J and I found out we were expecting on July 2. That was also my last WW "official" weigh-in (I got an unofficial weigh-in a couple weeks later when I dropped by to pick up a cookbook). Apparently WW lawyers have advised them that allowing pregnant women to stay on the program is just inviting underweight baby lawsuits (or something like that; I'm guessing). I guess that's fair, but I felt as if I'd been set adrift! Anyhow, my last "pre-pregnancy" weight was 193.5. Now, this was certainly vastly better than my weight six months prior, but is still considered 'overweight' (thank you, government determined BMI). As an overweight person, I was advised to try not to gain any weight in the first trimester, and was told that it wouldn't be unusual to actually lose a little. As it turned out, I did lose another five pounds or so, as my appetite tanked and I found it difficult to take in enough calories to both feed the parasite's rapid growth and maintain my weight. In the last couple weeks of the first trimester, I found those pounds. As my appetite returned and my exercise habits waned (err...went away altogether), the scale crept back up. I finished the first trimester at about 193. The second trimester is the hard part--I'm supposed to gain an average of one pound a week. For a girl who has never tried to gain weight, this is a totally new (and kind of scary) place to find myself. At my appointment yesterday (16 weeks, 1 day), I weighed 194.4. I started walking regularly again last week (a mile or so every day; not the same regimen I'd been doing, but a more manageable routine for now), and feel better. My next appointment is in four weeks, and I'll let you know how the weigh-in goes!