I am at a complete loss when it comes to my weight gain right now. It is simply impossible. At 19 weeks, I had gained a whopping 4 pounds. I was feeling smug. I'm all, "I've got this." Famous last words. Fast forward to today, 25 weeks 4 days and I have a gained a total of 19 pounds.
What the effing eff!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!
If you can't do that math let me help you, that is 15 pounds in just over 6 weeks. Or 2.5 pounds per week for 6 weeks. How is that even possible?
Have I been eating fettucini alfredo morning, noon and night? No. I hate alfredo sauce.
Did I crawl into an extra large tub of movie theater popcorn and eat my way out? No. I wish because that would mean that I have both seen a movie recently and got to eat popcorn. Sadly, neither of these things have happened.
In fact, I have continued to carefully track my calories almost everyday. Most days look like this.
Am I perfect every day? Of course not but I am on target most days and the days I go over I do not go over by thousands of calories. For the last week, I have eaten a more gestational diabetes friendly diet which is lower in carbs and have almost eliminated refined carbs and the result, I gained 2 pounds.
I know some of this is water retention, but by looking and my hands and feet I can tell that it's not a lot.
I don't know what to do. I am on the path to gain at least 50 pounds while I'm pregnant just like last time. And that weight did not fall off. It stuck around until I forced it off. I don't want to have to start all over again. I feel like giving up and just diving into a pizza.
I am frustrated. Very, very frustrated.