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Having trouble loosing weight for ivf


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We are a young 24 married couple hopefully trying ivf soon been together for 7years
My husband was diagnosed with cancer sep in 2010 , he has been battling non-stop 24/7 we were told in jan there was nothing more they could do for him but try keep him alive as long as he can fight for , so the first thing he sed was lets get married and we did 2weeks later on valentines day , everything was going good den we talked about having a baby what were our options etc. so we were told ivf is the only way in our circumstances and we can't afford private treatment I haven't worked since he was diagnosed I am his full time carer . Anyway the last 3 yrs I had put on heaps of weight and my BMi was way to high for publicly funded ivf so I had to loose 20kgs sad i was doing really gud loosing weight slowly nd keepn it off until we git told he won't make it past oct so down went my diet nd up went my weight again , I have jus found strength again to get back on track the last 3weeks because my husband has now out lived the docs time by nearly 2months and still walkn around (he is my superman) so looking at goal by feb 2014
, but I was wondering if anyone has been through what we are going through ????

Would really like to chat to someone and get some advice weightloss , ivf , cancer couple

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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Re: Having trouble loosing weight for ivf

Honey i cant imagine what youre going through sad ive got pcos and therefore severe weight issues sad all i know is thst cardio mixed with weights has helped me lose weight along with small portions of all foods smiling

I wish you guys all the best. We are just in our first clomiphene cycle at the mo. God its so stressful huh..

Let me know how you get on?

Jen x

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 9:47 PM


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Re: Having trouble loosing weight for ivf

very stressfull the last 3years , o thought we'd get a break and hopefully get something a bit easier , but yip hopefully make our goal by mid feb , so far so good ....

I struggle wif getn up to exercise but im slowly getn there , if only time was on our side

still hav a lot of hope

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 12:34 AM

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Re: Having trouble loosing weight for ivf

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Oh man - I TOTALLY understand what the weight loss thing is like. I can also relate to going through the cancer situation - I lost my brother 10 years ago to a brain tumor.

We have just finished our first funded cycle and found out on Christmas Eve that it was unsucessful. It was our 3rd cycle - we funded the first ourselves and then did a frozen cycle.

Going through IVF is stressful enough without having the added stress of having to be at a certain BMI to get the funding. I managed to loose about 8kg to get to the right BMI but it was bl**dy hard going! And it was going right up until egg collection day when they do the weigh in.

I introduced a lot more exercise into my life - walking anywhere from 45-75 minutes a day and I also cut out carbohydrate after lunchtime. So, for dinner, if I was doing meatballs for example, I would do spagetti for my husband but I would just have the meatballs and sauce. I actually found that I felt better not eating the carbs and it's actually easier than you might think.

I've stacked about 5kg back on though - comfort eating over Christmas to help deal with the pain of yet another unsucessful attempt.

More than happy to give you some ideas on the types of things I eat for b'fast, lunch and dinner.

You're by no means alone! smiling

We have jus decided after new years to wait until he goes , because he needs me way more nw than he did befre and its to stressful nd i really dnt want to miscarry or have an unsuccessful bkoz of stress nd lifting bkoz i lift him about 10x a day and he is not a light man but i am still full speed on weightloss jus not looking at ivf till april now as docs sed he will nt make it after feb , so yes plz food/exercise advice is much needed ☺️☺️☺️

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:56 AM

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Hi Natty,
I just reading your post, I know its been a while, my heart goes out to you, I cant imagine what youve been through.
we each have journeys, & I understand about the weight, we have been trying to conceive for 17 years - now in our mid 30s, and the last 5 pursuing for IVF, but I sadly lost my dad to cancer, and both my grandparents all within a year and then a business in the CHC earthquakes, the hospital also lost all our tests in that time, my weight then went from 57kgs to 75, & then we moved...all very stressful, our chance of natural conception is less than 1% so IVF is our only choice...lucky I believe in miracles tho....as lost all hope of funding...sometimes situations can seem hopeless, it can seem unfair to go be denied parenthood due to weight when most of NZ is overweight...but need some kind of hope to cling onto so I try still....I am wondering how things are for you now though? you said you would try IVF April?

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM


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Re: Having trouble loosing weight for ivf

Hi there,
I'm not sure if anyone is reading this thread anymore but I just wanted to tell everyone about this awesome lifestyle plan called the Primal Blueprint.. if anyone wants to loose weight and change their lives you should totally check it out. Give yourself 3 months and I bet you will have lost weight and feel great. It's done by a guy called Mark Sisson and the best part is it is all FREE! cook books, exercise plans ect etc etc.... and he sends you emails all the time to keep you motivated. Try it out smiling

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 7:26 PM


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Re: Having trouble loosing weight for ivf

Losing excess weight before undergoing the infertility treatment like IVF can improve pregnancy and birth outcome. Obese women are at high risk of pregnancy complications. To lose weight adopt the healthy and active lifestyle. A balanced diet and regular exercise play important role.

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