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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Can I safely maintain/lose weight while pregnant


I went to the doctor and they gave me some harsh but encouraging information in regards to my weight. As you know, I am clinically overweight. My BMI (body mass index) for a 5 ft 7 and 179 lb woman is considered to be overweight. Thank God I am no longer in the obese rankings. They say I am a 28.
  • Underweight = <18.5
  • Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
  • Overweight = 25-29.9
  • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
With that said, my doctor told me I can safely continue on my weight loss journey by walking briskly after meals, eating a diet consisting of healthy foods, avoid high fat foods, and I can even go to the gym. He expects me to gain only 14 lbs through out my pregnancy which is fine with me. That would mean I will safely carry a baby and deliver at a weight of 193 lbs which is what I will aim for. I am going to continue to go to the gym, he said I can safely consume 2150 calories daily for my baby and we both will be fine. I am happy to know this because putting on too much "baby weight" for someone whose already overweight is not healthy for myself or the baby. I will keep you guys updated. My due date is March 18th and after I have the baby, I will immediately continue on my weight loss journey:)

10 comments:

  1. may you have a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy

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  2. Your weight loss is such an inspiration, hope you have a great pregnancy, u shouldn't worry you have come so far, this should be a piece of cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. My ultimate goal was to lose weight to get prego again. I gained about 60lbs with my first, he's 3 now and I'm finally back to my pre-prego weight, which was over weight to begin with.
    We are planning to get pregnant again this fall, but I am so worried about what that means for my weight. Hopefully, I will continue my healthy habits (which were non-existant the 1st time around) throughout this coming pregnancy.
    I'm looking forward to reading your journey b/c it will soon be mine.
    wishing you all the best.

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  4. Hey wats up its mzlady0909 b.k.a. shug2009...and i was wondering when you gone start back blogging?

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  5. Wow, you've lost quite a bit of weight. Congratulations on the baby.

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