SparkPeople Getting Fit Before Baby Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=952 A place for women who want to get fit before taking the journey into pregnancy again or for the first time. SparkPeople Getting Fit Before Baby Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=952 Getting the fever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x64891321 HI everyone! My name is Alicia and I'm 31 years old. My husband and I have been married for about 10 months and together for 4 1/2 years. I have been overweight my entire adult life. I have been lucky so far of avoiding type 2 diabetes. (It's highly common in my family) I want to be able to have a healthy as possible pregnancy which I know means loosing some lbs. My biggest concern is high blood presure and gestational diabetes while pregnant. <BR> I have been on my weight loss journey since ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 18:45:47 EST Scary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x64638726 First, i must say that i didnt know there were so many baby acronyms! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I've been on spark for a while. Lost 85 yrs several years ago and am up 50 lbs (currently at a BMI of around 28, so overweight range). Recently married my hs sweetheart on our 12 year anniversary and are considering kids for the first time ever (scary!). So many years trying not to get pregnant, but guess we are adults now haha. My goal is to lose 20 lbs by December. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:44:37 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x64561066 I'm new to SP and I am hoping that with the support of the SP community I can stick to my goal of losing 60 pounds. My husband and I have been TTC since March but we haven't had too much luck yet. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:03:20 EST July 2016 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x64535294 . Sat, 11 Jun 2016 13:26:19 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x64529927 Hello all, <BR> I'm Rachel. After loosing a good deal of weight I'm working on my strength, nutrition and overall health. I'm still about 18 months away from trying for a baby, but now is the time to build my fitness so that I can have a healthy pregnancy when the time comes. Feel free to add me as a friend, as I'm seeking out support (and to be supportive) of others. Have a great day, Rachel Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:07:28 EST Top 10 May Fitness Minutes Leaders! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x64464724 Congrats to our active members who racked up the most fitness minutes for May. Keep up the great work, ladies! <BR> <BR> 1. OXYGEN9 <BR> 2. LEMONHEAD24 <BR> 3. KYTEEHB <BR> 4. BOBCATGIRL76 <BR> 5. JENNY9784 <BR> 6. CHEESESANDWICH <BR> 7. CARA_FIT37 <BR> 8. SMATSCH <BR> 9. JENNINTHEATTIC <BR> 10. QTLADY <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 11:14:36 EST QOTW: If you could travel anywhere....? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x64458938 ...where would you go and why? <BR> <BR> *** Question of the Week for May 30-June 6, 2016 *** Tue, 31 May 2016 17:41:37 EST Supplements for TTC and to switch from meds. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x64381240 I am wondering what supplements and vitamins y'all take to TTC. I am preparing to take Rainbow Light Prenatal One, Vitex, and maybe Inositol (I have PCOS). Anything else you find helpful? <BR> <BR> Also, I'm going to be discussing with all of my doctors and specialists the very real possibility of weaning off of all my meds, aside from Synthroid. So, I'm looking for natural, TTC and pregnancy-friendly alternatives. <BR> <BR> Currently taking: <BR> Prilosec <BR> Vistaril <BR> Pristiq (which ... Fri, 20 May 2016 01:07:10 EST Top 10 April Fitness Minute Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x64255721 Congrats to the following members for logging the most fitness minutes in April among active members. Keep up the great work! <BR> <BR> 1. OXYGEN9 <BR> 2. LEMONHEAD24 <BR> 3. BOBCATGIRL76 <BR> 4. SMATSCH <BR> 5. GEEKYGIRLCHERYL <BR> 6. JENNINTHEATTIC <BR> 7. QTLADY <BR> 8. FIT4ME365 <BR> 9. MOMIN09 <BR> 10. DARETOO <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> Mon, 2 May 2016 09:57:07 EST June 2016 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x64255537 . Mon, 2 May 2016 09:39:11 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x64150228 Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am an almost 34 year old newlywed (second marriage) who is about 20 pounds from my first goal. My dh (who is 39) and I decided to stop my birth control and "let nature take its course' for a few months. This will be our first cycle and, if we conceive, a first child for both of us. Needless to say, my dh and I are very excited at the prospects. <BR> <BR> In my first marriage, we tried briefly but it didn't happen. I went to an RE and found that I didn't have anyth... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:45:51 EST Top March Fitness Minutes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x64056672 Congrats to our active members who racked up the most fitness minutes in March! Keep up the great work! <BR> <BR> 1. OXYGEN9 <BR> 2. LEMONHEAD24 <BR> 3. BOBCATGIRL76 <BR> 4. STEFFI271 <BR> 5. SMATSCH <BR> 6. KYTEEHB <BR> 7. GONABFIT <BR> 8. QTLADY <BR> 9. DANCIN2ANEWME <BR> 10. TIGGER622 <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 09:19:58 EST May 2016 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x64056553 . Tue, 5 Apr 2016 09:04:46 EST Pregnancy at 38 years Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x63856908 Hi there, I am a 38 year old woman (yes, that's right!) going for baby number 3. My oldest is 10, and my youngest is 8. I am just looking to connect with other women my age who are going to try for another pregnancy. I have read up a lot on pregnancy after the age of 38 and well beyond, and it does seem to attract a new set of rules. <BR> <BR> Have you noticed anything different in your pregnancy/efforts at this age compared to the younger years? <BR> Wed, 9 Mar 2016 14:27:53 EST April 2016 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x63784762 . Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:27:06 EST Hello from Guatemala http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x63703513 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I'm a mother of two beautiful daughters and want to have a third child. Unfortunately I've been having some difficulties since gaining so much after my second daughter. After a recent loss, the doctor suggested I lose between 30 and 50 pounds before TTC again. So, I want to do this right this time, I want a healthy pregnancy. I really could use some support to keep me patient so I don't TTC before I have reached a healthy weight! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to suppo... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:09:41 EST Top January Fitness Team Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x63569365 Congrats to our active members with the most fitness minutes for January 2016! Keep up the great work! <BR> <BR> 1. LEMONHEAD24 <BR> 2. STEFFI271 <BR> 3. MOMIN09 <BR> 4. FIREFLY036 <BR> 5. GEM1784 <BR> 6. OXYGEN9 <BR> 7. AURORAMILLET <BR> 8. ARTISTCAT <BR> 9. SMATSCH <BR> 10. BEEKAHBUG Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:23:03 EST March 2016 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x63569252 . Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:10:33 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x63520854 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Jillian, 27, mother of 1. My husband and I are planning for #2 (not actively TTC yet). Before we start, I want to get to a healthy weight to help prevent any issues. <BR> <BR> I was already overweight when I first conceived in 2012 and I gained almost 100 lbs during that pregnancy. It was a very difficult pregnancy and trying to function with all of that weight on me felt impossible. <BR> <BR> I didn't lose all of the weight after I had my daughter and before we ... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:14:36 EST New to Team - Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x63520159 Hi everyone! I am 27, my hubby and I have been talking about starting a family hopefully this year. I need to lose about 20 pounds to get to my healthy weight. I am excited yet very scared to get this process started. I hope to find some support groups and meet people who are going through this journey as well. <em>213</em> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:44:24 EST getting fit before baby - again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x63486789 It has been over three years since I've seriously been on sparkpeople, and things have really changed! But I'm excited about this team because it my primary reason for starting again. We've been considering baby #2 and I want to be physically ready when/if we decide we are ready to add to our family. <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople really helped me make fitness a part of my life. Even if I wasn't on sparkpeople during my pregnancy, the habits I learned from sparkpeople really stuck and I had a supe... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:00:23 EST Team Challenge - Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x63474316 Here you go! Sorry it's a bit late... It's been a rough week! <BR> <BR> Day 8: 30-Minute Latin Spice Workout: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=30minute_latin_spice_walking_workout </link> <BR> <BR> Day 9: 9-Minute Lower Body Sculpt: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=41 </link> <BR> <BR> Day 10: 7-Minute Upper Body Workout: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=64 </link> <BR> <BR> Day 11: 12-Minute Pilates ... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:46:07 EST Just turned 32! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x63472803 And I feel the clock ticking! I want to have a couple of babies, but I don't want to do it when I am this overweight! <BR> <BR> Hello, everyone! <BR> <BR> I am a 32 year old Brazilian living in Sweden with my Swedish fiance. We want to have babies, but I am afraid I am too overweight for that. I am at 114 kg (251 lbs) at the moment, so I am starting to follow the Spark People way to try and get fit (and healthier) before TTC. <BR> <BR> It's a hard journey and I have been yoyo dieting my wh... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:58:01 EST January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x63458124 I go to the OB/GYN this Friday. She is doing an US to make sure that everything looks good (I have PCOS), then we will be discussing fertility pills. So, hopefully I will be pregnant in the next few months. Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:40:34 EST QoTW: What's your favorite healthy meal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x63407953 Question of the Week for January 11th-17th, 2016 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:27:04 EST Team Challenge Discussion and Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x63399001 Post here when you've completed a workout and discuss how things are going! Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:36:47 EST Team Challenge - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x63398978 DAY 1: 25 Minute Cardio Boogie - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=a_quick_zeroequipment_cardio_workout </link> <BR> <BR> DAY 2: 10 Minute Lean Legs Workout: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=76 </link> <BR> <BR> DAY 3: 9 Minute Arm Workout: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=43 </link> <BR> <BR> DAY 4: 10 Minute Crunchless Core Workout: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=54 </l... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:35:13 EST Team Challenge Info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x63398899 Hello everyone! We are going to try and do a Team Challenge this month. I'm totally new to trying to organize this, but I thought it would a fun way to energize our community. To make things easy, I picked a Challenge designed by Spark People, the 28-Day Home Workout Challenge. You can find in the "Community" tab under "Challenge Central" or I will also post the workouts for each week on this page. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone! <BR> Abby <BR> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:29:42 EST February 2016 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x63372462 ... I'm in. 28th cycle TTC #1 Fri, 8 Jan 2016 08:10:24 EST Top December Fitness Team Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x63346935 Congrats to our members who racked up the most points (among those active in the team) for December 2015! Keep up the good work! <BR> <BR> 1. LEMONHEAD24 <BR> 2. STEFFI271 <BR> 3. FIREFLY036 <BR> 4. OXYGEN9 <BR> 5. TISH0125 <BR> 6. SMATSCH <BR> 7. VERALEEUW <BR> 8. GONABFIT <BR> 9. QTLADY <BR> 10. HEYKIDDO <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> Tue, 5 Jan 2016 10:14:30 EST Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x63310967 Would anyone be interested in doing a Team Challenge together? Maybe a 30 day challenge or something? I'd be happy to set something up and open for suggestions! Fri, 1 Jan 2016 13:14:28 EST Question of the Week: New Year's Resolution? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x63310835 Question of the Week for January 1st - 10th, 2016. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 12:58:56 EST Question of the Week: Favorite Holiday Tradition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x63210858 What is your favorite holiday tradition and why? Do you plan on continuing that tradition with your own family? <BR> <BR> Question of the Week for December 17-27, 2015. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:00:34 EST Top November Fitness Team Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x63210292 Congrats to our members who racked up the most points (among those active in the team) for November 2015! Keep up the good work! <BR> <BR> 1. LEMONHEAD24 <BR> 2. STEFFI271 <BR> 3. FIREFLY036 <BR> 4. SMATSCH <BR> 5. VERALEEUW <BR> 6. OXYGEN9 <BR> 7. TISH0125 <BR> 8. MOMIN09 <BR> 9. QTLADY <BR> 10. AURORA345 <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 10:30:22 EST January 2016 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x63187093 ... I'm in. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:59:34 EST Hello there (loss mentioned) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x63125808 I started typing this in the main introductions post and realized it was LONG and deserved its own post. lol. I'll swing by over there, too. Just to say hi to anyone who doesn't read this long post. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Hi there. Alyssa here. <BR> <BR> I'm in a decidedly unique situation (and am willing to answer any respectful questions about it). My husband and I are polyamorous. We opened our marriage up after much discussion about it, and are allowing each other to safely explore n... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 06:00:13 EST Somebody please help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x62910414 I'm home with my newborn and am so lost!!! Breast feeding is hurting so badly my milk is in and now my breasts are so big and painful that it is harder to get him to latch and my whole body hurts so bad. He cries and cries and I can't soothe him. How do you entertain a newborn? How do we get him to lay by himself in the bassinet? Oh man I don't know how to do this and I feel so bad for him!!! Thu, 5 Nov 2015 10:11:52 EST Top October Fitness Team Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x62882189 Congrats to our active members with the top fitness minutes for October. Keep up the good work! <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> 1. LEMONHEAD24 <BR> 2.GIGERNREZNOR <BR> 3. CARA_FIT37 <BR> 4. TISH0125 <BR> 5. MOMIN09 <BR> 6. QTLADY <BR> 7. DALY416 <BR> 8. SUSANNA37 <BR> 9. FIT4ME365 <BR> 10. AMBERA_GARCIA Sun, 1 Nov 2015 23:29:21 EST December 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x62882049 . Sun, 1 Nov 2015 23:05:47 EST QoTW: What was your best Halloween costume ever? