Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius
Last year between June and November I lost around 40lbs and was around 14lbs from my goal weight, FI proposed in October, we celebrated in Paris in November then came Christmas and I found myself in this really low place, I have no idea why. I have suffered with depression over the years but with the medication and councelling and planning the wedding I thought it was all under control. So I fell off the wagon big time, I started picking up bad eating habbits again, I started a new job with vending machines around every corner, a large canteen and after a short illness and making excuses I also stopped going to the gym. I am now back to exactly where I started and with less than 6 months until my wedding in Mauritius in November.
I have no idea if my dress will still fit, it is not in yet so haven’t been able to try it on, and I am terrified I will be a fat bride and feel uncomfortable my entire honeymoon. Despite that my motivation has still been lacking, I have started back at the gym but a lot of the time I have to stay at work late and don’t make it. I skip meals because I am so busy then binge when I get home. I have also started to drink a little more than I did when I was dieting before, going out with the girls and with friends as the weather is getting nicer, I feel so dissapointed with myself, if I had only carried on last November I would have been at my goal weight and fit & toned from the gym, now I am back at square one and am worried I won’t have enough time to go it the healthy way before the wedding 🙁
Any advice, motivation, success stories, how you did it etc would be really helpful 🙂
Post # 2
You did it before you can do it again! I had a miscarriage recently which sent me doqn to a very dark hole and since have very quickly gained 55lbs in which I hope to loose very soon.
I think its all about being mentally happy, persistent. Never give up!
Keep a bottle of water with you. Pack healthy food to munch on so wont eat when get home. Get rid of the junk in your home, only have healthy food and foods you have to cook and prepare as you dont juat grab, eat, sit.
Good luck will be working hard with you!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
Ok the First thing you need to do is STOP SKIPPING MEALS! Your body goes into to starvation mode and holds on to everything. Try to find a friend in your area, and workout together.
January first of this year i weighed 201 pounds. Right now i weigh 189.9 This is not my goal weight but it’s a start. I have been going to zumba. Recently i started going 4 days a week. I eat small healthy meals all day. I do a lot of meal prep on the weekends. So that on the weekdays I can just grab a bundle and go. I drink tons of water.
Try to find something fun to do. Get a routine going with friend. keep a log of what you’re eatting and you exersize.
You can do it!!!
Post # 4
UKbee: You can do it!!! Set yourself realistic & managable goals, like going to the gym 2 – 3 times a week…. if some days you can’t go after work, maybe do a morning workout? a quick run? some yoga?
definitly pack healthy snacks for work so that you don’t get tempted by the vending machines.
plan activities with your friends / FI… like a weekend hike, a bike tour etc. <br /><br />all the best!
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius
Thanks all for the motivation – I know if I did it before I can do it again, I ws just in a much better head space last year! Started to plan meals a little more and when I don’t have a chance I hit the salad bar and stay well away from anything else. Also taking up yoga again with my future SIL beginning tonight!
Post # 6
UKbee: I was having similar issues with depression/drinking/eating for comfort, and I finally went to the doctor to get on meds for the depression. It made a WORLD of difference 🙂
If you’re already on something, it might pay off to make an appointment to see if they think it should be adjusted 🙂
I always knew what to do as far as eating right/exercising, but until I got my mind on board, all of the knowledge was useless.