I'm Novadele, although most of my friends just call me Adele. I am a plus-size ttc'er who is looking for friendship and support. I have been lurking here for awhile. I see you have a weightloss buddies thread, maybe I should post there too? My ttc efforts are on hold pending an u/s in June. Also, my RE wants me to lose some more weight. A bit of history.... I have PCOS, and last year, on the advice of my RE, I lost weight and went from 255 to 198. I did this through exercise and healthy eating. Since December, there have been a lot of stressful events in my life, and when I'm stressed... well, I eat for comfort.
So, I now find myself back up at 236. I went for a follow up appt with my RE in April, and he was actually quite rude in the way he told me that I needed to get "up off my butt and back into the gym". Now granted, I know that the more weight I lose and the more muscle I build, it will increase my chances for conceiving (with my PCOS), but I was really hurt by the way he said it to me.
Anyway, after a couple of weeks of walking and riding my bike everyday, as well as hand weights, I can honestly say my legs and arms are feeling firmer, so I'm starting to feel better about it all. I have an u/s scheduled for June 8, and then a follow-up with my RE the next week, so I'm hoping I will have shed a few pounds by then.
I'm really looking forward to meeting you all!