Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:35 pm
Post subject: Weight gain if you're overweight
I am 17 weeks pregnant with my first baby and enjoying the pregnancy since the sickness stopped! But I'm worried about what a healthy weight gain is. I was two and a half stone overweight and a size 18 (II'm tall and broad so should be a 14/16 when ideal weight) when I got pregnant and have put on a stone since and am now wearing a 22. I'm not really showing to others at all although I can see a little bump! I'm worried that I will put on loads during the pregnancy. Any advice especially from other people who are on the bigger side???? I'm not worried about looks although no one likes getting bigger, I just don't want to end up huge at the end of pregnancy. If I'm a 22 already how bad will it get? or will it all be on the bump now?? I'm clueless
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:40 pm
hi hun, most people do put weight on during pregnancy so try not to worry as u will show soon. i was overweight with my last 2 pregnancies and put on 3 stone!! this time as a size 18 and 5ft 10 so tall too im following slimming world and going to the gym. obviously im not worried about losing weight but my aim was to eat healthy and instead of losing i would stay roughly the same. so far i have lost weight as my diet as completely changed as didnt eat healthy before. so would be good if i put on weight that i lost as would have stayed the same which would be my goal. hope u understand what im babbling about lol
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:36 am
hi, im only 9 weeks pregnant but starting to put weight on even though im doing slimming world also,
im a size 18 and i weigh 15 stone! just try and eat healthier, i put on 3 stone with all 3 of my pregnancys, but you can get it off again, its just difficult!
asfletcher i run a slimming world forum if your interested! theres a few of us who is pregnant on there
the link is
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:13 pm
I'm so pleased that you have said something about weight gain! Since I fell pregnant I've been worrying about my weight, I had always planed to lose more weight before I fell pregnant but life doesn't always work out like that. I have now been worrying about how much I would put on. I eat fairly healthy but don't feel like I do enough exercise. I have already started to put on some weight and I'm only about 7/8 weeks gone. I don't want to end up being really big and having problems during and after pregnancy, I also don't want to have to spend years trying to lose it afterwards.
Is it safe to start a weight lose program like slimming world during my pregnancy? Should I just try to increase my exercise and continue to eat healthy?
I tried to access the slimming support forum but it said I had to become a member.
Just feel a bit confused about the best thing to do.
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:24 pm
yeh thats the good thing about slimming world, its actually encouraged when your pregnant as its such a healthy way of eating, you can actually eat loads and loads but still lose weight and you get to eat from all the food groups that your body and baby needs, i havnt been doing too good on the diet latley as im been lazy, but you will still lose weight and grow a healthy baby, theres no way im putting on 3.5 stone with this one lol
oh BTW i had to accept you on my forum,
ive done that now so you should be able to get on
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:30 pm
Thanks for all the replies - i had no idea you could follow slimming world when pregnant. I know it won't be to lose weight and that's fine, but I could do with a healthy eating plan to keep me from going mad. I'll have a look at the forum, thanks. I really want to enjoy the pregnancy and not be weight obsessed but I do want to be healthy for me and the baby and also so I dont' have stones and stones to get rid of after the birth
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:48 pm
hi there, was just reading your messages and i just want o say that if after the beby you are having problems with loosing the weight or you just want some healthy eating options then drop me an e mail. Im a qualifies personal trainer and nutritional advisor specialising in weight managemenr and i would be pleased to offer advice as i know myself how important it is for us girls to get ourselves feeling good after baby is born. feel free to drop me an e mail at any time, firstname.lastname@example.org