Post # 1
There are plenty of posts on here about how to lose weight and motivation to keep going, but not many on weight loss success! It’s inspirational for me to hear about other people’s triumphs, and I don’t think I’m alone in that.
This is also a good opportunity for me to not-so-casually bring up that since my recent diagnosis of high cholesterol and pre-diabetes a week and a half ago, I’ve lost 7 pounds! I’ve totally cut out processed foods and caffeine, eat foods low in sodium and cholesterol, and make sure I eat the right amounts of fruits and veggies every day. It’s been rough…I was totally addicted to sugar. I’m starting to feel in control now though, and it’s really been a self-confidence booster to stick with a diet longer than 2 days.
If you’ve recently lost weight, gotten back on the exercise bandwagon, or started eating right, post!
Post # 3
Congrats MsAnna! You are definitely on the road to success!
I myself 50 lbs in less than 1 year for my wedding in Feb. I did it with the Weight Watchers program, but without attending meetings or even paying a dime. I discovered that everything that I needed for weight watchers was easily accessible on google. It worked well for me.
I haven’t gained any of my weight back in more than a year, yay! Unfortunately I am not completely satisfied with my current weight either when the doctor told me about my cholestrol…So I did a bit of research and started the F-Factor diet, to hopefully take care of the last 15 lbs and my cholestrol issue!
Best of Luck to everyone who is attempting to lose weight! and Congratulations to all of those who already have!
Post # 4
WELL BACK IN JAN WHEN I FIRST WENT OUT IN SEARCH OF A WEDDING GOWN I FOUND ONE THAT LOVED IT WAS SO CUTE ON THE SIZE SIX MANEQUIN I JUST HAD TO HAVE IT .. WELL WHEN I GOT MY MEASUREMENTS I NEED A 22!! YES A 22 THE BOTUIQUE OWNER HAD ONE THAT A LADY ORDERD BUT NEVER CAME BACK AND GOT . SHE WAS WILLING TO SELL IT TO ME FOR $500.00 I REFUSED MY PRIDE WOULD NOT LET ME PUT ON THAT 22 IT LOOKED LIKE A BIG WHITE TENT TO ME .. SO I STARTED WORKING OUT COUNTING CALORIES AND I WENT FROM 198 TO 170 ( I JUST GOT ON THE SCALE TODAY ) IT WAS A LOT OF HARD WORK AND I CRIED A LOT BUT WHEN I WENT TO HAVE MY MEASUREMENT DOWN FOR MY GOWN GUESS WHAT I GOT A 16 AND THE ONLY REASON I NEED THAT WAS BECAUSE I AM REALLY BUSTY ALWAYS WAS. ANYWAY I DIDNT DO ALL OF IT FOR THE WEDDING IT SELF I DID IT FOR ME I GUESS SEEING THAT DRESS WAS JUST THE KICK IN THE BUTT I NEEDED . I HAVE SEEN BRIDES TRY AND SQUEZZE INTO TOO SMALL GOWNS AND THE FAT HANGS OVER NO WAY!!!!
Post # 5
Congratulations, ladies! 🙂 It is always inspirational to hear success stories!
I have lost 28 pounds since September. My mom had an extremely unexpected heart attack and my fiance was diagnosed with diabetes within a month of one another. Because of this, my fiance and I decided to start living a more healthy lifestyle. We started watching what we ate and planning healthy meals. We also started working out almost everyday together. As a result, he’s lost 40 pounds and 4 sizes and I’m down 28 pounds and 2 sizes! Of course, my wedding dress (ordered in September) came in MUCH too large, so I’ve been dealing with serious alterations. I guess that’s a great problem to have!
I’m proud of us because I feel like we’re starting off our married life together healthy and happy.
Post # 6
Ladies you are an inspiration – i think i have been so naughty. i dnt know how to gain control!!! I comfort eat on all the naughties!!!
