I am 20 years old and when I got pregnant I was still trying to lose 15lbs. that I had gained in my military training(usaf)it was tech training so the only thing we did was sit and listen. Then I finally got to my first base and lost 8 lbs.. Then I found out I was pregnant and I couldn’t do my job anymore and I got moved to a desk job, I am 5’10” tall when I found out I was pregnant I weighed 164lbs. now at 39 weeks pregnant I weigh 207lbs. but I work out for and hour to hour and a half everyday but you would never know it. My doctor says I look really good and going to the gym has helped me and my baby regaurdless that I weigh over 200lbs. I know that in my mind but it still bothers me everyday to be so heavy no matter what I do to stop it. This site has defintely helped me understand and realize I’m not alone.
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You look fantastic!!! Please don’t concern yourself with the numbers on the scale. You can worry about that after you give birth. Breastfeeding really helped me lose weight. I honestly haven’t worked out since giving birth. I hardly have time to sleep! But I’m now five pounds lighter than when I conceived. I’m sure if you combine that plus working out you’ll lose it in no time flat! You look fantastic! Don’t let anybody, not even yourself, tell you that!
Don’t worry!!!! I think you’ll notice that after you have the baby it will come off, especially since you remain so active. Working out will REALLY help you both in the long run. Congrats!
I gained a ton of weight despite working out and watching my diet (I am also AF, too) and I think it doesn’t matter how much you gain, it matters HOW you gain it – I lost 30 pounds in the first two weeks and you can too! Here is a link to my contribution here if you are curious how I look now. (Well, these pictures are 1,2 and 3 weeks post partum…I am 8 weeks post partum now)
Hey! My sister just had a baby. She went to USAFA and is about your height. She actually got up to 212 by the end of her pregnancy…and guess what: she lost nearly 30 pounds her first week after the baby was born. She gained so much water weight and it all fell off her that first week.
I’m not saying it will be easy for you…but you have a great level of physical fitness and some of that weight is definitely water (pregnant women have different things going on with their kidneys and their level of blood so their total body fluid is increased).