Post # 1
Ok so now that I have had some time to gather my thoughts, I figured I’d talk to you ladies, because who the heck else can I talk to about TTC when no one knows DH and I are trying. So here it goes….
Right now I am 5’5 weighing 200lbs… I am soooo not comfortable with my body and the weight I have gained. I was NEVER really slim, but I was more confident. Last week DH and I had a convo and he mentioned I had gotten bigger (not rude or mean, just trying to be my support and let me know.) Naturally, I didn’t take that too well and have become more insecure. He is helping me work out and we’re gonna lose the weight together. I wanted to lose some lbs BEFORE I get KU because I 1.) I want to look cute pregnant. I don’t want ppl to have to question whether I am pregnant of just fat. 2.) I don’t want a B belly (no offense meant, just a personal preference.) 3.) I don’t want my weight risking conception or the safety of my unborn child.
My issue is, I DH and I really do not want to wait to have a baby. Literally every day this week someone has mentioned, asked us about, or we’ve thought about babies and when we will have one. Even the random manager at the Baskin Robbins asked me when I would be getting pregnant. How do I deal with my desire to lose this weight while TTC?
Post # 3
Getting healthy while TTC is not a bad thing at all. Just don’t go crazy and work out nonstop. There is nothing wrong with going to the gym, or however you want, and working out or eating better.
What you don’t want to do is go insane and start running 10 miles a day and overwork your body. It’s better to start now so that your body gets used to it so that if you want to keep exercising while your pregnant it won’t be a shock to your body. Eating healthy is key though and that will never hurt the TTC process. Just make sure you are eating right and not starving yourself. Good luck!
Post # 4
I think it’s perfectly fine to try to lose weight in a healthy way while you’re TTC! Talk to your doctor, but as long as you’re getting the right amounts of nutrition and not restricting your calories too much, you should be totally fine. Obviously, avoid diet pills and super hardcore exercise – but all of the good stuff we do to lose weight, like eating lots of veggies and lean protein, avoiding processed food and sugar and getting some activity in – should be a great way to start out your pregnancy.
Post # 5
I’m there with you! I could lose a significant amount of weight before TTC. We’re currently NTNP, but making healthier choices. I figure losing weight can’t hurt me, and as long as I feel good, I’m alright. I know a lot of plus size women lose weight during pregnancy anyway, so that’s something to think about, too. Good luck!
Post # 6
I completely understand. I have been trying to shed some pounds myself while TTC. For me, its not so hard while I am in the beginning of my cycle, but when the TWW is here I am afraid to workout so much b/c if I am KU I am afraid to hurt the baby. This is the same every cycle. I hate it. Create your own routine, have a plan also on your diet. Dont stop eating, just control your portions and if you like snacking, like me, then snack healthy like fruits or yogurt. Also, try not to stress so much about it. I find that the more I stressed about my body, the more weight i gained. So take it easy and do a workout that Its going to keep it fun for you! GL
Yes, it is possible to lose weight while TTC.
Post # 7
just realize that exercise might change your cycles and O date, so dont worry if things start getting a bit wonky at first!!
Post # 8
I’ve lost 50lbs so far while TTC. I agree with the others, just don’t do or take on anything drastic. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 9
We are NTNP, and I am eating health yand exercising when I can. I use MFP, but just eating healthier and exercising will be a-ok.
Post # 10
@MrsDiddles: You can definitely lose the weight gradually- take the exercise slow and it will happen. Everything helps- going for walks a couple times a day etc. What is a B belly?
Post # 11
We are getting ready to TTC & I recently started working out with a trainer knowing that I wanted to feel strong and healthy when I do get KU. My trainer & I have been working out together 3 days/week for 9 weeks now. Everyone I’ve talked to says its good to start the routine before you get KU because that way your body is already used to the exercise once you are KU & you can continue with your exercise routine. We eat healthy at home already & I track my food just to make sure I keep myself accountable. GL with your journey!
Post # 12
I am down 33lbs since January and we’ve been TTC for 12 cycles. I agree with PP’s. Ease into it and eat healthy. You can do this!!!
Post # 13
I run about 15k a week (3 x 5k runs) but have put off training for any 10k or half marathons because I am TTC. As long as your body is used to training when you are not KU, when you become pregnant, it isn’t a shock to your system.
A close friend of mine ran a marathon when she was 8 weeks pregnant which was fine because she trains 3 hours a day/3-5 times a week.
I am, however, avoiding hot yoga, or any forms of exertion where there is high heat – this can be a serious risk to your pregnancy.
Post # 14
I’m a little taller than you are, OP, but about the same weight. There are increased risks with being heavier and getting pregnant – although many of those are not necessarily related to your weight. Blood sugar and blood pressure are among the two biggest that can cause several side effects – how are those looking right now? Making adjustments to your diet and exercise, regardless of whether or not you lose weight, will only make for a healthier pregnancy.
I’d say that being on the larger side is a bigger concern because of medical bias – doctors are more likely to give you a c-section, for one.
As for myself – I have plans to lose about a pound per week while TTC (burning about 4k calories a week and eating roughly 2200 a day). I was working on 2 per week, but find that this is far more sustainable.
And as others have pointed out – it’s not at all uncommon for larger women to lose weight during pregnancy. Some maintain their weight throughout their pregnancies, then end up with an overall loss of 10 – 20 pounds after the birth.
The weight guidelines are, of course, guidelines. Not every single normal weight woman is going to gain 25 – 35 pounds during pregnancy, and that doesn’t mean her baby is unhealthy (just like an obese woman may gain more or less than the recommended 10 – 20 pounds…it doesn’t mean she’s doomed to have an unhealthy baby).
Post # 15
We are NTNP too and both of us are changing to a healthier lifestyle too.. Working out more, trying to loose weight and eat healthier. I definitely need to loose weight too since I feel uncomfortable where I am as well and self conscious. Also because I read about the potential health risks with being over weight and pregnant and what it could possibly do to the baby.
So just do it slowly, no crazy fad diets or diet pills of course. Just have smaller portions, cut out the sweets and processed stuff.. Do some exercising and a bit of lifting weights (since you are going to be carrying baby around a lot!) If your body is used to it before getting KU, then it will be fine during. Good luck 🙂