Post # 1
Ugh I’ve had about 6 people tell me they are losing weight for my wedding. I haven’t done squat. I know I should get my arse in gear and lose this stinking baby weight but I’m so tired all the time. Has anyone done weight watchers? Is it easy?
Oh to make it worse I discovered McFrappe’s at mcdonalds! O…M…G…whyyyyy
Post # 3
I am doing Weight Watchers for my wedding and I’ve done it before as well. The plan is “easy” if you are committed to it and believe that you can do it. It sounds cheesy but it’s true. Basically, each food is assigned a points value based on calories, fat, and fiber. You get a daily points target based on your weight, age, activity level and whether you’re breastfeeding. You can eat whatever you want with the plan as long as you count your points. Of course, I’ve always lost the most when I’m getting in the healthy guidelines (dairy, fruit & veggies, lean protein, whole grains and water). Exercise will earn you extra points, which means you can eat more, or you can put them in a “bank”. It’s easy to think of the whole thing in terms of money. If you have $25 to spend in a day, you can either eat 25 apples (1 point each) or 5 cheeseburgers (5 points each).
A few years ago, I lost 45 points on Weight Watchers and made Lifetime status, which is their hightest honor. I stopped counting points and exercising so of course I gained some back, and now I’m trying to lose it again. I really believe in the program and it’s a healthy, long-term way to live your life.
Good Luck and if you have any questions, feel free to PM me!
Post # 4
Hey Boston ladies,
I too have done jack-diddly-squat so far in terms of losing weight. Sigh – I just don’t think it’s going to happen – it takes sooooooooo much energy and effort for me to lose like 6 pounds.
Post # 5
ah, I missed the part that you aren’t from Boston, lilperiwinkle. lol
Post # 6
Keep in mind, working out will give you more energy =]. Weight Watchers IS easy and it teaches you how to eat right, what to eat, and portion control. Start with baby steps so you dont’ get overwhelmed
Post # 7
STAY AWAY from Mcdonalds and fast food in general! That alone will help you a lot!!
ps-I would take it as a compliment that everyone is trying to look great for your wedding…they consider it a very important event!
Post # 8
sboston06- thank you for explaining it out! I’ve heard somethings about it but wasn’t too sure how it exactly worked. A lot of people swear by it, I thought I’d give it a try! I’ve done nutrisystem and sh*t is nasty lol I mean the meat is like cardboard..bleh. I only ate the desserts lol, I lost 10lbs on it but that’s because I wasn’t eating lol.
luli29- lol i’m in new england- so it kind of counts
I’m usually really good about staying away from fast food- but we happened to goto Micky D’s to get coffee because the other place was closed. It’s going to be hard though because my fiance just started at a pizza place his boss opened! So he works with yummy food some days and at the liquor store at others…lol. I’m glad everyone wants to look good but I wanna look even better! I need to get my butt motivated! I gained 25lbs preggers and I was about 25 overweight when I got pregnant ughh…I’ve always been on the thin/healthy side but when I met my fiance he introduced me to food (shakes fist) lol..now I have no control
Post # 9
I’ve never done weight watchers so I have no experience there. Only one of my girls and myself are losing weight. With or without the wedding I was losing the weight. Inkpad is losing his too. He put on baby weight with me 🙂 However mine is no longer a baby and most of it was my post baby cookie addiction.
Good luck losing the weight! It’s a pain but it’s worth it in the end!
Post # 10
I started counting calories and have been doing really great. Like @ejs said- baby steps. I started eating 2000 a day and started slowly losing weight. (I must have been eating a lot more without realizing.) Then, I went to 1800, 1700, 1500.
Post # 11
I’ve been doing the 30 day shred and 2 other DVDs since Jan and have lost over 12 pounds! The key is to just get started and keep going. I found that working out made me want to eat healthier (for the most part :-P), however it’s tough sticking to a workout plan. I just keep visualizing the cute clothes and bikinis I can get for the honeymoon when I’m satisfied with my weight haha.
Post # 12
I second Ms Teddy, take it as a compliment that everyone’s looking forward to your day and want to feel their best to enjoy it with you.
When, it comes to weight loss, I get really hung up on the negatives. I get really cranky when I can’t have this or I can’t have that. So I look at making sure I get all my fruits and veggies in. 4 servings of veggies and 3 servings of fruit is a lot to eat. It helps keep you full and you can keep them near by for snacking. Plus you get all all thoes vitamins and will feel energized. It’s so much easier for me at the end of the day when I’m looking for a snack to think ‘oh I need to eat one more serving of fruit!” than “I can’t have those cookies.”
And don’t stress about it. Really. You’re planning a wedding and raising a baby. You’ve got a enough to worry about. Your body will hold onto weight if you’re stressed out. Maybe you could start taking your baby out for walks with you. The weathers getting nice and I’ve always found being outside makes me happier and makes me want to eat less. And exercise is great for stress and will give you lots of energy to run after that baby and tackle wedding planning.
So I guess my advice is to focus on feeling good and not on the weight and stay positive about everything.
Post # 13
I totally understand where you’re coming from. I have several people going on diets/improving their looks for my wedding which DOES stress me out a little, I’ll be honest. My FMIL actually had a tummy tuck and has lost a ton of weight for the wedding. Of course I’m really happy for her and I want her to be healthy.
And yes, I’ve done WW and Jenny Craig. Jenny worked better for me at first, just b/c I had an overeating problem and I couldn’t trust myself to weigh foods into points. I would lie to myself and just had zero control. With Jenny you buy all your food ahead of time, you only eat what you buy (plus some fruits and veggies) and it worked famously. I went from 128 lbs to 116 (Sounds low, but I was overweight at 128) and then lost the rest on my own after I got used to eating normal amounts and not centering my life around food.
I would say the most important advice I can give you is to drink a lot more water and don’t deprive yourself of anything!! Be careful not to make anything off limits. If you have to go to McDonald’s – do it! But only let it happen once a week and compensate by eating healthy meals the rest of the time. WW also teaches you to make sure to eat – a lot of women especially feel like skipping meals is dainty and will make them drop pounds, I guarantee this isn’t true don’t lie to yourself. If I don’t eat enough at lunch or if I go too long without eating, I overeat and gain weight. It’s simple science.
So good luck! YOu have time and like EJS said, excersize will give you more energy so get started – even if it’s walking for 20 minutes a day!
Post # 14
Oh and seriously: portions, portions, portions!! What you eat is about 80% and excersize is 20%. You can lose 20 lbs by just eating smaller portions. Try cutting all your servings in half – including sugary drinks!
Post # 15
Yeah, I’m pretty much stagnant no matter how often I hit the gym, how far I run, or how much I avoid fast food and alcohol. But my fiance has lost nearly 20 pounds since January and my mom is back down to a size 8 from a size 10.
Post # 16
Weight Watchers is fantastic. I’d definitely recommend trying to do it with a friend though – like all fitness regimes, it’s just that bit easier when you have someone else to motivate you too.