Where to Start?

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Where to Start?

Postby LittleCrab913 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:58 pm

My weight has always been a struggle for me. Growing up I was always overweight but never obese. Since graduating college my hubby and I have lived apart for 2.5 years (not by choice) but for work reasons and I found myself slipping into a deep depression which resulted in very poor eating habits and lack of exercise. I previously had a personal trainer which helped not to gain weight however, one morning I overslept and he ripped into me about wasting his time (I still payed him of course) and the relationship was immediately ruined. Since then I have gained about 20 lbs and am currently sitting at 172-173 lbs and am 5'3". I've done so many yo-yo diets, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, you name it, I've done it and I'll lose weight and then gain more right back. I've had a hard time finding the motivation to get to the gym and cook for myself as I'm typically only cooking for 1. Growing up my family never really cooked "healthy" meals and I more or less lived on fast food. Now, my hubby and I are TTC #1 and the idea of gaining 20-60 lbs freaks me out as I'm not at my ideal weight and hitting 200+ would be a first for me. The question is, I know there's no magic diet here but, where do I start? I have endometrosis and want a diet that helps with that but, I also have no clue how to cook or even where to begin without being overwhelmed but, I need to start sometime and I feel like the more I keep waiting, the more I will continue to gain and eventually my depression will spiral out of control. I appreciate any advice here as I want to have a healthy lifestyle once and for all!
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Re: Where to Start?

Postby cuphalffull » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:36 pm

I totally hear where you are coming from! I weigh more now than I did when I went in to give birth to my now 5 year old daughter. The last 3 months I have yet to get a period and am now being referred to a fertility specialist. My home doctor did mention trying to lose weight if possible. Today I cooked up 4 different meals for my family (if they will eat them ) and I froze two of them. I am hoping that spending on day cooking will allow me to have dinner ready and still have time to get in a walk before bedtime. I just feel like there are not enough hours in the day to do all I need to do!
Me: 31, overweight, AMH 2.2, FSH 2.3, no PCOS or diabetes
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DD:5 (4/30/09) Conceived 1st month trying!
Trying for #2 since February 2014
November Clomid 50mg-no Ovulation by day 21 confirmed by Progesterone .38
immediately took 100mg Clomid for 5
days, confirmed ovulation!
BFP January 26
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Re: Where to Start?

Postby LittleCrab913 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:17 pm

Hi Cuphalffull!

Yeah my old trainer insisted I do 6 small meals a day but I'm trying to find a way to meal prep on Sundays. Happy to be accountable buddies if you're up for it?
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Re: Where to Start?

Postby cuphalffull » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:59 pm

I'm game! We see the fertility specialist on Nov. 10. I'm hoping to lose 5 lbs by then, with halloween even! I did lose 2 this week!
Me: 31, overweight, AMH 2.2, FSH 2.3, no PCOS or diabetes
DH: 31
DD:5 (4/30/09) Conceived 1st month trying!
Trying for #2 since February 2014
November Clomid 50mg-no Ovulation by day 21 confirmed by Progesterone .38
immediately took 100mg Clomid for 5
days, confirmed ovulation!
BFP January 26
Brynn Catherine
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Re: Where to Start?

Postby MammaBear » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:10 am

it is hard, but all you have to do is start, and great a new habit. It has been a struggle all my life, but I was able to stabilize...and then I went off BC to TTC#1 (and then we sold our house, moved in with the parents, my mom almost died and was in the hospital for the last 4 months of my pregnancy, and we moved again). I had no time to workout. I gained 60 lbs. 20 lbs came off the first week. And then my body revolted against me. Was it hard, yes. Did I just recently find the balance of being able to work out and eat better - yes. I took time, but that is ok. I cook on Sundays. Crockpots are fantastic. Literally just throw things in there, and let it cook for you. Get some greek yogurts, and healthier things to munch on. I think about how I want to look to my son - so I try and show him that everything in moderation is good, and to keep moving! Am I at my ideal weight. Will I be till after I hopefully conceive #2, yes, but it will take time. That is OK. Sometimes the stress associated with thinking about it all while make your body not be able to lose weight. Just make some small changes, and you will see a difference :)
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Re: Where to Start?

Postby cuphalffull » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:41 pm

Halloween is a stupid holiday! Looking forward to Monday when I can bring this extra candy to work and out of my house!

Just wanted to get that out there!

On the up lside, lots of yardwork, horse riding lessons and grocery shopping means I got extra steps in on my fitbit!
Me: 31, overweight, AMH 2.2, FSH 2.3, no PCOS or diabetes
DH: 31
DD:5 (4/30/09) Conceived 1st month trying!
Trying for #2 since February 2014
November Clomid 50mg-no Ovulation by day 21 confirmed by Progesterone .38
immediately took 100mg Clomid for 5
days, confirmed ovulation!
BFP January 26
Brynn Catherine
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Re: Where to Start?

Postby jewel_pyt » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:17 pm

Hey ladies. I am right here with you. According to the bmi charts I am nearly 100 lbs overweight. The bmi classification for me is morbidly obese. Which I so not see myself as. It is so hard sometimes because I will say to my bf that I am fat or feel fat and he says ibam beautiful. But he doesn't get it that I don't see myself that way or feel like that. I just try to remember that fat doesn't describe me. I'm not fat, I have fat. There is a big difference, but it is hard to differentiate in my mind sometimes. I'm up for an accountability group!
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Re: Where to Start?

Postby cuphalffull » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:37 pm

I am really scared for my appointment on Monday, I'm scared that they are going to say I can't get pregnant because of my weight. I have been the same weight for some time and my perilous have just suddenly stopped. I guess there is no point in worrying yet, but you all know how it is!
Me: 31, overweight, AMH 2.2, FSH 2.3, no PCOS or diabetes
DH: 31
DD:5 (4/30/09) Conceived 1st month trying!
Trying for #2 since February 2014
November Clomid 50mg-no Ovulation by day 21 confirmed by Progesterone .38
immediately took 100mg Clomid for 5
days, confirmed ovulation!
BFP January 26
Brynn Catherine
Born September 24, 2015

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Re: Where to Start?

Postby stefknow » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:10 am

This is kind of personal experience.
Start is always the hardest part, here are some exercises that I tried
http://www.knowhen.com/index.php/2015-0 ... g-pregnant
(I think Yoga is the best fit for me)
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Re: Where to Start?

Postby alangcreech » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:29 pm

It was really helpful.
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