Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Trying to Gain Weight

For once in my life isn't easy.


They tell me that with twins I should gain 50 pounds. Huh?! Did you say 50!? Yep. 50.

To date I have gained 0. That's zero pounds. Nada.

I have been eating the following, daily:

2 eggs on toast or bagel
one serving steel cut oats
16 oz. OJ
24oz. Milk
Poly-O String Cheese
1 hard boiled egg
1 apple/orange/kiwi fruit
2 servings Cottage Cheese
Left-over dinner (for lunch)
Mixed Nuts
Pint of Milk
16 oz. V8 Juice
Baby carrots
More milk!

Plus add the occassional pickles, marinated garden salad, peanut butter and jelly sandwich or ice cream and you have my diet of the past 3 odd months.

Have not gained a single pound. Not one.

I don't think I can eat any more. I mean really, 3 eggs a day! I am already at the point where if I even look at an egg I want to vomit. I have never been particularly fond of them in the first place. But they say you need all of this extra protein, yada, yada...

I ask you, those who know me, has this ever been a problem for me in the past? Have I ever had trouble GAINING weight? Uh...NO! Just the opposite quite frankly.

Could it possibly be the absence of a nightly glass of wine from my diet? Those extra calories must add up. There must be something bad that I was eating before that I have since given up that was helping me to pack on the pounds. Brie? Nah.

It probably doesn't help that with twins you automatically increase your metabolism by 25%. Now that's something to be proud of. I don't even have to go to the gym! My body gets a 24 hour workout even if I just sit still. Nice.

But this still doesn't help me to gain any weight. Where exactly is that 50 pounds supposed to come from anyway? And just exactly where is it supposed to go once it gets here?

One piece of comfort I received was from my Dr. at our last visit, she kindly reminded me that I wasn't "malnourished" to begin with. Ernie heartily agreed.



anne said...

I would be happy to donate at 25 of those 50 pounds. Would you like thigh, butt or belly? How about flabby underarms?

Man...I gained 40 pounds like a piece of cake when pregnant with sonny. Actually, it was like several pieces of cake. With real buttercream frosting. And rich dark chocolate. And, and...

Is it any wonder I had no problems putting on the pounds?

Anyway, I'm glad to hear you are doing well and everything going along smoothly. Aside from the many, many eggs. Yick.

stephanie said...

I have heard of a lot of people having a hard time gaining weight when preggers, and losing it in fact! Have funy eating, yummmmmmy!!!

nadzent said...

Maybe I should do some baking. Buttercream, frosting sounds really good right about now!

Dr suggested protein shakes or bars - ick! Cake is a much better idea.

Anonymous said...

I never told my Dr. cuz he would have ragged on me, but (in addition to my nutritious eating)I gave in to my craving for bad food, esp lots & lots of root beer floats. With chocolate ice cream--it had to be chocolate.

Re losing the weight--I don't kmow what your plan is, but breastfeeding burns about 500 calories/day.

Have fun!

Jozet said...

Well, in my vast experience being pregnant with twins....

Oh wait...I have no experience being pregnant with twins.

Listen. For the first few months, for a lot of women, the weight just sort of redistributes itself. Me...I used to be all brains. Now I'm all butt and can't find my keys in the morning.

Don't worry. Those babies will take and get what they need. You? Vessel.

And the weight charts and guidelines can make for crazy making.

Don't freak out. At my mommy group, one mom was just sayin' how she only gained 10 pounds with her last pregnancy and yet gave birth to an 11 pound baby, and still couldn't fit into her pre-pregnacy jeans. There is no rhyme or reason to this. Forget the laws of physics.

Me? I ate a bowl of whipped cream for dinner last night. If you're eating eggs and peanut butter, you're doing great.