(Closed) For those bees who lost weight in the year before the wedding….

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: How much weight did you intentionally lose before the wedding? Did you keep it off after?
    1-5 lbs : (7 votes)
    18 %
    6-8 lbs : (7 votes)
    18 %
    9-12 lbs : (9 votes)
    23 %
    13-15 lbs : (7 votes)
    18 %
    16-18 lbs : (0 votes)
    19-20 lbs : (2 votes)
    5 %
    21-25 lbs : (0 votes)
    26-28 lbs : (5 votes)
    13 %
    29-32 lbs : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    8342 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My goal was to lose 30 lbs and I lost almost 50. I didn’t really do anything special, just ate better and started exercising.

    Post # 4
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I lost about 10 lbs. Most of it was by keeping track of what I ate (livestrong.com has a great calorie counter) and by running. Running was a great stress reliever too.

    Post # 5
    2351 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i lost about 19 lbs to reach my goal of 125 using real hcg. it is a huge lifestyle change for a short period of time. then a pretty normal lifestyle, which for me is mcds and pizza lol. some occasional maintenance days, and i have been stabilized pretty much ever since.

    Post # 6
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve lost about 30 so far.  hoping for 10 more.

    Post # 7
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I started out strong in the begining of last fall and by January I was at 155.  Then I lost my modivation and was dealing with schedule changes and gained all of it plus some back.  I reclaimed my modivation in May and have taken off at least 10 lbs since then (160).  So it was not a straightforward loss for me.  My wedding is in a little over two weeks and I would love to get back to 155, we will see if that happens.  

    This past weight loss I started tracking my food.  It seams silly but it really helps.  I didn’t know I was eating as many calories as I was!  Also I joined up Myfitnesspal.com and I think the support there, as well as seeing what others are going through has helped.  

    Post # 8
    23607 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I lost 15 pounds for my September 2011 wedding – gained back 8 of them, then decided no more.  I’m now back to 3 pounds shy of my wedding day weight!  Sighs so much work… 😛

    Post # 10
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I plan to lose 15. If i do…i will be smaller than i was in highschool! I generally stick around the same weight so that will be awesome!!

    I’m just exercising 5 days a week.  Jogging, jillian michaels DVDs (yoga/kickboxing), and i use MyFitnessPal to track my food.  

    I plan to do either the 30 day shred or something like that the last 2 months or so before the wedding.  Once i get my final fitting i will relax a bit. 

    I have lots of time so i am so excited!! BUt this is more a lifestyle change i have been slowly doing the last 6 months.  I will keep it off after the wedding. Until i get preggo. 

    Post # 11
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Ms.Sugarsnap:  I too am hoping to lose some weight before I get married. My best tip is to think of it as a lifestyle change vs. a diet.

    A lady in my office got married a year ago and lost a LOT of weight… probably 30+ lbs. Unfortunately now she has gained it all and more back. I think a wedding is great motivation to lose weight, but keeping it off is the hard part.


    Post # 12
    1306 posts
    Bumble bee

    I lost about 5 pounds before my wedding.  I wanted to lose more (10 lbs in total), but let’s be real – I love food and hate working out Wink

    I ended up having to have my dress taken out about an inch.  Oh well, what can you do.

    And no, I haven’t kept it off.  In fact I’ve gained it all back and then some.  I really, really want to get fit and in shape again, but it’s so darn hard to get me motivated!!  I’m such a coach potato…

    Edit – and it doesn’t help that Darling Husband tells me he likes the extra “meat” on me.  No, Darling Husband, my muffin top is not sexy!!  He he.

    Post # 13
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I lost 10 pounds and then I got pregnant.

    Post # 14
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I didn’t have a goal in mind, but I’ve lost 42 pounds since last summer! I joined Weight Watchers and it’s been awesome.

    I really want to keep this going and lose a few more pounds, so I see it more as a lifestyle change than something I did just for the wedding.

    Post # 15
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Track what you are eating!! that alone could prevent you from gaining it all back, once you see how much you eat compared to how much you should eat, you will start making an attempt to eat proper portions and eat healthier, whatever you do never go with a crash diet, or tak on too many changes at once, always allow yourself little treats,  otherwise you will go crazy with cravings.

    Post # 16
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I lost approximately 75 pounds over two years.  My wedding wasn’t the only motivating factor, but it was a big one.

    I have gained back about fifteen pounds, but I’ve kept the rest of it off, and I’m working to get rid of the fifteen plus another ten so I can reach my weight goal.  Wish me luck!

    The biggest lifestyle change I made was moving back to the US from Japan.  It changed SO MANY things.  Most importantly, I’m in better control of what I’m eating, since I no longer eat the massive school lunches or have armies of grannies chasing me down with sweets.  I’m also much more active now that I can leave my apartment without fear of being attacked by wild boars and now that I live in a city large enough to offer fun activities that get me moving.

    I also lost a lot of weight at the end before the wedding WITHOUT meaning to (and it caused problems because I had to get my dress altered TWICE).  I think I did that because I stopped ever eating because of stress and being busy.  I don’t recommend this particular weight loss strategy.

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