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Monday, January 25, 2010

That Scary Scale

I never thought that I had a bad relationship with the scale, until now. I've learned over the past couple of months that the scale and I are not friends, at least not right now. Originally, I thought that we were alright, because I would step on the scale every morning, and it didn't make a wreak out of me. I just liked to see if I was trending up or down, so I could catch it before I was surprised with a 15 lb. gain.

I'm not sure if I mentioned it on here or not. I'm thinking that I forgot to share that I am pregnant- with twins. I've got two babies in there, and I had already been freaked out by the idea of gaining weight. After losing quite a chunk of weight, it was intimidating to know that I HAD to gain some weight. Now, I'm looking at gaining substantially more, because there is twice the baby and all that comes with it. Goodness.

So, I wonder if it makes me a little petty to be freaking out so much about the scale. I stepped on today, and it looks like I've gained 7 lbs. so far. I am nearly out of my first trimester, so I guess that's not horrible for all of the fluid retention and hoo-ha. Seriously though, I look like I'm 5 or 6 months pregnant already. Everything I read seems to point toward nearly a 50 lb. gain through this journey, and a belly big enough to house a baby elephant. Panic. Just a little.

It is very shocking to me that I have to eat so much every day. There is the caloric need that I have to maintain my own weight, and then an added 600 calories for the babies. I haven't gained a lot of weight. I'm just shocked, because if I ate like this any other time, I would have gained 20 lbs. by now! All I do is eat or sleep, usually in that order. Some might think that that sounds wonderful, but it intimidates me. It is such a crazy thing to hope that the babies keep me occupied enough after birth that I don't still eat so much once they are here. I just don't want this to be a habit that sticks, and then gives me an even greater battle to get the weight off.


Brooke said...

TWINS!!! Oh my. I'm speechless. Congrats!! I can't imagine how those pounds are going to fly off of you after you have those babies. Running after not one - but two - you'll be GOOD!!!

Seriously, TWINS!! Yea!

maepress said...

Just stumbled onto your blog. I hope that you are having a healthy pregnancy. Part of becoming a mother is learning to make sacrifices for your children, and this starts right away. Giving up alcohol, and eating enough, and getting rest even at the expense of a social life is gearing you up for a life of putting your little lovlies first!

Don't worry, you are being a good mom by gaining weight.

And you burn 500 calories a day by nursing (probably more with twins!)So it will drop off fast if you keep it up. Imagine burning that many calories doing nothing! Also, nursing opens up fat stores in your hips and thighs that are practically unaccessable otherwise. When I was nursing it was the first time in my life I had no cellulite!!

Enjoy your pregnancy, I hope that it's going well!

Me, Only Better said...

Congrats on your babies! I hope everything is going well!