Anyone trying to lose a bit of weight before TTC again?

(23 Posts)
redstrawberries101 Sun 10-Jan-16 17:43:34

I don't need to lose much, but ideally about a stone. I'm in my healthy weight range but only just so thought I would take this time to focus on making positive changes. I miscarried last week at 12 weeks (fetus died at about 8-9 weeks) and am anxious about trying again. So I don't get obsessed with TTC, I am hoping to channel my energy this way. I fell pregnant first cycle last time.

Loki17 Sun 10-Jan-16 18:04:57

I will be. I don't need to lose much in terms of weight but I have this overwhelming desire to make my body as healthy as possible before trying again. I think it is the control freak in me trying to affect a positive outcome but I'm just going with it.

Loki17 Sun 10-Jan-16 18:12:43

I'm also going to start taking low dose aspirin once I've stopped bleeding. I've done some research and 75 mg of aspirin can help to thicken the lining of the womb and thins the blood to stop clots which can cause miscarriage. I just feel like I need to do something.

redstrawberries101 Sun 10-Jan-16 18:24:52

Likewise Loki- I feel I have to do something with my time. Not really got any plans but going to try increase fruit and veg intake and drink more water. If I lose weight in the process I'll be chuffed.

redstrawberries101 Sun 10-Jan-16 18:27:45

Saying that - I'm struggling to eat anything at the moment so just trying to eat little and often. Today I've had

Chips and veg fingers
Banana
Croissant

In that order blush

Loki17 Sun 10-Jan-16 18:33:02

I've had wholemeal toast and left over Chinese take away blush. After we buried our baby yesterday I couldn't face cooking so we ordered in and shared a bottle of wine. I need to move forward and not wallow in grief and I think eating properly will help.

redstrawberries101 Sun 10-Jan-16 19:33:31

I think you are right - my pains are still quite strong and feel very exhausting and I'm just trying to get through the hours.

But I'm definitely going to focus on healthy eating as I do believe it's very important

shopaholic85 Mon 11-Jan-16 10:19:32

Me too. I also need to lose about a stone.

I've completely lost my appetite and don't enjoy eating the foods I used to love. So I figure that when I do eat, I may as well eat something healthy.

redstrawberries101 Mon 11-Jan-16 16:13:33

Good way of looking at it. I can't say I have started yet as I am just trying to eat anything I can manage at the moment but hope that once I've had a scan on Wednesday to check if everything has passed, I can start to look forward.

redstrawberries101 Wed 13-Jan-16 11:58:26

I'm still not eating much my appetite has just gone sad

SweetAdeline Wed 13-Jan-16 12:05:47

Yes. We've been taking about 4months off ttc since my miscarriage (for practical travel related reasons rather than health reasons). I'm using the time to try to lose about 10lbs and be more active. I have prediabetes that basically means I am "diagnosed" as having gestational diabetes from as soon as I get a positive hpt. Im not overweight (tall with small frame helps) but I am very flabby and most of it is on my belly which is correlated with diabetes. I'm hoping that losing the weight will help my next pregnancy be healthier but I don't think it'll prevent another miscarriage iyswim. I'm trying to eat well and have started the 30day shred.

redstrawberries101 Wed 13-Jan-16 12:21:09

30 day shred is really good and i would love to be able to do it so well done you. I feel so weak and exhausted at the moment but like you would like to lose a few pounds. I had 80% of my pancreas removed in 2011 following the removal of a tumour and am 'likely' to develop diabetes at some point. I'm also feeling very flabby! My tummy but also my arms and legs. I'm in my normal weight range but at the top end.

What level of the shred are you doing?

SweetAdeline Wed 13-Jan-16 12:28:55

Level 1 and it's killing me already grin.

Tbf I miscarried in late October and basically ate bucketfuls of chocolate and crisps and other carbs and did no exercise for the first two/three months after! It's only the last week or so that I've got myself together a bit.

redstrawberries101 Wed 13-Jan-16 12:31:26

Good on you though keep up!

I find the push ups hard lol. But every muscle in my body feels weak now. So will take a lot to get moving yet.

redstrawberries101 Wed 13-Jan-16 12:31:55

Again I mean

redstrawberries101 Wed 13-Jan-16 12:32:39

Are you planning to start TTC again soon? Sorry if personal but I'm scared of my first period after miscarriage, don't know why because it can't be as bad as miscarriage..

