So, I'd like to see who is all with me in this quest!
I am trying to loose too. I have a significant amount of weight to loose. Good Luck. I would love to support you and hear what you have to say through it all!
Wow, I was just wondering if anyone else was in the same situation as me. I am trying to lose about 13 more pounds before TTC. Glad there's a forum here for us =)
I am doing the same thing, but I have very special circumstances. I was born with a heart problem, and after my son was born I had my tubes tied. My husband has no children of his own, so I am praying that if I lose at least 40 lbs, my dr will approve me to have my tubes untied. At this moment, I am really scared, but I have to remind myself that it doesn't hurt to try and ultimately I am getting healthy in the long run. Good luck everyone! I am so glad to know that I am not alone.
I am trying to lose before ttc as well. My doctor told me I should lose 20-25 minimum. I'd like to lose 35.
I have always been overweight and now that I am married and TTC my weight loss goal is important to me now more than ever! I want to lose enough weight to of course be healthy for me and our baby but I also want to feel good during my pregnancy. Furthermore I have a fear of being so overweight that when I do get pregnant people will be thinking in thier head "Is she pregnant or just fat?" I dont want that to be the question! I love that I found this forum so there are people I can relate too! I've struggled since high school with my weight and about to turn 20 I'm ready to get my health and weight under control!
My son is 15 months now... I was heavy before conceiving him, probably about 180 or 190 pounds, but I was so concious of eating right for the pregnancy, and walking (LOTS! No matter how hot it was out and right up until the end!) that I maintained my weight throughout the pregnancy, and felt really good (especially after he was born and most of the weight-loss work was done for me).
(a_hankins... I had that ¨is she pregnant or just fat¨ up until I was 7 months along... I was the one woman who WANTED a baby belly so people would stop giving me those darn sideways glances as they tried to figure it out, or worse, not even wondering and just going with the ¨fat¨ assumption! Good for you for wanting to lose now )
Unfortunately (stupidly...) after I was done breast feeding I stopped taking care of myself and used him as an excuse as being too busy to walk or do other excercise, so I gained it all back and more. I'm now at 257 pounds (holy crap! the most I have EVER been in life) and looking to get back under 180 in order to start trying to have a younger brother or sister for him. I am worried about how long that will take and being able to conceive if I remain overweight. It's a huge weight-loss goal, but I know that it will be so helpful in conceiving, having a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby, and teaching my son good eating habits so that he hopefully won't struggle the same way his dad and I do.