Post # 16
My wedding is less than three months and my weight was not horrendous, but I was 10 or 12 pounds heavier than I’d like to be. So I’ve been watching what I eat (tracking using loose it!) and eating lower carbs and more protien and veggies. I’ve lost a little over 7 pounds in the past few weeks so I’m motivated to keep going. I just want to be healthy so I focus on that rather than being “skinny”
You just have to find what works for you! Lots of water though! I would just suggest you watch how much you snack because regardless of what you’re snacking on you can go over in calories and ultimately that matters. If you track your calories (even if its just a rough estimate) it’ll help you a lot to see what your body likes and doesn’t like 🙂 Good luck! Either way you will be a beautiful bride!
Post # 17
Fellow stress eater here! Obviously diet is such an individual thing, but I’ve been very successful with eating way more fat and way less carbs – the fat and moderate amounts of protein I get keep me full and satisfied – something carb/sugar loaded low calorie foods did not do. I’ve lost 24 lbs in 3 months without working out. So I’ll eat eggs scrambled with heavy cream and topped with sour cream, salsa, and guac for breakfast, which will usually keep me full until lunch or even through lunch if I eat around 10, then for dinner I’ll have a protein and veggies – usually broccoli because I love it. Full fat cheese (extra sharp cheddar and babybels are my fave), hardboiled eggs, and almonds are my go-to snacks for when I need to cut the twinge of hunger. And lots of water.
I feel great. My fiance is doing it too and when he went in for a checkup a couple weeks ago, his blood pressure and cholesterol were down from where they were last year (his doctor wanted him to start on statins for cholesterol, and he was on blood pressure meds). Check out some videos on youtube by Gary Taubes. Very interesting stuff.
Post # 18
When I met my Fiance 8 years ago I was a size 0, 105 lbs and able to eat whatever the heck I wanted. Never worked out a day in my life. Then I hit my early 20’s and my metabolism decided to shut down. I got up to almost 130lbs and felt disgusting. Fiance and I started working out together last winter and watching what we ate. He of course dropped weight no problem but it took me a little longer. I got back down to 110lb… then we got engaged and I thought “Now I’ll really be motivated to get in the best shape of my life!”. But, I decided to ‘enjoy’ my new engagement and stopped working out so much… started eating the foods I missed… and gained 5lbs back. Sure, 5lbs doesn’t sound like a lot but on my small frame, it’s noticeable. And, I had wanted to get back to 105 and be toned and healthy for the wedding. But I can’t get myself to get back on track!!
I think what helped me the most last year was my Fiance and I doing it together. He motivated me, I motivated him and it’s a lot easier to stay on a diet when your SO doesn’t want to go out to eat all the time and won’t scarf down cheeseburgers right in front of you. No other advice to give but I know how you’re feeling!!
Post # 19
- Wedding: April 2016 - NYC
I agree with what some PPs have said. Get your Fiance on board. That’s been the biggest motivation for me in losing weight was that he not only supported me but he was willing to make changes and sacrifices as well. And the funny thing is, he’s starting to enjoy healthy eating! To the point that if he eats junk food his tummy rebels and he gets sick. He now chooses the healthy food option over the unhealthy!
We also did a couch to 5k program last spring and trained for a 5k race. It was a great bonding experience for us, training together, running together. When we started the program Fiance could barely run for 60 seconds straight. When we did our 5k 3 months later we ran it in 32 minutes!
We’re actually planning to start the c25k program again next week.
The hardest part is that men can lose weight so much easier than women, so don’t make it a competition for weight loss. Instead make it a team effort and do it together.