(Closed) Giving up dessert until the wedding… 53 days to go

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Eeek!  Good for you! Just be careful: Cutting foods out of your diet, instead of having a tad in moderation, can leave you with serious cravings & make you turn into a ravenous beast! haha <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>I’m speaking from experience. Whenever I’ve cut something out, within a week I’m up at 1am searching the cupboards for something to satisfy my craving.

I work with sweets so… I have learned to limit my intake to one bite a day– and one full sized cupcake a week. To cut out all sweets for 53 days is going to require an incredible amount of self control! I wish I had it. Just don’t beat yourself up if you have bite or 2 of something over the next 7 weeks.

Good luck!! You deserve a medal for saying goodbye to the sweets ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I normally would, but uh, I don’t think I can go 2 months without ANY sweets. Limited, yes.Particularly now that the wedding is over. And i’m thinking about the cake i’ll be making for a bachelorette party this weekend.

Can you downscale to like, skinny cows? I would cut them in half (woohoo 70 calories!) and slowly savor them. They’re good!

I don’t see how eating only soup and salad for 30 DAYS is going to help, though. I think you’ll make yourself crazy and you’ll possibly suffer some malnutrition in the process. Salads and soups aren’t that nutritent-rich. You need some PROTEIN! 1 week before, ok, but a whole month?! i’m getting a hungry tummy just thinking about you!

Cut the salt out of your diet (that really helps with the bloating) and cut down to 1500 calories a day. It’s not easy but it’s doable and it forces you to pick the right foods. I think you’ll just deprive yourself too much and go into starvation mode! Been there, done that, and it hampers weight loss.

Post # 5
44 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

one thing that i am doing is not eating anyone elses wedding cake til my wedding. and there are 7 weddings before ours! this is hard bc i love it! but also i just tell myself that no cake is going to taste as good as my wedding cake. that way i can avoid the calories of cake and still have a beer or two and not feel bloated .

also if you want to limit sweets to 1 a day i find that a very rewarding way to manage the rest of my day. if i eat healthy i can have a specific treat that wont blow my calories for the day at the end of dinner. most days i am too full from dinner to even eat it, but the promise of it if i stay on track has been more then enough to get me through some tough situations.

just some food for thought ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

You don’t neccessarily have to completely cut it if that’s what you crave.  Moderation is totally fine.  Have a 10 cal sugar free jello or even allow yourself 1 or two of the mini candy bars.

Post # 7
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

A lot of soups have a ton of salt in them, so watch out for that. And if you’re eating salads, make sure you’re not eating a ton of iceberg, because it’s all water. 

I don’t each that many sweets anyway, but boy I need to give up drinking Coke. 

Post # 8
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

I’m doing 100 crunches each morning, 20 squats, 20 lunges, and then 50 bicep curls (per arm) after work. It’s my “tone up” plan – because I can’t really lose weight (my dress fits me right now – dont want it to be baggy).

I’ve also cut down on the size of everything I eat. 1 cookie instead of 2, share popcorn with the mister instead of getting my own, no going back for seconds, etc.

Post # 9
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@KatieMW – I have a Coca-Cola addiction too! 2 days of being coke free so far…

I agree with a lot of what ejs said above. I know I personally would not be able to live on soup and salad for a month. Maybe have a soup or salad with every meal so you don’t eat as much? Keep in mind if your body does not get enough calories or fat, that it will actually start storing fat. it goes in to a hibernation type mode because it doesn’t know when it will get what it needs again.

I’m not trying to discourage you, just giving you some thigns to think about.

MJ has some good ideas also. I used that “self-control” method last night. I only had 3 oreo cookies intead of HALF the bag! hehe

Post # 10
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ooooh that would be dangerous for me!

Just remember that total restriction leads to more binging!

I would try those 100 calorie chocolate bars/cookies as a infrequent snack or skinny cows ice cream sandwiches! 


Post # 11
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Definitely some portion control and trying to only eat fresh, non-process food. But I should do no dessert too, that’s a good one!

Post # 13
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It doesn’t sound like your habits are really all that bad. If you want to loose some weight or maintain I would work out instead of messing with the diet. You will see better results, quicker I imagine.

Post # 15
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

EngagedtoPanda… i just saw your hair trial pic… go ahead honey, you can afford to eat more icecream i say!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

ive been chocolate free for about 2 weeks now and today im hanging out like a ex druggie looking for a hit – it aint pretty

today ive eaten my fruit for breakfast (i cant stomach anything more), just had my tuna, salad & fruit for lunch and dinner will lean kangaroo – ugghhhhh… but weighin on Tuesday had me down 2.5kgs or 5lbs so woohoo


Post # 16
23 posts

EngagedtoPanda – Hey, date twin!  I have been trying to get the scale to move since I fell off the wagon in early July – and nothing. ๐Ÿ™  My second dress fitting is at the end of the month and I’d like to be down 7 – hopefully 10 by the wedding.

I like your plan – I think I’m doing some calorie counting (staying at 1300 on non-workout days and 1600 on workout days) and going low carb – which means lots of salads and soup for me. 

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