DH and I have been TTC for a bit over a year now. I was just diagnosed with PCOS. I am currently 5'4" and 235 lbs. I have gained 100 lbs since quitting smoking 2 years ago. The doctors could not figure out why I kept gaining weight, but now that my RE diagnosed me with anovulation/PCOS, I was FINALLY sent in for glucose testing. Turns out I'm very insulin resistant. Right now my RE is trying to get my meds sorted out. He doesn't want me to trying to lose weight until he gets my insulin under control because weight fluctuations make it harder for him to get me stable and keep me O'ing.
I am very happy for the diagnosis though. I have had weight problems off and on for my whole life and could never keep my weight down without starving myself. (And even then I was always heavier than I'm supposed to be.) When I turned 12 years old I weighed 120 lbs and by the time I was 15, I weighed 220. I only managed to lose the weight my going down to 900 calories a day an exercising 3-4 hours a night. I still can't believe my mother never took me to a doctor! (I'm actually a bit angry at her. All these years of fatigue, depression, weight issues, irregular cycles, et, could have been so much better had I just been seen about all of this as a child!)
Once I get PG, DH said he's we can sign up for a home delivery meal plan that regulates calorie intake. They serve only all-organic free-range food, so it will be very healthy for pregnancy. My doctor has cleared me to lose weight during pregnancy, so I will be doing that for sure.
Now I just need to get everything sorted out and get that BFP!
PinkSprinkles- how frustrating that must have been for you! I'm glad you've figured out what the problem was and are getting everything sorted out. Keep us all posted and best of luck with everything, especially a BFP!
So, question for you ladies- any suggestions for filling healthy snacks? Im pretty good with fruit, but sometimes the same old thing gets boring. I've heard almonds work pretty well.
OMG love this thread lol Im 25 and have gained alt of weight since getting married, I guess I kind of let myself go since then but Im trying to get back down to what I was I high school. Anyways we have ben trying for about 2 and half years but I have irregular cycles so we are having some issues on my part. Sometimes wonder if ttc and trying to lose weight go hand in hand because you lose weight and then you get pregnant and then you have to start all over lo but I guess losing weight increases your chances of getting pregnant or at least thats what doctors say. I've seen plus size women get pregnant with no problems what so ever so 'm not sure how much I believe my doctor when she says that my weight is an issue. Good luck everyone ttc!!!
Welcome Jena! I have similar thoughts in regards to losing weight and then getting pregnant. Sometimes I think why bother, Imjust going to get fat again. And then I remember it's for the best, for me and my future bean. I think you're right though, I've seen plenty of overweight women get pregnant and have very healthy pregnancies. So, that's always a positive. Keep us updated on how you're doing and where you're at with testing!
snack suggestions: Avocado (I like them just as they are), hummus and veggies, hard boiled eggs (on Sunday I boil a bunch of them and leave them in my fridge), there are some healthier crackers with low fat cheese, almonds.... Hope that helps
I should be starting my 1st round of clomid for the second time, I've tried it before but I was taken off of it so that my doc could try to figure out why I didn't have regular AF but no answer on that so here I go again with the clomid lol. Right now Im at 255 which is the biggest I have ever been I'm hoping to lose at least 80lbs not only for my health but me and my husband have decided to renew our wedding vows in 2015. We have been through so much in our relationship and a lot of people have their doubts about us because there was some issues on my part 3 years ago, I got depressed and started drinking real bad and doing drugs and almost cheated on my husband but now we couldn't be happier and I love him more then life itself and I guess it just feels like its the right thing to do. Sorry about this I'm just in a talking mood and my husband who is on 2nd shift is still asleep lol. He is such a great man and he wants a baby so bad and I do as well so I'm hoping and praying that this round of clomid make our already perfect family complete.
I should join this thread too. I am 28 years old, 5'3 and about 205lbs. I would like to lose about 50-60lbs. I put on a ton (30 lbs) of weight after my wedding because I think I stopped caring about my looks (bad news!)
Well my husband and I are currently on Neurta-systems and I try to exercise 5 days a week and if we aren't exercising we promised each other we would take the dogs for a long walk. Since we just recently started our diet I have lost 5 lbs. I know it will slow down eventually, but I am already feeling better!
I know exactly what you mean, as soon as I was married I thought I well I'll be pregnant soon so there is no need to worry- that was six months ago and I have put on a lot as result.
I will be a serious plus size momma!
I would love to be a part if this thread I am 25 and my DH is 24 and we are currently in our 6th cycle ttc#1. This is my first cycle using the cbfm and I am hoping it works for us, also before this I had been on the depo for 3 years.
I would really love it if we could keep this thread going as plus sized mommas to be
I agree with keeping this post going, its such a relief to know there are plus size women like me that are having a hard time getting pregnant. Getting pregnant is hard just by itself but adding losing weight to that is double the headache lol
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