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Postby pinacolada » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:40 pm

Hi there. I'm new, it is about 6.30pm on Easter Saturday. Tomorrow morning, I start my journey (again) to lose 25kg. I joined up Tony Ferguson today but I'm not 100% convinced I should do it. I think I've decided to just eat very very healthy.

A major incentive for me to lose weight is to conceive, I am worried that currently at this weight 105kg, I am too big to have a healthy pregnancy. Does anybody have any thoughts on this?

I would love help on this journey, and welcome any feedback or advice.

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Postby Justjudy » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:49 pm

Welcome PinaColada. You will find lots of support on your journey here. I know the worry of having a pregnancy when very overweight, all three of mine were, and it causes problems when carrying the baby, but further down the track as well. Good on you for doing something about your weight before you fall pregnant.

Looking forward to sharing your journey.

Judy :D
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Postby pinacolada » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:54 pm

Hi Judy, thanks for your reply. Having had 3 pregnancies, would you recommend losing weight before falling? How much did you gain during the pregnancies and if you are overweight to begin with, does that mean you put on less?

Thanks in advance Judy.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:17 pm

HI there pinacolada

welcome to the group. best wishes for your weightloss journey. i am sure you will be able to reach your goals with lots of support advice and encouragement. you will find your motivation here!!

i personally wasnt weighed during my pregnancy. only my first antenatal appointment and i was 81kg. i had always been chubby and having PCOS didnt help. the reason my hospital and surrounding areas didnt weigh women is because there is too much focus on women gaining weight and a lot of times it leads to women having postnatal as well as pre natal depression. too much emphasis on it. however they do monitor you but dont make it obvious. i put most of my weight on after having my daughter- being a stay at home mum and i could eat what i wanted when i had the time to fit it in.

being overweight whilst pregnant can put you at risk of many things. diabetes, you could get pre eclampsia, high blood pressure etc. i am a short girl and being heavily pregnant put a lot of strain on my back. i was also overdue by two weeks! imagine being the 105kg you are now plus the additional weight of the placenta, baby and fluid!

i trust you will do what it takes to have a healthy pregnancy not only for yourself and for your baby. some women believe that being pregnant means you can eat whatever you like. by losing weight now you are going to change your eating habits which will benefit you not only whilst pregnant but also for the rest of your life.

remember that if u fall pregnant whilst on tf you will need to stop.
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Postby tinker » Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:05 pm

Hi Pinacolada,

Welcome to the forum. Congratulations for making the decision to start your journey again. The people on the forum are a wealth of knowledge & are pretty inspirational (there's lots of mums too) so I'm sure you'll love it here.

Losing weight to conceive is a pretty BIG incentive to lose weight. I'm on the exact same journey! I've been on my journey for just over 3 months & found that the thought of producing the miracle of life is enough inspiration to keep me on track. I don't follow any particular "diet" - just sensible healthy eating accompanied by regular walking. It works for me but different things work for different people...It's a lifestyle change that has benefited my whole family.

Pregnancy is different for everybody so it's hard to give advice on how your weight will affect your particular pregnancy. Being fit & healthy at the time of conceiving has obvious benefits for mother & baby and lessens the risks of complications. I think we should do all that's possible to give ourselves the best chance of a healthy pregnancy & healthy baby (I have learnt from my past experiences).

Jump on board and let the journey to a healthier happier you BEGIN! Will you be starting before or after the easter eggs tomorrow :wink: ?

Good luck with your journey.

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Postby pinacolada » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:30 pm

Hi Suzie
Thanks for replying. I agree that it is in the best interest for mother and baby to be as healthy as possible. Your system seems to be working, you've lost a lot of weight so far. In answer to your question, I will be starting before the eggs tomorrow, meaning I won't be having any AT ALL.
Tonight I've made up all these sheets of positive affirmations and stuck them on the walls around our unit. I've also written out my goal and broken it in to mini goals. My first is to lose 7kgs. I have decided that I won't be following Tony Ferguson as I don't believe in my heart that it is the right way to do it. I have decided to have 2 vegetable juices per day (freshly juiced myself), wholegrain bread (if any) and salads for lunch, and a small healthy dinner of protein and veges. If hungry, I will either have my vege juice or some fruit. Oh and for breakky, I will have some wholegrain toast with some protein or simply some healthy cereal.
How does that sound?
Thanks again for your reply. Happy Easter
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Postby Mandie » Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:33 am

Good luck Jaye :) I agree with the others - there are more risks involved in being pregnant when you are overweight, such a diabetes and preeclampsia. It's best for your health, and your baby's, if your body is in the best condition possible when you conceive.

Your diet sounds good. Don't forget to eat enough to stop yourself going hungry or into starvation mode though! Try to get some calcium in your diet as this can hinder weight loss if you are calcium deficient. Also, you should try to get some regular exercise in - 30 minutes 3 times a week is a good start, and you should aim for 30 minutes a day. You could start by just increasing your incidental exercise, like walking extra to a bus stop, or taking the stairs instead of a lift.

The positive affirmations on the walls sound like a great idea. Best of luck :)
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Postby KimE » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:12 am

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Starting a family would definitely be a great incentive to get fit and healthy so I wish you all the best.

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Postby talia11 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:19 am

Hello and welcome!! Like you my husband and I will be TTC in a few months time and my weight was definitely and issue.... looking forward to chatting to you and watching your progress!!!
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Postby milkyway » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:40 pm

Hi Jaye and welcome to the forum. You've come to a great place for support and advice. All the best for your weightloss journey.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:35 pm

Hi Jaye!
you are definitely doing a great thing by losing weight before getting pregnant if only because you will be healthier with more exercise and better eating habits and the healthier mum is the healthier bub will be. Try not to set yourself goals that are too big though and focus on being healthy.
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Postby louise677 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:16 pm

Hi Jaye,
I'm also looking to lose some weight before trying to conceive.
Obviously the healthier your weight is to begin with the better and you should diet once pregnant. Here are some guideline to weight gain during pregnancy that are in a book I have 'Before your pregnancy'

your BMI at conception weight gain
<19.8 12-18 kg
19.8-26 11-16kg
26.1-29 7-11kg
>29 7kg

I can imagine it'll be easier to lose weight now than once I've given birth, so I'm aiming to get to a BMI of about 22.
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Postby Chelle » Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:35 pm

Hey pinacolada listen to what mandie has to say, she will give you the right advice. I'm a mum of 2 I wasen't over weight with 1st child but I was with my 2nd & every thing went fine. Have fun with what ever your decision is & good luck
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