Post # 1
I know lots of you ladies out there are trying to lose a little (or a lot) of weight & tone up to make that dress fit right. I thought I’d be nice for us to have a place to share ideas, motivation, struggles, goals, etc. I’ll start with my info & hope some of you will share yours and chat here too!
I apologize if this post is redundant — I couldn’t find any similar threads that anyone’s written on in the last year or so.
Wedding date: 9/13/14
Goal: lose 15 pounds of fat (mainly in my midsection) & gain 5 lbs of muscle; tone arms; get stronger; be able to dance all night without getting winded
Plan: count calories, limit sweets, take the stairs, do free workout videos on youtube, hula hoop, use my stairmaster, go for walks when it gets warm out. I am also doing the 30-day squat challenge on repeat – my man like big butts and he cannot lie
Biggest obstacle: office job with looong hours & lots of girl scout cookies lying around!
Favorite exercise: yoga classes
Favorite healthy food: fruit, especially berries
My kryptonite: baked goods
Fads I’ve tried: 3-day diet; diet pills
Post # 3
If you like to cook, I’ve had amazing success with “eat shrink and be merry” and “looney spoons” (same sister chefs). The food is healthy and so delicious. I make a couple meals and a soup on Sunday that gets us through most of the week. Good luck!
Post # 4
Hi Peanut, our situation is so similar, I just had to post!
I am also 25, and am also getting married this September! The 6th to be exact 🙂
Wow seems like you have a great game plan. Very specific plans work well for me rather than wishy-washy eat less bad foods, eat more healthy ones…
Am lacking motivation right now. And I seem to go in between: oh 7 months, I’ve got ages, to wow its coming so quick, I’ll only have time to lose a few kg anyway…
So yeah…a bit all over the place 🙁
Anyway, goodluck with your plan. I’m interested in talking more or becoming buddies 🙂
Post # 5
Wedding date: 10.11.14
Goal: to fit into my dress!! I fell in love with a dress at a bridal outlet and bought it even though I can’t zip it all the way! I would like to lose ten lbs and get a bit leaner but I’m moslty concerned with losing about four inches to get into the dress comfortably. Before FI moved in a year ago I was going to the gym consistantly and was in great shape, I’d like to get back to that.
Plan: cut out processed foods. I bought a person training package and will continue to do classes at the gym.
Biggest obstacle: working long hours and being exhausted when I get home.
Favorite exercise: pure barre and hot yoga
Favorite healthy food: loads of veggies.
My kryptonite: salty foods and cheese, wine
Fads I’ve tried: i bought a cleansing tea but haven’t tried it yet. I also do a lot of juicing.
Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/shedding-for-the-wedding-diet-buddies#ixzz2sDsZltZy
Post # 6
@Angua: I actually prefer to have a way more detailed plan than this! Once I deviate a litttle from eating healthy, I tend to get completely derailed and stop dieting all together, so being super strict helps me stay on track. That said, I have really only lost weight & kept it off by eating less junk and less in general.. it just tended to happen more by accident, like when I’d come home for summer and my mom would make all my meals. But the food journal/calorie counter on everydayhealth.com is excellent – It even worked for me in law school til I fell off the wagon during finals – so I am willing to give it a try before I start eating nothing but blueberries, celery, and lean meat. It’s free & it definitely motivates me. http://www.everydayhealth.com/calorie-counter.aspx if you’re interested!
@Callie_Starr: I haven’t been cooking much lately, but my fiance is a great cook I’ll suggest these to him, Thanks!
@BeeinBoston: I have been wanting to do pure barre! I am totally out of shape though and I have heard it is a real ass-kicker. Do you recommend getting back into working out generally before I try it? EDIT: and good luck!! With a personal trainer & a history of working out a lot I’m sure you can do it! Maybe get your fiance involved to make it easier since you live together?
Post # 7
Age: 24 (will be 25 for the wedding)
Wedding date: 08/22/2015
Goal: Lose 20 pounds..just want my flat tummy back..I did this 2 years ago and it came all back
Plan: eat half of what I normally eat (instead of 2 slices of bread eat 1 etc)
Biggest obstacle: I do not buy my own food..FI does and buys a lot of junk
Favorite exercise: pilates
Favorite healthy food: raw veggies
My kryptonite: chips and dip
Fads I’ve tried: none
I need to go from 144 to 125 ! In the past week ive lost 3 pounds already yay
Post # 8
@peanut88: pure barre is no joke but it’s fantastic for conditioning your muscles, gaining muscle tone and getting that long, lean look. you do need to do it multiple times a week for best results but you do start to feel stronger as you go. It’s not a huge cardio workout but muscle helps burn fat so that’s a plus. I bought a three month unlimited package so after I do my six sessions with a trainer, I’ll combine multiple barre classes a week with a cardio class like Zumba and my hot yoga (It’s a vinyasa flow)
Post # 9
Wedding date: 05/24/14
Goal: I would like to lose 10-15 pounds of body fat before my wedding. I think I would look awesome if I could think out a little bit of flub.
Plan: Record my meals (I find I make better choices if I am accountable after the fact), clean eating and be active daily.
Biggest obstacle: Stressful office job with long hours and only a few months to achieve my goal!
Favorite exercise: Yoga/pilates fusion and Body Pump
Favorite healthy food: almond butter.
My kryptonite: Pizza and cocktails!
