Did the weight just "fall off"???

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Member
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

The first ten or fifteen dropped off pretty quick for me, but I feel like maybe that’s due to my high starting weight and the fact that before I started the weight loss effort I was doing absolutely nothing about my health. I’ve lost a total of 30 lbs. now and progress is getting slower, about 1 lb. a week like I expected.

Any big change is not going to happen overnight. Hang in there!

Post # 4
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@mu_t:  There are so many factors involved with weight loss in women, the answer is yes and no.

In 2008 I changed my lifestyle and eating habits and lost 140 pounds. The first 75 pounds took about 6-7 months to come off and the rest took about a year. However, I have been working out hard and eating healthy/clean since February with absolutely no weight loss whatsoever.

And yes I am absolutely a stress eater. My biggest step was filling my home with healthy, simple and clean things to eat when stressed.

Post # 6
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7075 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ummm no. I lost 1-2 lbs per week. If anything I didn’t lose anything the 2 weeks before the wedding because we were going out to eat more due to apppointments and such, and I had less time to exercise.

Post # 7
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498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I lost about 5 lbs (maybe a bit more) the week or so before the wedding. I was far too stressed and had so much going on and probably didnt eat nearly as much as I should have.

My dress was too big the day of the wedding and I had to spend all day hiking it up, even though my final fitting was 8 days before the wedding.

Leading up the wedding (from around Jan-July) I worked really hard to lose weight, gym 5-6 times a week, eating healthy, counted calories etc and I managed to lose 24 lbs (went from around 140 to around 115), now I am at 120 because a lot of people told me lost too much weight and started to feel that way too.

Post # 8
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

My coworker stops eating during any big life event (like breakups), and the weight just falls off her. Not that I’d recommend it lol. Somehow she always manages to keep it off, though. She is fairly athletic and eats quite well most of the time.

I think stress often causes the body to hold onto fat… like in case food isn’t coming for a while. Cortisol slows down metabolism too.

It really just depends on who you are, I think. Just continue eating healthy and getting some more exercise, and you should be losing inches and pounds.

Post # 9
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3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@mu_t:  OH! Oops, lol. No, I’m sure I gained weight in the last few weeks leading up to the wedding. We were so busy I rarely went to the grocery store, or cooked, so I ate some pretty awful things. Terrible, I know >_<

Post # 10
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3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mu_t:  Uh, no.  I had lost weight (a little, and on purpose) before the wedding but in the week leading up to it and that weekend I’m sure I put on 5lb. 

Now I’ve been careful about how much and what I eat for over a month and I’ve lost 8.5lbs.  I was down 9 in a week, then gained 4.5, then lost 4.  So maddening. 

Post # 11
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mu_t:  I don’t know who weight “falls off of”, but I wish I was one of them!

I gained 5lbs in the two weeks before the wedding! Luckily, my dress was pretty loose before the gain!

Post # 13
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4998 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I gained weight in the week running up to the wedding thanks to prescription meds causing serious bloating.

Post # 14
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

mu_t

no it didnt. not for me. i didnt loose anything the last two weeks  before either

Post # 15
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@mu_t:  Yeah, no. In all my years of weight struggles, weight has never just “fallen off” unless I was being unhealthy (i.e. not eating).

Post # 16
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@BrandNewBride:  Oh, you! Five pounds would not even be visible on you. Just so you know, you are my weight loss inspiration. I didn’t want to do my video last night and I thought of you and how fantastic you look, even pregnant. Seriously. You are awesome and beautiful.

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