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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 15:08 PM   1
LondonGirl86
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Dieting while ttc - any advice or people in same position?


Hi,

Just starting third cycle of actively ttc and really hoping for that BfP soon. Last month my body messed me around as AF was a day late, when it isn't normally so I am still feeling pretty down (cd2 now).

The excitement when AF didn't start showed how badly DH and I want this so know I need to lose weight, and not just a couple of pounds. I have regular Cycles of 27/28days and ewcm at around day 13 but online reading shows that may not be enough to prove I actually ovulate and my weight can stop it anyway.

Have drawn up an exercise and diet plan and this month will work very hard to cut down on work overtime to get to the gym in the evenings.

Any tips or experience of this? Any one else doing the same and want to support each other on the bad days?



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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 15:43 PM   2
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I'm currently trying to lose a bunch of weight. I'm not really sticking to a diet because when I do, I always fail. I am just trying to eat right by cutting out all the junk/processed food and eating more veggies and fruits. I am also doing the elliptical 3x a week and strength training 2x.

My main tip is to figure out what works the best for you so you can be the most successful. There might be a lot of try and fail but stick to it and don't get discouraged. Oh and drink a BUNCH of water. Good luck!



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 19:11 PM   3
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Hi ladies! I just joined and i am in the same boat. I am slightly overweight and this month i have really been trying hard to diet and exercise. I keep myself on track by asking myself "do i want this or do i want a baby?" I have already lost a few pounds and O is coming this week. Baby dust to all:



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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 20:50 PM   4
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Hey ladies, last year I lost 20 pounds by counting calories and moderate exercise. Calorie counting sounds daunting, but it works! It becomes habit after a few weeks. Join My-Calorie-Counter.com. it has a mobile app and tips and support group. I gained some weight back so I'm back to trying to lose 10 pounds. I will try hard to stick to it! Good luck, girls!



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 20:56 PM   5
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I'm a new-ish vegetarian, I used to be vegan. But vegetarian is better for me, personally, just cuz I love dairy, lol. Anyway, I'm TTC and a vegetarian. As long as I e keep eating my natural peanut butter and lots of beans, I'm getting enough protein, but yeah I stopped eating meat again 2 weeks ago and lost 5 lbs since then. And I've been eating as much as I want of anything else, and still lost the weight. Stomach feels amazing, never get stomach aches, love it! Found some great sandwich meat replacements too! I recommend trying vegetarianism someday.



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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 02:56 AM   6
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Thanks for all the comments.

I am about to get up and do my exercise video so I remind myself that I like the feeling after exercise and am more keen on the gym next week. Realise I don't have the right foods in the house yet but by this evening will have everything I need.

I am planning on counting calories, which has definitely worked for me in the past. Just need to start so that I start memorising the calories of different foods again. And I think I probably will try some vegetarian meals - DH will have to cook for himself those days if he wants meat!!

I feel awful guilt at the moment that it is my fault we aren't pregnant since my husband is ridiculously fit! This would be our first so still have in the worry in the back of my mind that we might not be able to conceive at all. I know we have been trying for a really short time but I am a worrier and worst case scenario person!

Good luck to everyone at whatever stage of your cycle you are



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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 05:04 AM   7
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Did my exercise DVD and am exhausted but feeling really good for it. Only day one of diet BUT you have to start somewhere and feeling motivated. Will definitely have to keep asking myself - do I want a baby or not - when I am tempted by treats/wine/skipping the gym.

Also got to make sure my DH keeps supporting or pestering me as needed, despite how grumpy I may get. P



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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 08:21 AM   8
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I have PCOS and so weight loss could make the biggest impact on my chances. I conceived on Clomid cycle 5 but unfortunately it wasn't to be. I partially blame my weight for this and so I am trying hard to fix it while I take a 4 months Clomid break.
My tips would be:
Set short term manageable goals (I set to lose 1/2 a stone in about 6 weeks)
Don't deny yourself things just think, if I eat this I'll have to do this to burn it off
Remain positive in the face of hiccups
Be proud of yourself for each step (hence the short goals)

I'm using myfitnesspal and I've bought a fitbit zip in order to accurately calorie count. I've started getting off the bus two stops early on a morning and taking a mooch around town before work (I'm always really early so have time). I go for a walk at lunch and go to the gym 5 or 6 times a week which I'm really enjoying. Plus it's working! It never works. I'm full quicker, I can have a small amount of something instead of loads and I lost 2 lbs last week!

Good luck, stay focused and you can do it!



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 09:02 AM   9
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I conceived 4 kids at 210 and under, and im now at 250 and TTC for a year. I was also a lot younger but i KNOW i have to lose weight =/ I unexpectedly gained like 40 lbs to to insane stress (which never once messed up my cycles) and now im finding it impossible to take off... however we're changing to mostly Gluten and dairy free (we will still be eating some Gluten and Dairy) and walking. I lost 30 lbs before by just walking (quickly of course) for 30 min a day, but i did it EVERY day. My father is a Dr and supports walking for weight loss (with a balanced diet) more than anything else. Of course this is the same man who told me he bets if i go on a honey moon i get pregnant (i had a very frank talk with my father the other day lol). He also suggested my weight may be a factor. We have unexplained secondary infertility so it tends to make sense



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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 12:22 PM   10
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Walking is making a big difference to me. Plus I find it a great time to talk or think



 
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