Is It Okay To Do This

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curly - April 20

is it okay to diet and lose weight up till af is due, if thinking your pregnet?

 

Celia - April 20

It's ok to diet and lose weight up until you find out your pregnant. If you have a strong feeling you might already be but aren't sure yet then i'd make sure not to use any sort of diet pill's during that time. Im in my 12th week and have already lost 14 pounds and steadily losing due to morning sickness. My Dr hasn't been worried about the weight loss during the first TRI.

 

curly - April 20

oh no, no diet pills just low carb and excersie. well i want to lose some weight before my next af. were you over weight to begin with ?

 

Erin1979 - April 20

My mom lost 17 lbs from morning sickness in the first 5 months...the last 4 she gained it back plus about 40 extra lbs....just be careful Celia!!! To Curly, you can and should continue to stay fit during your pregnancy, before and after. As long as you are not overdoing it, and you are still taking in enough calories, you should be fine. Make sure you take those prenatal vitamins too!! Good Luck!

 

Celia - April 20

Curly I have been struggling with my weight for a couple years now due to thyroid problems. I understand about wanting to lose some weight first, but after 2 years I just couldn't make it budge. After I had the tumor removed from my thyroid in January I started losing but ended up getting pregnant 3 weeks after the surgery. Erin, I have no plan for a big weight gain! I gained alot with my son and refuse to let it happen this time. I actually started this pregnancy off pretty good, going to the gym and was following a good diet with no sugar and mostly eating fruits and veggies. When I'm actually able to eat again, I plan on being very strict with it.

 

Celia - April 20

Talking about mom's, My mom was bed ridden with all 5 of us kids because of morning sickness. She only weighed about 130-140 and would end up losing down to around 100 pounds by the end of her pregnancy. I sure hope Morning sickness isn't genetic! I was a size 18 when I got pregnant, I'm happy the 14 pounds are gone and more could stand to go, but I don't want to lose it this way!

 

curly - April 20

wow she didnt gain anyweight?

 

Celia - April 20

No, she lost weight with all of us. But she was also bed ridden the whole time and constantly in and out of the hospital from dehydration. she always had huge preggy belly's though and delivered 5 healthy kids.

 

curly - April 20

wow, i knwo a girls that lost 20 pounds the first 3 months and then in total by the end she gained 45

 

jeanette - April 20

Hey Curly...I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancies with my last two children, and I was sent to a nutritionist to be put on a low glycemic diet ( low carb & sugar, high protein ) to control my blood sugar. I lost 30 lbs ( had more than that to lose before pregnancy ) with both pregnancies, and both my pregnancies were fine and babies were healthy weights. I hated the diabetes, but it was nice to be skinnier after pregnancy than before...LOL! I think it depends on how drastic the diet is. I believe if it is a diet to eat healthier and prompt your body to lose weight slowly & naturally, than it is alright during pregnancy...and yes! Dont forget the prenatals! Babydust and God bless darlin!

 

curly - April 20

thanks jeanette, were you aloowed any carbs? oh and by the way i must say you have responed to a few of my posts and i want to say that you are a great person and enjoy talking to you. i hope your feeling better.

 

jeanette - April 20

Awww, how sweet! Thanks darlin! I am feeling much better, surgery went well. Been sore and weak for the past few days, but feelin more like my old goofy self today! Yes, I was allowed carbs, but very controlled portions ( unlike Atkins-- which my Doc now tells me is incredibly unhealthy ) & most in the middle of the day, I had to eat 6 small meals a day. It was a difficult diet, but very worthwhile. And I had the diet updated for post-pregnancy and went on to lose 65 more pounds...which I had gained 15 back during TTC, but am back on the diet now and losing. The South Beach diet seems very similar to the one I was on from what I have learned of it. Mine is called the glycemic impact diet. I believe it's the nutritional program most used for diabetics.

 

curly - April 20

thats amazing, well im starting off strict protein then slowly adding good carbs and fruit only up till lunch time.

 

crystal74 - April 20

i'm glad i came across this forum cuz i am short and in the last five years have gained 50 pounds. i have been eating healthy and exercising at least three times a week the last two months to try and lose the weight before i get pregnant. bcuz i know i will gain weight during pregnancy so i would rather lose it before than have much more to lose. make sense?

 

crystal74 - April 20

my point of all that was if exercising was healthy to do while ttc. i didn't ovulate last month so the opk said so, and haven't had my period this month. my last period was march 11. i've taken two preg tests and both were negative. i hear exercise can screw your af and O time up. i should o this saturday, been using the opk since yesterday but no pos yet. and starting taking my temp this month

 

Celia - April 20

Crystal, don't give up on the excersize. My Dr. actually pushed me into getting into a good diet/exercise routine to help get my cycles back on track. I was having a period only every 3 or 4 months for a couple of years. Since you've been on your routine for a couple of months now it shouldn't affect your cycles in a negative way. Being too big/skinny will have more impact on your cycles than exercise will. Even though I couldn't lose the weight, exercising helped get my cycles back down to a normal 30-35 day pattern. Keep at it, hopefully the weight will start coming off soon!

 

jeanette - April 20

I agree with that Celia. Unfortunately I am allergic to exercise.....LOL....I break out in these awful sweat like drops and get real fatigued.....(giggle)

 

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