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62882011 Question of the Week for November 1-7, 2015 Sun, 1 Nov 2015 23:02:22 EST Just got married...time to think about babies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x62876188 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> As the title says, I just got married and now we're thinking about babies! Both my husband and I really want kids and we'd rather do it sooner than later. We're still relatively young (I'm 25 and he is 28), but we are ready and would like to get started as soon as we can! I need to lose 30 lbs to be at a healthy weight so that I can feel comfortable trying to conceive, so now that our lives have slowed down with the wedding behind us, I'm pushing full steam ahead t... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 09:24:17 EST Wondfo OPKs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62732006 Hello everyone. We have started TTC for baby #2. Last time around I used Clear Blue Easy ovulation predictor tests (with the smiley faces). This were pretty expensive month after month so I decided to try the Wondfo test strips since I had already been using their pregnancy tests. <BR> <BR> So far I am not getting anything other than a very faint line. Does anyone with experience using these see a steady darkening of the line, or is it suddenly darker when you ovulate and then fade. I g... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:17:19 EST November 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x62643433 . Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:21:29 EST Anyone NOT gain on clomid? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62639419 Hi. I'm new to this group. I'm starting clomid, hcg trigger shot, and IUI next cycle. I've been freaked out about side effects. I hear so many stories of women gaining tons of weight on clomid. I've just gotten in the hang out eating healthy, counting my calories, and exercising and I really want to keep losing weight rather than gaining. <BR> <BR> Does clomid increase your appetite? Or do the hormones just bloat you and cause you to put on water weight? How did you get through clomid cycle... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 21:53:17 EST QoTW: What can I do for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62610816 Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> This Team has meant a lot to me over the last three years as I struggled through infertility, finally became pregnant, and welcomed my daughter into the world. I've met some wonderful people and gotten so much support in the good times and bad times. <BR> <BR> Life has gotten busier and I haven't had as much time to devote to the team, but I really want this to continue to be an awesome community where we can chat about our TTC journeys. My question for you is, wha... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:00:06 EST Science may make IVF easier for women of any age http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62513159 <link>www.themarysue.com/no-more-biologica<BR>l-clock/ </link> <BR> <BR> Recently, scientists have discovered special cells that have the ability to become eggs, but haven't. Currently, a company is working on a way to harvest these cells from any woman, regardless of age, cultivate them into true egg cells, and then re-implant as IVF. The main benefit of this is that the egg cells generated from this process are very young and much less likely to have defects. Check out the link above... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:13:54 EST QoTW: What is your favorite season and why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62496282 Question of the Week for September 14-20, 2015. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:55:46 EST October 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x62384408 Getting things started a bit early! Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:25:35 EST QoTW: Favorite Baby Names http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62384329 This one's been done before, but I figured it was worth a revisit. What are some of your favorite baby names, boy or girl? <BR> <BR> Question of the Week for August 31st - September 6th, 2015 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:17:37 EST QoTW: How many kids would you like to have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62328579 Question of the Week for August 24th-31st, 2015. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:18:54 EST I want to be a FIT mama!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x62284460 My husband and I just got married earlier this month and have plans to start working on a family in 1-2 years. Our families are both pushing for g-babies now, but we have decided to take time to just be husband and wife before being a family. <BR> <BR> I have always been overweight and I want to get my body in shape before we have kids. Ideally, I want to be at my goal weight and even maintain it before getting pregnant and I want to continue my fitness during pregnancy. I'm sure every mothe... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:17:27 EST Post-Baby Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x62229120 AF came back for me (even though I'm still nursing) last month. However, I am already confused about my cycle. If I trusted my phone app I'd be two days late right now but it would be HIGHLY unlikely I'm pregnant. Does anyone know if it takes a while for your cycle to regulate once AF returns after having a baby? I'm only on CD35 right now, so not crazy late, but I just don't know what to expect! Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:55:03 EST QoTW: How did you meet your SO? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62220842 Question of the Week for August 10-16, 2015 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:25:14 EST September 2015 Hopefules http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x62220803 . Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:21:37 EST Did you spend some time at goal weight before TTC? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x62188147 I've been steadily loosing weight since March 1st when I was 242lbs. I'm 5'6" and 32 years old. I've lost 30lbs and am down to 211lbs. My short goal is 200lbs and final goal is 185lbs. However, we want to start TTC in October / November. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to decide if I should stop at 200lbs and maintain that for awhile or continue to loose weight all the way till October / November. Any suggestions or past experience? Thu, 6 Aug 2015 06:42:21 EST Hi from Houston http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x62145094 I am trying to get my weight down before TTC next baby this fall. I'm 5'6" and was 180lbs before the first baby. I had problems with my thyroid meds and was 241lbs in March. <BR> <BR> I'm down to 213lbs and stuck. I can't seem to keep motivation to exercise and stay on target. Hoping joining the group will help. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:57:01 EST Miscarried now what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x62072335 It started Monday and is official at 6 wk 5 days I suffered a miscarriage. I was wondering if any of you lovely ladies that have gone through it can give me some insight on the physical changes. My Dr is more of a naturalist and basically so when I called when the spotting started the nurse told me to let nature take it's course and he will see me at my scheduled appointment in 2 weeks. Is that normal? <BR> <BR> While I know everybody is different, is there things I need out watch out... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:07:25 EST QoTW: What do you do to relax? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62063004 TTC can (unfortunately) be stressful. How do you relax and de-stress? <BR> <BR> Question of the Week for July 21-26, 2015 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:42:25 EST August 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x62000816 I'm in for August. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:29:12 EST QoTW: Home Birth, Hospital Birth, Other? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x62000432 Question of the Week for July 13-19, 2015. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:27:31 EST Brand Spankin' New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x61904697 Hey! I'm Redcodah, and I just joined today, obviously. I've decided that I would like to have a baby, but I want to be healthier before I even start trying to conceive. I look forward to hanging with y'all! Wed, 1 Jul 2015 23:36:53 EST Just Started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61848765 I just started using ClearBlue Advanced Digital this month. My charts told me I'm not ovulating, so I was over the moon when I got my first smiley face on CD13. I decided I'd keep taking them until my temp went up, but it never did and I got four more smiley faces after that. So apparently I have an LH surge over a week long? I'm giving up for this cycle and have started the process to see a fertility specialist. Has anyone else experienced over a week of positive OPKs? Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:05:33 EST Starting the Infertility Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x61848715 Hi, I'm Emily. I'm 28 years old. I stopped taking BC in September and assumed I'd get pregnant right away. After 6 months, I started charting and found that I'm not ovulating. I'm in the process now of getting an appointment with a fertility specialist, which is hard for me to accept. I need a community of women who are going through or who have been through the same thing, as it seems that everyone around me is getting pregnant-- even one friend who adopted because she was told she couldn't ... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:59:55 EST QoTW: Do you use OPKs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61824618 Do you use Ovulation Predictor Kits? If so, what is your favorite brand? When do you use them each month? Do you find them helpful? <BR> <BR> Question of the Week for June 22-28, 2015. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:17:45 EST New to the forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x61823732 My name is Julie. My husband and I got married last fall and are TCC this fall. Before that happens, I need to return to my pre-wedding weight. I can't believe I have gained 20+ pounds since the big day, but am committed to losing that weight and having a healthy pregnancy! Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:50:46 EST Anyone get pregnant after losing ther 10% http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61783546 I have been reading tons of stuff that says that losing 10% of your body weight can greatly improve your chances of conceiving. Has anyone experienced this? I have a three year old, so I know that I should be able to conceive after I lose some weight, since I conceived him just a few years ago (I was 40 pounds lighter than). To lose 10% of my starting weight, I would have to lose 33 pounds. In the past two weeks, I have lost 14- so I am almost hallway there. I'm just wondering if I can start ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:36:57 EST TTC while Breastfeeding a Toddler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x61739653 Has anyone else tried to get pregnant while still breastfeeding? My son is now 19 months old and we are still breastfeeding, but suprisingly, I haven't gotten AF back yet. The average time is supposed to be something like 14 months. I had planned on a closer spacing between my children and am a bit disappointed with this taking so long (although it's nice to not have AF). Anyone else have any experience with returning to fertility while BF? I feel like I've been seeing the signs of it co... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:49:10 EST July 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x61715181 . Tue, 9 Jun 2015 10:34:03 EST QoTW - Where do you want to go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61707939 Where do you want to go on your next vacation? Mon, 8 Jun 2015 14:50:09 EST QoTW:-Whats the 1st thing you do when you wake up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61643326 Question of the Week for June 1-7, 2015 Mon, 1 Jun 2015 10:19:12 EST Baby on the way and just looking to keep positive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x61604126 I have my first ever child to be born in late august and I'm nervous! Unsure how pregnancy would sit with me, I quit my jobs 3 months in (for other reasons, too). I've been measuring, I didn't do anything at first.... March 2014 was the last time I ever measured, and so I did this in march 2015 early, and found I gained 15 inches from that time.... By the 4th of May I'd already upped that number to 27.5 inches. <BR> <BR> Ladies and gents, I'm already obese..I was already warned I could not ... Wed, 27 May 2015 21:17:23 EST QoTW: What is your favorite go-to workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61582406 Is there a workout that you always go back to when you need to get yourself back on track? Or that is just so fun you forget you are working out? Mon, 25 May 2015 12:52:19 EST US Petition for paid family leave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61520508 On petitions.whitehouse.gov, there is currently an open petition for mandating paid family leave in the US. I know a lot of people are frustrated with how little their employers provide in terms of amount of leave, and pay while on leave. Take a look at the petition, sign it if you agree, then pass it on. <BR> <BR> Thought you ladies (in the US) might have a higher stake in this than most! <BR> <BR> <link>petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/ma<BR>ndate-paid-family-leave </link> <BR> <BR... Mon, 18 May 2015 09:59:43 EST QoTW -What's one thing you did for yourself today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61519993 Question of the Week for May 18-24, 2015 Mon, 18 May 2015 09:11:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x61486714 Hi, I'm Stevie. <BR> <BR> My husband and I've been trying to conceive for four years without any luck. We've recently been ok'd for IVF on the NHS in the UK. It's very exciting but we're nervous as well. Understand that nothing is guaranteed, but it's the closest we've been so far. We should be starting treatment in second half of June, hopefully. <BR> <BR> Stevie Thu, 14 May 2015 10:33:49 EST Help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x61478662 I'm starting to lose my initial motivation and I'm catching myself slipping back into my bad old habits, like not meal planning and eating too much sugar. It started last week when I needed to eat out a lot for work, and it's been a slippery slope from there. Reading through SP's motivational members' story has helped a bit, but I still don't feel like I have a firm grasp on my eating plan and concrete intentions. What do you do to keep your motivation going? Wed, 13 May 2015 11:48:43 EST QoTW - How do you de-stress? