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April 29th, 2009, 12:45 AM
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I went to the gym this evening with my friend. I thought it would be a good way to relieve some stress in my life and just focus on other things.

Anyway, the nutritionist lady did a BMI (body mass index) on me and weighed me and because I haven't really lost any of my pregnancy weight and stress weight sits in the mid-region area, apparently I am at risk for gestational diabetes when I get pregnant next time. Obviously I would confirm this with my Dr., but wow, I really have to start working out. I really don't need to worry about becoming diabetic, on top of everything else.

Because I'm pretty tall (5'11"), I thought I was able to hide and distribute my excess weight pretty well. And the thing is, I'm not even considered to be overweight. The only problem is is that I used to be in shape and was very active and once I lost Katrina, obviously I had / have a lot of stress in my life and I haven't felt motivated to want to work out, which unfortunately has led to fat just accumulating in my body and any part of my body that was once toned, has now just basically turned to fat.

My Mom and friend are worried for me that I'm just going to stress out about this now, which is probably true, but I obviously don't need any more stress. I really just have to motivate myself to get out there and do stuff. It's going to be tough to get motivated, but for the sake of my future children, I want to at least be able to control any aspects of my future pregnancies that I possibly can.

There's really no point to this thread, other than the fact that sometimes I just wanna talk (type) on and on!
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April 29th, 2009, 04:40 AM
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I'm in the same spot you are...not being gorgeously thin and beatiful.. But we are going to ttc soon...our time is running out. I am going to give my body some time, but together with the drs., we are going to increase my vitamins and minerals (folic acid specifically to precent anecephaly again)...

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April 29th, 2009, 05:28 AM
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I know that I have lost a lot of weight, but I still have a lot of fat around my midsection.... I have had NO motivation to exercise AT ALL. I really need to start again. It's hard though. The stress and grief and daily life doesn't really contribute well to taking care of one's body.

Good for you for starting, though!! Hopefully the exercise itself, and building some muscle, will help DE-stress you.

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April 29th, 2009, 05:59 AM
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hun its great that u went its a step in the right direction, me on the other hand needs a kick up the backside im very over weight and just recently lost 3 stone i need will power thats all to carry on

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April 29th, 2009, 06:05 AM
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Exercising is suppose to help with stress so hopefully it has that effect on you. Yah to you for getting started! Are you thinking about joining an exercise class?

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April 29th, 2009, 06:57 AM
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That's great that you are working out! I'm proud of you! There's nothing better to help you get back in shape than a good work out. I hope you stick with it. It will help get your mind off of your obsession about TTC. What kind of exercise are you doing? If you can go with your friend often, the support will be wonderful. Maybe you can even get DH to join? (If it's not an all girl thing)

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April 30th, 2009, 08:53 AM
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I think sometimes people get overly worried about weight issues and pregnancy. For instance my doctors told me alot of people believe being overweight makes it harder to conceive. They said lots and lots of heavy women conceive quite easily. They told me smoking and age play more of a role in TTC problems than a woman's weight does, unless she is terribly morbidly obese.

I'm fat and have been pregnant 3 times i nthe last year and both of my losses had nothing to do with my weight. I was really scared I was going to develop gestational diabetes...but I was screened and fine. However, I'm not trying to convince you to not be healthy or anything, I just want you to know it's really not something to add to your worries. Especially if it's just weight put on in the last year. It'd be more concerning if you were obese, then gained weight during and after pregnancy. I've been losing some weight, being active, drinking alot of water and eating better. So even if my weight doesn't go down much, I feel like I have a good chance to avoid GD again.

As far as exercising, I really enjoy walking (treadmill is good) and I love pilates. I lost 50 pounds in a year moderately eating all foods and doing 30 minutes of pilates a day!!! Good luck Steph!
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