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The Weight Gain

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Abbe @ This is How I Cook

    You look gorgeous! You are doing what is right for your baby. I remember those stick girls who barely had a bulge and thinking-that poor baby! I had twins. I did not gain much weight, but I was already overweight, so I was very careful to just concentrate on eating healthy. I felt good and I didn’t have all the info they have now. My babes weighed 5.11oz and 4.2 oz. They are now 25 and doing great. 4.2 just ran a marathon. and 5.11 is training to do a stair climb in Shanghai’s highest tower. Take care of yourself and the baby will be fine!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Abbe!
      Those are really healthy weights for twins! And that’s amazing that they are both doing something so active. What a cool event!

      I feel pretty good about how I’ve eaten during this pregnancy. The one thing I wish I’d done “Better” was eating less sugar. But as a sugar addict that is a HARD one to break.

  2. Lori

    Hugs to you, Lisa. I think this statement you made Maybe my focus needs to be on other things for these last few weeks. – is just perfect.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      My focus has definitely shifted. I’ve been pretty good throughout the pregnancy with listening to my body, eating more when I’m hungry, resting when I need to, etc. The last few weeks I’ve reduced the gym from 5 days a week to 4 days a week and I foresee going down to 3 days a week here soon. I think the weight issues are easier to handle the closer I get to the end!

  3. Kate

    It’s so hard! I lost 80 pounds and though I had gained some back while trying to get pregnant when I finally was pregnant I struggled so much with seeing numbers I told myself I would never see again. Plus someone told me I had the biggest bump they had ever seen which is just rude (my little man just liked to stick his butt out near the end). You are doing great still working out and trying to eat right. I am only 4 months postpartum so I can’t tell you the conclusion but you won’t worry as much once he is here!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I really appreciate you sharing your experience. Congrats on losing 80 pounds! That’s fantastic. You nailed it — it’s not necessarily the weight gain because logically I know it’s BABY for a lot of it and clearly you need to gain weight to have a healthy pregnancy…it’s more about the number. Seeing numbers on the scale you thought you’d never see again, or vowed to never see again. That’s the struggle for me.

  4. Andi

    I think that you are wise to focus on other things now. I think you should consider doing that after the baby as well. For me, I was overweight before I got pregnant with my twins (now 8 years old) and now I weigh less than before I got pregnant and less than I have in years. However, I will say I carry the weight differently now.

    Some parts of your body will return to normal and some won’t and focusing on what is “your new post-baby best” is wise and that might not include the scale.

    Best wishes to you and your family.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a good plan. I don’t think weight will be the focus for awhile after the baby is here. I don’t plan on really trying to “lose the baby weight” for several months. I think I’m going to be too busy for that to be in the forefront!

  5. Karen P

    If you don’t gain weight while pregnant, well…. not great outcomes. Glad you are keeping your mind calm. You will lose weight after pregnancy.

    Onward and I weigh much, much less in menopause than I did pre-pregnancy. Take care and keep eating real food. It’s your best bet for you and the baby.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh exactly, I know you need to gain weight while pregnant. It’s totally healthy. I was just talking about the psychological aspects of seeing the actual number!

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