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61457720 Something you do every day? Only when you feel stressed? Tell us your tips and tricks! Mon, 11 May 2015 08:46:08 EST June 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x61402281 . Mon, 4 May 2015 20:27:00 EST Top April Fitness Team Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x61399754 Congrats to the following team members. They logged the top 10 highest fitness minutes for all active members of this group! Keep up the good work! <BR> <BR> 1. MOMIN09 <BR> 2. K8TERTOTS <BR> 3. DYMPHNABEVIN <BR> 4. BOBCATGIRL76 <BR> 5. STARLIGHT610 <BR> 6. KBROWER80 <BR> 7. QTLADY <BR> 8. AMPROSKE1 <BR> 9. SARAHSMILES14 <BR> 10. AERO_NERDETTE <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 4 May 2015 14:37:33 EST QoTW - What's your biggest accomplishment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61397336 Question of the Week for May 4-10, 2015. Mon, 4 May 2015 10:06:23 EST Getting fit AFTER baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x61363727 Hello all. My DD is now 5 months old and I have yet to do anything to get back in shape. Fortunately I kept my weight gain pretty low during pregnancy and breastfeeding has helped take the weight back off, but I just can't seem to get myself moving with a new baby in house. The most I ever manage to do is go for a walk with the stroller. <BR> <BR> It seems like any free time I have, I just want to spend it with her, not on a treadmill! It's no wonder moms have trouble finding the time to... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:51:11 EST QoTW - What's your reward? (4-27-15 thru 5-3-15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61332691 Do you reward yourself for meeting a fitness goal? If you do, what do you reward yourself with? Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:35:10 EST QoTW - Who do you look up to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61271144 Question of the Week for April 20-26, 2015. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:50:13 EST National Infertility Awareness Week #NIAW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61271003 This week, April 19-25, 2015 is National Infertility Awareness Week. I wish that none of the members of this group would ever have to experience the pain of infertility, but I know that we have many members fighting this battle. My husband and I struggled for nearly two years to conceive our daughter. <BR> <BR> 1 in 8 couples will have trouble conceiving, and yet many of suffer silently. It's amazing the hurtful things people will say to someone, even without meaning to be hurtful. It can... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:34:14 EST QoTW - What is your favorite quote? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61206396 Is there anything that inspires you? Encourages you to keep going? Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:41:17 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x61172959 Hello! I am knew to this "team" and I am not really sure how this all works. We just started to ttc. I am 37 overweight and type1 diabetic. So we have a lot riding against us. Wishing everyone the best of luck! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:10:18 EST May 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x61153129 . Tue, 7 Apr 2015 13:35:51 EST QoTW - Cloth Diapers or Disposable? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61153101 Question of the week for April 6-12, 2015 Tue, 7 Apr 2015 13:33:14 EST What to consider before visiting a nutritionist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x61087757 Next week, on the suggestion of my primary care doctor, I am going to visit a nutritionist for the first time. My primary care doctor recommended that I lose 60 pounds before trying to conceive, and thankfully my insurance plan covers 4 nutritionist visits a year. What should I consider before my visit? I am planning to bring two weeks worth of my Spark People nutritional tracker information (this week's tracker, when my eating hasn't been that great, and a week from last month, when I tried ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:25:08 EST Memorial Day Madness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x61086734 Thought I'd start a challenge group for any one that is interested, to get themselves ready for summer! I know BeAmazing did a wonderful job starting up the groups and setting up weekly milestones. <BR> <BR> Please list your top 3 goals and what you wish to accomplish weight-wise/workout wise by Memorial Day! <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:50:44 EST QoTW- Would you make your own? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61073252 Would you make your own baby food? Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:53:13 EST QoTW - Do you strength train? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x61009178 What are your favorite ways to strength train? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:29:24 EST QoTW - What is your favorite healthy recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60944596 Do you have a favorite healthy recipe? Please share with us! Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:48:58 EST April 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x60881010 . Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:18:25 EST QoTW - How would/did you announce your pregnancy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60881006 I'm sure we all have some creative ideas or stories for announcing a pregnancy. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:17:49 EST Worried About Going Off BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x60823767 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been on BC since I was 17. I got AF at 14 and had very irregular periods, mostly due to my weight I believe. However, when I did get them, I had terrible debilitating cramps which is what led to BC. I was prescribed Seasonique or Camrese by my GYN and have only been having 4 periods a year for the past 8 years. I'm wondering now that I've lost 90 pounds from my highest weight if my periods will be normal once I go off birth control. My husband and I are not TTC ye... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:45:34 EST QoTW - What myths have you heard? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60812916 What TTC myths or old wives tales have you heard of? Do you think they are true? Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:07:49 EST Anxiety Disorders and Pregnancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x60812430 Hello All! <BR> <BR> Anyone else out there suffer from a chronic anxiety disorder (GAD, OCD, Panic Attacks etc...). <BR> <BR> I myself have suffered with OCD and panic attacks for 11 years. I am currently doing very well with a combination of talk therapy, exposure-response prevention therapy and a low dose medication (Lexapro). <BR> <BR> Husband and I are going to start TTC in May and are struggling with some decisions about the best approach for ensuring I maintain the lowest level of... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:23:24 EST QoTW: What's your fitness goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60743524 Most of us are trying to lose weight to have healthier pregnancies, but what other goals do you have. Can't wait to run a 5K? Dreaming of wearing a bikini at the beach this summer? Just want to make it up several flights of stairs without getting winded? What's a personal fitness goal of yours? Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:05:25 EST Best month to get pregnant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60704435 I have been thinking about this a bit (not that you can plan perfectly), and there are a number of issues to consider: <BR> 1. Not being super big and pregnant in the summer (I was for #1 and it was not fun) <BR> 2. Timing it so the baby's birthday comes at a good time, not during Christmas or other holidays (baby #1 always has his birthday during Thanksgiving) <BR> 3. Size/age starting school - my boy will be one of the smallest because he is an October baby. <BR> <BR> SO... I figure since ... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:13:09 EST March 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x60676916 Good Luck! Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:47:16 EST QoTW - Feb 16 - 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60675254 Since it is spitting ice pellets at my house, I thought, man would I love to be somewhere warm! What would be a dream vacation for you? Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:18:50 EST Call the Midwife http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60641602 Have any of you watched this show on PBS? Or have you read the books? I found the books to be so interesting and I flew through them! Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:17:16 EST Hypnobabies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60638337 I attended the birth of my best friends baby girl November 2014. My friend, her husband and I used Hypnobabies as the means to control her discomfort throughout the labor and delivery process. She ended up having the natural labor and delivery she planned for and said Hypnobabies helped her tremendously throughout the whole process. <BR> <BR> My favorite part about the whole program was the emphasis on taking the fear out of childbirth. Even if I do end up using pain meds or an epidural duri... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:19:48 EST St. Patrick's Day March 17, 2015 CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x60637679 ST. PATRICK'S DAY CHALLENGE: MARCH 17, 2015 <BR> <BR> 1. Set mini and final weight goals and give yourself Spark Goodies as rewards each week for getting there! <BR> <BR> 2. Set healthy eating goals <BR> <BR> 3. Set workout goals <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>407</em> <em>437</em> <em>137</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>407</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> TEMPLATE FOR: Daily Weigh-in/Workouts/Daily Steps <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:40:18 EST QoTW: What's your favorite thing about your SO? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60606425 It's Valentine's week, so tell us what you love about your partner! <BR> <BR> Question of the Week for February 9th-15th, 2015. Mon, 9 Feb 2015 09:14:27 EST Feeling a little blue... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x60597016 Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I had to get this off my chest. <BR> <BR> This time last year I was 18 weeks pregnant and I was loving pregnancy. I had a great little bump, I was nesting, and I was taking progress selfies for my mom and grandma back in Wisconsin. <BR> <BR> This year I feel so empty and lost without my little pickle. I was looking at some of my bump photos this morning and getting pretty down. I wish I could be pregnant again and experience that same joy; I k... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 10:07:43 EST QoTW - How do you handle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60534181 How do you handle the inevitable question of when are you having kids? Or if you have a child, when are you having the next one? <BR> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 08:47:35 EST Trying Again for my "First" Baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x60504024 Hi y'all, <BR> <BR> My name is Kayte. Last year around this time I was expecting my first child. Unfortunately my son William was born still at 22 weeks and I've had a hell of a year since. I've gained a lot of weight since I initially got pregnant and so I've joined SP so I can lose 49 lbs before we try again. <BR> <BR> I thought I wanted to get pregnant immediately after the doctor gave me the all clear last summer but I'm glad that I've refrained from trying; I don't know that I could h... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:33:08 EST Monrning Sickness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60497880 I've got a bunch of questions for people who have been pregnant before and had morning sickness. How early did it come on? Were there triggers for it? Was it really just in the morning or did it happen throughout the day? I've been really nauseated on and off all afternoon and I'm wondering if its too early or if it would be possible to have pregnancy symptoms this early (test was negative this morning at 12 DPO)? If people could share there experiences with morning sickness that would be ver... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:16:13 EST Difficult Decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60493456 We would really like to have another child, but I am really nervous about whether I can cope with another one. <BR> <BR> My first son is sick (genetic condition that we didn't know we were carriers for, despite testing). It is difficult to manage his condition, and he takes a lot of time and extra care. He isn't as happy and doesn't have as much fun as a kid his age should (2yrs). It pains me to know that he is struggling. I often think that he would enjoy having a sibling, and I often w... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:17:40 EST Improvements! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x60475639 I don't want to seem like I'm hogging the spotlight or being boastful or anything like that, but this cycle there were some HUGE improvements, and DH really doesn't understand how momentous they are. I had to share with someone! Haha <BR> <BR> This is the first cycle since my surgery in May 2014 that I've gotten EWCM. I mentioned that in an earlier post, but really I was SO stoked about it and I still am! <BR> <BR> Then rather than having a 40 day cycle this month, it was only 35 days AN... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:18:04 EST QoTW: What's your dream job? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60460540 Question of the Week for January 26th - Feb 1st, 2015. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:27:07 EST What to do!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60428716 Hello! I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice? <BR> <BR> I am typically a huge planner... I have planned a trip to Bora Bora for April and I had planned on waiting until then to try and conceive. However, I have gone off BC and am now ready to start TTC. I don't know if I want to wait until then? In one way I think I should because I don't want anything to interrupt this trip for us, but at the same time I know it can take time to conceive and would like to start at least tryin... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:20:51 EST Valentine's Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x60420082 Hi Ladies <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I thought we could get our minds off obsessing about AF and OV and BFP for a fun challenge that everyone could enjoy. I am trying to get myself into exercising more, and I hope some of you will join me. <BR> <BR> CHALLNGE: <BR> 1. Set a realistic goal weight that you want to achieve for Valentine's Day (FEB 14) <BR> 2. Plan a reward for achieving it that will make you feel gorgeous <BR> 3. Plan a surprise romantic evening for fun with your SO that does... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:06:52 EST Ready to think about trying :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x60400235 My name is Elizabeth and my husband of 5 years and I have decided that we want to start a family in the next year or two. We are not forcing the issue and have no specific timeline in mind. We just know that we both need to be healthy so when the time to try comes, we are ready both physically and mentally. I have been a member of SparkPeople for many years and each year I reset my settings and start over. This year, with the decision we have made, starting SparkPeople again feels different. ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:41:15 EST Having a Boy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60396720 Hi, ladies! <BR> <BR> My husband and I are going to start trying to get pregnant in March. (Wouldn't it be nice if it happened right away?! We couldn't be so lucky!) <BR> <BR> We have an amazing daughter right now, and would really, REALLY like to have a boy next time. (Of course a healthy baby is our #1 priority, but we plan on stopping at 2 children, and the family name dies with my husband if we don't have a boy to carry it on.) <BR> <BR> Ultimately, I know it's the luck of the draw, bu... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:07:53 EST QoTW - Jan 19-Jan 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60385369 Do you have any furbabies in your home? What type and what is his/her/their names? Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:40:08 EST February 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x60352190 . Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:50:44 EST QoTW - What's on Your Bucket List? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60306270 It's a new year and we have many new members, so let's get to know each other! <BR> <BR> Question of the Week for January 12th-18th, 2015. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:48:13 EST QoTW - What's Your New Year's Resolution? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60222699 Question of the week for January 5th-11th, 2015 Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:55:15 EST Hi hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x60200152 Greetings, ladies! <BR> <BR> My name is Jenna. I'm 28, a graduate student, and proud mommy to a 7 1/2 year old girl. (That 1/2 year is VERY important, you know!) <BR> <BR> My husband and I were a little unprepared for our daughter. We had only been dating for 6 months when I got pregnant! We didn't intend for our children to be this far apart, but we wanted to be better prepared for #2. Now, finally, I'm graduating in March, and we're hoping to get pregnant around then. <BR> <BR> My weigh... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 15:39:16 EST NOT TTC (yet) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x60186515 Hello, <BR> <BR> I am looking for friends/buddies who are trying to lose BEFORE TTC. <BR> <BR> I would like to get pregnant this year with baby #2. My son is now 2 yrs old, and I am in my 30s, so I would like to be fit and healthy for #2 and do a better job with eating and exercise this time around. I gained 60lbs with my first, and I still have 20lbs hanging around with me, so I would like to get to my pre pregnancy weight or better before we TTC. I would also like to get into a good e... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:33:46 EST Cycle Getting Longer and Longer? Why?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60146879 Has anyone had experience with their cycle getting longer and longer? I was on birth control for 5 years before TTC and getting pregnant with my son. I gave birth 21 months ago and now me and my husband are starting to think seriously about baby number 2. So my cycle is of more importance and it suddenly seems to be lengthening. <BR> <BR> I have had my period back now for over a year and it was really on schedule every month. Then last month I kept waiting and waiting for it and it was m... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:18:50 EST TTC fears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x60095093 I've had baby fever since forever and with my 35th birthday lurking in the near future, I know it's time to TTC, however I'm also juggling this fear of getting pregnant before I lose more weight. <BR> <BR> I never want to regret waiting too long, but I have fears since I had preeclampsia with my son and was induced early. While I know preeclampsia can happen to anyone, I also do feel like having my weight down would reduce my chances. I gained 60 lbs with my son and I can't let that happen t... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:55:49 EST QoTW - It's Almost the New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60093265 This question may be up for longer than a week since I'll be gone all next week. <BR> <BR> What are you hoping for in the New Year? Anything you wish to accomplish in 2015? <BR> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:39:25 EST Anyone tell you TTC is "easy"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x60068965 I mentioned that DH and I are TTC to my best friend a while back, because I needed to have SOMEONE I could talk to about it and I didn't want to spoil the surprise for my mom and DH's mom. <BR> <BR> That seems to be backfiring though. My BFF has two children from unplanned pregnancies and has never had to really TRY to get pregnant. So along the way, as I've made comments about BBT charting, OPKs and all the rest, she's told me that she doesn't know why I bother with that, because all I h... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:35:54 EST QoTW - What have you tried/changed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x60039424 What have you changed in your life in order to get ready for TTC? Anything different you have tried while TTC? <BR> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:55:00 EST No Period Not Pregnant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x60010120 I started a fitness and nutrition plan to loss weight before starting a family. I have gone off the pill and been off for awhile. Periods have been normal. I really started working out consistently since end of October. That's also when had my last period. I've taken two tests but both are negative. We are not trying yet. Did this happen to anyone else when starting weight loss plan? Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:51:42 EST Favorite snacks that keep your diet on track? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x60001116 I measure out French onion Heluva dip (because I cannot be trusted with the entire container) and eat it with raw veggies; my current favs are cauliflower and celery. I find the dip fills the craving for something savory, while the cauliflower fills me up. <BR> <BR> What is your go-to snack right now? Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:52:47 EST January 2015 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x60001076 . Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:44:05 EST Can I get some opinions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59989109 Been taking my temps right on time every day since Ovulation (I was a little bit lax with it beforehand, for various reasons) and I'm seeing a BIG spike in temps this past week! <BR> <BR> Here's a link to my BBT chart: <link>i60.tinypic.com/taoj0k.png </link> <BR> <BR> When AF arrives, my temps are usually averaging 98.4°F. Since O, my temps have gradually moved all the way up to 98.9°F, which was today's temperature. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I don't think I have enough inf... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:52:54 EST Suggested Reading? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59972569 I'm a big reader and I always try to read up on anything that I'm trying for the first time. Since I plan on trying pregnancy for a first time :) I'm trying to read up on best practices and how to get my body in the best shape. I'm currently reading What to Expect Before You're Expecting. Definitely a good read. Has anyone found any other good reads for the pregnancy prep time? <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 19:39:49 EST QoTW - Holiday Traditions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59972382 Do you have any holiday traditions? Mon, 8 Dec 2014 19:17:34 EST QoTW - How long? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59919325 How long have you been TTC? Tue, 2 Dec 2014 19:39:18 EST Finally Letting Myself Have The Dream http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x59910534 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Erin, I'm 29, 5'8" and I weigh 286. I'm newly married to an amazing man, who lost 160 lbs. before we met. He's a great inspiration and the kind of man I always dreamed of marrying and starting a family with. That's just where we are, ready to start our family. <BR> <BR> I haven't been to any doctors for pregnancy counseling yet, but this is because I know I need to lose weight. 286 clearly isn't a healthy weight for me and not anywhere near where I would need ... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 21:55:44 EST Sore Lower Abdomen @ 6DPO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59898541 So today is (I *think*), 5/6 DPO, since I got positive OPK results on Nov 24th & 25th. No sustained rise in temps on my BBT since then -- and in fact I have two steep dips in temperature, followed by a couple days of slightly higher temps, which is confusing... <BR> <BR> Anyway, since everything I've read says to assume O within 24-36hrs of a positive OPK, that's what we're sticking with.... And today I woke up feeling very sore in the same place I usually get menstrual cramps. We didn't ... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:41:26 EST QoTW - What is your favorite TV show? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59857324 Just for fun! Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:21:30 EST Having Trouble http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x59814446 In Jan of this year I found out I was pregnant, 5 weeks later I miscarried. Up until that point I had lost 50 lbs down from my highest 326. I'm ashamed to say that we decided to go ahead and try to get pregnant and we tried for a week then decided we would wait and then wham pregnant, but I wasn't as happy as I thought I'd be cause I wanted to lose a bit more weight before the pregnancy. Well after I lost the baby I felt calm and at peace and went on to lose 15 more lbs by May but by that ... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:56:41 EST QoTW : What advice would you give? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59784886 For someone who is new to TTC, what one piece of advice would you suggest to them? Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:58:05 EST Share your weekly goals here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x59734865 Would it help everyone to have a place where they can share their goals with the board? Sometimes it can help us when we can put those goals out there to help us be more accountable. Feel free to use this space for your benefit! <BR> <BR> My weekly goal is to try to drink 8 cups of water a day (really hard for me!) <BR> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:21:16 EST December 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x59725732 Baby dust! Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:02:09 EST First Dr Visit for TTC issues Suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59725122 I called today to schedule an appointment with a new OBGYN to discuss TTC issues, and they had an opening tomorrow afternoon. We have been trying for a year and nothing. Are there questions to ask that I won't think of? I didn't think I would get an appointment so fast. Any ideas of what will be discussed or examined. I will not be having a pap as I had one last year and it was clear. Same medical group they are on the every 3 year structure unless there are issues. <BR> TIA - I'm a bit... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:56:33 EST QoTW: What are you thankful for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59719982 I know we have ladies from all over the world here, but in a few weeks, it will be Thanksgiving in the U.S. I thought I'd ask this question early :) What are you thankful for? Can be anything! Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:23:22 EST Keeping TTC a secret? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59714828 Hello, ladies! <BR> <BR> I'm going to try and avoid a long-winded post here. Haha <BR> <BR> As the last of my mother's 3 daughters to produce grandchildren for her (despite being the oldest daughter), she's really been pressuring me to start making babies. Rather than encourage me to start, what it's really doing is making me want to keep all of this a secret from her. <BR> <BR> Part of the reason is because I'm not sure I want my mother all up in my baby-making-business (lol), part is be... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 22:11:12 EST Exercise Check ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x59665006 Is anyone interested in checking in daily/weekly here regarding sticking to exercise. I'm not finding time to blog. I need help sticking to exercise. Any thoughts are welcome as to how to make it work. Tue, 4 Nov 2014 18:50:46 EST QoTW: What was the highlight of your day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59649280 Question of the Week for November 3-9, 2014. <BR> <BR> Both weight loss and TTC can be frustrating at times. I thought we could take a minute and focus on the positive by celebrating the small (or big!) victories in our days! Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:08:22 EST Temping irregularities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59612229 Has anyone had temps that are all over the place? I have been somewhat of a normal chart up until this month. The only difference is that I got a new thermometer. The new thermometer is the iBasal. I needed something that I could temp and read later. Husband schedules varies lates to earlies so to insure temping at the same time daily, I just take temp at 6 am every day and if I can go back to sleep I do. <BR> <BR> My old one was supposed to store the temps to read later but never did so... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:59:10 EST QoTW: What diets have you tried? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59579994 What worked for you? What didn't? Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:08:00 EST QoTW: Will you dress up for Halloween? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59521201 Question of the Week for October 20-26, 2014 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:24:26 EST QoTW: How do you do it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59444065 How do you remain positive while TTC? Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:28:16 EST November 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x59398869 Well with AF finally gone and the length of my cycles the earliest I could get a BFP is November. So who's gonna join me? Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:21:12 EST QoTW: Did you/will you tell people you're TTC? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59373681 Question of the Week for October 6-12, 2014. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 09:21:29 EST looking for accountability partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x59317909 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm 35 and have a 13 month old son. I'd like to lose the last 10lbs from the baby. We're thinking of trying for #2 soon. I need to get back in shape so to make my pregnancy easier, especially since I no longer have the luxury of just taking care of me! Anyone in the same boat? <BR> <BR> Pauline Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:05:15 EST Question of the Week 9-29-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59303707 Just for fun, do you do anything to prepare for fall? Decorations, costumes, parties? Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:16:30 EST Advice please, not sure what to do... