Thank you so much for the messages!! I'm going to reply to everyone's comments quickly.
I know that it will benefit my baby and myself if I'm at a healthy weight when I fall pregnant, so I am motivated to give our IVF baby the best possible chance. Health all the way!
I have increased my fruit and veg intake a lot and have cut way way back on starches and carbs. It's very early days, but it seems to be working. I'm also eating regularly, meals and snacks. That always works for me and helps keep my metabolism burning all day long.
I used to have a personal trainer years ago and I learnt so much from him. I can't afford to hire one again now unfortunately, but I do use his lessons and I know a lot about how to train. Our fertility doc has referred us to another doctor who specialises in helping fertility challenged women lose weight fast before IVF. We are seeing her on 26 July. Apparently there are daily / weekly injections involved, but from what I've heard it's VERY successful. We don't know how much it COSTS though..... That will determine if we can afford to go this route or whether I have to battle it out without meds.
My husband is very much on board with the health and fitness plan. He has set himself a goal of losing 20lbs, since he knows that a healthier man means healthier sperm and a better chance of a successful IVF. He also wants to support me, so he eats what I eat and works out with me. He is wonderful and I am very lucky to have him with me during this challenging time.
I am 100% focussed on losing this weight and have put the actual IVF treatment / process in the back of my mind for now. I'm taking the weight loss one day at a time. As long as I eat right and exercise TODAY, that's all that counts. And tomorrow, I do it again. I WANT to be healthy for my baby and I WANT a successful IVF treatment FIRST TIME. So I'll do whatever I can to get there.
| current weight: 190.0