Post # 1
Anyone else tackling weight loss before their big day?
I’ve dropped 30lbs since being engaged (since 7/7/07) and I’m looking for at least another 30 before the big day (12/13/08). I’m hitting the gym, etc, but sometimes it just seems so slow!
Anyone else want to talk shop? What diet are you on, how much have you lost, what do you do to work out? etc?
Post # 3
oh man…i wish you could pass some of that sheer will and determination my way!
last summer i lost 30lbs. i maintained for the most part and wanted to drop another 30 before my 11/01/08 wedding. (got engaged 12/31/07)
but the stress of wedding planning has had the opposite effect!
i’ve regained about 6 lbs and needless to say i am nervous. it doesn’t help that i ordered my dress in my current size and have accepted that my groom loves me for me. how i am at this moment.
i haven’t been doing any of the new habits i had learned (eating 6 small meals a day. pairing protein with every carb. daily excercise. very low sodium. gallon of water a day……..
i need to get back to that! you’re doing great! you will definitely make it. i’m pretty much at 6 months out and will be losing about 15 or 20 pounds before fittings begin. got to buckle down but i know i can do it.
Post # 4
You’ll be fine!
My fiance loves me the way I am, and I bought my dress my current size, also. I wasn’t going to spend money on a dress that doesn’t look fabulous on me at my current size! Plus it’s easier to take in than take out a dress (I’d imagine).
I’m not doing too much special, really. No special diet, no pills, nothing to strenuous. I’m just counting calories, logging my food intake, making an effort to do an hour at the gym at least 4 times a week (my hour being half weights half cardio), and really trying to identify when I’m hungry, and when I’m just trying to "stress eat".
I’m a horrible stress eater! I have certain areas I’m trying to improve, most importantly my whole body.
Post # 5
weight watchers really got my butt in gear
Also eatting protien for breakfast prevents me from snacking before lunch. And I’m not sure where you are but going to the farmers market really inspired me to eat healthy. the produce available right now is incredible (if your in socaljust look at the artichokes, HUGE)
Post # 6
My FI and I used to go home for lunch (it’s only a few minute drive back to our house), but to save on gas and get a little more work time in we’ve both started bringing lunch in to work. I’ve been bringing in a salad every day for the past week and I’ve already lost a couple pounds with that and a little bit of working out when I get home. It really keeps me from snacking or eating more for lunch than I should be!
I also want to lose 20 or more lbs by September, but with my track record taht most likely won’t happen. Who knows though….
Best of luck to everyone else taking on this challenge!
Post # 7
stress eating is whats killing me!
i honestly think i would be find if i didnt lose any more weight before the wedding. i just dont want to gain any weight! lol…
Post # 8
I wanted to be healthier and look and feel better so I joined weight watchers shortly after getting engaged (12/01/07). I’ve lost 16 pounds so far and hope to lose another 15 or so in the upcoming months. My wedding isn’t until 08/09 though so we’ll see what happens between now and then! Working out is especially hard for me though. Weight Watchers has this "Buff Brides Challenge" and since I’m pretty wedding obsessed these days I’m hoping it will trick me into working out. lol…
Post # 9
I lost 60 lbs for my wedding last July doing the South Beach Diet. Since the wedding, I’ve let myself go a little and am trying to take of the 25 lbs I put back on. My biggest problem is I hate to exercise! The first time around I didn’t have to exercise, but this time I have to and it’s not going very well.
Post # 10
i’ve lost about 15lbs using myFoodDiary.com. i love it because i can log my food, water and exercise and i can do it from desk. i find it easy to use, though it does try to limit your weight loss to under 2lbs per week by warning you if you have a large calorie deficit. its kept me more honest than any of the free food trackers (it costs $9/mo no contract) i also prefer something like myFoodDiary because it helps me eat what i like and still lose weight by keeping things in proportion. good luck with whatever plan you decide to use, the most important part is that you find what works for you and what you can stick with.
Post # 11
Woo! Glad to hear I’m not the only one around who’s working towards a healthier & overall smaller me!
Nice to hear that no one’s crash dieting. I almost didn’t make a post because I didn’t want to hear about how people were eating lettuce only. Eek!
I’m a big fan of healthy, ladies. Sounds like everyone else is, too.
Post # 12
I’ve been going slow & steady, focusing on drinking plenty of water, fresh fruits & veggies and getting into a routine of working out. I’ve found that if I force myself to workout regularly for about three weeks, it becomes a habit and I look forward to it. Varying the activities helps a lot, as does biking into work.
The hardest part was the three weeks where I didn’t lose a single pound. Thankfully, I was logging my measurements as well, which were changing. It helped keep me motivated.
My co-worker is on weight watchers and it’s worked well for her. Good luck!
Post # 13
I recommended this in another post- I use a step counter- it works great to make sure on days i’m feeling lazy I still get 10,000 steps a day and also eat healthier- no one has enough water, fruits and veggies in their diet these days.
Post # 14
The Knot’s website has a "Vow to Wow" plan. It helps you track your calories and what you should be eating by sticking to the food pyramid guidelines; no gimmicks. It also has you track all of your workouts and for those looking for specific help, it lays out what you should be doing each day for food (meals & snacks) and workouts (strength & cardio). I find that just by tracking everything I eat, it helps me to eat less.
Post # 15
Great job nicolby! I’m impressed with your commitment.
I’ve lost 25 pounds so far, I started in January. I’ve been doing something similar to GetMarried4Less, food-wise. I eat 5 times a day. At each "meal" I have 2-3 oz of protein (egg whites, chicken, fish, lean beef), 1/2-3/4 cup of carb (rice!!!, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bread, fruit, oatmeal), and then as many veggies as I want… or don’t want. 🙂 I also cut out as much salt as I can, I never add salt to anything and try to cook with no salt added canned goods. It’s been great so far, I’m never hungry, and I make things like chili, stew, roasts, hamburgers, fries. And after dieting for many years, I’m totally turned off of eating salads, so this has been so much better for me. For exercise, I do Slim in 6 or Turbo Jam, one video a day, 5 days a week. I also just got a DVD of My Workout by Podfitness… it used to be on TV early in the mornings, but it was cancelled and they put out a video of the workouts.
Oh and to motivate myself, I like to watch The Biggest Loser (even though I have issues with the show in general), Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp, or Bulging Brides (these might just be on in Canada, I’m not sure), because when I see these people lose weight and transform themselves, i think, hey I can do that… it always gets me off the couch.
Post # 16
I’ve lost 5 lbs of my 35 lb goal . I’ve started by just eating healthier and am starting to go to the gym, (thanks FSIL!!!!) But I’ve Told The Boy to hide to oreos or don’t buy em at all!! Those things are EVIL!!!