Q: Great advice! But what do I wear while I'm GAINING weight?
A: As funny as the comedic timing was, it's a truism!! We all go through this and it's not a fun road to travel. Trust me. The answer can pretty much be boiled down to something we all learned as kids - Stop, Drop and Roll. Stop watching so much television. Drop the number of calories you eat. Roll yourself out of bed to workout every morning. or Roll on in to the gym after work every day. Whatever works for you. And I know, it's easier said than done. Trust me.
If you HAVE reached the state where your waistbands are a bit too tight, you can try this little trick I learned while in that first phase of pregnancy where your own pants are beginning to be uncomfortable but maternity pants slip down your belly. Take a hair elastic, the kind you would use to put your hair up in a pony tail. (Rubber bands are too long and the thin ones snap too easy.) Slip the elastic through the button hole. Now slide one end of the elastic through the other and tug. The elastic will now be cinched around the button hole and you'll have one free loop in your fingers. Stretch that loop over the button and Voila! You've got a little more wiggle room until you either a) grow enough to fit into maternity pants or b) shrink enough to fit your clothes again. This trick works best with jeans (the metal buttons are sturdier) and you obviously have to wear your shirts untucked.
Thanks for sending that in! I got a good laugh. And best of luck with either the pregnancy (that weight gain is well worth it!) or battling your little bulge.