Originally Posted by tehshort1
Went to the department of health to confirm it July 3 and I am 4 weeks pregnant. I have my first checkup on July 26! Gonna stick around here to keep me motivated to eat healthy and exercise and make sure I don't get into the mentality of " I've gotta eat for two."
Everything I've read about the 1st trimester is that I should only gain between 1-5 pounds. And since my BMI is overweight I should only gain between 15-25 total during pregnancy. I know that the baby will do what it needs to do and I may very well gain more or less. My goal during this time is to make sure I am getting balanced diet and keep up the walking. My friend said that swimming and walking are the best exercise.
GlamourGirl827 I see you are only a month away from your due date! Do you have any advice?
Seeing as I went from 160 lbs to about 220 lbs with my first two kids, and from about 145 lbs to currently about 225 lbs with this one, you may not want to follow any of my advice!
I did lose it each time so I guess that's good!
Don't be surprised if in the next few weeks morning (haha its all day) sickness is so bad you wont be eating much anyway. I lost about 7-10 lbs the first trimester with each and still managed to gain all that weight in the last two trimesters!
I think my first mistake was after spending the first threee months wishing to die from exhausion and vomiting, I did not get back to an exercise program when I started to feel better. And I was so relieved to be able to kee food down and have something besides broth and crackers, I just wanted to eat!!
I've have been walking the past month or so with this one, but it was too little too late. So I would suggest to keep an exercise program, even if you have to tone it back.
Also I did finally try to count cals with this one (not my first two), but honestly when I had a craving, I ate it, regardless of whether it was over calories or not. Now sometimes the craving was fruit and yogurt but othertimes it was ice cream. Even so, I'm still amazed I put on this much weight with each pregnancy. If I eat completely uninhibited without exercise when not prego I usually even out around 185 lbs, but the same think pregnant and I seem to stop around 220 - 230.
I would say don't do what I did. Instead, count calories, don't go over. Maintain exercise the whole time.