I'm a plus-sized gal and I'm trying to become UNplus-sized while waiting for my BFP!
Anyone else out there who's in the same boat who wants some support? You can post your stats here, and we can celebrate victories, give pep talks after setbacks, share recipes, etc. etc.
Doesn't matter if you have 10 pounds to lose, or 100+! If you want to get your body in better shape so that you'll have a healthier pregnancy, join us!!
Post your stats in a single post, then edit later as you have updates. (You're welcome to chat in the thread, it's just nice to have all your weigh-in info in one spot for the others to read!)
Weigh-ins are every Monday, to help keep us from cheating over the weekend!
No starvation diets, no single food diets.. just healthy eating and exercise!
Be kind to one another!
Here's my recommended starter info, but you can include as much or as little as you want. I will continue to add weekly weigh-in results every Monday until I reach my goal weight, OR I get my BFP!
Things you might add include: reaching milestones, such as 10lbs lost, dropped a pants size, or halfway to goal; user names for fitness apps like MyFitnessPal, so that we can add one another and see daily progress; your daily calorie intake goal, or your exercise routines for the week; kudos to other participants for doing a good job or being motivating!
The participants in this thread, including me, are not giving you professional medical advice. You should talk to your physician before you take on any kind of reduced calorie diet or intense exercise program.
Remember: if something causes you pain, don't do it!
I'll Join! My name is Stacie. I have struggled with my weight my whole life! I have a 15 dd (almost 16!) & a 13 ds by my ex-dh. Married my new dh almost 8 years ago, who has no children....I lost 110 pounds with WW & Walking/exercise then Had my Tubal Reversal in Nov. 2012, ended up with short tubes & dh has low counts We did our 1st IUI this time last year & did get a bfp, which we lost due to a Blighted Ovum :*( 2 more IUI's-bfn...Decided to go for IVF next fall, but NTNP for now with hopes that we get a Miracle before then. Between fertility meds, emotional eating & laziness I gained back almost 70 pounds, which I am determined to lose!!! Need to get my BMI down & get healthier to pursue our dreams Thanks for starting this thread & look forward to getting to know you!
December 15: 264
December 22: 264
December 29: 268(?)
Total for December: + 4 pounds
Things I struggled with this month: Motivation to stick with my good eating habits during the holidays & of course, getting off the couch! Excited to start Plexus as soon as my order rolls in! I need a good swift kick....
Things I did well this month: Apparently I ate well! lol I enjoyed the holidays & my family time!
January 5: 266
January 12: 260
January 19: 260
January 26: 257
Total for January: -9 pounds!!!
Things I struggled with this month: exercise & water retention
Things I did well this month: Sticking to my food plan & increasing my water intake...
February 2: 257
February 9: 256
February 16: 257
February 23: 259
Total for February: +2
Things I struggled with this month:
Depression & emotional eating....& of course, exercise! UGH
Things I did well this month: Decided to officially start over & get my butt on on Weight Watchers!
March 2: 256
March 9: 255
Total for March: -4.5 pounds!!!
Things I struggled with this month: Sticking to my plan, but its getting easier! Getting in enough exercise & water, but I'm working on both! LOL
Things I did well this month: Did not gain any at each weigh in!!!!
April 6: 249
April 13: 251.5
April 20: 251
April 27: 245
Total for April: 4 pounds
Things I struggled with this month:
Getting in enough water & a plateau & gain at the gym! Felt awful knowing I worked my tail off, only to not see results on the scale!
Things I did well this month: Stuck to my work out plan at the gym & even added cardio!!!
May 4: 244
May 11: 243
May 18: 238
May 25: 239
Managed to get lazy the last couple of weeks :/
Total loss for May : 5 pounds! Total loss since joining this thread: 27 pounds!
June 1: 239
June 8: 236
Hey, welcome! Good job on those first 10 pounds, and good luck losing more with WW! I've heard lots of success stories with them.
I've struggled with my weight since childhood, too. Mostly due to emotional eating, and the fact that I'm a bookworm -- not at all interested in sports! Haha
Not all that long ago (okay, I lied - it was 10 years ago!) I weighed almost 300 pounds. I've been losing weight, but agonizingly slowly! It will be really nice to work with others who are trying to lose weight and TTC at the same time.
Thanks for the welcome! Which eating plan are you doing? Any tips for getting into a regular exercise routine? I love to do functional exercise, like mowing, yard work/gardening, wood etc. But fail miserably at videos. LoL I do ok with walking & am playing with the idea of a gym membership, but just not sure it will be worth the money....
I did a lot of research on various diets and menu plans before I settled into anything, and I eventually learned that many body builders or marathon runners focus on 3 main things: Protein, carbs, and fat. Their daily intake levels for each are something like 50% protein, 30% carbs, 20% fat - or some variation thereof.
What that means for me is that I can eat up to 90g of carbs per day, 40g of fat, and something like 150g of protein -- possibly more, I don't have those numbers to hand. So while it's a lower carb diet, it's not as restrictive as the Atkins diet was, which makes it a lot easier.
We bought protein shake mix to help make up the gap with all the extra protein we're supposed to be eating, but it's hit or miss with those. The type we're trying now tastes SO gross... Haha.
I used MyFitnessPal to calculate all my food goals for me. They asked me what my daily activity level was, my height, weight, age, and gender, and they gave me some calorie ranges that would match what I was trying to achieve. On a day without exercise, I eat something like 1,500 calories, and on days where I do exercise, it's closer to 1,700. Since they say that the average diet is 2,000 calories, it's not too much lower than that. I'm not starving all the time, as long as I stick to my menu.
I can go more into detail on that stuff if you like, I just don't want to be too long-winded here! lol
When it comes to exercise... I sometimes have trouble staying motivated. DH and I have an exercise bike and an elliptical trainer, and also some small free weights to use. I usually focus on cardio, but I can totally relate to your preference for functional exercise! I get SO bored sitting on a bike and pedaling for half an hour, even if I have a book to read or a movie playing or something. It's just ridiculous.
I try to switch up my routine a lot, and sometimes that helps.
On the days that I really don't want to work out, I try to get at least 10 minutes of cardio done. Often times what happens is I'll be on the bike for 10 minutes and I'll think -- what's another 10? Easy! And then I end up getting my whole workout in.
Ugh, definitely! Weight loss is definitely something I struggle with, but having a support system of friends and fellow -- err, what should I call 'em, weight losers? lol -- makes things easier. If I have someone to vent to and someone to share successes with, I am generally more likely to stick with my plan. I hope your first week goes well!
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