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Depending on what shirt I wear I tend to look pregnant too. But think of it this way, we can take advantage of stork parking!
Thank you so much for the support. Maybe I can find a PCOS only gym! If only that was possible! I am planning on leaving for the gym in a few minutes. It may take me a few days/weeks before I go to classes.
I appreciate the support!
Kate, I know it's frustrating/embarassing when people ask me if I'm pg. I should be more like DJ, but it's hard to laugh when I want to lose weight.
Don't let people keep you from the gym. Hopefully that lady realized what she said, and won't do it to anyone else.
Congrats on getting to a normal bmi! That is awesome! I know when we lose weight, the belly is the last to go. You are doing all the right things, so keep it up!
*laughs* i have noticed as i have lost weight, the more that i do look like i have a PG belly... it's fustrating... but here is a bit of humor in it... Last Sunday, my family went up for communion at church - something that we do every Sunday. The server (one of the church elders) knows that i have been attempting to get PG for a while but due to medical reasons was out of the church. After communion was over, she looked at me and said 'boy honey, you are starting to show, how far along are you?' i looked at her in shock and then laughed. i told her 'actually, i've lost 25 lbs in a year and i had not yet achieved my goal of a positive test'. She was mortified, but i just stood there laughing. i thought it was just me who thought that i was starting to look like i was PG. My husband was in shock that i didn't get mad and was laughing, the lady was mortified and my kids just shook their heads. Here i am, in the middle of the MOST sacred time of service, and i'm laughing at the front of the church - in front of one of the elders. It was priceless. i patted her on the shoulder and said 'trust me, when it happens, everyone will know because i will be shouting it from the rooftops!' She smiled, nodded and gave me a huge hug. i stopped getting mad when people ask me how far along i am. It's really not worth the energy anymore to be mad. Actually, as i've lost weight, i've stopped getting mad about alot of little things... and really, they are all little things.
Huggles and prayers for you!
Remember... it's not about the end result, it's all about the journey!
I am so frustrated! I lost 20 pounds, my BMI is now within the "normal" range, and my waist went down my 5 inches. I was feeling really positive about myself until I went to the gym yesterday.
I was taking a boot camp type class and we have to get partners. I didn't really know anyone so I approached a nice looking, slightly heavier woman in her early 40's (I am 28) and we started to run stairs. After a few flights of chatting about the class she asked, "How far along are you?" I asked if she thought that I was pregnant and when I told that I wasn't, she was very apologetic.
I told her that I have not been going to classes lately because I feel uncomfortable with comments like that. I am annoyed at her, but she seems nice and she clearly wasn't trying to hurt my feelings.
I think that thing that upsets me the most is that I DID loss a bunch of weight and maybe this is an skinny and flat bellied as a get.
I am eating between 12-15 hundred calories a day, no carbs (no bread, etc) and no processed sugar. I go to the gym between 5-6 days (45-120 minutes) and we walk on the other days. I am doing the "right" things and I still look pregnant.
I think that I could take it if I was eating candy and nachos everyday, but I am not.
My mom jokingly told me that I could stop wearing my wedding ring and then people might be less reluctant to ask...ha!
Does this happen to anyone else? What do you do? I was able to lose weight on HCG, but that has been the only thing that worked. I am not wearing Spanx the rest of my life and I certainly can't wear them at the gym.