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x59263143 OK so I was hoping to start TTC in June, then July, and finally got the go ahead from my doctor in August to start trying. Problem is, my hubby started a new job in August and doesn't want to start TTC yet. <BR> <BR> We sat down the other other night to talk about this, now he isn't sure if he wants kids. He used to tell me he wanted kids and if I wasn't onboard maybe we shouldn't be together, this was about 3 years ago. The other thing that has been driving me crazy is now that I'm off BC,... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:09:07 EST QoTW: What books on fertility did you read? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59260609 Up until now I've read: <BR> <BR> - FertilityFriend, "Charting Your Way To Conception" <BR> Free eBook, with the basics of charting. First book I read to prepare for TTC. <BR> <BR> - Alisa Vitti, "Womancode" <BR> Vitti has an interesting opinion on the link between food/lifestyle and your cycle, but she does not give all information a scientific basis. <BR> <BR> - Toni Weschler, "Taking Charge Of Your Fertility" <BR> THE big book of charting. Read it after 9 months of TTC/detailed chartin... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:10:17 EST QoTW: Epidural or Natural Birth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59231817 Question of the Week for September 22nd through 28th. <BR> <BR> Did you have or do you plan to have an epidural? Planning on going a more natural route? Home birth? Undecided? Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:13:27 EST Just saying Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x59174143 Hi, I'm Christy. I just celebrated my 3rd annual 29th birthday (31). <BR> Overall, I am blessed with a high metabolism and a petite build, so I'm naturally pretty slender. I am very grateful for that, don't get me wrong! But, looks are deceiving. I'm in terrible shape... I have very little muscle tone, low stamina, I drink tons of sugar, and I eat too much junk. At the moment, this is not an ideal habitat for a developing little guy or gal. <BR> 3 days before my birthday, I spent the day in ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:38:15 EST QOTW - After baby comes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59150798 Do you want family to assist you after you have a baby, or would you prefer to do it on your own first? <BR> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:02:30 EST QoTW: Do you plan on taking a "Babymoon"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59080108 So I keep hearing about couples going on "Babymoons" (like a honeymoon, or last trip before the baby is born). Do you plan on taking one? <BR> <BR> Question of the Week for September 8th-14th. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:27:51 EST October 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x59077149 I'm out for September and in for October. Cycle #11, AF due on Oct 3rd. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 05:11:57 EST You girls are the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59032852 I just want to thank you all for all of the support and love you show each other during your various stages of TTC. I think it's so great! I was on another website alot during the first part of this year and at first the people were supportive, but as more and more people leave, and new people come along, it's very different. They just ignore posts and make you feel like you don't matter. <BR> <BR> So I have backed off of that place, and enjoy spending time with you ladies. Thanks for makin... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 16:52:06 EST Trying to lose weight before pregnancy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x59021782 Hi All- <BR> <BR> My name is Amanda and I've been on and off sparkpeople for a couple of years. My husband and I want to start a family in the next few months! However, I need to lose 20 lbs before doing so. One reason is my type 1 diabetes and the other reason is that I have this issue where my hip presses on one of my nerves and it tends to get worse with weight gain! My BMI is a little high as well. <BR> <BR> So here I am re-commiting! My goal is try and lose around approx. 20 lbs in 3-4... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:02:45 EST QOTW - How many? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x59009952 How many children would you like to have? Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:19:27 EST QOTW: What's your favorite healthy meal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58946735 Question of the Week for August 25-31, 2014 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:10:50 EST 1st Doctor Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x58909979 I am just wondering if I need to bring anything to my first doctor appointment after getting BFP. The scheduler just said it was a confirmation appointment. I am assuming that means that are going to do blood work. Just wondering what I should expect!!!! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:13:43 EST QoTW - How do you motivate yourself to workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58878104 How do you keep pushing yourself? Love to hear what works for you! Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:42:28 EST September 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x58821688 . Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:41:51 EST QoTW: What's your favorite workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58806944 Question of the Week for August 11-17. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:39:42 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x58761399 Hello My name is Ronda and my husband and I are trying to have a baby. I know that I need to get in better health so I have started reading and working the Book The Daniel Plan. I had gastric bypass four years ago and worked real hard with that and lost 165 pounds and now I have started doing some bad habits again. I will not go back to that old weight I refuse!!! So now I want to get back on track and finish what I started. I look forward to meeting all of you and pray one day I can post I a... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:20:32 EST QoTW 8-5-14 thru 8-10-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58750645 How did you meet your significant other? <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:23:33 EST QoTW: How's Your Day Going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58672153 Question of the Week for July 28th-August 3rd <BR> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:01:05 EST Anyone using Glow (fertility app)? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58640843 Just a quick question: I use FertilityFriend, but just found Glow (app). Does anyone use that? If so, what do you think about it? Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:15:57 EST QoTW: Favorite Baby Names http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58604868 Question of the week for July 21st-27th. What are your favorite boy and girl baby names? Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:50:44 EST Too scared to try... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x58564867 Hi everyone. Right now I'm 33, 5'1" and 345 lbs. My primary physician has given me the go ahead to start trying. I haven't been to the gyno in almost 3 years. The last time I went to a 'women's clinic' (not ob/gyn) they strongly advised me not to get pregnant due to my weight. I have an appointment for an annual check and pre-conception counseling on 7/29 and I'm so scared of what they doctor might say. I've been married for 6 years now and we've been putting off TTC until we lose weight (he'... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:24:03 EST August 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x58532592 For those who may already be out for July or are just planning ahead to August! Good luck everyone! Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:14:29 EST ACNE while pregnant or TTC... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58513267 Hello ladies, <BR> Since I have been off of BC this last year I have had the worst acne of my life. I have tried everything OTC and nothing is working (my best effort has been Proactiv). I am finally going to the doctor to see if they can prescribe me any oral and/or topical antibiotics that are safe to use while TTC and when pregnant. <BR> <BR> After a bit of research these are the ones that I found are safe... <BR> <BR> CREAMS: erythromycin (Erygel), clindamycin (Cleocin T, Clindage... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:52:24 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x58495608 My name is Tahnee. My husband and I recently decided to try to have a baby. I've been told its "improbable but not impossible," for me to get pregnant and I figure losing some weight couldn't hurt. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:34:51 EST QoTW: Will you find out what you're having? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58472621 Do you plan on finding out the gender of your baby? Did you find out with other children? <BR> <BR> Question of the Week for July 7-13. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 21:09:40 EST OT QOTW - What are your plans for the 4th? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58394529 Share your 4th of July plans! Fireworks? Picnic? Stay inside? :) Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:14:38 EST Secondary Amenorrhea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x58388228 My last period was on Dec. 25th 2013. I have been exercising quite a bit and eating less than I used to since September 2013, which is likely why it's been MIA. I've lost about 64lbs. Went to the doctor and all my test results were normal and definitely not pregnant. I took 10mg tabs of medroxyprpgesterone (provera) 3 times a day for 10 days. It's been 12 days since I took the last dose and no period yet. I hope I just need to wait a couple more days... this stresses me out. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:22:10 EST QoTW: Do you use OPKs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58320771 If you do, what brand do you use? Do you find them helpful, confusing, a waste of money? If you don't, do you do anything else to predict ovulation? <BR> <BR> Question of the Week for June 23-29. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:24:04 EST QoTW: When to test? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58235215 Question of the week for June 16-22. When do you take a pregnancy test? Do you wait until your missed period or are you a POAS addict? Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:46:10 EST Almost time to try...prep questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x58162563 Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> I have about 3 weeks left before the hubby and I go for it. It has been 11 years since my last one, and I was wondering what new preparation things are they suggesting? I am LDS, so I don't drink, or do drugs, and consume VERY limited caffeine. <BR> Just talked to the psych and we have come up with a plan to be off all of my meds by July 5th=) <BR> SO what else am I missing? I have started charting, and we have a name, but that is it. <BR> <BR> Please help this old mo... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:51:53 EST QoTW: What is your favorite way to work out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58161727 Question of the Week for June 9-15. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:51:46 EST starting to try! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x58142730 Hi everyone! I joined this group a while back... but now it's official- I'm going off the birth control and we are gonna try to do this! I'm 32, been married for 5 years, and have been putting off having a baby since I've been in medical school and then pediatric residency. But I'm finishing residency (and so is my husband), so we will have much more manageable schedules and demands on our lives :) <BR> Anyway, I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was in high school (back when I was skinny), bec... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 18:23:04 EST QoTW: What is your favorite fertility app? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58082649 What app do you really like? What app did you try and not like? Do you use an app at all? Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:35:50 EST Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58082616 In an effort to see more participation in the group, I am going to try doing a question of the week every Monday. If you like this idea, or if you have questions to submit, let me know! Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:33:10 EST Guidance for infertility appointment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x58001267 Hey all! <BR> I am going to my doctor tomorrow to talk with her about by inability to conceive for a year now. My husband just provided his sperm sample last week so I am wondering what kind of tests I should ask about or request. I know they can check to see if my fallopian tubes have any blockages or I may be started on clomid. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any guidance? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Kat Mon, 26 May 2014 09:37:39 EST June 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x57859803 Starting this early, in case anyone is out for May already, or just planning to try in June. Wishing everyone baby dust! Tue, 13 May 2014 13:18:07 EST Selfishly weird case of denial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x57859308 So DH and I are not actively trying, but prevention has never been on the table since DD was born last year. That being said I miscarried a pregnancy I didn't know I had until it was already too late in January, so I know I can be pregnant at any point. I have had three cycles since then, but they have been anywhere from 30-56 days long. On my current cycle I am currently at day 39. My weight loss goal date is approaching (June 10th) and I have no intentions of stopping my weight loss journey... Tue, 13 May 2014 12:29:57 EST 6 Exercises That Prepare You for Pregnancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x57767432 I didn't know if you guys saw this Sparkpeople article on the front page. I found it very interesting! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp<BR>?post=6_exercises_that_prepare_your_bo<BR>dy_for_pregnancy Mon, 5 May 2014 14:50:06 EST Dealing with the waiting game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x57586482 We are going to start trying for baby number 1 in January 2015. I have just stopped taking my pill and my hormones are all over the place. I am constantly surrounded by other peoples children and having to wait to even start trying is making me miserable. I was wondering if anyone had any good tips for dealing with waiting either before TTC or when TTC before it happens? Thanks <em>41</em> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:04:38 EST May 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x57523310 . Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:50:00 EST Just for fun- What are your hobbies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x57521018 Just wanted to lighten the day today. What do you like to do in your free time? I really love to hike when the weather is nice. I also like to read books and magazines and play some computer games. