I don't get too riled up about my exact weight normally. I'm 5'10" and obese to begin with so +/-5lbs isn't really anything to me. As long as my jeans still fit, I'm happy. Though I'm happier when my jeans get loose and I get to buy a smaller size.
I get on my wii every couple weeks to take an official weight, but normally I just step on the cheapo spring scale every morning and see that I'm in range.
Also, I don't know if anyone else has paid attention or not, but new weight gain guidelines for obese women were put out a couple of weeks ago.
And they say I should gain no more than 20lbs. (And I've heard it's preferable to not gain anything when you're obese as long as the baby is fine.)
But even if I'm just trying to keep it under 20, that means I really can't gain any weight in the first trimester.
But I think I have.
And before where 5lbs never really bothered me, I feel like I need to watch every lb (which is driving me crazy since water retention alone can fluctuate so much).
I've noticed that I've consistently been on the higher end of my 'range' lately and actually exceeded it this morning. And I feel fatter too.
I've been trying to be good, but I seem to feel somewhat hungrier lately. Also, I noticed I was having a lot of cravings for dairy products which lead me to investigate my calcium intake and I realized I was low, so I've added a glass of milk and eat a string cheese for a snack now (I'm even keeping a spreadsheet to make sure I keep up on calcium).
So I did increase my calories a little, but I was eating to loose weight before and now I just want to maintain, so I don't see what the problem is.
And call me crazy, but if you are pregnant and feel hungry, a sensible snack doesn't seem like it should be a problem. If I cut my calories back so that I'm not eating as much, I think I'm going to be left hungry a lot... and being a vegetarian, it's already harder to fit my needs into a lower calorie diet.
It was soooo nice of what ever organization it was to tell my fat ass to not gain any weight, but I wish someone would have told me how to accomplish this!
I'm going to see if I can get any nutritional counseling services when I meet with my OB, but I'm worried that my fat ass will have already gained 5 lbs by then.
And ironically, I don't actually have a fat ass, I don't have much of an ass at all, I do have a giant belly and love handles that I can thank PCOS for. I am soooo textbook PCOS.