(Closed) Weight Loss and TTC! ~Motivation thread~

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Wahoo! Let’s get this show on the road!

How long TTC/How Long on weight loss journey: 17 months TTC, just started my current weight loss plan

How much you want to loose / lost so far: I need to lose about 50-60 lbs to get down to my ‘ideal’ weight, but at this point, any progress is good.

What weight loss program are you following: I’m on Weight Watchers, but I’m also staying low-carb for my fibromyalgia and PCOS

Any weight loss websites or apps: I use WeightWatchers and MapMyFitness

How often do you weigh yourself?: Every Friday, on Weigh-in day.

What keeps you motivated: The fact that without losing weight, I won’t have regular cycles, and without fairly regular cycles, I won’t be able to conceive. So the thought of a baby keeps me away from the sugar I’d normally be powering back.

Anything else to share?: I was recently diagnosed with PCOS, so that’s where this whole thing sparked from. Hubs is trying to follow along with me, but he gets so many WW points that he had chicken wings and pizza yesterday. UGH.

Post # 5
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2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

How long TTC/How Long on weight loss journey: NTNT 26 mos., TTC 18 mos., Weight loss: currently, 5 weeks

How much you want to loose / lost so far: I’ve lost 15 so far, but I’m still 50lbs overweight. My initial goal is another 10lbs to get out of the “obese” BMI category and into “overweight”

What weight loss program are you following: Paleo-ish. I kicked it off by doing Whole30.

Any weight loss websites or apps: http://whole9life.com/2012/01/whole-30-v2012/

How often do you weigh yourself?: Almost every day, but I only track on Fridays.

What keeps you motivated: Honestly the only thing that helps is seeing the scale move! Also I just try to remember that the things I put into my body should be for fuel & nourisment, not comfort!

Anything else to share?:  I have PCOS with insulin resistance and can get LH surges on my own occassionally, but don’t usually ovulate without meds. We are hoping to do injectable medication starting in mid-late August.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Yellow.Clover:  It is easy to follow in that the guidelines are pretty clear about what you should and shouldn’t eat. It was hard to follow because if you follow it to the letter, you really can’t eat out at all, or even eat at someone else’s house. You basically have to prepare your own food for breakfast lunch and dinner every single day.

To be honest, I cheated somewhat. When I ate out (though I cut way back on eating out), I basically tried to eat meat, vegetables and fruit, but I didn’t ask how they were prepared (with unapproved oils, sugar, etc.). I also drank wine, though I limited it quite a bit. Also I wasn’t overly strict with the amount of fruit and nuts I ate. I figured that what I was doing was already so drastically different from my normal diet that I wasn’t going to beat myself up over quantities.

Anyway, it worked really well for me and I felt pretty great doing it! The biggest drawback was that, when I finished up a week ago, I went out for ice cream in celebration and got a horrible stomach ache. It made me realize I am lactose intolerant. I was in denial before because I ate dairy at almost every meal so I always felt a little sick. Plus almost my entire mom’s side of the family is lactose intolerant. Wah-WAH. πŸ™

Now I am experimenting with different forms of dairy to see what, if anything, I can tolerate! I guess I’ll have to see.

Post # 8
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1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@bunny:  I looked up Whole30 after I saw your post, and that sounds AWESOME. Really intense, I can see how it would limit your eating anywhere but home, but it seems like it makes sense. I already know I’m lactose-intolerant and carb-sensitive, so I’m worried that a diet like that would make me never able to eat those things again (which is a GOOD thing…I just don’t want to get out of denial).

Post # 10
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678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hey ladies, so glad to join you!!

 

 

How long TTC/How Long on weight loss journey: 2 weeks

How much you want to loose / lost so far: I hope to lose at least 100/lost 70lbs since Sept 2011

What weight loss program are you following: I’m eating moderate carbs (30 per meal, 20 per snack-try not to exceed 150/day), whole foods, low sodium (DH has HBP), flex calories between 1200-1500….I workout 4-6x’s/wk for30 mins to an hour

Any weight loss websites or apps: sparkpeople.com

How often do you weigh yourself?: 2-3 times/wk

What keeps you motivated:  I’ve battled my weight most of my life.  I lost 135lbs in law school and gained nearly 100 back while facing health  issues and enjoying life and love :).  I admit, i also wanted to look good in my wedding gown, but I want and need balance in all aspects of my life (especially regarding my eating habits before I carry a child and start a family because I learned my poor eating habits from my upbringing). 

