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Old Dec 25th, 2012, 05:38 AM   1
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WTT weight loss?


I'm wondering if anyone else out there is in the same situation, and would like to share the journey? I'll give a brief rundown of my own situation:

Hubby and I were planning to TTC in jan 2013, but I lost my job, and spent most of the last 18 months looking for something new. I now have a full time job as of January, but we need some time to recover financially before TTC. In addition to that, I'm far too heavy, and need to lose weight before starting to TTC. So Hubby and I had a long chat this morning, and have agreed that when I've lost 20kgs, we'll start TTC. As a kind of compromise to poor, inpatient me we've also agreed that even if I'm not at my goal, we'll start NTNP in July 2013. However, I'm going for the 20kgs, and the TTC!!

It makes things a little different to a lot of people here, since my WTT time is not something I can actually count down (although I can and will count down the 6 months to NTNP!), because it's all completely dependent on me losing the weight! I do have a history of Binge Eating Disorder, and although I no longer struggle with the ED, it is still the reason I'm too heavy, and my history makes losing weight rather scary. I can't be too fanatic, because I don't want to just land up with a different ED, and I don;t want to trigger the BED again either! I need to be careful, and sensible, which is not easy when you're incredibly impatient and DYING to TTC!!!!

Is there anyone else out there who is planning to TTC when they get to a certain weight? Or who plans to lose weight while WTT anyway? Would you like to join forces, and maybe try supporting each other? I know I need lots of support on this journey, and I'd love to be able to help others too.




 
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Old Dec 25th, 2012, 19:14 PM   2
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I struggle with my weight, always have. It goes up, then down, then up, then down. As of right now I'm 25lbs down from my highest which is considered obese. Would I like to be at a lower weight before we start ttc next month? yes. would it be healthier? yes. Am I going to put off having a baby because of my weight? no. I've let that fear of being fat and pregnant consume my mind and I'm not letting it anymore. Plenty of beautiful plus sized women have healthy pregnancies and babies.

Anyways...just wanted to say good luck!!



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Old Dec 26th, 2012, 02:06 AM   3
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Thanks for your reply.

I do understand what you're saying, but unfortunately in my case I'm not talking about just a few kilos. Right now my BMI is 43, which takes me into the realm of 'morbid obesity', and any way you look at it, that's not the best possible start to give a baby! It's not any good for me and my poor body either. My ultimate goal weight (which is a long-term project) would put me at a BMI of around 28, which is still 'overweight', but I'm ok with that, and my doctor is, too. In fact, if I got my BMI down to 'normal', my own GP would consider me underweight, because of my build. Anyway, my goal is to lose 20kgs, which would bring my BMI down to around 36. Still 'obese', but no longer morbidly so, and at that point I'm willing to just embrace being overweight and pregnant.

I'd still love to find one or 2 people who are in a similar boat, and want to support each other.



 
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Old Dec 26th, 2012, 16:49 PM   4
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Hi Blossom! I am on the same journey
When I started (13 months ago) I had a BMI of 44.2 and now my BMI is 29.6 which is just under what's considered obese for my height.
I still have 44 lbs to go to reach my goal weight but I am going to continue putting off TTC until I have lost at least another 24 lbs. I will continue working on losing it while we try and hopefully get closer to my goal but that's where I'm at.

I was very much overweight when I got pregnant with my daughter and I had an amazing pregnancy (I am hoping for a repeat minus the c-section) but I'm hoping for a much healthier one with an even better birth for my next one.

I don't know if that qualifies as what you're looking for but either way good luck! You can do it!



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 01:21 AM   5
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You've done so well! That's amazing!!

I'm not looking for anytrhing specific, just someone who knows what it's like, and is willing to provide some support and could maybe also use some support. It's always easier to achieve a goal like this when you've got someone with you along the road, isn't it?



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 10:01 AM   6
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I agree! It's a long road and it's definitely nice to have some friends along for the ride!

How are you doing today?



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 14:06 PM   7
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Hi Blossom! I am on the same journey
When I started (13 months ago) I had a BMI of 44.2 and now my BMI is 29.6 which is just under what's considered obese for my height.
I still have 44 lbs to go to reach my goal weight but I am going to continue putting off TTC until I have lost at least another 24 lbs. I will continue working on losing it while we try and hopefully get closer to my goal but that's where I'm at.

I was very much overweight when I got pregnant with my daughter and I had an amazing pregnancy (I am hoping for a repeat minus the c-section) but I'm hoping for a much healthier one with an even better birth for my next one.

I don't know if that qualifies as what you're looking for but either way good luck! You can do it!
Thanks so much for this post! I'm at 33BMI right now and OH and I are getting ready to TTC at the end of this cycle. I've lost over 100 lbs since starting my weight lose journey and Im terrified that getting pregnant is going to skyrocket my weight. I want to be healthy and of course want my future baby to be healthy. I'm pretty health conscious now, but it's still something I think about too often. Its very reassuring to know you had a healthy pregnancy.



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I can't say enough good things about my pregnancy! It was so amazing and I can't wait to do it again. I hope you have an amazing pregnancy too

Great job on losing so much weight!



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2012, 23:04 PM   9
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Hello, I had M/C seven months ago and been ttc with no luck but i am a dibetic and over weight. Talked with hubbie and we both agree we need to lose alot of pounds and doctor agrees also lol. So i would like to join this jurney with you I weigh 236 and would like to lose about 65 pounds. I plan on useing a tredmill and looking into somthing called Rasberry ketons tablets that help you loose O and eat healther. I also need the support



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Old Dec 28th, 2012, 02:05 AM   10
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@try rocking: Today i'm doing ok. We had one last Christmas dinner yesterday (we had 4 in total - spread over a week!), and I cooked it, so it was reasonably healthy. Although my mashed potatoes were a bit wicked cos I wanted them to be yummy! I weighed myself this morning, which I thought was pretty brave, lol, and I've lost 400g since the last time I weighed, which was on November 25th. It's not much, but it's something I'm happy with considering all the big dinners over the last week! How are you?

@rockinmomtobe: 100pounds! That's amazing!!! You are incredible! And you also inspire me, and give me hope - it IS possible!

@babysalazar1: I'd love to travel this path with you. I'm not planning to do anything special - just to try and eat healthy, balanced meals, and stop snacking. I start working fulltime on January 4th, and the palce where I'll be working is a daycare centre. We get a 1 hour lunchbreak, and have to bring our own lunches. There is no time for snacking at all, and you spend most of the day on your feet. I'll probably be taking a well-filled, high-protein salad for lunch each day. I'm not sure what my weight is in pounds - I live in the Netherlands, and we use the metric system! I need to lose 20kgs in order to start TTC, although I need to lose 39,2kgs total to reach my final goal weight. I know that 20kgs is just under 45lbs and google says 39,2kgs is 86lbs. So I have a LONG road ahead of me, but I know that with a little help and a lot of determination I can do it! And I know you can too!



 
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