Post # 1
OH NO! LADIES! I need your help! I just got my dress in the mail, and it is positively lovely. I adore it. BUT… it’s too small! I just want to sit here and cry. I’m so disappointed/mad at myself. 🙁 I know crying won’t change anything, and I am determined for it to fit by my wedding day, which is May 22. I probably need to lose 10 pounds for it to fit comfortably. Is this possible? Can I lose 10 pounds in 46 days?! I need some tips to losing weight and inches. I’ve decided on drinkly strictly water for the next 7 weeks, but what else can I do to lose these inches? I could also use your encouragement. I’m freaking out over here! THANKS HIVE!
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I don’t know much about alterations, but why don’t you try taking it to a seamstress and see if it can be let out a little bit??
Post # 4
I know that alterations are an option, but I don’t want to do that until 10 days out at the very most. I want to try to fit into myself. I NEED to lose the weight!
Post # 5
I think its possible! Work out a ton and cut your carbs…I have recommended kettlebell workout before on here, but ill do it again. They are amazingly intense.
Post # 6
Im so sorry! How about using a calorie counter do you have an Iphone if so there is a loseit app that I use and it’s great! If you combine that with working out I’m sure you can lose the weight good luck!
Post # 7
I definitely think it’s possible to lose the weight, you have about a month. You are going to have to be really strict about your diet and like the other girls said, LOTS of cardio. Everyone’s body is different, so it might depend on your build. Just try not to make yourself crazy to where you stress yourself out more and work your body to the max. I would set a weekly goal and if you don’t get all the way there then look into alterations. Just make sure you have enough time alloted if you do need the alternations (mine took 3 weeks)
Post # 8
We have the same wedding day! Exciting!
That said, I’m trying to KEEP fitting my dress, so I am eating a super-low-fat diet with plenty of veggies and fiber. I recommend against trying to cut too much food because your body will start storing it up and you’ll weigh less, but you won’t lose any inches, really.
Oh, and keep all the salts out if you can, so you don’t retain water. That’ll help you feel good, too. My doctor has been lecturing me on this for awhile, but I can’t help liking salty food…oh well..
Post # 9
It is totally possible! I have major confidence in you!!
You could try getting a jack lalane juicer and have fresh!! juice for breakfast and snacks(it’s pretty amazing). Also try to stay away from sweets, and look up healthy recipes that sound yummy to you. try going for walk with dogs, if you have any, or jogs since the weather is amazing now!!
Post # 10
I would def eat VERY sensible and cut out/back on sweets, carbs, alcohol and fast food. Lots of cardio and try to drink lots of water and eat 5 small meals a day rather than 3 or less bigger ones that will help with your metabolism. I completely think that 10 pounds it totally doable is 46 days. Good Luck!!!!
Post # 11
You can def. lose that in the window of time you’re talking. I would look into the alterations too. You probably have a good amount of material in the seams to work with & open it up a little. I know I’m probably going to have to do that in the chest area of my dress. Good luck!!
Post # 12
I’d have to agree. You can do it! Definitely cut back on the sugar (no soda or alcohol, just water!!). Lots of veggies. Cut down the carbs. Healthy proteins. More small meals more times a day. And leave yourself enough time to get the dress altered. There’s nothing wrong with having a back up plan!
Post # 13
ok so this is NOT healthy, but a girl I work with went on an insane diet where she would cycle between 600, 900, and 1200 calories a day and lost 20 lbs in 6 weeks … supposedly you “trick” your body into not going into starvation mode by eating 1200 calories every three days. It sounds absolutely horrible and she was a nightmare to work with while on it, but it worked. And she’s kept it off, although I suspect she’s still eating about 1200 calories a day (I only know because she obsessively talks about it while eating her egg whites for lunch!)
Also I’ve had friends who have done those cleanses where you drink some gross concoction for like two weeks, and they lost about 15 lbs (I think Beyonce went on it before filming dreamgirls). They gained the weight back immediately though…. I just want to say I am not recommending any of these, but if you are desperate they might work!
Post # 14
girl, as someone who’s crash dieted to fit into more than one dress in her day, i just wanted to say that i understand and hope you get the results you want.
the advice the others have given you is all good stuff… go for the sensible stuff like cutting carbs/sweets/alcohol, upping protein, lots of water, etc.
if you want an easy-to-use tool for tracking your foods, try fitday.com. it’s free and it will break down your daily calorie intake by carbs, protein, and fat. you can also set a “weight goal” and monitor your progress on a little graph.
please don’t make yourself sick though – remember, your future husband needs you to be healthy and happy on your wedding day more than anything else. if a little alteration here or there gets keeps you that way, then so be it!
good luck girl!
Post # 15
thanks so much for all of the encouragement! y’all are amazing!
@Miss Pumpkin: thanks for recommending fitday.com. i just filled in all my information, and i’m excited to use it. this should help! 🙂
Post # 16
@JanieLeigh, i just finished logging in my lunch on fitday.com, lol! let me know if you need tips for using it.
it can be a little tedious at first because you won’t have created that many “custom foods”. but once you create them and fill in the nutrition info for each item, it’s really easy to add that item to daily list going forward. i usually just fill in fat, calories, carbs, and protein since that’s what i’m most concerned with.
good luck, you can do it!