(Closed) Any suggestions on how to lose weight? Wedding in 4 months!

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Very possible! When I was losing weight (lost 120lbs total) I did a mix of cardio and weight lifing along with calorie counting. I bought a food scale, made 99.9999% of my food, and didn’t drink much at all. It’s all about calories in vs. calories out. Eat veggies, fruits, and whole grains.

Myfitnesspal is a great place to start.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@srslovebug:  +1, get a food scale!

Then all you have to do is to sign up for something such as Calorie Count and you’re good to go. I once lost ~70lbs and you can do miracles with just changing your diet. Add an exercise routine to that and you’ll definitely be able to lose that weight and more!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Cut out booze.

Count calories.

Read “Five Factor Fitness” by Harley Pasternak.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If you have the time and money try to join the local gym’s bootcamp class. You will lose that weight and more if you follow their exercise. I lost 40 and you get to have some fun in the classes. its never a dull moment.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

MyFitnessPal is far superior to Calorie Count.  I don’t know which one came first and which one modled itself after the other, but MFP is the same thing as CC with far superior coding.  Things are simpler, work quicker, and allow easier updating and changing.  CC seems to have gotten a little fancy in its design specs, and ends up being really difficult and frustarting to use, while MFP has an incredibly similar interfacea nd function, just done more cleanly.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@FutureMrsAlcaraz:  It’s possible, but I went from 176 to 146 with a couple plateaus that dragged out the amount of time it took to lose the weight. I’m trying to get to 135 too and it’s been tough (it’s been over 2 years since I started losing weight). The closer to goal, the harder it gets. I’m not trying to discourage you, and you should definitely work hard in pursuit of your goal, I just don’t want you to lose sight of the fact that you’re getting healthier and that a certain “goal weight” may not happen on a time line. Weight loss isn’t linear, so who knows!

That being said, I’m on MFP, same name as here and I’m always on if you need encouragement and support. I found that once I got into the rhythm into eating better and exercise it became natural. Also, I just had my annual physical and my doctor was super impressed with my improvement, even though I didn’t see much of a weight drop from the last time I was in, so it’s not all about the scale!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@FutureMrsAlcaraz:  I have been hawking Weight Watchers Online all over the Bee…peopel are probably sick of hearing me talk about it. But seriously, I’ve lost 20 lbs since Jan 21st (so like 2 months).

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

PS, yes to food scale. That’s huge. Also, eat twice as much fruit/veg that you currently are and half as much protein.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

weight watchers(calorie point counting),hit the gym or HIP HOP  ABS with Shawn T.changed my life

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Quickest way I lost weight, and to budge from that “stuck point” was cut out the carbs, sugars and fats and went to a hot yoga class a few nights a week.  Gotta exercise – key to losing weight when exercising is sweating.  

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@FutureMrsAlcaraz:  I would check out this site, they have a free coursse that gives info, they’re about substainable life changes not a crash diet, but you can drop inches quickly with them. Take a read through this and it might help you out.

I participated in their Lean Eating Coaching Program and lost weight and inches (size 16 to size 8) in 6 months and it was great although you don’t have the opportunity to sign up for that (only opens January and June) you can take the lessons, articles and forum from their site and learn enough to do great.

Cardio vs. weights: Which is really better for fat loss?

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just be healthy about it. Excerise and clean eating.  the last thing you want to do it crash diet and end up feeling sick and weak on your wedding day! Good luck:)

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Weight loss is more about diet than exercise, but exercise is important as well to make sure the weight you DO have is lean, toned, and well-distributed 🙂

I think you can do it, you have time, desire, and dedication!

Here are a few tips to help along the way:

Eating habits:

DRINK WATER!  Eliminate juices, soft drinks, energy drinks, full fat lattes, etc.  Eat your calories, don’t drink them! 

-I’m not saying to skip your morning juice or milk, but read the serving sizes on the juice container… many of them have so much sugar.  Drink coffee black, or with skim milk instead of cream.  Small changes add up! 

EAT CLEAN!  Avoid processed foods.  Focus on fresh fruits and veggies.  Increase lean protein.  Swap out refined carbs like white bread/rice/pasta for a whole grain variety.  Don’t eat packaged what you can prepare fresh.  Reduce or eliminate all processed sugars.  If you want something sweet, have a piece of fruit.  If you are chocoholic, that’s ok, but opt for a small piece of dark chocolate to satisfy the craving.

Snack often, but eat smaller meals.  Add some kind of protein to every snack and meal.  Like oatmeal every morning?  Get the plain oats and use almond milk, cinnamon, and honey for a naturally fulfilling breakfast.  Pair a piece of fruit with some yogurt or nuts.  Dip veggies in hummus or have a string cheese with some whole grain crackers.

-I don’t think people need to completely cut out carbs, vegetables are carbs after all!  Carbs are also necessary for energy.

 

Exercise habits:

WEIGHTS!!!  Lift them.  Lift heavy ones.  Women are physiologically unlikely to “bulk” up by lifting heavy weights.  More weights = more muscle mass.  More muscle mass = higher burning BMR.  Aim for 2-4 weight sessions a week.  You can do upper one day, lower the next, or you can do a whole-body workout with rest days or cardio days in between.  

Cardio will help melt the fat off those newly toned muscles.  This can be power walking (not taking a stroll through the park, but work yourself to breathlessness), running, elliptical, cycling, etc.  Take a spin class, step class, zumba, whatever gets you moving and your heart rate elevated.  Swimming is an awesome alternative for those with joint problems. 

Interval training is also helpful because you work VERY INTENSELY in bursts, with active recovery in between intense exercises.  This allows your heart rate to increase rapidly, but you never fully recover back down to a resting heart rate.  By doing things in bursts (or intervals!) you can keep your heart rate higher for longer.

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