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Poll: how much weight did you gain at the end of your pregnancy?

Me: 65 lbs!!!

Mon. Sep 5, 6:08pm

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I gained 50lbs during pregnancy, lost 25 when I had her, then maintained for 1yr.

Monday, September 05, 2005, 7:40 PM

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45 lbs!

And she was six weeks early and only weighed 5.7 lbs!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005, 7:50 PM

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1st - 50
2nd - 60
3rd - 60

And it got harder to lose the weight with each one. I'm really working HARD now to get back to pre-pregnancy, pre-marriage, pre-engagement weight.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005, 2:53 PM

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pregnancy gain?

I was extremely careful. I was not going to go over the 25 I was allowed. I actually gained 27 pounds, 6 were in the last month. After 3 weeks I was at my pre-pregnancy weight.

Thursday, September 08, 2005, 10:30 AM

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I gained a total of 35 pounds. Lost 22 pounds within a week , and then lost an additional 10 pounds within the next two weeks. I have since gained 10 pounds back.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 6:49 PM

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My sister, my cousin and I both gained 92 pounds exactly (at different times). It didn't matter what we did, either...unfortunately it just runs in the family. BUT, finally after 4 years, my cousin and I are both starting to lose the weight.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 8:56 AM

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Wow, 92 pounds? I don't want to be mean but that is a huge amount of weight. I don't want to burst your bubble but do you really believe that it runs in the family? There is no proof that it does, in fact just the opposite. Doctors, nurses, people I know who have gained to much weight while pregnant all say that it was from over eating and unhealthy eating. I knew a girl who gained 85 pounds while pregnant, just blew up like a balloon, all she ate was Jack in the Box, McD's, Taco Bell, and tons of sweets. If you eat healthy its impoosible to gain that much weight. After all you have to eat an extra 3500 calories above what you normally eat to sustain your weight to gain 1 pound. So lets be honest here, this doesn't run in your family, you just ate why too much and made bad choices.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 11:48 PM

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Easy there, tiger.

Above poster raises some validity here. It does take consuming an abundance to gain that much weight, even in a pregnancy, where all bodies do react differently to being preggers. And I agree with being honest with yourself but maybe a the post could be a little more gentle with the delivery?

Gaining weight in your pregnancy is about choices and with the raging hormones ripping through your body, the body and the psyche is usually better off with more healthy selections with water rich foods and energy building calories.

Thursday, September 29, 2005, 8:19 AM

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I ate mostly salads and fruit. Despite the pushing of my mother and law, I only ate for 1. I don't like sweet stuff, like candy, nor do I eat junk food. I avoid salt when possible, and I cooked my own meals. Before my pregnancy, during and to this day, if I eat at McDonalds or other fast food places, I get nauseated by the smell. I also exercised 5 times a week for 1/2 an hour a day until the day before I gave birth.

My sister on the other hand, ate junk food (I don't think she knows what a salad is) and never exercised. I can see why, in her case, she gained that much weight.

I have no explanation why we were taking care of ourselves in different ways, yet ended up with the same results, other than genetics. I asked my regular doctor (the one during my preganacy had no answers for me) and she had my thyroid tested, and although it was off, it was still within limit. She thought that it was probably a combination of that, and water retention.

Either way, I find your comment offensive. The fact that you would automatically assume that I did not take care of myself and compare me to someone like my sister who did pig out and who does to this day eat a sickening amount of junk food is repulsive.

Thanks for making up my mind about this website. I don't think I will find any friendly support here. Thanks to all of you who were at least polite!

Thursday, September 29, 2005, 11:31 AM

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I found the comment offensive as well

This is really over the line and unlike any experience I have had on Peertrainer so far. We really need to be as supportive as possible.

Thursday, September 29, 2005, 11:44 AM

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