Fads I’ve tried: I’ve tried tons of at home workout programs with little consistency.
Post # 10
@sugar_biscuit: omg I just youtubed body pump that looks like a great workout. good luck!
@BeeinBoston: wow that is some workout schedule! you are going to need your dress taken IN by October!
@SaugaBride: Congratulations on losing 3 lbs in a week! That is awesome!! I probably am halving what I eat too, which says something about how much I had been eating since I have my calorie counter set to 1415 per day at the moment.
I’m on my 4th day of dieting (first day having to work while dieting.. monday was a snow day) My belly felt smaller when I woke up this morning but it looks the same. My scale’s batteries are dead so I dunnoo. Super felt like I was gonna starve to death for a while at work lol but it’s almost bedtime so I think I’ll make it! I’ve been doing a few zumba videos on youtube instead of studying for the bar exam tonight
Post # 11
I’m jumping on this bandwagon in the hopes that I can find some motivation through others!!
Wedding date: 11/22/14
Goal: Lose about 15 lbs
Plan: Weight Watchers points, cut carbs, exercise more!
Biggest obstacle: Long exhausting hours at work, all I want to do when I get home is crash on the couch (I’m an educator!)
Favorite exercise: Interval training, dancing
Favorite healthy food: hummus and carrots
My kryptonite: Pizza, pasta, cheese, wine… WAY too many temptations that can lead me astray!!
Fads I’ve tried: I cut carbs completely about a year ago for 3 weeks and it helped me lose a few pounds, but that was hard to maintain such a strict diet.
I’m sick of feeling so bloated and pudgy all the time so I think I’m going to attempt cutting carbs again, at least for a few weeks, to jump-start my metabolism and force myself to eat healthier things. I also need to be better about working out 5-6 times per week, even if it’s just at-home with online videos (I hate the gym!!).
I started weight watchers online program a few weeks ago, and it has helped me lose 3-4 lbs already. However I would like to speed up the process at least a little for engagement pics in a month or two!
Any recommendations for great free online workout plans? I’m going to start this 4-week plan beginning next week: http://www.bridalguide.com/beauty-fitness/health-fitness/bridal-body-prep-plan-four-weeks-to-go Has anyone else tried this one? My plan is to go through the whole 4 weeks then possibly repeat til I’m where I want to be.
Thanks for the support and motivation!!
Post # 12
@peanut88: Hi! Here are my stats
Wedding date: 10/11/14
Goal: Lose 10 ish pounds
Plan: Continue tracking with weight watchers and get back into my 5 day a week exercise routine.
Biggest obstacle: Stress and it being cold outside. I don’t like to leave the house any more than I have to in the cold.
Favorite exercise: I’m a yoga fanatic and I really like zumba as well. When it’s warmer out I enjoy swimming. I’ll run as well, but I really don’t enjoy it.
Favorite healthy food: Peaches!
My kryptonite: Carbs. I effing love carbs.
Fads I’ve tried: I haven’t tried any fads in the last 5 or so years. I’d tried pills before but they made me jittery and I figured that wasn’t good!
Post # 13
Age: 20 ( will be 23 at wedding)
Wedding date: 2/7/2016
Goal: Lose at least 30kg more (66 pounds). Have already lost 10kg 🙂 Currently trying to rush down to below 80 before going bridesmaid dress shopping for a friend (to minimise the need for alterations when I do get to my goal weight!)
Plan: Lose as much as possible before engagement party in July (as well as being maid of honour in a wedding at the same time) and spend the next two years comfortably maintaining and toning. Counting calories using myfitnesspal, tracking activity duing fitbit.
Biggest obstacle: University student with a history of emotional eating and binge eating disorder
Favorite exercise: Walking. I have really bad knees and have to skip mot exerise classes that I love 🙁
Favorite healthy food: fruit, especially berries, salmon
My kryptonite: Take away, potato gems, eating when FH is out with friends
Fads I’ve tried: Celebrity slim (not strictly, just to limit calories and try to shrink stomach back to normal size after binge events)
Would love to see if there are any bees on fitbit! Feel free to add me and we can compete on daily steps 🙂 http://www.fitbit.com/user/2B5SHH
Post # 14
Today is day one of healthy eating for me
travel date: 9/19/14
Goal: lose 50+ pounds & gain muscle; become healthy; get stronger; be able to walk all day without getting winded or sore
Plan: count calories, limit sweets, do workout videos, meal plan, use my strata gym; go for walks when it gets warm out.
Biggest obstacles: office job with lots of sitting, motivation, living with a teenager, cravings during pms
Favorite exercise: swimmimg
Favorite healthy food: apple with natural peanut butter
My kryptonite: chips
Fads I’ve tried: hcg diet, Visalus, cabbage soup diet
Post # 15
Wedding date: 10/12/14
Goal: Lose about 40-50 lbs (or as much of that as I can)
Plan: going to new apartment complex’s gym, and go Paleo (since Feb 1st)
Biggest obstacle: work at home, easy to snack!
Favorite exercise: none, ha! Trying to like walking/jogging and weights at the gym
Favorite healthy food: sliced apples with a tiny bit of peanut butter after the gym
My kryptonite: sweets, chocolate, etc
Fads I’ve tried: Juice clease, vegetarian diet, B12
Post # 16
Good luck ladies!! I totally fell off the wagon today at work, BUT I’m trying to not let it ruin my eating for the whole day.
@stephee: how is paleo going?