(Closed) what are you doing to loose/keep the weight off for your wedding day?!

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve started running and eating better to get a healthier lifestyle.  I’m not worried so much about losing weight before the wedding.  My biggest concern is learning to live a healthy lifestyle before I ever have children.  I want to be able to raise a healthy family and I can’t do that if I’m not setting a good example.

Post # 4
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79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Jillian Michaels 30 day shred.  Oh, and I’ve been using the Lose it! app to help me log calories and what I’m eating.  I really haven’t changed my diet, just smaller portions and being careful (really watching the chocolate) and like you, not eating late.  It IS a lot of work and totally unfair that the guys don’t have to sweat it! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wow, I feel horrible. I know the wedding is in 115 days, but I have done nothing to loose a few pounds. Which I would love to loose 5 to 10 pounds before the wedding. I pray I get it together soon because I want to be a little more fit for the wedding. My dress fits great, but I would like it to fit a lil bit better…. idk…. on to eating healthier i hope

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@nkwilson2: I know it doesn’t seem like changing portion sizes is much of a difference, but I think that is a huge step.  When I first started trying to eat healthier that was a hard first step.  I had to start plating dinners when we ate instead of sitting the food on the table to help ourselves.  When things taste delicious I tend to want to eat more of it even if I’m starting to feel full.  

Oh something else to help out is drinking more water. I used to drink a lot of sugary drinks and now I drink primarily water.  Once in awhile I will have a little wine now.  I feel less bloated and it keeps me from feeling hungry during the day when I sip it constantly.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

I am one of the few who gained weight, yes I did… I was my “perfect” size and shape in feb, but it was not realistic sustainable goal. I got married in April bigger than I wanted to be. So be it.

I am healthy, I am pretty. Perfect is not a number. 

We are human, so please be healthy and stop judging by a number on the scale.

I am 5’5″ and 132 right now, I would love to be 127 or so or at least a smaller measurement since weight numbers mean little, 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

I started eating real food – meaning, I cut out 99% of the processed stuff I was eating (that meant anything with sugar or bread, pasta, etc).  Typical food would be eggs and veggies for b’fast, a big salad with some sort of protein and veggies for lunch, and then a protein w/ veggies for dinner.  I worked out 3 x’s a week for 45 minutes and concentrated on getting more sleep.  Worked like a charm and I dropped 40 pounds in 6 months.  NOW – if only I could regain that type of determination post-wedding, I’d be golden.  (I still have a good 15 pounds to be at my desired weight (it’s really one full dress size)).

@specialklove:  do you have a lot you want to lose?  Or is it more tone / definition?  Be careful not to starve your body and overwork it either.  

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

I started eating real food – meaning, I cut out 99% of the processed stuff I was eating (that meant anything with sugar or bread, pasta, etc).  Typical food would be eggs and veggies for b’fast, a big salad with some sort of protein and veggies for lunch, and then a protein w/ veggies for dinner.  I worked out 3 x’s a week for 45 minutes and concentrated on getting more sleep.  Worked like a charm and I dropped 40 pounds in 6 months.  NOW – if only I could regain that type of determination post-wedding, I’d be golden.  (I still have a good 15 pounds to be at my desired weight (it’s really one full dress size)).

@specialklove:  do you have a lot you want to lose?  Or is it more tone / definition?  Be careful not to starve your body and overwork it either.  

Post # 10
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5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i’ve given up food

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have been just eating really clean (protien, healthy fats,very  little dairy and processed food, and sticking mainly to whole grains). And something that’s really been working is interval training on the treadmill. Put it at the highest incline you can manage and walk for 2 minutes, then run at a higher level for 1 minute. Do this for half an hour 3 times a week and add a few strength sessions. it really burns calories. Good luck!

Post # 12
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7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

For me, I’ve Picked up playing tennis a few days a week. Take the dog on an extra walk every day.

Mainly:

-Up the water

-Avoid the “white devils” – refined sugar, diary, white flour, salt     

Regardless Im sure you will look amazing on your special day and hopefully you will acquire some lifestyle habits that will help keep your desired weight in check 🙂

Post # 13
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I just need to tone up before the wedding so I’m spending these last 4 weeks eating a clean, reduced carb diet. I eat four meals a day for about 1400 calories and I eat as clean as possible (cook my own meals, no junk, no alcohol). I only have starchy carbs at breakfast and at my pre-workout meal. I also have about 100 calories of sugar after a really intense workout (necessary for recovery). I’m working out 5-6 days a week doing Barry’s Bootcamp, which is a high intensity interval and weight training workout that kicks my butt every time. Reducing carbs helps drop weight faster than just reducing calories and it tends to come more from the belly (my problem spot), but it’s not very fun.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve been doing some hardcore working out for the past year and it has really paid off.  I’ve only lost 15 pounds, but I’m down a size and I have really changed my shape.  My dress had to be taken in at my second fitting even though I had not lost any weight between the two.  So inches are definitely coming off.  I would really like to drop 10 or 15 pounds but I’ve been so rediculously happy in my life that I don’t want to stress myself out.  But I think I am going to put more effort these last 50 days and really watch my intake of the bad stuff (alcohol, most dairy, white flour, sugar, etc).  I love the way I look in my dress now but I just want to really feel great that day and look back at the pictures and love how I look. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

for me, it’s all about maintaining. don’t wanna get bigger and don’t wanna get smaller. keep it as cheap as possible by avoiding any size changing alterations.

i really cut down on the soda. it’s only for emergencies or special occasions. so i have like… four sodas a month.

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