To qualify for publicly funded fertility treatment (at $1000+ a go it’s our only choice) I have to have a BMI of 32. For a 5’3″ person a BMI of 32 means 85kg or 187lb. I’ve always been on the solid side. I left 82kg behind 10 years ago. In the 2.5 years since I met Dave I have sat on and crushed 82kg into dust.
My first weight in on July 20th 2009 (roughly) was….*gulp* 113.7kg.
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20 May 2010: lots of ups and downs, basically slipped out of the healthy eating/exercise due to moving house etc etc. Joined Weight Watchers on the 18th of May 2010 – official weigh in with clothes and shoes on is 108.7kg. 23.7kg to lose. I hope to hit under 100kg by August 5th to please my doctor – and myself.
9th June 2010: Just a quick update. 4th week of Weight Watchers yesterday, 3rd weigh in. I’ve lost 3.6kg/7.9lb in three weeks. I currently weigh 105.1. At this rate I will hit my double figure target in time to see the fertility doctor.
29th June 2010: I have lost 6.2kg (13.9lb) and over 5% of my starting weight. It’s been a hard slog involving more exercise than I am used to but well worth every bit of work. I look and feel a LOT better, move easier and am actually enjoying exercising. I am also really excited to think about how good I will look and feel when I lose the rest of the weight.
5th September 2010: I have now lost 12.5kg (27.5lb)! I hit 10% couple of weeks ago and got my Weight Watchers keyring. I love how I am looking these days and although I don’t feel a HUGE improvement overall my knees feel better and my fitness is through the roof compared to when I first began. I am doing a 10km walk in a couple of weeks.
29th September 2010: Funny the difference a month makes. I did the 10km walk a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. There’s even talk of a duathlon next April. When did I become this person?? I’ve now lost 14.5kg or 31.9lb. Current weight is 94.2kg. Take 2kg off for my clothes and I am really actually getting closer to the 80’s!!
15th August 2010: Weight loss has slowed right down but is still progressing steadily – I’ve still only had one gain so far. I’ve now lost 15.1kg total (33.2lb) and weigh 93.6kg – thats 91.6kg on the hospital scales! I have 3 weigh ins to go before my next fertility appointment and really hope to move some or all of that 1.6kg.
I ended up weighing exactly 90.0kg on the day!
10th January 2011: I ended 2010 with a total weight loss of 20.1kg (over 44lb). I have 1.6kg left to go to get referred for treatment. Yes!
5th June 2011: Wow, forgot to update this page this year! I’ve now lost a otal of 23.9kg – it differs though: it was 24.5kg last week for example! Ahem. But we got referred in February, saw the specialist in March, Dave had spermies frozen in My and our IVF cycle begins in January next year! With any luck we’ll be parents by Christmas 2012!