Post # 7
I AM ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO EAT FOR COMFORT I STILL DO BUT I DO A MODERATION THING IF I HAD A BAD DAY INSTEAD OF HAVING THE WHOLE QUART OF EDYS I HAVE A SMALL SCOOP OR I GO OUT AND GET ONE SCOOP. !! I DONT BUY IT ITS NOT ALLOWED IN MY HOUSE. A MOMENT ON THE LIPS A LIFETIME ON THE HIPS !!!
Post # 8
I’ve been doing Weight Watchers for five weeks and am down 12.2 lbs. I am so excited to be moving in the right direction, and feel so much better about myself! I’ve got a long way to go, but my success and the wedding are motivating me to keep going!
Post # 9
KYONA – I’ve decided Atkins it is. No more naughties!!! Well I will try. The thing is I didnt have to lose weight for wedding dress as it was good at each fitting but it was the honeymoon and all the good food *ahem naughty food thereafter that hass had me having cravings!!!! LOL! So now its time to get strict and do what I havent had the guts (well not literally – coz its there!!! ) to do!!! 😛 Good luck ladies – and keep posting updates!!! Its nice to here of others sucesses. Its inspiration!
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Congrats! I had to take some time off from the gym to fight off a cold — but hope to have my triumphant return tomorrow morning.
Post # 11
This is a great place for inspiration! Thank you and congrats to all the ladies! 🙂
I have and still am in the process of trying to lose 40- 50 pounds and it is not easy!! I gained this weight right after i stopped smoking a year ago and with me never being a person who exercised, and just stuffing myself with food, the pounds packed on. I’ve been hearing such wonderful things about weight watchers and i did try it for 2 weeks, and lost about 4 pounds. Then, my issue with not having enough space in the fridge ( my situation is kinda hectic! ) to put all the good foods, i gave up and started to get the easy foods and went off the plan… that sucked totally
now, i’ve been exercising with my FH, and eating properly and i’ve been feeling great. i have not weighed myself yet, because i want to see if my clothes will fit properly first…
well, once again, good luck to us all
Post # 12
Thank you for this post! It gives me hope I can do it too!
I’m 4-5 pounds down, with another 25 to go. Blah! i hate dieting!
Post # 13
I am proud to announce that I lost another 2.4 pounds this week…that makes 9.4 pounds in two weeks! I think a good deal of that was water weight, but I’m very, very please to be seeing results so soon. I have now officially lost all my Christmas/winter weight and have arrived back at my summer weight. Just in time! 🙂
Post # 14
MsAnnaLytical: water weight or not… Woo Hoo!! Great job!
I myself have dropped 30lbs since January 10th & the best part is that I haven’t really changed too much in my diet… I haven’t really "dieted" this time. I don’t eat anything from a package, no fast food & tons of water. I also workout 2-3 hours a day. It’s changed my body & I’m sooo much happier. 🙂
Down with dieting! Just make positive, healthy lifestyle changes! Keep up the great work ladies
Post # 15
I have made it through finals, a trip to DC, and extreme stress at work, and managed to lose 15.6 pounds in 5 weeks!! I’m excited because it hasn’t been all at once, ironically. I can feel a difference in my clothes, and I’m on the way to wellness!
Once I lose half the weight I want to lose, I’m going to start trying on dresses. I am now 11 pounds away from that! I am so proud of myself, I just had to brag. 🙂 It’s nice to feel accomplished, like I’ve really put in time, effort, and managed to get my head on track!
Post # 16
Was poking around this fitness section and found this post. Four years ago I was a 100 pounds larger than I am right now, its been a slow slow process but the person I am now eats loads of greens, is less stressed, jogs in the morning before work and found her dress in a shop.. in her size.
I have a long way to go but I never lost any weight on a diet, diets were the worst and I would just get overwhelmed and gained. So I stopped them cold turkey and started trying to get healthy. More salads, only snacked on fruit and veggies, started grilling up fish one or twice a week and slowly I started walking, then got a treadmill, then a gym membership and then started training for a 5k.