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:07:22 EST Looking for active Sparkpeople friends :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x57394965 I'm due in September and looking for buddies who would like to take this pregnancy journey with me. <BR> <BR> I'm also looking for friends who are active on Sparkpeople on a daily or near daily basis. Most of my sparkfriends are hardly active on here anymore, so I find that I'm not motivated enough to sign on here everyday and keep myself going. Signing onto Sparkpeople every day before kept me more active, motivated and in check. I'd like to continue that with some Sparkfriends :) <BR> <BR... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:52:10 EST Maybe Baby #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x57343567 Hi everyone! <em>213</em> <BR> I'm Ali. I'm a wife and working mother of a 2 year old girl. DH and I decided last year that we would start trying around DD's 3rd birthday (in August). I was obese before and during my 1st pregnancy. Fortunately there were no complications and looking baby my OB wasn't too concerned and neither was I (it took me a few years to face it & get healthy!) <BR> <BR> This time around I'm much healthier. I went from obese to healthy last year and now I'm a ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:59:02 EST For anyone with infertility issues.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x57341335 Please come check out my group Fighting Infertility! All are invited to join, if you know someone else who might be interested please feel free to invite them as well. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:29:29 EST Infertility Treatments and Reproductive Endocrinol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x57172694 Just wanted to see if any of my fellow Sparkers are currently seeing an RE for IF treatments. My husband and I are currently in 'treatment' and I'm getting excited. It's nice to have some answers to questions and to have some hope once again. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:25:49 EST Exercise During Pregnancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x57170499 I know that I should continue to exercise during pregnancy, but I have this huge fear that I will somehow mess things up. Before we knew we were pregnant, I had started getting back into running, but was only up to Week 3 of C25K. I was planning on running a race in May. Now I'm not sure what I should do training-wise. <BR> <BR> Have any of you had any good advice about what level of exercise is appropriate? What are you guys doing to stay fit and healthy? Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:26:58 EST newbie !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x57149346 Hey Everyone! <BR> My name is Kaiyla, I've recently joined this group because lately all I can think about is babies!!!! ( I think we all know the feeling! lol ) I have been married for just about a year and have not tried to conceive yet due to wanting to be at a healthier weight before conception! :P Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:12:33 EST April Hopefuls 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x57146819 Good luck to all our April hopefuls! Hope to see many BFPs Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:49:04 EST Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x57117455 Hi everyone, my name is Shannon and its been awhile since I've been on SP. I've been married for 3.5 years and we're exploring our options of parenting in the near future. I have my heart set on international adoption first, husband is still convinced we should have biological kids then adopt. If I'm being completely honest having a baby is terrifying because of what it will do to my body physically- gaining weight/food cravings/lack of energy...I already have those issues and I'm not even pr... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:37:24 EST July 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x57030704 Is it too early to start a July group? <BR> <BR> Is anyone planning this far ahead with me? I'd like to lose 25-30 lbs before getting pregnant and I think that this will give me enough time to meet my goal. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:48:27 EST Pair Up With a Friend Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x57008487 I know we are all looking for help and support in meeting our health and pregnancy goals. I am hoping that anyone searching for a Spark Friend can do so here! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 22:32:10 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x57007373 Hello everyone! My name is Jessica. I am 26 years old and have been married 8 months. I am trying to loose 50 pounds and would like to loose at least 40 before I start ttc. The risks of being obese and pregnant scare me and I am sick of being overweight anyway. I do not want to be in bad health when I am pregnant because I am too big of a weight. I want to be healthy for me and my future baby. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 20:57:31 EST hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x56895791 I've been struggling with weight ever since I quit smoking which was 6 years ago. I have gained 80 lbs since then and feel terrible for it. Emotionally and physically this gain has taken a huge toll on my self-esteem and has started causing depression. This past year, my husband and I got married and I feel like I binge ate through the whole engagement. I'm heavier than ever but now that we are finally married we want to talk about having kids. I have a hard time admitting that I don't k... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:09:06 EST Hello Spark Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x56860764 HI guys! My name is Emily, I just turned 25 years old and have been married to my husband now for over 2 years. We grew up together, since elementary school, and now we are trying to have a baby of our own! I am trying to lose about 50-60 more lbs before I start "actively" trying again. I have PCOS and a pituitary prolactinoma which makes ovulating difficult, but I am on medication which has been helping so far. My RE told me that losing weight will make a tremendous difference in achiev... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:33:34 EST LOSE 15LBS BEFORE PREGNANCY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x56780337 The time has come!! This is the time to get my body in the best shape possible for pregnancy. I have a lower back problem, so I must lose no less than 15 pounds to try to lessen the strain while pregnant. The heavier I am, the more strain, so I just want to do everything within my power to strengthen my body so that I can be as active as possible and enjoy my pregnancy. <BR> <BR> I will start with getting myself back on track with eating small meals throughout the day. <BR> <BR> I'm ... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 01:39:05 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x56763123 Hi, everyone! This is my attempt to get as fit as possible before my hubby and I get pregnant. We've previously had two miscarriages related to a blood clotting issue, so we're hoping the third time is the charm :) We are currently "trying" so any weight I lose can only help us to get pregnant faster! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:24:59 EST March 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x56749746 . Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:34:10 EST Unexpectedly Expecting! :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x56562062 Hi everyone, I'm Sarah! I'm so happy to have found this team! My husband and I just found out that I'm (unexpectedly) expecting our first child! Two weeks along! Would love any tips and advice I can get! Especially in terms of health & fitness for me and my baby! Thanks so much everyone! Glad to be a part of the team! <em>187</em> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:27:25 EST Acupuncture and Fertility http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x56523442 Hey Ladies, <BR> <BR> I got a massage on Friday and was talking to my RMT about my miscarriage in December - she recommended I get in contact with her friend who is an acupuncturist specializing in fertility. Has anyone used acupuncture for this purpose or knows of someone who has? This Thursday will be six weeks since my D&C and still no sign of AF. :( I am planning to call the acupuncturist tmrw about setting up a consultation appointment. Maybe she could help get my cycle back to normal? ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:30:17 EST February 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x56472598 . Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:39:09 EST What motivates YOU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x56441747 Traiing for a 5K? Hoping to fit into those skinny jeans? Picturing a healthy pregnancy? What motivates you to make positive changes? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:24:12 EST What did YOU do today to be healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x56441725 Let's celebrate all the big (and little!) things we are doing to be healthier! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:22:07 EST Need Suggestions - Monthly Challenges/Team Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x56441670 Hello everyone. I would love to have some monthly challenges and team goals for this team, but I would love to hear from team members what you would like to see. What motivates you? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:16:41 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x56346839 Hello everyone. I am not new to this team, but I am one of your new team leaders. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for the last 20 months and this team has meant so much to me when I had questions, needed to vent or just needed some support. I hope you will let me know what I can do for you all to help this team. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to message me or give suggestions for things you would like to see. I hope that each and every one of us will be successful in our effort... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:20:35 EST Where to begin.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x56345813 I took over this team which great intentions but must apologize. Soon after I took over, I found out I was pregnant with twins. I tried to get others to take over but unfortunately that didn't happen. With that being said, I ended up with quite a pregnancy. Twins of course is a high risk pregnancy and we had other issues. This landed me with weekly appointments. At 26 weeks my water broke!!!! I ended up in the hospital and was given quite a bit of meds. I was able to last 33 days after my wat... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:07:35 EST Is it OK to lose weight while pregnant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x56235942 My husband and I are TTC right now, but I know I need to lose weight to be healthy and will probably have a better chance of getting pregnant. <BR> <BR> However can you lose weight during pregnancy (a small amount) and still be safe for the baby? <BR> <BR> For example if I am eating healthy and keeping up with moderate exercise while pregnant....possibly I could still lose some weight in the early part of pregnancy? Sun, 5 Jan 2014 23:04:23 EST January 2014 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x56178845 Here's to a great new year filled with blessings! :) <BR> I'm 8dpo & looking forward to testing in a few days. We have been trying for three months since our second miscarriage (13 cycles total since July 2012). <BR> I wish you all the very best! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:39:19 EST Hi from PA!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x56172452 Hi, my name is Missy, and I am re-joining spark people after a long break. My husband and I plan on trying to start to conceive this summer, and I want to try and lose some weight and get healthier before that. I am currently working on master's of nursing/Adult Nurse Practitioner, which I will complete in August 2014!! 2013 was a hard year for me, just being in school was hard enough, but grandfather also got very sick, ended up on hospice care and passed away in September. We also just ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:13:37 EST Conception before you planned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x55956106 Hey! How many of you have gotten pregnant before you reached your goal weight? What changes did you make to your diet and exercise plan to support your baby's health? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:15:54 EST New Here, Prepping for TTC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x55854003 I have a 2 year old son and have some major baby fever. I gained 60 pounds with him and had to be induced because of high blood pressure. I lost and then regained most of the weight and so I want to lose it again before TTC the next one. Excited to meet more people in the same boat! Tue, 3 Dec 2013 16:46:58 EST December Hopefuls 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x55824462 Can't believe it's December! Here we go again. Good luck everyone! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 11:11:47 EST Pregnancy Exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x55773197 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> My husband and I are TTC (no luck yet, stupid PCOS) and to help with weight loss I've taken up running. I don't want to completely drop it if/when I become pregnant. Some of my pregnant friends' doctors said it's okay to keep up as long as it's comfortable and not to push too hard, while others have said completely abandon it once a test comes back positive. Obviously it depends on the person, but what do you guys think? I don't run long distances, but I don't think... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:18:28 EST Implantation nausea? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x55745015 Has anyone experienced nausea at implantation? Today I got really nauseous and dizzy in the shower. About 30 minutes later I felt a sharp pain for less than 10 seconds in the middle of my lower abdomen. Right now would be about the time of implantation. My nausea lasted for a few hours but has since mostly gone away. I have a pretty strong stomach and I am never nauseous unless I'm actually sick. This doesn't feel like an illness though and has mostly gone away. I have looked online an... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:36:20 EST When did you seek help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x55678039 Husband I have been trying for nine months with no luck. I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and have had two surgeries to remove implants (both surgeries were over ten years ago). I'm 33 years old and will be 34 in January. I don't want to wait much longer to go see a doctor because of my history, but I'm really scared to see a doctor. I am afraid of what I might hear .... <BR> <BR> Has anyone else been in the same boat as me? <BR> What happens when you decide to take the step ... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:14:09 EST Sparkpeople for pregnancy tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x55621604 Hello everyone, Iv used sparkpeople for a few yrs now and am expecting my 2nd child. I was wondering if any of you have continued to track your food/exercise on this site instead of switching over. I tried Babyfit and it seems dead there Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:56:50 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x55620808 Hey everyone! I'm glad to be newly apart of this group. I just started my workout process as well as SparkPeople 2 weeks ago. I am married (5 years) and have a 12 1/2 month old son. We husband and I are preparing to start trying for another baby. With my first baby, it took us 10 months of trying to finally conceive. I certainly hope it doesn't take as long this time. I still have some baby weight on me, and I'm trying to lose weight while we're trying so that there's less that I have to lose... