(Closed) Help losing weight!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I lost 20 pounds, and I did it through Weight Watchers.  For me, it was worth the investment.  It cost me less a month than my cell phone bill, and it was completely worth it.  I never felt deprived.

Post # 4
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think the most important thing is to change your lifestyle. In my experience, diets are hard to stick to and no fun. It’s better to eat more real foods, knock out processed junk, and concentrate on adding in good foods and keeping some fun/higher calorie foods in there as long as you have them in moderation and you set rules (mine are that they can’t be processed and if they’re baked I must make them.) 

If you focus on real foods over calories, your body will tell you when it’s full. If you need to track calories/nutrition facts for awhile to gauge how much you’re eating, that’s good. But once you get into the hang of truly eating healthy (not Lean Cuisine “healthy”!) you shouldn’t need to.

On the exercise side of things, find something you love! For me, it’s mostly walks, runs, and horseback riding. I do intervals once in awhile just to tone up a bit. 

Post # 5
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92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Obviously, I can only speak for myself; and I did the p90x and dropped a significant amound of weight. I waited until then to purchase my gown, in order to minimize the $$$ spent on alterations and to look better of course!

Post # 6
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13890 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

watch out for thinking you’re eating better by order a salad when dining out.  those salads are not as innocent as you may think at a lot of restaurants and can be worse calorie and fat content than a big juicy burger!  (check 99 restaurant for example) in fact, if you look at restaurant nutritional facts, its pretty shocking all around, not just for fast food… at places like steak houses or macaroni grill, its almost difficult to find a meal with less than 1000 calories!  I thought I was doing good by ordering a portabella burger at 99, innocent little mushroom, right??  nope!!  a whooping 740 calories and 43 grams of fat.  Or a little coldstone ice cream has something like 500 or 600 calories. 

like lilyfaith said, its really about a lifestyle, not just a diet.  by no means ever skip meals or starve, just really focus on what and how much you eat.  when you’re dining out, i’d almost just say double how many calories you *think* you had.  and, i’m definately guilty of this and think i’ve gained a few lbs…dont fool yourself with “just a little wont hurt” treat too often!

Post # 7
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66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m a size 16/18 and bought a wedding dress in a size 10. My wedding is November 27… I definitely feel the push to lose weight! lol

 

GOOD LUCK!!

Post # 8
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3068 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

U currently weigh 226. I am going to buy a dress in November. I am going to work my ass off until then and try to lose 2-3 lbs a week. Remember, a dress can only be taken in two sizes. So I am going to try my hardest to lose at lease 50 lbs by then!!!

Post # 9
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3068 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

And remember also, corset dresses are great cuz u can suck ina  little more if you lose too much

Post # 10
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379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Eat a lot of veggies!  My fiance is Taiwanese and he eats so many veggies, and of course meat too!  Don t just eat veggies but i eat at least 1 veggie with lunch and 2 with dinner.  I also became a vegatarian and lost 7 lbs.

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