Post # 1
I normally weigh myself every few days just to make sure my weight is on track. I was doing that my whole first tri and it was fine for awhile since I didn’t gain any weight but then I started gaining and I’d be pretty bummed/frustrated for awhile after getting on the scale. I’ve avoided it now for 2-3 weeks but it seems to be calling my name every morning in the bathroom…
I am trying to decide if it is helpful to not weigh myself anymore, and banish it to another room for the next 6 months… or if I should continue weighing myself so I know if I am on track or gaining too quickly?
What did you do and do you recommend it?
Post # 3
Leave it outside this weekend and let the hurricane winds take it away! 🙂
Maybe just stick it in a closet for now. I think the doctors will be weighing us frequently enough for us to know if we are on target.
Post # 4
if it makes you feel bad when you weigh in, then I say banish the scale for a few months! You’ll get your weigh ins at your OBGYN appts anyways
Post # 5
Find someone that can make it magically disappear. Scales are the devil and cause a lot more trouble than they are worth (IMHO).
Post # 6
Haha, thanks ladies. I guess I am interested to hear if anyone actually found it helpful to pay attention at home to their weight gain. Unless I hear a lot of that, I am planning on banishing it from our bathroom… whether the hubby likes it or not!
@heathaah: Excellent idea!!!
Post # 7
I actually enjoyed weighing myself EVERYDAY… you can see how fast the baby is growning the last trimester.
My husband and I was actually competing against each other on who can gain more weight. Healthy weight of course. Him gaining in muscle weight, and me in baby weight.
Don’t be afraid of the scale… =P
Post # 8
I keep jumping on my scale to see if there has been any change, but maybe when I’m further along I may not be in such a hurry to do so.
Post # 9
I think that the scale can be good to keep you on track. BUT I’m sure it can be hard to see those numbers go up. What I would do at first is put it in another room for the first month or two, and just check your wait at your doctor’s appointments. The problem is that you might gain 3lbs in a week, and then nothing for the next two weeks, if your baby is going through a growth spurt. And you don’t want to cut back of food and nutrients as a knee-jerk reaction, as your baby needs that nutrition. So if the week-to-week is too much, I would just put it away for 2 months or so, and see how you feel just checking your weight at the doctor’s appointment.
Post # 10
Yes definitely don’t cut back on food. Eating healthy is key. I tried to eliminate all sweets, candy, baked goods, even juices because they add a lot of sugar. Also, not too much bread and pasta. You’re going to have to take a glucose test between 24-28 weeks to check for gestational diabetes. Its better to just try and avoid it.
I pretty much ate whenever I was hungry. Which was almost every two-three hours. I ate A LOT! Just be sure to eat healthy, fresh, fruits and vegetables and you can eat as much as you want. They are good things to munch on when you get hungry or just feel like eating, and you wont feel guilty about it
I gained 30 pounds total. It was all from eating healthy foods, so it came right off about two weeks after birth without exercising. Breastfeeding when the baby comes helps with the weight loss too.
Post # 11
If you’re curious, you can keep weighing yourself. But if you think you might find yourself fretting over the weight gain, then put the scale away. Your doctors will tell you how you’re doing, and you don’t want to start having a negative body image during pregnancy.
Post # 12
I just had my baby 6 weeks ago and I say keep an eye on the scale! Know what the healthy weight gain is for your pregnancy from your doctor and use your scale at home to stay on track. I gained way too much weight this pregnancy and everytime I went to his office I got a lecture and dreaded stepping on the darn thing.
Now I have tons of stretch marks and a weight gain of 55lbs because I decided it was going to go up no matter what I did. Had I kept track at home, I think my weight gain could’ve been closer to 25-35lbs like the doctor recommended.