Post # 17
@hardtoconcentrate: Yeah, it’s crazy, isn’t it? It’s an upside, since weight doesn’t show as easily, but it is sooooo hard to lose weight noticably, since it takes about 18-20 lbs per dress size for me. 20 lbs is no joke to lose, either! Takes forever to really go down in sizing!
Post # 18
@crayfish: Hadn’t thought of it that way, but that’s very true. If I lose 5 lbs, there’s a noticeable difference, and that can be done fairly easily. But losing 20 to see a change is definitely no easy task!
Post # 19
Yes, I would, but I would work reeeeally hard to lose it quick early in the process. Fat cells themselves can affect fertility, but for most, they do not.
Post # 20
I was at least 10lb overweight when we were TTC. My docs did not give me any grief about it.
Post # 21
@CookieCreamCakes: I did! I lost around 25 pounds for my wedding and ended up putting almost 20 of them back on (I seriously yo-yo with weight when I am not being super diligent). I started watching my diet more when we TTC – but I still enjoyed my adult beverages – and I ended up losing about 5 pounds. Since we got our BFP (just 6 weeks ago) I’ve been super good about diet and have been walking/running more. My MW was surprised to see how much I weighed – she thought I would be less – and just said that it means that I don’t have to gain as much while pregnant. I know it’s crazy to say, but I am hoping that after baby I can be closer to my wedding weight than my ttc weight.
Post # 22
Yes. I am currently over my ideal weight and TTC. But I don’t want to wait because of my age.
Post # 23
I don’t think 10 lbs is that much of an issue, so I probably would.
I was not technically overweight when I conceived but I was about 20 lbs heavier than my ideal weight.
Post # 24
I definitely would. 10 lbs is no big deal.
Post # 25
YES! If I keep losing weight like I have been, I should only be “10 lbs overweight” when we start TTC.
Post # 28
I was 10lbs over weight when we conceived (thank you honeymoon lol) and the doctors have not mentioned it at all. I’m 19 weeks now and have just put on weight in the last 2-3 weeks or so (about 7lbs) but up until now I hadn’t gained a thing and I wasn’t sick either. It’s almost like my body knew I already had extra. You can still watch what you eat and make sure you make healthy choices in pregnancy which should keep your weight gain in check in a healthy way.
Post # 29
What about if you’re 20lbs overweight? I am 20lbs over weight and my bmi is 26.6. I planning to start ttc in 4 months and not doing a good job of dropping those 20lbs
Post # 30
I wouldn’t see it as a big deal. I am actually in that exact situation. Fiance and I are getting married May 4th and I only have about 10 pounds to lose for the wedding. We are also starting TTC around March/April (I never start gaining weight or showing until my 2nd trimester). I have this mini-dilemma because I want to at my target weight for the wedding but I also know that as soon as I lose it I will gain it back during the pregnancy. So I am torn between not worrying about those 10 pounds or trying to lose them anyway.
Post # 31
why wouldn’t i? 10lbs really isn’t that much and you’re just going to gain weight once you get pregnant anyway.