Anyone else dieting while awaiting proposal?

posted 1 year ago in Waiting
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Busy bee

I HIGHLY recommend getting the myfitnesspal app. I have lost about 13 lbs in the last 4 months using it just by cutting calories. No strict dieting and no exercise. I have 7 or 8 lbs to go.

But I have a long year of waiting ahead of me, so I’m thinking I need to start working out to help keep my mind off of waiting …

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Blushing bee

@MsBaker:  For sure… i have a feeling that SO will be popping the question on a trip down south in the spring… that last thing i want is pics of me in a bikini the way i look right now… so its off to the gym i go!

 

We should start a little support group/thread on here to help keep ourselves motivated… i know i sure need all teh motivation i can get!

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Sugar bee

Well, I’m not waiting around for a proposal (only been dating my guy for 3 months, 1 exclusively!) but I’ve been on a weight loss journey for the past 2 years that has seen a lot of ups and downs. I lost ~40 pounds in 2011 with a combination of working out (cardio + weight lifting) and changing my eating habits. I agree, MyFitnessPal is a great tool! I also use TheSpark.com for workout ideas.

2012 I kinda fell off the weight loss wagon because my relationship imploded and I was barely hanging on for half the year then spent the other half putting my life back together. Thankfully, I didn’t gain anything back but I also didn’t lose anymore.

This year, I’ve recommitted myself and I want to lose the last 120-130 pounds I’ve got left! I’ve started following the Couch to 5k program so I can get into running and I plan on running a charity 5k “fun run” in the spring.

 

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Busy bee

Ha! I never put the “dieting” and “waiting for proposal” together but yes I am doing the two at the same time. I’m expecting my proposal sometime before May :) I started Nutrisystem about a week ago, but my BF and I had been planning it out (so he could be supportive during this time) for about a month or so. I’m trying to lose 21 lbs and I’ve already dropped 4! I think even losing 10 or 15 will be fine though, so I won’t be disappointed if I don’t make my total goal all the way.

Trying to lose weight mainly to be an ideal weight before trying for a baby (which is the main focus!!) and then of course so I can rock the wedding dress :)

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Sugar bee

@NovaGrey:  That’s another reason I’m trying really hard now! That way when I do get married, kids can come into the equation fairly soon (I’d like to start having kids before 30, if I can manage it).

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Bumble bee

I’m not really waiting anymore but I need to get into shape! I’d like to add that myfitnesspal is awesome – it was shocking to me how much sugar there was in the stuff I ate. I think I tracked what I ate for about a month and that was enough to give me an idea of what to eat/not eat after. But I travel a LOT (I have 4 countries that I consider home bases) so it is hard to find the same food or healthyish food easily in all, and so I fall off the wagon every few weeks. Could use some motivation to get into shape!

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Busy bee

@MsBaker: I’m friends with quite a few weddingbee ladies on MFP — they’re all very encouraging! If you ever start back up, add me @ hebbywebby!

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Buzzing bee

I said I was going to, but then didn’t. BUT, after getting engaged I lost 33 lbs. 

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Busy bee

I’m waiting and just started using my fitness pal. I plan to get a gym membership soon but decided to wait till the jan. 1st surge was over, haha.

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Blushing bee

Me!!! Im just joined MFP, I am too a stay at home mom at the moment. I have 15 lbs of baby weight left to get rid of. Im in the process of weaning my LO from BFD’ing. So with me working out 5 times a week, and changing my eats habits. I hope to lose the weight.

I don’t think my SO will pop the question until early spring/ late summer. which will be perfect, because our friends are getting married June 8th. we are both in the wedding, so Im mainly shedding the weight for their wedding Lol.

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Blushing bee

Oh and if anyone want’s a MFP Buddy, request me. my name is iEbbie

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Helper bee

@MsBaker:  Yes, me! I’m on approx the same timescale as you – we’re going away on Valentine’s Day and I’ve had some clues! I’ve always been one of these ‘I can eat what I like’ b*tches but I’ve been on meds for a while that have caused me to gain 2 stone in 6 months…! So hard work it is. Having never had to pay attention to calories and stuff before I’m pretty clueless and would appreciate any support :)

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