Post # 1
Fi and I just bought an X-box kinect and I must say I looked absolutely shocking in the photos and video that it takes. Obviously these are not professional photos and videos and are super low quality, but I can’t help but feel that my wedding photos will make me look as heavy as I did in the photos. I am 5″5 and currently 62kg (sorry about mixing metric and imperial but I know my height in inches and I since living in Australia I have no more idea of how much i actually weigh in pound haha). So I am curvy I guess and when I look in the mirror I dont generally think i look fat, although there have been many-a-times when I have been blown away about how bad my body looks in photos and video.
So Bees, I am thinking of starting a pre-wedding diet. Have any of you been successful at these and what are the fun/crazy/unsual ones that you have tried? What have yuour expeirences been with them and were you really happier with how you looked in the end? Or did you think you didnt look like yourself?
Post # 3
I tried to do Zumba on my Wii before my wedding, but I lacked dedication and didn’t really change what I was eating, so that didn’t help. I do know how it feels about looking waaaaay different in photos than you think you look in real life.
I recently was in my cousin’s wedding, however, and I was determined to lose some weight beforehand. I drank more water daily, was smarter about what I was eating (not completely cutting out foods, but not going overboard/eating them all the time), and being more active, such as dancing while doing household chores. I lost around 10 pounds in a month, and you can really tell in my face that I look like I lost weight.
So I guess this didn’t really help you much, but I’d pick a diet/change your eating habits to where you aren’t starving, but making healthier food choices. And incorporating some excerise will help. Good luck!
Post # 4
I love weight watchers. It’s easy and it teaches you how to eat healthy resonably sized portions without being very restrictive. I gained, I’m ashamed to say, 35 lbs in my first year of grad school as it was so stressful. Over the past three years I have been on and off weight watchers and have lost all but the last five pounds. I just started again to get those off for the wedding.
As for workouts, I am currently doing a mixture of the insanity dvds and Jillian Michael’s body revolution dvds. I also do 30 minutes on the eliptical somedays, bike to work and walk my dogs about 30 mins per day.
Post # 5
I woukd not recommend this but about 3-4 months before our wedding I went vegetarian. I also spent most of my free time at my gym on the elliptical (I’m talking 3 hours after work). I lost a significant amount if weight but was not getting the correct nutrition. After the wedding when I started eating meat again I gained all of the weight bqck and then some!
What I would recommend is incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Try to go back to the basics as much as possible. xx amount of protein, xx carbs, xx fat. Personally I enjoy p90x (it is great for slimming down, you will not bulk up!) & insanity (although it is very difficult). Also dont deprive yourself of foods you enjoy but are not healthy, you risk binge eating.
I wish you the best and if you have any questions feel free to PM me.