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:50:58 EST November 2013 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x55551768 Thought I would get this ball rolling.. <BR> <BR> 5DPO with great timing. We shall see. Hopefully this cycle is more normal (for me at least) than the last. <BR> <BR> Fingers crossed to all who are hopeful along with me! Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:17:04 EST Reintroducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x55515620 Hi. So I'm not new but I wanted to reintroduce myself. I'm Kristy. I'm 33 yrs old & my husband & I are trying to conceive our first child. I know I need to work on loosing weight & being healthier for myself & any future children. I'm a little sad today because my ob/gyn said she really thinks I should work on loosing weight before getting pregnant. She is a very sweet lady & I totally expected her to say that but it still doesn't feel good to hear. :) I am choosing today to get back involved... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 17:09:16 EST November 2013 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x55487057 I'm in Sat, 2 Nov 2013 11:45:48 EST medications while pregnant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x55483049 Hello, <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone has stayed on a medication for anxiety while TTC and during pregnancy. I have been trying to stop my meds completely as a "trial", but this did not go well. I am getting mixed reviews from people on danger for the baby versus danger for myself. As one doc put it, if you had epilepsy I wouldn't tell you to go off your meds even though it would be better for the baby. So right now I am just trying to manage on the lowest dosage my body and mind can h... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 00:53:08 EST Needing Support and Hopefully a Buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x55336972 Hi all! I have very recently had a miscarriage at 11 weeks after getting pregnant with my first ever baby. I lost about 45 pounds two years ago, was maintaining at a great place for me for nearly a year, but since the miscarriage have gained about 10 pounds mostly due to stress and lack to motivation. We will be trying for a baby again in late November-December but I would love to have a buddy during this time who maybe is in a similar situation (or just needs support and would like to give s... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 06:13:05 EST Need a buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x55250138 Hey. I am new to the team. I have been on sparkpeople for some though. The hubby and I are planning to TTC in late winter-early spring. In the meantime, I am working on getting ready. I am looking for anyone who would like to be a buddy and share support. Thanks! <em>524</em> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:52:33 EST October 2013 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x55073520 Good luck to all those trying in October! Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:45:41 EST My story.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x55031815 Hello y'all! <BR> <BR> I hope you all are having a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Just a few words to introduce myself and let you know about my personal journey... <BR> <BR> I'm a 31yo currently living in Cincinnati OH with the greatest husband possible and a beautiful 18 month old baby boy. I know a lot of people here may have trouble conceiving .. and for me to say I have an 18 month old baby may be hard to read for some folks. I remember how hard it was for me when I was trying to conceive ... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:36:16 EST What is a good weight to be at? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x55026889 I'm hoping my hubby and I can begin trying in a few months. What I'm curious to know if what is a good weight goal to begin trying? Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:16:11 EST Loving Motherhood, Want ANOTHER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x54741071 Hey there! <BR> <BR> I'm Amanda and I'm new to the SparkTeam as well as SparkPeople! I'm 21 years old, married to a wonderful man and have a GORGEOUS baby girl named Sara Elizabeth. :) Sara is only 7 months old, but pretty much since she was born, I've been all excited to have another one. Being pregnant was amazing, and I was blessed with a labor and delivery that every woman dreams of. I can't wait to have that again!! <BR> When I was pregnant, I went from 137 pounds to 187 poun... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 15:23:16 EST TTC Checklist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x54738230 I found the following information on http://www.ovulation-calculator.com/ and wanted to share. <BR> <BR> The TTC-checklist is based on two principles: understanding your own body - its cycles and fertility rhythms - and maximizing your fertility health. <BR> <BR> -Get Healthy! Health and Diet are Critical to Fertility <BR> Sound health is the foundation of the fertility checklist. Excess body fat can lead to an overproduction of certain hormones - causing irregularities in your cycle, decre... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:55:49 EST Offering Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x54716137 I suppose that I probably shouldn't be in this group anymore but I want to offer support for all of you lovely ladies who are trying to conceive. <BR> <BR> Having a baby, something that seems so simple, was the hardest thing I ever did. Harder than losing weight. I struggled with it for 2 years. Well, I shouldn't say that "I" struggled. WE struggled. It was stressful and at times heartbreaking. That didn't end when I finally did end up getting pregnant. First there was an ectopic and... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:58:11 EST September Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x54698790 Who's trying in September? <BR> <BR> Posting early so I don't forget this time ;) Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:25:00 EST Time to take out the IUD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x54632040 I'm curious to know from anyone who has had an IUD taken out on what to expect as far as pain is concerned. Luckily I have 6 months until I have to take it out, but I'm meeting with my doctor next week, and I want to be somewhat prepared with questions for her. Any thoughts or opinions? Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:49:59 EST 30 day challenge! (Aug. 21-Sept. 19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x54600134 Starting another 30-day challenge tomorrow! We'll weigh in weekly (because of starting tomorrow, the dates will read Wednesday, ending on a Thursday—you are welcome to weigh whatever day you choose) and check in for encouragement, venting, celebrating, etc. throughout the 30 days! <BR> <BR> Starting weight: <BR> August 28: <BR> September 4: <BR> September 11: <BR> September 19: <BR> Goal weight: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:12:50 EST Infertility, how to keep myself from falling apart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x54592645 I'm really really having a hard time. I have been TTC since July 2012. I starting seeing an infertility specialist last month. Each appointment gets harder. I almost feel like his treatment is too aggressive and it's taking it's toll on me. I'm ready to throw in the towel and just give up on having a baby. I started on 50mg Clomid and it didn't work. I did 100mg Clomid and two eggs started maturing. He wanted those follicles to have an extra chance so he put me on 4 days of Gonal F. ... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:13:31 EST Hi, my name is Jessica :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x54535091 Hi! My name is Jessica. I'm 27 and have been married to my husband for almost 7 years. He's currently deployed in Afghanistan and we are plan to start trying to conceive when he gets back. We are both VERY excited to start this new chapter of our lives...we've been waiting a long time! <BR> <BR> I really want to get healthier for myself and our future baby. I'm hoping to find a buddy I can check in with to keep me motivated and on track. If anyone is interested, feel free to message me :) Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:38:43 EST my story... molar pregnancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x54511910 Greetings I am back and ready to lose these pounds. I had signed up for sparkpeople before but I got pregnant. I found out I was pregnant December 1st. My husband and myself were so happy. We went for our 7 week appointment everything great. However we went to hear the heartbeat at 12 weeks and there was no heartbeat they did so many different test and procedures to hear the test. They came to the conclusion that I had a molar pregnancy. On January 25th I went to the hospital to have my D&C. ... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:26:58 EST My story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x54508959 In June of this year I found out that I was pregnant. I was having some pain in my lower right belly and back and just thought it was constipation. But after having a bowel movement and realizing that I was spotting but not starting my period and the pain persisted for 3 days, I went to my doctor. Even though I had a IUD in place, I had gotten pregnant! This was my first pregnancy and we were definately not trying. My PCP made a same day appointment with a OBGYN for me. I had a ultrasound and... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:15:48 EST Fit & Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x54440916 Hi everyone! My husband & I are getting healthy and fit cause we definitely want to start a family soon :). Spark people has been by far the best site! - Ruth Thu, 8 Aug 2013 01:33:08 EST Late ovulation after stopping clomid? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x54418532 Okay, so I took clomid last month and skipped it this month. I had 6 years of amenorrhea (no period) and it finally came back after eating more and gaining heaps of weight. So, the first cycle with my period I took clomid (I had tried clomid before to jumpstart my cycle but it didnt work). I ovulated but didn't get pregnant. I decided to give my body a shot at figuring it out and now I'm on CD 19 and no signs of O. My OPKs are not getting darker either so it doesn't seem like it's right aroun... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 10:42:43 EST Any Clomid Buddies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x54362777 I have been TTC for over a year now. I finally saw a doctor at the infertility clinic. He doesn't think clomid will work for me. I have low estrogen and am not getting periods. He only gave me a 10% chance of it working, but the alternative is injections. They are really expensive. DH says he is willing to do that and pay the money for it but we want to try something cheaper and easier first. <BR> I started clomid on 7/26 and will go in for a u/s on 8/6. I really don't think the me... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 01:30:07 EST Going to start trying soon. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x54333201 Hello all, I haven't been as active in this forum as I would like but wanted to share that I went to the doctor today to talk about getting pregnant. Next week the IUD comes out. I was hoping to weigh less first but we are going to try. We've been talking about it for a few years and I just turned 31 and we are ready. We are "attempting" to time it so that I would hopefully get pregnant in the spring (after April) or summer next year (I am an accountant) though I'm not sure how that will g... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:45:19 EST August 2013 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x54324008 . Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:24:21 EST Exercises to help prepare for pregnanc /labour? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x54318353 I was wondering if anyone had come across any resources with good information on exercises that are known to be good preparing your body for pregnancy and/or labour? Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:22:05 EST half-marathon training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x54215007 hey ladies, <BR> <BR> I just signed up for a half-marathon 10 weeks from now. (I have run a few marathons in the past.) Pants were getting tight (again) and I find that having a race goal can be a great thing to help me focus. Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:40:01 EST Hi! I'm Stephanie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x54214428 Hi, my name is Stephanie. I am 30 and finally finishing up my last year of nursing school. I am 5'5 and currently just over 200 pounds. My goal is to get down to 135 pounds by May of next year. 65 pounds to go... no small task. <BR> <BR> After I graduate my boyfriend and I would like to get married and start a family. I know that my pregnancy will be lower risk if I am healthy. I would really like to have an at-home birth, which is only possible if the pregnancy is considered low risk. <BR>... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:40:49 EST 30 day, 10 pounds challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x54204605 Posting this here since the discussion came out of the monthly hopeful thread for July. We're beginning a 30-day challenge tomorrow to lose 10 pounds (or as close as we can come through treating ourselves right!). <BR> Tomorrow (July 21) we will weigh in. And hopefully on August 19, we'll be well on our way to being even more fit and fabulous <BR> <BR> This is the place for check-ins, panic, and encouragement. Let the challenge begin (you know, tomorrow)! Sat, 20 Jul 2013 21:30:04 EST I just don't know where to turn anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x54178999 I'm having a hard time. I never thought I would be dealing with infertility, but I am. In fact I even saw an infertility doctor for the first time yesterday. He gave me options, but I just don't know what to do! I'm so stressed and sad about everything. I have had labs done and I'm not making any estrogen which would explain why I'm not getting my periods at all. I don't bleed at all and my body doesn't experience any kind of changes month to month. I told him that I exercise every sin... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:58:50 EST Loved "Business of Being Born" anyone else watch? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x54122488 Ever since I watched "The Business of Being Born" I cannot get enough information. I'm a bit of a research fanatic and was curious about anyone's thoughts or information they found helpful about having a healthy, natural pregnancy and baby. Just curious if anyone else was researching or planning a home birth or a birth at a free standing birth center. <BR> <BR> (Disclaimer: I am not pregnant, but I love to have a plan of action. I like the idea of enjoying my pregnancy calmly without stressi... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:23:16 EST Challenge July 8th- August 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x54041054 Motivation Monday: Give 2 people on our team motivation via a spark goodie, comment on their page, comment on their blog, or send them a message today. Worth 15 points. <BR> <BR> Tracking Tuesday: Track everything you eat today. Worth 15 points. <BR> <BR> Workout Wednesday: Do a cardio workout for at least 30 minutes today. Worth 15 points. Do a strength workout for 15 minutes today too! Worth 5 points. <BR> <BR> Thirsty Thursday: Drink at least 8 cups of water today. Worth 10 points. ... