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I'm 27 years old and 7 months pregnant with my first child. I have a boyfriend, the father of my unborn child. He is 46 years old. He lives on his own and I'm living with my mother and 16 year old sister. My boyfriend treats me well, although his financial situation is about as bad as mine. I'm working a part-time job right now, but I don't get nearly enough hours to live on (about 10 hours a week) when I first started there I had enough hours but they've been going down since they keep hiring new people in my department. I am a big woman and being pregnant is starting to affect my physical body. I've been looking for a full-time job that is less physical, but am not having much luck. I don't want to end up injuring myself or the baby. I have been lucky to not gain any weight so far during my pregnancy (my doctor only wants me to gain up to 15 lbs). I have decided that after the baby is born I have a lot of things to change. I'm am going to need to be as healthy as I can be to be able to take good care of my son. I don't want to go on any of those so-called fad diets, because basically they are a waste of time and money. I believe that if I eat better and get a little more exercise I will be able to lose weight and keep it off and even though right now I'm in decent health I will feel so much better. I am also a smoker. Smoking is a horrible addictive habit and there is really no good reason to smoke. It's extremely hard to quit and the one time I tried it drove me crazy. I've decided to wait till after the baby is born when I can get the patch or something to help me quit. My grandmother is always reminding me of how much money I'd save if I did quit (she's a former smoker) and she's right. I'm also a coffee drinker and I will never quit, but I could easily switch to decaf because it's just the taste that I like it really doesn't wake me up in the morning, orange juice does a better job of that and it's also delicious, but gives me heartburn, lol! I'm trying to be as positive as I can be in my situation and I know with some hard work and determination things will get better soon. I feel that I am lucky and blessed, because I know there are people out there who have it so much worse than I do. I have friends and family that care about me very much and do what they can to help me and I hope some day if they ever need it that I can return the favor.

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  1. Liss's Avatar
    Wow, it sounds like you have ALOT going on in your life right now. First, congrats on your pregnancy... and on the choice to get healthier.
    When I was pregnant with my first son, I developed toxemia..and went from 132 lbs to 234 lbs in about 4 months time. It was horrible! I managed to drop the weight in about 8 months (after his birth), but most of it was due to the toxemia and was fluid retention.
    However, what I took, and to some people this may sound icky!) was Spirulina tablets. It's actually just a super-food/protein and you don't have to buy the expensive stuff. Just the regular $3. bottle at walmart will do just fine, although you'll find studies that Klamath Lake Spirulina is the best. (and the most expensive!).

    Anyway, Between that and walking several miles a day I am now back to 133-137 (depending on the day). I used to have a site lissfitness, with some workouts posted, but GoDaddy ate that site too.

    The spirulina isn't a cure all if you don't get out and move around a bit, but it does seem to curb desire for junk foods and I went from drinking 2 tsp of sugar in my coffee to 0 because sweet things taste..Too Sweet, (if that makes any sense).
    Hugs & welcome to the boards & Blogs.