I still have 2 more lbs to lost the baby weight from DD but we're not planning on TTC until I hit a healthy BMI, hopefully soon?
I gained like crazy with DD (65lbs!) and then it took me FOREVER to get it off (the kid is almost 3 now!
). So, yeah, I really want to make sure to at least get to a healthy BMI first before TTC. I also really want to watch what I eat this time around because I just went crazy in my first pregnancy.
I definitely understand the urge to want to lose it ASAP. I'll be 30 soon too and only have one ovary due to a tumor and I'm prone to cysts, so, yeah, there's a lot of pressure there to TTC soon. However, I think of it this way. If we TTC a few months before I turn 30 and I'm at a higher weight vs. waiting a few months afterwards and I'm at a lower weight, it's really not going to make that much of a difference. It's not like my ovary will magically dry up the second I turn 30. It might take longer to conceive. We might not even be able to at all BUT nothing guarantees that we'd be able to get pregnant this very second now either. I have a feeling that waiting those few extra months and getting to a better weight with make both my future pregnancy more enjoyable, give me a better chance of conceiving (I've only had problems with cysts at my high weights), and I'd worry less during the pregnancy (I've already had one miscarriage so I want to do everything in my power to avoid it again).
Another part of it too is that I really want to be a good example for DD (and any future kids). Part of that entails getting rid of these bad habits now and dealing with my weight issues now so she'll grow up with a healthy mom who knows how to cook healthy, delicious food for her and is active.
ETA: I should say, though, that I have a number of friends who HAVE successfully carried to term healthy, beautiful babies even when the mom had a prepregnancy weight close to my starting weight. It's certainly possible and it's a decision that has to be between you and your partner. The best thing to do is education yourself. Read up on plus-sized pregnancies but definitely work on your eating/exercise habits NOW. Even if you don't end up losing a ton before you get pregnant you can eat well and exercise during your pregnancy so you don't gain too much and then after giving birth work on losing the rest. Good luck on whatever you decide!