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Losing Weight While Prego

Well I am overweight, I wanted to lose weight before concieving but I am 2 weeks late  and might be prego! I was wondering if any of you have successfully lost weight or stayed the same while pregnant. They only thing I plan on doing as far as losing weight is to eat healthy foods and not to overeat like I tend to do and to also excercise. I know if Im prego I shouldnt overdo myself on exercise but light exercise and walking wont hurt! :) I just would like to minimize the chance of getting gestational diabetes or preclampsia while prego! :) Thoughts, opinions, concerns, etc are all welcome!!! :D

Thanks!

Susan
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I'm not sure how overweight you are...I was about 180 pounds, 5ft. 5 inches tall when I got pregnant......I gained a few, lost a few....in the end gained only 18 pounds total......I had hyperemesis bad though......for the whole 9 months.  Anyway, the 18 pounds plus some went away within a couple of weeks after I delivered.  Keep in mind, that alot of weight during prenangy is water weight....so don't get frustrated if you do gain some months...like you said, if you eat right and exercise, you should be fine.  Good luck!
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Well I am 5'3 and am over 200 lbs I dont want to say how much over but I am deffinitely overweight! So hopefully if I am prego, all goes well health wise and maybe I will lose a few lbs. My stepsister just had a baby a month ago and had morning sickness so bad she didnt even gain any weight while prego lol. She had a hard time the first and second trimester with that. Poor girl!
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I don't wish morning sickness on anyone...I would have rather gained 100 pounds than have that again!  haha!  There is always a chance of developing gestational diabetes, but most find it fairly easy to control is they are serious about following the diet...and it sounds as though you are taking everything very seriously...so I'm sure you will be fine!  Again, I wish you lots of luck...  :o)
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Well I am now 3 weeks late! I think Im gonna make a dr's appt because the HPT are still showing negative. I know it can be 4-6 weeks after AF especially if its your first one but I am getting impatient lol. i want to know! :) My sister in law said with her first pregnancy her test didnt show until a month after she was prego. I am so hoping I am prego! :) Ive had a bit of cramps some deffinitely not like period cramps. I also had the other day almost like a contraction or fluttery feeling? Im not sure how to describe it or what it was but?? lol. So heres hoping! :D

Susan
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So how do I find out how many days my cycle is? Lol dumb question I know and Im sure I could find it if I look, There were 33 days from my first day of AF in July to the first day of AF in August. My period started on the 17th in July and the 19th in August. :) Just trying to figure out timelines etc. :D
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