Post # 1
So I was recently on a mini vacation for seven days, during which I ended up eating ice cream and brownies every night! That is ridiculous for me, and I was so disgusted with myself I decided to give up sweets until the wedding … a whopping 53 days from now yet! (it’s only been two days sweets free).
Anyway, this is all part of my “fit into the dress diet” which will also involve converting to eating only soup and salad starting 30 days before the wedding. Anyone else have any cockamamie plans for dropping a few pounds before the ceremony?
Anyone want to join mine with me? PM me if ya do!
Post # 3
Eeek! Good for you! Just be careful: Cutting foods out of your diet, instead of having a tad in moderation, can leave you with serious cravings & make you turn into a ravenous beast! haha <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>I’m speaking from experience. Whenever I’ve cut something out, within a week I’m up at 1am searching the cupboards for something to satisfy my craving.
I work with sweets so… I have learned to limit my intake to one bite a day– and one full sized cupcake a week. To cut out all sweets for 53 days is going to require an incredible amount of self control! I wish I had it. Just don’t beat yourself up if you have bite or 2 of something over the next 7 weeks.
Good luck!! You deserve a medal for saying goodbye to the sweets 🙂
Post # 4
I normally would, but uh, I don’t think I can go 2 months without ANY sweets. Limited, yes.Particularly now that the wedding is over. And i’m thinking about the cake i’ll be making for a bachelorette party this weekend.
Can you downscale to like, skinny cows? I would cut them in half (woohoo 70 calories!) and slowly savor them. They’re good!
I don’t see how eating only soup and salad for 30 DAYS is going to help, though. I think you’ll make yourself crazy and you’ll possibly suffer some malnutrition in the process. Salads and soups aren’t that nutritent-rich. You need some PROTEIN! 1 week before, ok, but a whole month?! i’m getting a hungry tummy just thinking about you!
Cut the salt out of your diet (that really helps with the bloating) and cut down to 1500 calories a day. It’s not easy but it’s doable and it forces you to pick the right foods. I think you’ll just deprive yourself too much and go into starvation mode! Been there, done that, and it hampers weight loss.
Post # 5
one thing that i am doing is not eating anyone elses wedding cake til my wedding. and there are 7 weddings before ours! this is hard bc i love it! but also i just tell myself that no cake is going to taste as good as my wedding cake. that way i can avoid the calories of cake and still have a beer or two and not feel bloated .
also if you want to limit sweets to 1 a day i find that a very rewarding way to manage the rest of my day. if i eat healthy i can have a specific treat that wont blow my calories for the day at the end of dinner. most days i am too full from dinner to even eat it, but the promise of it if i stay on track has been more then enough to get me through some tough situations.
just some food for thought 🙂
Post # 6
You don’t neccessarily have to completely cut it if that’s what you crave. Moderation is totally fine. Have a 10 cal sugar free jello or even allow yourself 1 or two of the mini candy bars.
Post # 7
A lot of soups have a ton of salt in them, so watch out for that. And if you’re eating salads, make sure you’re not eating a ton of iceberg, because it’s all water.
I don’t each that many sweets anyway, but boy I need to give up drinking Coke.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I’m doing 100 crunches each morning, 20 squats, 20 lunges, and then 50 bicep curls (per arm) after work. It’s my “tone up” plan – because I can’t really lose weight (my dress fits me right now – dont want it to be baggy).
I’ve also cut down on the size of everything I eat. 1 cookie instead of 2, share popcorn with the mister instead of getting my own, no going back for seconds, etc.
Post # 9
@KatieMW – I have a Coca-Cola addiction too! 2 days of being coke free so far…
I agree with a lot of what ejs said above. I know I personally would not be able to live on soup and salad for a month. Maybe have a soup or salad with every meal so you don’t eat as much? Keep in mind if your body does not get enough calories or fat, that it will actually start storing fat. it goes in to a hibernation type mode because it doesn’t know when it will get what it needs again.
I’m not trying to discourage you, just giving you some thigns to think about.
MJ has some good ideas also. I used that “self-control” method last night. I only had 3 oreo cookies intead of HALF the bag! hehe
Post # 10
Ooooh that would be dangerous for me!
Just remember that total restriction leads to more binging!
I would try those 100 calorie chocolate bars/cookies as a infrequent snack or skinny cows ice cream sandwiches!
GOOD LUCK!!!!! YAY ONLY 53 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!
Post # 11
Definitely some portion control and trying to only eat fresh, non-process food. But I should do no dessert too, that’s a good one!
Post # 12
Well, the thing is I already limit myself USUALLY to one little dessert after the dinner meal. Half a Tasty Cake or a fun-size candy bar. But lately I’ve been taking on some of FIs mid-day chocolate knoshing habits! As a result, I’m punishing myself.
Also, I should have been more clear when I talked about the soup/salad diet. I’m only talking about for dinner. I’ll still have whatever I want — cereal or eggs (maybe even a waffle) — for breakfast, a snack for lunch (I never eat more than that for lunch normally) and then soup or salad FOR DINNER.
Salad can have chicken, cheese, etc, id probably draw the line at bacon or too much of anything. I’ve actually come up with a bunch of diets for myself over the years, and happily I haven’t found one that didnt work yet. None have made me sick either. I have a lot of self discipline.
Post # 13
It doesn’t sound like your habits are really all that bad. If you want to loose some weight or maintain I would work out instead of messing with the diet. You will see better results, quicker I imagine.
Post # 14
I already run five miles about 3 times a week. :/ I think I just eat a lot of Taco Bell and Arbys
Post # 15
EngagedtoPanda… i just saw your hair trial pic… go ahead honey, you can afford to eat more icecream i say!!! 🙂
ive been chocolate free for about 2 weeks now and today im hanging out like a ex druggie looking for a hit – it aint pretty
today ive eaten my fruit for breakfast (i cant stomach anything more), just had my tuna, salad & fruit for lunch and dinner will lean kangaroo – ugghhhhh… but weighin on Tuesday had me down 2.5kgs or 5lbs so woohoo
Post # 16
EngagedtoPanda – Hey, date twin! I have been trying to get the scale to move since I fell off the wagon in early July – and nothing. 🙁 My second dress fitting is at the end of the month and I’d like to be down 7 – hopefully 10 by the wedding.
I like your plan – I think I’m doing some calorie counting (staying at 1300 on non-workout days and 1600 on workout days) and going low carb – which means lots of salads and soup for me.