After my last visit checkup, I was really concerned with my weight gain. Granted, I hadn’t been overly careful with my eating, but didn’t realize just how much it was truly affecting me. My weight gain had been fine the first part of the pregnancy, but at my last visit I found out I’d gained too much that month.
The only changes I really made this past two weeks were to limit my sweets and cut back on the carbs. The way I’ve been eating isn’t quite as restrictive as when I first started trying to go low carb, but it’s still been a challenge. The hard thing for me is adhering to specific carb counts for each meal. What I do like is the later meals of the day have enough carbs in them to allow more freedom than I expected.
My next checkup was this morning. When the nurse weighed me, I found that I’d lost 4 pounds in the two weeks since the last visit. Don’t get me wrong – I wasn’t trying to lose weight at all. I was actually hoping for no more than a 2-pound gain (one pound a week). Maintaining would have surprised me – so a loss, especially here in the third trimester, was quite the shock. Since the only changes I made were healthy ones, I’m not worried about it. It does make me curious how my next appointment will go though.
I wasn’t trying to eat a lot of junk food, but I certainly wasn’t being as careful as I should’ve been. Hopefully this time my weight gain will be more manageable. What really amazes me is just how much seemingly little changes can make such a difference.