Help! Wedding is in 3 weeks and I need to lose 5-8 lbs!

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@icanhearyousmile:  Go gluten free! I had to go gluten free because I was diagnosed with Celiacs, but I lost 9lbs in 23 days when I first started!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@icanhearyousmile:  Drink lots and lots of water, limit your salt intake, no sodas, do some cardio. It’s possible that this is just water weight.

I lost 15 pounds, took one weekend off from eating healthy and exercising… Stepped on the scale and it said I had gained 7 pounds in three days!! I knew it was impossible to put that much fat on so I did a little extra cardio that week and drank tons more water and was able to get that weight back off pretty quickly.

Also, doing some weight lifting in those three weeks may help too. If you have access to a gym, ask one of the employees to walk you through and tell you what machines do what. It’s amazing what a few weeks of weight lifting can do (And by weight lifting, I don’t mean barbells and heavy things haha, just machines). 

Don’t worry.. If you’re anything like me, you drop weight when you’re stressed. Be very mindful of what you’re eating these next three weeks (But eat enough calories). The night of the wedding and after that, you can indulge a little! 

I hope you feel as beautiful as I know you are on your wedding day. You deserve to feel absolutely amazing. And love your body because it’s yours and you did work hard to lose the initial weight. Just remind yourself that the few pounds gained were gained because you were spending time and having fun with people you love!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Cut out sugars and carbs…now, drink lots of water. LOTS. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Do the first phase of 17 day diet! It is AMAZING and sheds weight really fast without being unhealthy. it’s basically just no starch, all lean proteins, fruits & vegetables. Wikipedia it – it has all the info without buying the book. The first time I did it, I lost like 12 lbs in 17 days.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Drink lots and lots of water, limit your salt intake, no sodas, do some cardio. It’s possible that this is just water weight.


Yep, this^. I’d probably try to cut down on carbs too if possible.

I would also start the next pack of pills like your doctor said. Usually that stops it immediately for me, but I haven’t taken that particular brand of BC before.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@icanhearyousmile:  Any kind of body weight/resistance will burn calories and make you sweat. Do some push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, squats… 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I love running (or walking) for exercise 3-5 times a week (just 30 minutes will help!)

Drink half your weight (in ounces) in water every day (I weigh 136, so I drink about 70oz of water a day).

And calorie count! It’s JUST for three weeks. YOU CAN DO IT!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@icanhearyousmile:  Girl, I feel ya. I’m in school full-time and working full-time… It’s a hassle. But everything will turn out great and beautiful! I will say a prayer for you! If you can afford it, maybe see if you can get a massage sometime before your wedding. I know you probably know this but exercising will do you good as far as feeling stressed. I can always think much clearer after a good workout. Please message me if you need to talk before your wedding! I’m getting married two weeks after you so I’ll be stressing with you! 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@icanhearyousmile:  The bread and potatoes you are eating…I’m assuming white bread…those are bad carbs. Potatoes are starchy, bad carbs. These turn into sugars in your body. Best to stay away from anything made with white flour.  

I’m diabetic, so I’ve been told about certain foods to avoid because the body breaks them down into bad sugars.  

And sorry, candy corn – all sugar.  If you really are determined to lose weight for your wedding and fit into your dress, you will cut stuff out that isn’t healthy and exercise so you lose those last few pounds.  Will power. You don’t have it, you won’t lose it.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@icanhearyousmile:  Talk to your doctor.  I was on Seasonqiue and had the same schedule of the period that would never end (in my case it was due to a medical condition), but my obgyn gave me a ‘bump’ of another bc pill as a short term solution to end my endless period.  You can’t do this too often, but definatly call her/him again and explain the situation to see if there is any option.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@icanhearyousmile:  You could also do a gentle cleanse. Check out Advocare’s Herbal Cleanse. I lost 5 pounds just by doing that.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

  • No alcohol. No sugar. No carbs.
  • Run for at least 30 minutes a day and/ or lift heavy weights.
  • Go on a juice cleanse for 3 days if possible.

If those things don’t work? Be rest assured that you’re going to be the only one who notices those pesky 5 (or so) pounds on your big day! So, enjoy it.. and try to not be so hard on yourself. You’ve lost 25 pounds!! That’s amazing.

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