Post # 1
When I bought my dress in March, I was told it would have to be taken in on the sides. I gained a little weight after that but the closer i got to the wedding, the more serious I got about eating right and working out. I lost 6lbs (wanted to lose a little bit more but time ran out) took my dress in for alterations yesterday, it’s going to be taken in on the waist and hips on both sides. My problem is since I’ve been on weight loss mode for soooooo long how do I get off? How can I workout without working out too much? I’m so nervous about losing more weight, I don’t want to have to re-alter the dress because that would mean more $$$ plus my dress will be ready one week before my wedding which is very close. The seamstress said I could lose a pound or two but no more than that. Any tips or any advice would be greatly appreciated.
PS: I wanted to continue to work on my arm fat…will that possibly screw up my alterations?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
Are you going to a gym? Talk to a dietician. They should be able to help you maintain your weight.
Post # 4
@prahajess: I go to the gym but it’s one of those small mom n pop type gyms. No trainers or anything like that.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
Hmmmm. That’s all I got. I would google “maintaining weight”. But I’m sure some other Bees have ideas!
Post # 6
@Mrs_Pacman: It is basic mathematics… Find a TDEE calculator online and figure out how many calories you burn daily for your age, height, weight, activity, etc.
You would need to eat at least that amount of calories to maintain your current weight. If you excercise even further, you need to eat back the calories that you lost. It’s that simple… : )
I would recc about 30min of mild cardio to get your heart rate up, followed by strength training… With a special focus on your arms, since that’s what you seem to be most concerned with. Eat clean with lots of protein and low/carb, low fats to keep building lean muscle.
Lastly, if you’ve lost six pounds since March, that’s less than one pound per month. I wouldn’t anticipate losing more than a pound prior to your December wedding, if you even just maintain whatever you are currently doing. However, we don’t know exactly when you started dieting. I have lost 20 pounds in two months. So, if you’re losing at that rate, I’d def be concerned. However, it sounds like you have been shedding the weight pretty slow and steady.
Post # 7
Although I have quite a while until my wedding still, I’m in a similar position about stopping losing weight – I’ve reached my goal weight and my dress fits righ now (so I’ll only need it hemmed, not altered any other ways). I’m struggling with it a lot – I’ve been up and down 5 pounds three or four times in the past month.
I’ve used myfitnesspal to lose weight, so I’m going to try out continuing to use that, just set on “maintain weight.” I originally stopped using it when I hit my goal weight, but that’s not working. Because I like how my body looks/feels better when I’m working out (and also still have that arm fat to work on), I’m trying to keep a similar about of working out, but adding back in more calories.
Post # 8
Haha I heeear your pain!! I bought my dress LAST January and it is a perfect fit without it having to be altered. I am not getting married until this coming June…which means I have had to stay the same weight for the past 11 months!!! And I still have another 7 months to stay the exact same size. It is just about been torture…but, knock on wood, I am the exact weight I was when I bought my dress. There is a part of me that wants to lose weight, but I know that if I do, it will have to be altered. So…my tips for you:
1. Get a scale if you don’t already have one. Monitor yourself daily (even though I know some people might not agree).
2. Monitor your eating habits and how they affect the scale.
3. Always weigh and balance your eating. If you have a cupcake one day, try to eat healthy the next day. I always joke that I can have cake so long as I have a slimfast for breakfast. But really, just monitor your calorie intake.
4. I stopped working out because…haha I am lazy. But worry less about cardio and losing weight and focus more on toning? Maybe do more weights or keep cardio to shorter workouts. Like 15-20 min on the treadmill instead of a full 30 or however long you do it.
That might not seem as helpful as I meant for it too lol. But basically, I just minitor my weight and eating habits. If I have pizza and junk food one day, I try to balance it out by eating salad the next. OR try and eat the same amount of food daily. Losing weight is about decreasing your caloric intake. Maintaining weight is about eating the same amount of calories daily (and enough calories to maintain your weight. Probably about 1,5000-2,000 calories a day depending on your current weight).
Post # 9
I kept hitting the gym the same amount, but ate like a pig on the weekends!
So I was super toned, but didn’t lose anything further!