I have a few questions about gaining in general. I have been recovering for a few months now, gained about 15lbs so far, another 5 will put me on the low end of healthy BMI. I eat regular, healthy meals with calories usually from 1500-1700 and this has been helping me gain steadily. I've always needed less calories than the average person (I'm 5'2) to gain weight.
My question is, when do you think my weight will stabilize (or will it with this amount of calories)? I wonder if I will have to decrease my calories in order to maintain a healthy weight when I get there. I workout 3-5 times a week, usually 30-45 minutes of vigorous cardio (running or elliptical) and 20-30 minutes of strength training 2x a week. ''
Your input is appreciated. I am doing really well, just curious about whats around the corner, thanks-
Not recovered yet, but like you I was gaining steadily on 1600, but then upped it to 1700, and then 1800, then averaging 2000 to gain steadily. Now I'm eating much more, and gaining quicker of course, but because I know that by making myself gain slower i'm not really recovering. I'm bmi of 18.1ish right now, and i still have a good 10-15 pounds to gain... as do you.
Its better just to get it up there and quit worrying about 'getting used to eating a ton, and not being able to stop'.
Thanks for your reply! I should just stop worrying, you're right. But you also know its a lot easier said than done. I'm definitely on the right track.
The bomb has kind of dropped now though, I'm pregnant! This is happy news as my husband and I have been trying for months now. I know I can put aside my issues to be healthy for this baby. I am really going to focus on my health and myself during this pregnancy. My hope is that I can get enough past the worries and obsessive thoughts that they don't return after the baby is born.
Oh wow! Then definintely, you should be eating at least 2000 now for the baby's sake as well as your own. Really it should be 2500, which is minimum for weight gainers, and since you are pregnant, I would do it as soon as possible. I would ask your husband to help, it is way easier with somebody watching and helping you.
another preg thread, anyway your weight is not going to stabalize now, your pregnant, its only going to go up, its going to be fine, you have a healthy lifestyle so after the preg relax and get back into it, ha i dont know i am the one who was asking about periods and preg before...but anyweay my girlfriend has to stand with her back to the scale at the doctors and her husband will not allow a scale in the house so this might be a good option for you. but really eat eat and eat, this is the time for it,
I don't own a scale, and I don't plan on knowing my weight when I go in for my appointments (this is my 3rd baby, I did the same thing with my last one toward the end)
I am still curious about my original questioin though.
Shouldn't your first question be kind of irrelevant if you have just found out that you're pregnant? I mean, doing the activity you have described whilst carrying a new life will require more calories than that.
It is irrelevant to me in the present state, yes. But that doesn't mean I'm not still curious as to what would have happened to my body. I have had two healthy children and know what I need to do in order to have a healthy pregnancy. I do still wonder if my weight would have stabilized while keeping those calories the same, or if I would have needed to decrease in order to maintain, for future reference. I am doing well eating healthy meals and snacks throughout the day and am content with the fact that I will gain 25+ pounds in the next 34 weeks.
Is your BMI significantly underweight? I would think that as you approached a more normal BMI on that intake, it's quite likely you'd either maintain (because with more weight, that would probably be a suitable quantity given the activity described), or after a while you may see some loss.
not signifigantly, anymore. I'm about about 96 or 97 lbs, 5'2.
What you said makes sense, I didn't think about needing more calories being heavier (obvious, duh!) Thanks!
No worries ;)
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