(Closed) Fitting into my wedding dress

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ugh poor you. I’ve 60lbs to lose before wedding. Loads of time I know, but getting it v hard to motivate! Do you mind me asking what slimming pills you were on? I hope they’re safe, at least.

For one thing, whatever you’re doing for exercise, work harder. Not necessarily for longer, but make sure you’re getting sweaty and redfaced. According to my Weight Watchers calculator, for my weight, 1 hour of vigorous (cross trainer, treadmill, bike, stepper) cardio burns off 10 points. That’s nearly half a day’s eating. I know you need to be using weights as well to build muscle in order to rev up your metabolism, but I thought that was fairly impressive.

Is there any way of making the ‘eat less’ bit easier, anything you could cross off the shopping list that you can’t safely have in the house? mine is cake, so I really try not to buy any at all. Hey best of luck with it, let us know if you find anything good!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Unfortunately that’s the issue with taking pills.  The second you go off them, you gain the weight back.  They’re only a temporary (and possibly unsafe) solution.

I say join something like Weight Watchers (or for free, SparkPeople) to keep track of your eating/calories.  Work your butt off at the gym.  That’s the only healthy way to do it, IMO.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yup, hotchildinthecity is right.. I started logging my calories and I started losing weight fast. 

You can safely cut your caloric intake to 1200 calories a day. Make sure you are getting balanced meals out of that.  Load up on veggies!  Make sure you take vitamins to make up for anything you aren’t getting in food.

Work out.  Read lots about food and health.  I’ve read a lot of articles that say only about 20% of your cardio should be “anerobic” for lack of a better term (meaning heart rate is SUPER high) & that the rest of your cardio should be in the “moderate” range.  I switch is up.  I’ll do hard cardio for a couple weeks, then when my body gets used to it, I’ll slow it down a bit.

Weights will help.  They have actually proven that if you lift heavier amounts less reps, it will rev the metabolism faster than lighter weight, tons of reps.

Drink a LOT of water.  Salt and water retention can bloat.  Drink lots of water to wash out the salt, and you will “debloat”  but don’t drink so much water that you get rid of all your salt.  I have heard that you should drink half your weight in ounces each day – so if you weigh 160 lbs, you should drink 80 oz of water.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had the exact same experience with pills! My doc put me on phentermine, i lost alost 50 pounds and then he took me off, and now i’m just as heavy as before =(

But now I’m on WW and losing about 1 pound a week.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I would get off the pills… that always happens you loose the weight and go back or get heavier..

I would try doing a Low Carb diet.. it is a great way to jump start your weight loss.. I always start with a month of low carb then move to Low Calories.. or if i palteau i go back to Low Carb for a while.. and drink lots of water and exercise.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

you’ll get no judging from me! i just hope they are safe. sounds safer than what i was on! i was getting heart palpitations all the time.

good luck, lady! And seriously, Weight Watchers is amazing and I highly recommend doing it at any time in your life (even along with the pills).

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I know it’s hard but can you do the atkins diet or a low carb diet or even the south beach diet? Since November, and not very strictly since January, I have lost 60lbs. Walk everyday and anything extra you can fit in. I could never stick with Weight Watchers or calorie counting. There was too much calculating going on for me.I never went hungry when I was adhering to the diet.

Also keep a food diary. That is the most helpful thing that I have done. I make sure to measure everything according to their serving size and then write it down before I eat it.

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

[email protected]…you just said i don’t like tracking (like WW) but think you should have a food diary!

It’s the same thing, silly! I don’t track religiously, but I did for the first month, now I can “eye it up.”

Either way, I think doing WW is the same basically as keeping a food diary, so I’m all for your suggestion. =)

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ok, i’m just going to say this: “100% natural” DOES NOT EQUATE with “good for you”. You know what else is natural? Methanol. Snake venom. Harmful bacteria. Uranium. “100% natural” is a sales gimmick. Please ladies, don’t think that just because a pill is “100% natural” that it is safe. I work in drug development with natural products, and we have to dismiss 99% because of cytotoxicity and other nasty properties.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was nonbeliever for a long time and sorry if this is gonna sound preachy, but cutting calories and excercising regularly are really the way to go. And approaching it as a lifestyle change as opposed to a short term thing helps with the motivation. Once you start saying no to she stuff that’s bad for you, it becomes easier and easier – I swear!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Yep, cutting calories and exercising is the way to go.  You want to be healthy, for gods sake.

Weight Watchers is great, since you keep track of things, but still allows you to splurge here and there.  And the more you exercise, the more it lets you eat, so it’s an incentive!

Try their online program!  It’s cheaper (less than $20/month), and it makes it easier for tracking things too, and you can even calculate points off a recipe.

I’m also giving this a try, and have had great success with it so far (but again, this works because it lowers your overall calorie intake):  http://inittogymit.com/2010/05/human-food-recipe/

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m also giving this a try, and have had great success with it so far (but again, this works because it lowers your overall calorie intake): http://inittogymit.com/2010/05/human-food-recipe/

Ok, I have a warped mind. I looked at that URL and thought, “They are giving people recipes for how to prepare the humans they are eating?”

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