(Closed) Any brides trying to lose weight before the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

im working on losing weight in the next couple months for our e-pics… i have a 10lb goal.. ive been working with a trainer for 8 months now

Post # 4
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

21 lost, 2 to go!    


tips: don’t eat at night or eat stuff that as i kid i wouldn’t have considered “food”

(no junk food, no weird stuff that comes in 5 packages, just fruits, veggies, stuff i can cook from “scratch” even if i end up buying it–like bread-i can make it, so i allow myself to buy it. snickers? i can’t make that, no buying it. fun chocolate truffles-i can make that but it’d take forever, i can have one)



also, for portion control: only eat food on a plate.

so you want some chips (junk food). fine. but you have to actually take out one serving, or a half serving, and put it on a plate. (i allow myself infinite salsa. i looooove salsa)

suddenly, i’m doing less mindless eating, doing more mindful eating, and actually enjoying my food.


also: letting go of my disordered eating and realizing that it was not actually giving me any control in my life. a lot of people do not have this problem, but a surprising number do. not binging was a really big thing for me to overcome, but it really helps with finally losing the weight!




you can do it!


also… how much do you want to lose?



Edit: I lost the first 8 on my own. Then I got a trainer. I met with him almost once a week (most months I missed one) and also went to the gym alone 2x a week and/or went running. I lost 3 inches off my waist, 5% body fat (!!!) , and 5 pounds with my trainer. Since then, I’ve lost another 8 pounds, 1 inch off my waist. I can’t measure body fat myself, so I have no idea where I am with that one.

Post # 6
2237 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think I have a number goal, but instead a feeling.  I want to feel amazing.  I want to look in the mirror and think I look the best I ever have!  It would be going better if work wasn’t KILLING me right now (by the time I get home I have no desire to exercise) and if I wasn’t so good at making apple pie, lol.

Post # 7
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i lost 7lbs running or going to the gym 4 times a week. now i barely have time to make it once but I try.

have managed to not put back on all i lost even though I’m not excercising as much by eating properly. I dont eat late at night, drink LOTS of water, drink sugarless green tea in the morning, watch portion sizes, eat lots of greens.

Dont tell yourself you are completely banned from something u love liek chocolate or cake because u’ll end up binging (trust me!) Just watch how much of it you eat.

Post # 8
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m definitely working on slimming down and toning up.  For me, it’s all about feeling strong and lean–I want to feel my best–so I’m not sure how many pounds that will equate to.

 I’m not actively dieting, but am trying to make smart choices.  Increased exercise levels and healthier eating (without torturing myself) are amounting to about .5-1 pound per week, which I’m sure will taper off over time.  I have 8 months until my wedding.

Post # 9
689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m trying to lose around 20 more pounds. I’ve lost close to 50, most of which was pre-engagement. I’m at a standstill though, but I’m still pushing to get them off!

Post # 10
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

I had to lose weight to fit into my dress, since I didn’t set up alterations early enough. I ended up drinking a lot of green tea, regular workouts and I cut down heavily on carbs. I added in lots of protein through meat and eggs. It really helped. I went from not fitting in my dress, to having it fit perfect. You’ve got a whoel year to go. I think setting small goals and cutting out certain problem foods, should help a lot.

Post # 11
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve lost 40 lbs since getting engaged (about 9 months ago). And I’d like to lose another 10 lbs before the wedding.  I went from a size 10 to a size 6.  (I purchased my wedding gown size 8, so it’ll have to be taken in some.)

Honestly, for me the biggest help I had was using myfitnesspal.com.  Its a free online calorie counter, you enter in your proportions and goal weight, and it will calculate the calorie range you should consume each day.  Then you just enter in your food and exercise everyday, and it tracks everything for you. 

It sounds really simple, but I needed something that really held me accountable for what I was eating.  I highly recommend it to anyone trying to lose weight!

Post # 12
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Already married, but I still want to lose weight. At first I just tried to eat healthy and exercise, but it was hard for me to have self control. I highly recommend weight watchers if you’re like this. Since you’re writing everything you eat down, it’s way easier to keep yourself in check. Also, it’s helping me make healthier choices, sometimes you don’t realize how bad things are for you and how easy it is to have a healthy alternative so you can still eat yummy foods.

Post # 13
27 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am hoping to lose 15-20 lbs… this would bring me down to what I consider my ideal weight. Since meeting Fiance, that is about how much I have gained. We were long distance for about 8 months of our relationship, and in that time I stopped running (was going 3-4xweek for 5-10 km) and started eating horrible things that he loves (McD’s, pizza, ice cream). So, all I am going to do is get back to what I was doing before… run and eat healthfully with the occasional treat.

For all those brides who are thinking RUN? I can’t RUN!! You can!! The running room has a great program. But, if you don’t want to buy the book, just start slow by alternating running and walking for one minute at a time. When you feel you can move to running two minutes, walking one minute… and so on until you get up to running ten minutes and walking one minute. You will be amazed by what your body is capable of!

Post # 14
30 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m fighting that good fight myself.  I’m trying to lose about 30-40 lbs in about 6 months.  Keeping my fingers crossed.  I went to a nutritionist last week and got some good pointers. 

  • Drink LOTS of water!  It helps!
  • Try to eat five to six small meals a day – it speeds up the Metab.
  • Count calories – it makes you more aware of what you are eating
  • Try to get some sort of exercise in at least 4 days a week

I’m not a dr. or anything but it sounds like pretty good advice.  It has also worked for me… I dropped 3.5 lbs the first week!  Good luck with the weight loss! 

Post # 15
6 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I joined Weight Watchers after hearing that a bunch of friends/family/future family had joined and been successful. I’ve lost 4 pounds so far, and it’s been very easy! I think @Kitty285’s advice was closest to what I’m doing – portion control, and making sure I’m tracking everything. Planning my meals/snacks has been the biggest help – it really makes you think about everything that goes into your body, which makes everything going ON your body fit better! πŸ˜‰ Good luck!

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