SweetAdeline Wed 13-Jan-16 13:59:42

The plan has always been to start end of Feb but I think I might wait a bit longer. I'm not really scared of another miscarriage but I am a bit scared of ttc and it not happening quickly and my due date passing and still not being pregnant. I conceived my first two quickly but I've been ttc number 3 for well over a year now. I think I can cope with the due date if I'm not even trying for some reason but will struggle if we are trying, and failing to conceive.

My first period after was physically a bit heavier than usual (and I had the mother of all mood swings) but emotionally it felt like a fresh start and proof that my cycles were back properly (I bled for 6 weeks on and off after the miscarriage so was getting a bit worried).

Are you going to try straight away or have a break for a bit?

redstrawberries101 Wed 13-Jan-16 20:40:30

I'm scared of the whole TTC journey, the BFP, and also the whole pregnancy journey sad

Not sure how long we will wait as everyday my feelings change. Will wait until at least one period though and take it from there. I'm not going to rush into it if I feel like I need more time but at the moment I'm thinking that maybe after one period we will start trying. Will definitely assess myself mentally as I don't want to push myself if I'm still jittery like I am now X

Bonxie Thu 14-Jan-16 13:21:23

Hi Melvali, I'm doing the same - waiting till after a period and trying to lose some weight and look after myself. I've been all over the place too, but today feels a much better day X

I joined slimming world just before NY as there's one very near where I live. I've been adapting it so I use all my 'Syns' as good fats, as I don't think it's good to go too low fat when ttc. I've stuffed myself with vegetables and had a few slip ups where my dry jan went bit damp, but I weighed in last night and was 6.5 lbs down after two weeks shock (And that's with a square of Lindt 85% every evening...)

I felt a bit of a fraud really as I'm sure some of it is just hormones rebalancing! I did stuff myself with pastries when I had morning sickness though, so not all fluid...

AKP79 Thu 14-Jan-16 15:23:47

I've been thinking about trying to shift weight too since our medically managed miscarriage on New Years Eve. I have all the good intentions and then I seem to have this f@ck it, life's too short attitude and inhale a load of chocolate which then makes me feel crap. I think I'm subconsciously self sabotaging my efforts because I'm feeling so miserable.

redstrawberries101 Thu 14-Jan-16 16:08:04

Hi bonxie and akp, let's try to support each other with positive change!

Bonxie well done you!

Akp- totally get it.

I'm not eating much at the moment as I just seem to have no appetite. Although I know when I do start eating it'll be junk and I'll be over stuffing myself. Today I've had cornflakes and then an apple. That can't be healthy

Cass168 Tue 02-Feb-16 22:08:02

Hello, may I join you? Sorry for your losses flowers. Recently miscarried at 9 wks. I also need to lose about a stone and feel like I need to take of myself and treat my body a bit better before ttc again - something positive to focus on.
On holiday this week so I'm currently enjoying a last blast of wine, chocolate and general indulgence before getting back to real life next week.
What's the 30 day shred?

redstrawberries101 Fri 05-Feb-16 07:55:56

Hi! Welcome.

Sorry to hear about your loss but it's great you want to take some care of your body before next time. The 30 day shred is a DVD by jillian Michaels, you do it everyday for 30 days (10 days at each level). I think you can have rest days too. I did start it off but never really got through it. It took me a fee attempt to get through the whole session but it defo got easier. The session is split into 3 mins cardio, 2 mins abs and 1 min core. You do the circuit 3 times so the length of one session is 18 mins. It's definitely great if you have the willpower to just plough through but actually I think I want to start on something a bit gentler now.

I believe there's a beginners version of the shred, I maybe should have got that!

I've been trying to eat healthier though, adding in fruit and veg (mostly fruit if I'm honest) and drinking more water at the moment. Also trying to eat almonds every day and been meaning to get Brazil nuts.

Things are a little crazy at the moment as my elderly mil is in Hosp so routine is all over the shop and really just trying to get through each day. I have a Fitbit so trying to increase my steps a little each week too.

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