I just found out I'm pregnant and I'm going to start losing weight ASAP.
Sounds crazy, right? Well... it's true. I just found out that I'm about 4 weeks pregnant and I am bound and determined to have a "baby bump" this time. I have 4 kids and I've never had a real OUT THERE bump with any of them because I've always been so fat already that people who didn't know me would probably just assume it was just my normal fat belly.
When I got pregnant with my last baby I weighed about 250 and got up to 295 by the end of the pregnancy. So by the time I got to the stage where I normal woman would have started showing, I had gained so much weight that I really didn't show as much as I wanted. Now I am at about 315 and I figure if I lose about 10 pounds per month I should have a decent bump by the time I get to 6 or 7 months.
Of course, I'm not going to starve myself or anything crazy. I'm not even going to exercise because I'm high-risk. But I will be watching what I eat very closely and probably eating 1600-1800 calories a day. NO junk food. Only healthy foods that are nutritious to me and baby, no empty calories. No soda. No sweets.
My doctor said it's perfectly fine to lose weight during pregnancy AS LONG AS you are doing it in a healthy way and not starving yourself.
Has anyone else had success losing weight during pregnancy?