Anything else to share?: I was diagnosed with PCOS (hence low carbbing) in high school and i also have lupus, which affects how I feel and when/how I exercise.  

Post # 11
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653 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m excited to join in!

How long TTC/How Long on weight loss journey: 6 months/2-3 weeks 

How much you want to loose / lost so far: My goal is about 78 pounds away but I’ll be happy with 50 or 60 pounds lost/ 8 pounds.

What weight loss program are you following: I’m watching calories and moving more, NO time to sit down! πŸ™‚

Any weight loss websites or apps: I use fitness pal on my iPhone.

How often do you weigh yourself?: Everyday, I normally know what I will weigh from what I’ve eaten the day before though.

What keeps you motivated: My old skinny clothes! I don’t know of any health concerns when it comes to concieving but I know I will overall be healthier once I lose the weight. 

Anything else to share?: Although, I don’t know of any health issues that will affect me getting pregnant I have something called interstitial cystitis, which affects my pelvic muscles and bladder. I’m excited to both to lose weight and have a baby in the future!

Post # 13
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hey all! This is exactly what I need support, motivation and ladies to relate too! 

How long TTC/How Long on weight loss journey: I will actively be TTC right after our wedding (9/21/12). Officially started about 4/12, fell off the wagon but re-started today.

How much you want to loose / lost so far: I need to lose about 50-60 lbs. I have lost about 25lbs so far.

What weight loss program are you following: I’m trying low-carb now.

Any weight loss websites or apps: Sparkpeople.com feel free to add me Daniv84

How often do you weigh yourself?: Usually when I go to the gym, I am planning on sticking to every Monday though.

What keeps you motivated: My wedding and then the fact that we want to conceive relatively soon after the wedding. I want to be able to get pregnant without medication and hopefully weightloss will help that to happen.

Anything else to share?: I have PCOS and very irregular periods. My SO is also trying to lose weight but we both stuggle with sticking to a plan.

Post # 14
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1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Yellow.Clover:  great idea!! thanks for starting a group πŸ™‚

 

How long TTC/How Long on weight loss journey: 9 months / 6 days πŸ™‚

How much you want to loose / lost so far: I’d like to lose 12 kilos (26 pounds) to get to a weight well within healthy range and where I usually feel pretty good / 0.3 kilos (0.6 pounds)

What weight loss program are you following: no programme yet, although using knowledge gained from Weight Watchers previously. Main focus is on using my new gym membership – Body Pump (choreographed free weights) and Body Balance (yoga, pilates, tai chi) and my underutilised treadmill.

Any weight loss websites or apps: Nope, but just downloaded a weight tracker on my Android phone so I can watch a pretty graph step down!!

How often do you weigh yourself?: Not sure – think every few days this time. Last time it was once a week, but think I’ll get more motivation by checking more often!

What keeps you motivated: Getting knocked up!! And establishing a routine before pregancy, and being healthy for pregancy and childbirth.

Anything else to share?: I’m an all-or-nothing type, so need to get fully addicted to my regime – going well so far!! I have irregular cycles with pre-AF spotting, so hoping exercise and weightloss helps regulate my cycles naturally.

Post # 15
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1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Wow! Look at how many of us there are! This is awesome!

@diva81esq:  70 lbs! That’s incredible, good for you! I hear you on the autoimmune front – I have fibromyalgia, which also makes exercising difficult. My problem is, I use it as an excuse even on days when I’m feeling okay to go out. Need to kick that habit.

@Sah:  Welcome! We also have a 6 months and up TTC board if you’d like to join – forgive me if you’re already on there, I’m terrible with names!

@Daniv84:  Yay for weddings! And boo for PCOS – I was just diagnosed after 18 months of TTC. Really hope the weight loss does it for us!

@hamikay:  I’m with you on the  all-or-nothing thing. That’s why I had to PAY for WW – I knew that if I didn’t fully commit (And spend $$), I’d just slack off.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@redsmarties:  i hear you there, that’s what I did last time, too – and it worked! but i’m also stingy, and i’ve just started a gym membership, so that is my money commitment this time around πŸ™‚

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