Thanks for your reply! I am a size 10/12 now as well with goal to also get back down to a size 6/8 which is where I was before I started. However I think the larger part of why I am unhappy is I stopped exercising, so now I am just really out of shape and don’t have the muscle tone I used to. I am focusing now on eating healthy and getting all the food groups in and continuing to avoid vegetable oils, as well as getting back into exercise that I enjoy. It is frustrating though – I was expecting to gain weight by getting pregnant, and now I feel like I look pregnant… but I’m not. :(
I also have IC, and have been trying this out for a couple weeks. My symptoms were pretty much in control when I started, and I’ve actually noticed them getting even better lately. Drinking less fluids has helped me a lot with not feeling like I have to pee all the time and other bladder sensitivities.
However, I recognize this is a balance, and when I was first diagnosed it was the opposite and drinking water helped me. But I probably went overboard with the water drinking thing. I imagine you would have to find what amount is right for you. Curious to know how things are going for you now and if there is anybody else in the forum with IC?