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My weight loss journey to Ivf

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lugo40 Thu 02-Jul-15 12:12:34

I have decided to record my weight loss on here to keep me motivated and focused.

I grew up being told I was fat and negativity used as motivation. I first joined a slimming club at 12 but had been following from about 6 as my mum joined them all. At 15 I began comfort eating. At 27 I got anxiety and depression and gained a huge amount of weight very fast.

Looking back at photos I was not overweight as a child and even until 22 was a size 16 Which I would love to be now!! At 27 I went from a size 18 to 22/gaining 4 stone in a year. I'm now 31 a size 22/24 and after 18 months of trying to concieve have discovered my husband is infertile and we need Ivf. I was so convinced that the lack of pregnancy was due go my weight it's been a huge shock.

We joined slimming world together , husband as 2 stone to lose and I have 7 stone to lose in order to get Ivf.

My weight loss so far:

Week 1- lost 5 1/2
Week 2- lost 2 total 7 1/2
Week 3- lost 3 total 10 1/2
Week 4- lost 2 1/2 total 13

It's my first time doing slimming world and I completely love it!!! I will get to try Ivf and I will have my baby x

Dollydewdrop21 Thu 02-Jul-15 18:09:54

Hi Lugo.

Well done. I have added to your thread before in another section! Well done on your losses. SW is so easy dont u think? Keep going and you will get there. I am also loosing due to needing ivf (i had pcos but managed to reverse that due to loosing weight and now I just have unexplained infertilitysad ) Has your OH lost any weight yet? My OH also had a few issues with his swimmers (not bad but not great either). At our last test all his levels were up and looking good due to change in diet and loosing weight. Although your oh doesnt have too much to loose, you may see a positive change due to him eating better.

lugo40 Sat 04-Jul-15 11:02:14

Thanks Dolly! Well done on your weight loss, sorry your now unexplained that's frustrating!

My husband is doing well and is now taking vitamins too.

I love slimming world!! It's working very well for us, I've never had success with diets before. We're booking a big holiday for snf of the year when I should be low enough to come home and start Ivf :-)

lugo40 Sat 04-Jul-15 11:03:08

Week 5- 4 pounds lost 1stone 3 in total

Husband has lost 10 pounds

Dollydewdrop21 Sat 04-Jul-15 20:52:23

Well done lugo! And well done to hubby too. Hope you get a change in his levels with his weightloss and vitamins.

lugo40 Sat 11-Jul-15 11:25:02

Week 6- 1 pound loss total 18 pounds

lugo40 Sat 18-Jul-15 13:00:17

Week 7- 1 pound loss. Total 19 pounds

Quite disappointed with a pound two weeks in a row. But positives are I've lost every week, I don't feel deprived and ive stuck to it for 7 weeks which is huge for me

lugo40 Sat 18-Jul-15 13:01:54

Thanks @dollydewdrop21 . We hope so too!! He's on 14 1/2 pounds now and looking amazing!!

lugo40 Sat 25-Jul-15 10:18:44

Week 8 - 2.5 off. 21.5 in total

dottyspotty2 Sat 25-Jul-15 10:23:57

Well done you can do it, there's a lady at my class who's lost 16 stone she's now been accepted for IVF.

lugo40 Mon 27-Jul-15 11:08:29

Wow, thats amazing Dotty!! thank you for sharing. She must feel incredible.

I have got about 4 stone to go minimum but ideally 6!!!

lugo40 Mon 03-Aug-15 09:08:45

Week 9: holiday week.

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lugo40 Sat 08-Aug-15 09:21:16

Week 10: 4 pounds loss total 1 stone 11 1/2

lugo40 Sat 15-Aug-15 16:47:43

Week 11: 1 1/2 pounds lost total 1 stone 13 pounds and my club 10!

DH also got club 10 this week at 1 stone 7

lugo40 Sat 22-Aug-15 11:11:08

week 12: 1 pound off total 2 stone smile

Raeray Sat 22-Aug-15 12:32:12

Wow well done - you're an inspiration! Makes me want to rejoin SW and hopefully do as well as you.

Keep up the great work smile

lugo40 Sat 22-Aug-15 15:22:15

Thank you so much that's so kind! If you want to re join do it!! You can easily do it. I've never ever lost weight before so if I can do it anyone can

lugo40 Sat 29-Aug-15 22:34:10

Week 13 - 1 pound lost. 2 stone 1 pound in total

CultureSucksDownWords Sat 29-Aug-15 22:40:12

Hi Lugo, just wanted to say congratulations on your sustained weight loss - didn't want to read and run. I'm currently on a weight loss push as well, and stories like yours are a fantastic inspiration, thank you.

CocktailQueen Sat 29-Aug-15 22:42:09

Huge congrats on your loss so far - keep on keeping on!

lugo40 Sat 05-Sep-15 13:32:00

Thank you both!! I know this is a pretty boring thread but I just want to record my weigh loss somewhere public

Week 14 1 1/2 pound loss total 2 stone 2 1/2

My aim is for 4 stone by our holiday 20th November - fingers crossed!

lugo40 Sat 12-Sep-15 16:47:04

Week 15- 1 1/2 pounds off total 2 stone 4 pounds

Aiming for 3 this week!

ihavenonameonhere Mon 14-Sep-15 23:39:40

Wow you are doing so well.

I rejoin this Thursday with 2 stone to lose.

lugo40 Sun 20-Sep-15 12:45:49

Best of luck for your rejoin! Such a fab diet.

Week 16- gained half a pound. Total lost 2 stone 31/2 pounds

Absolutely gutted with my gain - first one since joining . I can't think what went wrong apart from I hurt my back so was prob less mobile than normal and not eating much. Anyhow, let's look forward to next week. I'm going to try sp for the first time and hoping for a big loss!

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