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My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby Ellagsx » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:48 pm

Hello Beautiful ladies! I hope all of you are doing well and you are baby dancing and POAS all the time! (Yes be proud Southern) I know I’ve been MIA for a while and I wanted to catch you up on all that has been going on with me. Honestly my life has been kinda boring but there are a few things happening I want to tell you all.
First off I did have my first appointment with an actual Fertility Specialist. It was a great appointment. Many of us have been to an OBGYN and they diagnosis us with “Unexplained Infertility” but that’s only because THEY cannot explain it. Fertility specialist can. She poured over tons of medical records, lab work, charts, and notes. She had a checklist of tests and lab work that they recommend and of course I had done everything she recommended. There were a few little things she says that were low and could pay a bigger factor into the rest of my numbers. She wanted to retest my LH, FSH, and Estradiol. She believes that those numbers were low and if we were to rectify them everything would fall into place.
With all that said… We’ve decided to do nothing. I’ve come off all medication (Femara & Progesterone) no temping, not POAS or OPK’s, nothing. Instead I’m working on me. I haven’t said much about it but I am a Plus Size girl trying to get pregnant and I’ve been in denial about my weight playing a part in our infertility. My parents have blessed me with an opportunity to join a Doctor monitored weight loss program. No fad diets, no pills, just good ol’ fashion weight loss the right way, with exercise and eating healthy. I spoke with the doctor and we spoke about the reasons why I wanted to lose weight and I of course told her I wanted to start a family. She kinda chuckled and began to tell me about the “side effects” of this weight loss plan. And guess what the number one side effect was??? INCREASED FERTILITY!!!!!! She told me about a young woman with similar history as mine: same weight, same age, trying for 2+ years etc. She said the girl stuck to the plan and was pregnant within 6 weeks of starting the plan. No medication to help ovulation, no testing, it just happened.
I’m so excited about so many things. I’m already seeing the results of this diet and have lost 5 lbs. in only 3 days (this is VERY normal on the diet I’m on and considering I’m 278lbs it falls off very quickly.) I’m eating healthier than I ever have and my self-esteem and my sex drive has already started to increase NATURALLY!!! When my next cycle comes around I am going to test using the OPK’s and I MAY use the last dose of Femara I have, but I haven’t crossed that bridge yet (my goodness I don’t want to chance having like 5 babies at once lol).
I would love to keep you guys involved in my journey but I know this is a forum for TTC not weight loss. Maybe I’ll make a thread in the Overweight and Infertile section if you want to keep along for the ride.

Baby Dust to you all!!!
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Current cycle: CD1- 7/11/16: 5mg Femara (CD 5-9), Dexamethasone 2mg (CD 5-15), Ovidrel 250 mcg/0.5 mL (administered on 7-25 at 11:45pm), 1000mg Vitamin D3, 1500mg Metformin, Prenatal 28 mg iron-800 mcg tablet, Probiotic
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby Wishfull » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:35 am

Good luck Ella.
I will be following your journey.
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby Wishfull » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:36 am

Good luck Ella.
I will be following your journey.
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby Ellagsx » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:32 am

7.4lbs down in just a week and half!!!! I started yesterday so this means I'll have been on this diet for four weeks when it comes time to ovulate! I hope it helps enough to get me knocked up!!! Fingers crossed ladies.
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Current cycle: CD1- 7/11/16: 5mg Femara (CD 5-9), Dexamethasone 2mg (CD 5-15), Ovidrel 250 mcg/0.5 mL (administered on 7-25 at 11:45pm), 1000mg Vitamin D3, 1500mg Metformin, Prenatal 28 mg iron-800 mcg tablet, Probiotic
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby BFPPlease » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:40 am

FX! Losing weight is hard but think of your end goal!
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby Ellagsx » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:58 am

11.2lbs down in 4 weeks time!!! And we are optimistic about this cycle being the ONE!!! Keep praying and sending good thoughts our way. <3
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Current cycle: CD1- 7/11/16: 5mg Femara (CD 5-9), Dexamethasone 2mg (CD 5-15), Ovidrel 250 mcg/0.5 mL (administered on 7-25 at 11:45pm), 1000mg Vitamin D3, 1500mg Metformin, Prenatal 28 mg iron-800 mcg tablet, Probiotic
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby SueMein » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:09 pm

Hi Ella!

Well done!

I'm also trying to lose weight to conceive.

You must share. What type of diet is this? I must know more. :)
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby Ellagsx » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:29 pm

Hi Sue!

Well I'm on a doctor monitored weight loss plan that has me on a high protein low carb/calorie/sugar type diet. lol. I was just about to post that I'm up to 13.5 lbs down!!!
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Current cycle: CD1- 7/11/16: 5mg Femara (CD 5-9), Dexamethasone 2mg (CD 5-15), Ovidrel 250 mcg/0.5 mL (administered on 7-25 at 11:45pm), 1000mg Vitamin D3, 1500mg Metformin, Prenatal 28 mg iron-800 mcg tablet, Probiotic
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby SueMein » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:51 pm

That's awesome.

I'm also low carb.

So glad your doc approves of low carb. But why not? It reduces inflammation and insulin, which is good for fertility.

How much carbs (or net carbs) do you consume each day? I feel better on about 20 Net carbs or 50 total carbs.

And how many calories? I try for 1700, which is easier on low carb.

I also eat high fat, which helps with me appetite.

I'm so glad for you.
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby Ellagsx » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:02 pm

16.2lbs down and 17 inches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5.9% of my weight is now gone!!!
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Me: Rebekah (28) DH: Tyler (32) TTC#1
Current cycle: CD1- 7/11/16: 5mg Femara (CD 5-9), Dexamethasone 2mg (CD 5-15), Ovidrel 250 mcg/0.5 mL (administered on 7-25 at 11:45pm), 1000mg Vitamin D3, 1500mg Metformin, Prenatal 28 mg iron-800 mcg tablet, Probiotic
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby Wishfull » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:42 pm

Congrats Ella
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby Wishfull » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:51 am

Ella
Hows it going? I've started my own weight loss journey. Haven't heard from you in a while?
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Re: My Weightloss and TTC Journey

Postby alangcreech » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:28 pm

All the best
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