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 23:16:12 EST Aiming for a streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x54035702 I had a solid good day yesterday. Ate within my calorie AND nutrient ranges and made sure I drank plenty of water. This is huge for me, as post-miscarriage (if one can say that, I'm still spotting/light bleeding and may still have to pass the gestational sac) has been a struggle. Cooking just wasn't happening -- even on the days I desperately wanted to take back control of my health. <BR> <BR> But I had a good day yesterday AND meal planned for the week. Already cooked chicken to use in rec... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 15:21:26 EST Need advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x54027771 I'm late this month, but the test is telling me negative, so I'm waiting to take more tests. I believe I may be pregnant. Although I'm eating well & still doing cardio, I'm not sure what is okay or not okay if infact I am pregnant. I wanted to not only do the cardio, but core strength training etc. I need advice on this topic, please :) (I've had a miscarriage in the past & am overly concerned about doing anything to cause a 2nd one...) Sat, 6 Jul 2013 21:51:07 EST starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x54021263 I've just sort of let myself be during this month of miscarriage. Now that the bleeding is finally stopping it is time to get myself back into good habits -- and drop this miscarriage weight (didn't gain during the pregnancy, but am weighing about 10 pounds up now . . . please let some be water!) plus some. I'm estimating about 2.5 months before we can try again (estimate of 4-6 weeks before my period comes back, then waiting a full cycle). It would be great if I weighed less at the beginning... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 09:52:00 EST July 2013 Hopefuls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x53965908 Can't believe it's July already, but here we go! <BR> <BR> 3DPO here and hoping that July will be our month. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 21:39:20 EST Today I can do _________ because I am NOT pregnant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x53963380 As we are preparing or trying to conceive, the wait can be long and sometimes we lose hope. With that being said, it is important to realize what we can still do because we are not pregnant. This can be absolutely anything! I look forward to hearing your answers! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:59:10 EST Question of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x53957881 There is a post like this on the other team I am active with so I thought I would add one to this forum. Anyone can ask a daily question provided there isn't one already asked. I like it because it can bring up topics that don't always come up and help us as a team know each other better. <BR> <BR> So First Question Its July 1st What are your goals for the Month? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:11:21 EST Iiikk!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53789991 I can't believe that my waist line is 116 cm.....no wonder my clous is thigh...:/// <BR> Well,I have always risisted to have a full length mirro in my house,now I think I need one so I can see if I go down or up.It is no good to mound a but it,it is my one fault for not taking care of my self.So my dayeri is out to mark when and where to do toning and cario exersise. <BR> I have a pitcher in my hed of being in hospital bed with diabetis and hart porblem....Sceary....So now it is time to pull ... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:36:59 EST Introducing Myself :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53751270 My name is Tabitha. I started on spark people in 2011 and never did anything on it. So I am officially starting today. I have been trying to get pregnant for about 19 months now. I am not positive if my weight has anything to do with me not getting pregnant yet but I want to lose weight and learn a healthy life style so when I do get pregnant I can pass that on to my children. I have struggled with weight my entire life and I really don't know any different. I am hopeful that with some succes... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 09:33:04 EST Back Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53734369 Hi All! <BR> <BR> I had my first baby in Feb 2012. I finally lost the last of the 44 pounds that I gained and now I'm working towards being in even better shape than I was before my first pregnancy. I ended up with preeclampsia and it freaks me out thinking about having it again with my next pregnancy. I've lost 12 pounds since January and now I plan on losing another 10 by August 31. It's my goal and I really want it to happen! I'm running 2 5k's in August as well. <BR> <BR> Good luck eve... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:22:59 EST Did You Huddle Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x53718363 I absolutely believe that huddling with your team is a wonderful way for all of us to stay in check with each other, motivated, and be inspired. I am encouraging each and every one of you to huddle with our team daily! It can be a huddle about anything! Therefore, did you huddle with us today??? <BR> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:08:19 EST Let's Inspire & Motivate Each Other! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x53718350 We all know how important inspiration and motivation are. And let's face it...sometimes we lack it! We, ourselves, are wonderful resources to others who may need some inspiration and motivation. Please post and ask if you are someone who is needed a little more inspiration or motivation. And I encourage each and every one of you to inspire or motivate someone from our team in any way that you choose. This could be a message, a comment on their page, a comment on their status, a comment on the... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:07:25 EST Let's Inspire and Motivate Each Other! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x53716811 We all know how important inspiration and motivation are. And let's face it...sometimes we lack it! We, ourselves, are wonderful resources to others who may need some inspiration and motivation. Please post and ask if you are someone who is needed a little more inspiration or motivation. And I encourage each and every one of you to inspire or motivate someone from our team in any way that you choose. This could be a message, a comment on their page, a comment on their status, a comment on the... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:46:24 EST Did You Huddle Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x53716717 I absolutely believe that huddling with your team is a wonderful way for all of us to stay in check with each other, motivated, and be inspired. I am encouraging each and every one of you to huddle with our team daily! It can be a huddle about anything! Therefore, did you huddle with us today??? Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:37:26 EST What's Do You Feel is the Most Important? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x53716641 Of course there are MANY important things to do before trying to conceive. What do you feel is the most important thing for you to do personally before you conceive? Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:29:33 EST Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x53716399 I absolutely love a good quote to put things in perspective and keep things positive! This is a place to share all the wonderful quotes we live by or find with others! :) Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:03:22 EST Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8747x952x53716356 I absolutely love a good quote to put things in perspective and keep things positive! This is a place to share all the wonderful quotes we live by or find with others! :) Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:58:49 EST Introduce Yourself to the Team HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53716324 Hello! <BR> <BR> I am glad that you have come to be part of our Getting Fit for Baby team! <BR> <BR> We would love to know more about you so we can get to know you! Tell us as little or as much as you would like to share! <BR> <BR> My name is Nicki and I am the leader of this team. I am 25 years old and have been married for just over 10 months to my amazing husband. I am a 4 year old kindergarten teacher and I truly love what I do. We currently don't have any chidlren but we do have a pu... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:56:31 EST New Leader! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x53710778 Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm sooooo very excited to be the leader for this team! I have never been a leader but I can't wait to learn the ropes! <BR> <BR> This is a team I'm very passionate about! I'm getting fit before baby myself! <BR> <BR> My name is Nicki and I'm 25 years old. I've been married to my amazing husband for just over 10 months. We are on the infertility path for our children but none the less, I'm trying to get fit first!!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know each of you... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:30:17 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53678576 I'm Steph, I'm 25 and new here. I just recently finished graduate school and am on the hunt for a career. I recently decided that I'm going to start planning for a baby in a few years and enlisted the help of one of my best friends (who is gay), so it's going to be a while, but there are a lot of things I would like to get in order beforehand, including my weight and my lifestyle (among other things). I've struggled with it all my life and I want to change and develop healthier habits I pl... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 02:34:18 EST Step/Foster Mom Getting Healthy for Future Kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53588815 I'm looking to become the fit, active and healthy mom that I always wished my mom was. I grew up with a morbidly obese mom who loves me dearly but taught me really unhealthy habits around food and fitness that have taken a long time to A) become aware of and B) try to break. I'm looking to get healthy and be able to pass on those healthy habits and behaviors to all the kids I come into contact with. <BR> <BR> I'm a step-mom to 2 beautiful and talented teenage girls... AP 19 and LP 17 years o... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:55:18 EST June Hopefuls - 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19548x952x53577824 Thought I'd get this month started since I'm a June hopeful. Not very hopeful, actually since timing was bad this month, but oh well. It sucks, though, because I found out May wasn't our month on Mother's Day and AF is due on Father's Day due to my calculations! <BR> <BR> Anyway, good luck to everyone! Hope to see many BFPs! Sun, 2 Jun 2013 19:29:08 EST Yasmeen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53569081 Hi,I'm 41 and are in the prosess off looking weigth.But i fine it hard to stat on track,I'm a nurse and work shift and as it is known we always has chocolat and biscuits witch we Get for Good work from gratfull patent.I fine it hard to stat motevaited and focusd on my target,it is to loos 15kg and Get healtyer.I also are looking for help to fine out a way to manage my fibromyagi and fathig syndrom and maby to bist my fertiliety as well.Is there any one out there that have any tips???I will be... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 07:19:10 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53556502 My name is Anna, I am 28. Working as a CPA at home. I have lovely stepdaughter at her 8 and loving partner. We are living together with my daddy in Bury village Tottington. <BR> <BR> I have lost 25kg over the last year, now I think I have an ectopic pregnancy and to get over all that - I want to concentrate on my health. <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 06:11:27 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53522657 Good morning ladies! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself since I just joined this board. I am a 30-year-old married woman living in Iowa and the proud mama of a wonderful 17-month-old daughter. <BR> <BR> I want a second child, but I had a lot of weight-related problems during my pregnancy. While I have much more than that to lose, I am hoping to lose about 30 pounds so I can begin the process of trying to get pregnant. I had blood pressure problems that led to a lot of extra ti... Wed, 29 May 2013 12:12:19 EST Babyfit.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x53417785 Do any of you know if you are able to link your SP account with your Baby Fit account? I just created a page on Baby Fit but use the app on my phone to track for SP. Can I still use the same app? Mon, 20 May 2013 21:16:49 EST New but not new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53335679 Hello all! I'm new to this page, but not to TTC or Sparkpeople. A little about me: My husband is in the Air Force. Gotta love a man in uniform! ;) Anywho, we've been married 3 years in June. We've been blessed with a radiant daughter who will be 2 this year. She melts my heart! We also have an angel baby that went to be held by Jesus this past September. We'd love to have another baby, so we aren't preventing right now, but we aren't obsessing either. Right now I'm focusing on getting healthy... Mon, 13 May 2013 22:40:30 EST Struggling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x53237589 I'm struggling! I started out really good and strong and did very well but I have been over my calories 6 days in a row now! :( I need some good motivation, more accountability, and a good kick in the butt to get back on track! Mon, 6 May 2013 07:32:42 EST Pregnancy vs. PMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x952x53216231 Ok, so I am about 8 days from my period. My DH and I have been trying to conceive. I am seven days past ovulation and I have bloated abdomen, sore breasts that are larger. I also have a weight gain even though I have been watching. <BR> <BR> The sore breasts feel different than PMS, but it might be wishful thinking. <BR> <BR> What do you ladies think? <BR> Thanks! Sat, 4 May 2013 11:10:59 EST New to the team and to sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x952x53212642 Hello! I just joined SparkPeople a few days ago, and joined this team just now! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to TTC for the first time in 2014, but want to lose weight and be more healthy before I start that journey. So this looks like a good place for me to be :) <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to learn a few things as I'm poking around, and am happy to meet other people with similar goals in mind! Sat, 4 May 2013 01:18:41 EST un motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8748x952x53206219 well i was getting fit for the reason of this group.. and well he wants to wait more, because hes not "ready" so i lost a lot of my motivation got off track the last few months.now i am basically starting from square one again. don't know why i'm posting really for support, just to wine not so sure but i'm back and trying to get healthy again, i guess for a baby i guess for someday :( Fri, 3 May 2013 13:30:17 EST