outcome at the end of it!), so try to feel encouraged by what is to come. 🙂
Post # 5
it’ll be ok!!!! i promise. don’t worry about it. you’ll see that sweet baby and you won’t care about how quickly you gained weight in the beginning. i gained a LOT in the beginning and then stopped for a while and then started again in the last few weeks. it’ll all come off! i lost all my baby weight a month after i had him and i gained 20lbs in the first trimester. don’t worry about it, seriously. you’re only pregnant for 9 months!
Post # 6
I hope this will give you som encouragement. During my first trimester I ate constantly to combat the nasuea but only puked twice. I was positive I was gaining unhealthy amounts of weight. Come to my surprise I actually lost weight!!! Your body does crazy things while pregnant..just listen to it and youll be fine!!
Post # 7
I don’t have any advice, but this happened to me too! Don’t be too hard on yourself, the nausea really makes it very hard to control your eating very much. Just do your best and accept that you can’t eat perfectly.