Post # 47
Okay, I tried editing my post and it disappeared? Sorry if this ends up being a double post.
Short answer: yes.
I used to weigh in my 120s-130s after college. Then, in 2014, I went on an anti-depressant for about a year, and I think it affected my appetite (made me hungrier AKA eat more). Also, due to nearing my 30s, I think my metabolism lessened. Whether one or both of those was a reason, or something else I didn’t realize, I gained a lot of weight. I eventually hit 150lbs.
I’m 5’7″and was SKINNY as a kid/teenager, so that realization, that I was eating junk food too much and not exercising enough (I danced twice/week, but that wasn’t enough), made me regret my habits. When I moved in summer 2016, I started going to a gym for the first time in my life. Started gaining muscles in my arms!! Started to lose some weight. Fiance proposed a few months later.
Now, here we are, about 4 months away, and I’m still not happy. I am trying to eat better, mainly eat in moderation, but still trying to lessen the junk food. I’ve plateaued around 138lbs. I had about a month where I stopped going to the gym regularly between trips, holidays, house sitting, and getting sick! But my goal is 3-4 times week, double cardio sessions (15 mins elliptical and 15 mins treadmill) and alternating days with cardio/strength (15 min elliptical and about 30 mins on the strength machine).
For me, it’s less about weight loss and a goal weight (though I’d be happy to see 130 again!). It’s more about losing fat and gaining muscle. My main goal is to lose the belly fat, and I feel that it’s a struggle! Metabolism in your 30s sucks.
Post # 47
Im 5’2” and about 117-121 although I have been as low as 112 and as high as 133. My current weight doesn’t change much but I’ve really focused on my body fat %. I was around 14% in my “prime” as a college athlete and am hoping to get to that again! I’m currently around 18%. I’ve been lifting 5-6 times a week with cardio at the beginning or end. I eat pretty healthy so don’t feel as bad having a cheat meal considering I’m working pretty hard in the gym. It helps that my fiancé also played college sports and we usually workout at the same time and help one another find workouts etc.
Post # 48
Hi, am 5’6 and 108lbs… am not trying to lose weight but am trying damn hard not to put on weight after tearing my ACL two weeks ago. Was an avid runner before that. Is it possible to maintain your weight on diet alone with minimum exercise?
Post # 49
I’m 5’3 and 135 lbs. I already work out and strength train 4-5 days a week and eat healthy 80% of the time, so while my weight is on the higher end of the spectrum for my height, it’s still in the healthy category. I also have a fair amount of muscle developped since I’ve been on my current routine for about 2 years.
Ideally, I would still love to lean out a little more in preparation! I am aiming to be 125 for the wedding, which I find is definitely doable as our date is at the tailend of October. I’m super happy with my upper body as it tones/gets fit way quicker than the rest of my body. I’m pear-shaped so my main focus is pretty much just leaning out my hips. To rev up my already concrete routine, I am adding more HIIT training sessions, and lifting heavy with shorter rest periods to get my blood pumping. I’m also trying to shake up my routine by taking more classes (pilates, yoga, etc).
I love my body, though, and would be happy with how I looked if we got married tomorrow. I’ve been on my fitness journey for the past 3 years, so this was not purely wedding-inspired. I just want to be as healthy as possible.
Post # 50
BEEelegant : How tall are you?
I have 0 plans of loosing weight. I don’t need to add that pressure to myself wiht all the other stresses of a wedding. When I met my Fiance I was 5’8″ and 100 punds because of a chronic illness. Now I am better and have put on about 40 pounds and like the way I look. I plan on working out for the sake of being healthy but getting healthy should be life change, not a short term thing.
Good luck though!
Post # 51
penguin8407 : Baby girl – I hate to tell you this – but wait until you see what happens in your 50’s…eeekkk. I am so guarded with what I eat it is crazy. Like you – I have always been thin.
My newest discovery – is a can of cut green beans topped with Balsamic vingar – eaten cold. love them as a 75 calorie snack! Good luck!!
Post # 52
BEEelegant : This cracked me up. Not 50 but getting close so I get it. It’s not just the weight but how everything…shifts. June elopement. Hoping to drop about 10lbs. I already don’t eat meat and I’m dropping dairy and doing my best to limit added oil. Also eating whole foods and as little processed food as possible. Whole food, plant based, no oil is amazing.
Post # 53
vegas62218 : Great snack I just discovered.. a can of green beans drained in a bowl and then drizzle some balsamic vinegar over it!..YUM!! About 45 calories.
Post # 54
I am not sure about whether not I am having a wedding… but regardless we said we would start TTC right after we got married soooo… Yes. I am losing weight mostly because I can’t fathom putting more lbs on my body right now. Would like to lose 50lbs first then if I lose more prior to getting pregnant… great.
Post # 55
zelda1987 : Im in the same boat, but with no pregnancy to blame! Fiance and i have renovated, sold and moved 3 times (on the third as we speak) in the last 2 years so my eating/excerisize went down the tubes and i put on weight… fell in love with a sample dress that ‘just’ zipped up and with the holidays, now it wont zip up…wedding is may as well! Mid January, fiance and i started wedding diet together: BodybyVi meal replacement shakes (i did this in the past with great results) twice a day and cut out all crap food, aside from 1 cheat meal a day. Making sure to get excersize in once a day; but now im going to ramp it up and do full on work outs 5 times a week. Fingers crossed….good luck!
Post # 56
I’m quite similar to you: I’m 5’3″ and in my teens and early twenties I was rarely over 110lbs. When we got engaged I was 130lbs and decided to shake off a bit of “happy weight”. I got to 125 through simple-ish changes like sticking to water/unsweetened tea instead of soda and walking more. I’d like to hit 120 before the wedding, but in my later twenties it might be unrealistic and I don’t want to look gaunt. (I’m naturally wide-hipped + big busted and so carry much of weight that way). Don’t make yourself miserable over it.
Post # 57
I’m 5’ 3 and 105ish. I don’t weigh myself everyday. I’m happy with my weight, however I think I’m what you call skinny fat. I’m very weak with no muscle tone. So I would like to get stronger, toned and more flexible. I also keep all of my tension and stress in my muscles so will feel better not being so tight everywhere if possible. I currently do yoga 1-2 a week which hasn’t been enough. I need to start doing yoga 3x a week, light weight lifting for my arms 3x a week. I would also like to do exercises with ankle weights 3x a week as well and stretch everyday other than just when I do yoga. Also I would like to join a gym to walk on the treadmill. It’s currently too cold outside. I think a new pair of sneakers may motivate me to do that! My wedding is June 24th 2018 and not sure what I’m waiting for. I need to start now!
Post # 58
- Wedding: September 2018 - United Kingdom
zelda1987 : Bless you! What are you eating for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner?
Post # 59
Both FH & I had plans to “get in shape” this past year but with moving, job changes, and wedding planning, I haven’t checked a scale in the past 6 months. I guess going by “feel” I could afford to lose a few but at the same time the dress still fits, and I feel good, so I stopped worrying. My wedding is in a month or so, at this point I’m focused on clearing my mind and being zen about things. Let her eat cake, I say! :}
Post # 60
Yes, I have 19lbs and 7% body fat to go. Wedding date is Aug 2018. I’m holding off getting a dress until 2-4 months from now.. hoping I’m at my desired weight & muscle mass by then. I’m trying the keto & fasting diet, plus going to the gym & working out with a personal trainer.