Not sure if this is the correct place to post this question, but here goes.....
DH and I are planning to start TTC #1
at the end of this summer/early fall. We made this decision back in March and I told him that I'd like to get down to my "ideal weight" before getting pregnant because I want my body to be fit and healthy for growing a person.
About a year ago I started eating healthier and excercising and I have lost approx 30 lbs (I was 213 lbs and now I hover between 175-180 lbs and I'm 5'6")
I'd like to get down to 150 - 155 lbs or so before getting pregnant. I don't want to be miserably heavy throughout pregnancy, increasing my risk of gestational diabetes and other problems. I've seemed to hit a plateau with my weight loss
, but I think if I really buckled down, adding more to my excercise routine and paying closer attention to what I eat, I could lose 25 lbs in the next few months.My question:
Would losing weight at that rate just before trying to conceive be in any way unhealthy? Would it mess with my chances of conceiving somehow, or maybe cause some shock to my body by losing 25 lbs in 3 months and then suddenly being pregnant?
I know I'm in no "race" to get preggy, but I'm excited to start trying and both DH and I would like to have a Spring baby.
Any stories/suggestions/experiences to share?