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Post # 3
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@cantwait412:  I was overweight and I lost about 10-12 lbs a month. I exercised a lot and ate perfectly. You can definitely make a difference! 

Post # 4
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@cantwait412:  I have tried the HCG diet and lost a good amount of weight.  If you can do it for 21 days you can lose up to 20 lbs.  basically a pound a day up to 45 days.  But you have to be super strict with what you eat, take enzymes with meals and snacks, and purchase the HCG drop… (not the ones at Walmart and junk)  There are some really good ones I got from the holistic spa I used to work at with my cousin who is a naturopathic DR. 

Post # 5
1548 posts
Bumble bee

U hav to start slow that’s the only way cut out fast food sodas sugars and watch ur carb intake. Walk twice a day that will help a lot. Wat I find fun exercise to b is dancing! Find an exercise u will Luv and WANT to do. I dnt think u were being lazy but wen u say I want to lose 50 lbs ( nt u per say just an example) its discouraging wen it doesn’t melt off the way u want it to that fear makes many of us nt want to even start


Post # 6
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I needed to lose afew, and afew more would be great.  I did advocares cleanse and lost 15 lbs in 3 weeks…message me if you want more info!  It gets all the junk out of your system and you lose quickly.

You still have to eat right and exercise, but it will come off!

Post # 7
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

A good workout mix to songs that make you want to move makes a big difference! A strict diet! One cheat day per week. No alcohol! (Ouch) no refined carbs. weigh yourself once a week to monitor progress. Get your friends and family on board to keep you in check. Eyes on the prize! Lots of pictures that day in September!

Post # 8
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I need to lose weight before my wedding in August, but I’m the worst as far as motivation.  I know if I quit drinking, I’d definitely lose weight.  I’ve been doing daily workout videos.  Nothing crazy, because I know I just won’t do it, but ones like the Crunch Fat Burning Pilates that are doable, fun, but still make me sweat! Just try to eat healthy (avoid carbs and fat and processed food), avoid alcohol, drink lots of water, and get some type of exercise.  You could do one of those sketchy cleanses, but idk… be safe!

Post # 9
1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Limit yourself to 700 calories a day, composed mostly of protein shakes, smoothies (made at home healthy ones) and powerbars. Do not drink any soft drinks or alcoholic beverages (if you must drink an alcoholic beverage, stick to a straight liquor like a shot of vodka – nothing fancy with extra calories). Do not eat out. Track calories religiously. If you can, add one to two hours a day of interval exercises.

This is neither safe nor healthy, and probably unsustainable if you actually have a job and can’t afford to be light-headed all the time. But it will result in weight loss for sure.

Post # 10
805 posts
Busy bee

If you don’t want to “accept yourself” as you are for the day and are serious about losing weight, I would make dramatic but healthy changes.

You don’t say how much you weigh, but as a general rule, below 1000 calories would be very unhealthy.

If it were me, I’d immediately cut out all alcohol, sodas, candy, chocolate, cake, fast food, chips etc and stick to a diet of primarily lean protien, fruit, veg, beans, nuts and some wholegrain carbs if you want them. I would also start exercising (gently at first), maybe going for a walk every day and then gradually amp it up as you find it easier and eventually progress to more intense exercise.

I don’t know if this would be sustainable in the long term, but I think it is as healthily as it can be done. To be honest, we’re all just randoms on the internet, so it’s not a bad idea to make talk to your doctor first and see what they suggest.

Post # 11
1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


Most places recommend loss of 1 to 1.5 pounds a week. You can use calculators like this to figure out how many calories you need to cut. But if you want to lose a lot, the fastest way to do that is to cut to the minumum needed to keep you alive and functioning at a mediocre level for your daily tasks. Ridiculously strenuous exercise will reshape your body even if you don’t lose much weight – I have a friend who went from flab to fab just working out two hours a day – he only lost about five pounds but is really fit now. But he did that over two years. So basically, yeah, if you really want to lose a lot of weight in the next twelve weeks, starve yourself and work out a lot. You’ll constantly feel like you’re on the verge of death but I guess if you really want to weigh less you could do it?

