Holly: Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Do you hate when people ask how much weight you gained during your pregnancy? I do. But, for the record, I gained 30 pounds with Brett. I have a major sweet tooth while pregnant. When I am not pregnant I like salty, fried foods. That said, I just ever have a time when I am not craving something bad for me.
This pregnancy I feel like I am even more self-conscious about my weight gain and I’m not really sure why. Maybe because I’m not working and sitting home more, but whatever it is, it doesn’t feel good inside. I was watching the show The Doctors the other day and they were talking about weight gain during pregnancy. The OB/GYN on the show was saying how it is so important not to eat too many fried foods and not give in to the temptation to eat sweets. Then, the words immediately out of her mouth after that were, ‘but I gained 42 lbs during my pregnancy.’ And I’m thinking- wow! That’s a bit hypocritical!
When I went to my 14 week doctor appointment my doctor looks at the chart and says, “oh, you’ve only gained 9 pounds in 14-weeks. That’s really good!” Okay, good to know. She follows that up with her famous statement that I’ll never get out of my head from my first pregnancy, “Remember, anything over 20 pounds is yours to keep!” Urgghhh
So, I weigh myself at home weekly and track my weight gain on a calendar. I decided yesterday that starting today I wouldn’t eat any candy, cookies, cake, etc. for one week. I went an entire a day until my husband, bless his heart, went out and got me a frozen yogurt. He put chocolate chips on top (which I LOVE). I didn’t eat all of them but I ate many of them. YUM. Better luck tomorrow…
While I don’t want weight gain to be a big focus of my pregnancy, it is, so I will surely keep my blog readers updated as to my weight gain progress and then (hopefully) the progress of my weight loss…
This is a picture of me at 16 weeks (I am 17 1/2 weeks along as I type this).