Weight Loss Support - Hopefully NOT too fat for a baby
07-24-2009, 08:24 PM
Well everyone, looks as if my fear of being too fat for a baby is something I need to manage because we found out to day that I am expecting!! :) At 248 pounds I never thought I would get pregnant and I am worried but will do everything I can to have it be healthy.
Thanks for all the support on my initial concerns..hugs to you all!!!
P.S. We aren't telling anoyne yet but I had to tell my "secret" you all of you!!!
07-24-2009, 08:28 PM
07-24-2009, 08:37 PM
Yippee!!! Get that prenatal nutrition happening, chickie!!! And 248 is SO not too big for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby...
07-24-2009, 08:53 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! That is awesome :D :D :D I am so happy for you!
07-24-2009, 08:54 PM
WOW!!! Congratulations! That's the best thing I've heard all day. :)
07-24-2009, 09:23 PM
Congratulations on your new little blessing.
07-24-2009, 09:32 PM
07-24-2009, 09:56 PM
That is so exciting! Congrats and best wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy! :D
07-25-2009, 12:00 AM
07-25-2009, 12:25 AM
congratulations and one super thing about pregnancy is the increased metabolism. All you really need is about 500 more calories a day--use the kick and YOU CAN safely lose weight while pregnant. Baby can use momma's stores. Definitely take your prenatals to get optimal nutrition.
07-25-2009, 01:19 AM
Wooohoooo!!!! Now is the time to take great care of yourself, continue the exercise and great nutrition!
07-25-2009, 02:09 AM
I'm chiming in on the congratulations!
I also have experience at being pregnant at a heavier weight. It's different for everyone, I'm sure, but I was around 300 lb both times I got pregnant. I also had gestational diabetes both times as well and had to have insulin injections while pregnant. It went away after I had both the boys, until I hit 40-something and everything started going wrong (boobs dropped, vision blurred, harder to lose weight, and type 2 diabetes). But I digress...
I maintained my weight with both pregnancies. I weighed the same the day that I conceived as the week after I delivered each baby. I was on a strict diet (totally Atkins) to manage my blood sugar levels and manage the growth of the babies.
Everything went according to plan, and I now have two teenage sons slowly sucking my will to live, big boys and picky eaters, but are fairly tidy.
My sister, who is also about the same size as me, has had three children and never had gestational diabetes. Her kids are very thin, will eat their vegetables, but they are determined to live like piglets and never let their mother have a clean room in the house. Or a chair in which to sit that doesn't have crayon and boogers all over it.
Enjoy your pregnancy!
07-25-2009, 02:37 AM
07-25-2009, 02:53 AM
That is awesome news. Now it's time to take the best care of yourself in all ways, because you are also taking care of that little life at the same time.
07-25-2009, 03:01 AM
07-25-2009, 03:08 AM
my husband and i are trying to conceive... any pointers? lol
07-25-2009, 11:10 AM
Everyone, your out pour of support is quite touching. I gasped with excitement, shock, and fear all in one when my digital test said "yes" I totally shocked my DH when I came home and he was annoying me and couldn't understand why I was so anxious and I just threw it up to his face and said this is why!! Not the best way I wanted to tell him, and all my "ideas" went out the door because I couldn't take it anymore lol We are both so thrilled - yet I am so scared of having problems because I have a lot of bottom belly fat (I call it my pouch). I had my eggs and bacon this AM for breakfast, and have my nuts and veggies packed with me for my snack, plan to have a salad for lunch, and probably some chicken and veggies for dinner. I do have a 2 mile walk for cancer tonight and my DH is worried about the heat for me, but I know I will be fine!!
I don't feel too hungry, and the scale went down to 246 today. I know someone who lost 50 pounds healthily while pregnant but all I want is a healthy one!! It's our first :-)
DMBlover: A friend told me to do the deed the 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, and 22nd day of your cycle. The first day of your period counts as day 1. We actually weren't trying, did the deed on my 11th day and then nothing after that due to schedules. Well, surprise, that theory works!!