Post # 12
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Crash dieting will most likely not work. If you were too lazy to do it the first time, what’s changing this time? It’s triple the work now plus all the added wedding stress is going to make you want to eat more.

I say just accept yourself the way you are. Your fiance loves you now, the few pounds you MAY be able to shed will most likely not change his opinion.

Post # 13
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@cantwait412:  Please, don’t crash diet! It’s not good for your health and the weight you lose is very likely to creep back on the second you fall of the diet bandwagon. If you do decide to lose the weight, do it for your health, not your wedding. Even though looking good in a wedding dress is a great motivation, I’ll admit 🙂 

The good news is, if you’re quite overweight like you say, it’s very likely you’ll start losing weight rapidly as soon as you introduce healthy changes to your lifestyle. You can start by eliminating all drinks that contain sugar and drink unsweetened tea and water – if you hate the taste, add some freshly squeezed lemon juice. Next, replace all white flour products with wholegrain (like bread and pasta). You’ll probably find you’re fuller much sooner and also stay full longer. Also, brown rice is better than refined white rice. Check the labels on your dairy and meat products and try to pick the low fat varieties, like chicken breasts and low fat yoghurt. 

Try to eat 5-6 times a day so you’re never hungry enough to be tempted to eat too much. Control your portions. A good rule of thumb is the size of your palm or how much you can fit into it (for example when cooking rice or spaghetti). 

Eating lots of vegetables is a good way to fill your stomach without packing on calories. Don’t cook vegetables like broccoli until they’re ready to fall apart – they’re more filling and contain more nutrients when still a little firm.  

If you can, start major meals like dinner with soup or at least drink a big glass of warm water about 10-15 minutes before you start eating. It will help you feel fuller and prevent you from eating too much.

If you’re very heavy, avoid strenuous excercise because it might negatively impact your joints. Walk instead! Invest in a good quality pair of shoes and take your FI with you or maybe your mother or a friend. Talking to someone while you’re walking will make it seems less like a workout and more like fun. If your FI agrees, you could also try dancing lessons – it’s a great low-impact workout AND you’ll rock your first dance at your wedding! 🙂

Last but not least, don’t feel like you need to be thin to be a beautiful bride. You WILL be a beautiful bride regardless of your weight because you’ll be happy and glowing from within.  

Good luck and keep us posted!  

Post # 14
4568 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@cantwait412:  im happy to share my diet plan which is working for me ; ) ive been on it for a few weeks now and have dropped 11lbs the safe and natural way.


i did a 7 day cleanse, raspberry ketone pills and green coffee bean pills to help with appetite.


also i log everything i eat with an app called Myfitnesspal


morning: egg whites only multi grain bread or oatmeal with frozen fruit.


lunch: turkey sandwich or a turkey or chicken salad with safflower oil (which burns belly fat) and pomegranate vinegar only.


Dinner: boneless skinless chicken in pan with the safflower oil then i put any bag of frozen veggies in with it onions, peppers, no salt .


Snacks: lite yoplait yogurt, or a salad


unlimited veggies i limit the fruit i eat caz its still sugar and that will kill any diet.


workout plan: i go on the treadmill for 40 min but i break it up in to 2 20min workouts and strech between workouts and i burn over 400 calories ; ) i do a 6.0-7.0 incline with a speed of 3.2-3.4 the incline is what burns so many calories.


if you would like and are serious about this i can help you if you like heres a facebook page i made for dieting brides if you would like to join us it our fight to lose weight ; )






Post # 15
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper

The best advice anyone could give you is to go and see your doctor. Someone who is by their own admittance very obese should not be crash dieting/undertaking rapid weight loss schemes especially without medical supervision.

Since you are in Australia, you will have access to help free of charge. The doctor will do a health management plan for you and you will have access to dieticians and other allied health professionals. If you have private health cover you may also be entitled to personal training/gym membership reimbursement.


Post # 16
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HisNightOwl2014:  i did a 7 day cleanse, raspberry ketone pills and green coffee bean pills to help with appetite.

This is neither safe nor natural.

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