Post # 1
I’m getting married on May 22 2011, that is approx. 4 months 16 days away. I am 5’8 and currently weigh 204. I was at 227 and lost that by doing a crazy diet called HCG that is injections…and only 500 calories a day and was just TOO TOUGH and unrealistic to keep doing….With that said…..
I would love to get to 160-170 by my wedding day! … Is that Goal even Reachable ?! Or am I just plain Crazy?!?! Tell me what you think ladies/Gents..!!!
I have a Gym Membership that is Running out In Feb. Im debating on not renewing..because I never hardly go! I bought The 30 day shred by Jillian Micheals and havent started it yet..and I am thinking about purchasing an Elliptical…BUT I would love Advice from all of you on What/How I should do to accomplish my goal..
Thanks soo very much !
Post # 3
Honestly, I think if you’re prepared to work hard you could do it. It’d be less than 2lbs a week. Which I think is doable – but you have to work hard.
USE the gym. DO The 30 Day shred. Don’t buy an ellipitical – that’s a waste of money. Just go to the damn gym! lol. I hate going too – but if you really want to lose 30 – 40 lbs you’ll have to work hard. It won’t just melt off. (Gosh how I wish it would!!).
Post # 4
I have found Weight Watchers VERY helpful. I lost 20 lbs in 2 months with that program and minimal exercise. Health wise it is healthy to lose 1-2 lbs/week. 4 months has approximately 16 weeks, plus 16 days is 18 weeks, right? So a reasonable goal would be 36 lbs.
Remember though, you have to have your dress altered before the wedding, so you need to account for that.
500 calories a day is completely insane. Don’t do that again!!!
Post # 5
I think if you set your mind to it and don’t cheat than yes it is possible but it all depends on how dedicated you are. I will add that my sister had a gym membership she never used so finally gave that up and bought an elliptical. She keeps it in her living room and uses it all the time. She has lost a substantial amount of weight 60+ pounds. (She is also on South Beach)
Post # 6
healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. with a little over 4 months, you have about 18 weeks, so that’s 36 pounds.
are you doing weight watchers? a lot of people have great success with it.
Post # 7
I don’t know if its realistic, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try! The 30 day shred will totally kick your ass, I’ve never been so sore in my life. You just need to set your goal and actually do it every day! You want to lose like 60 lbs before the wedding. That’s like 15 lbs a month. I have no idea if thats overdoing it, but I think you should just work as hard as you can. I know for a fact that I wouldn’t work out as hard at the gym as Jillian makes me at home. You can do it!!
Post # 8
I think it’s very possible. I have been hearing that the Weight Watchers online is helping a lot of people. I would also re-new the gym membership. Exercising goes a long way. If you don’t already do it now, drink water and only water. I know it may be hard, but it helps a lot. Good luck!
Post # 9
Yes you can- or at least come close. It will take dedication and really watching what you eat. And read up on nutrition. Ready nutrition for dummies or you on a diet by dr. Oz
Count calories (use mydailyplate.com or something similar to track as well as figure out how many you should be eating.)
dont eat processed foods, drink alcohol (or limit to 2 per week), lots of veggies, lean meats, moderate fruit and whole grains. No sugar.
And make an exercise plan and stick to it. Do some research and learn why you are doing these exercises. I would recommend 3 days of lifting (follow a plan) and then 2 days of intervals (either running, biking, jump roping etc)
Post # 10
I have another suggestion on a way to count calories: you can use MyFitnessPal on-line or as an app on your phone. Their list of food is up to date and very easy to use. =)
Post # 11
@JrzyGurl: Thanks so Much for the advice! I need a Gym Partner like you to Go to the Damn gym with!! 🙂
@ Ottawabride2011: I LOVE weight watchers I did it a few years ago..BUT i have a CRAZY work schedule and the one here in my city has crappy hours and closes early… My dress will be here at the End of March..I got it a little snug on purpose..it still fits just TIGHTLY 🙂 So I’m hoping by my alterations appointment at the begining of April it will work and even be able to be taken in! 500 cal a day WAS PLAIN STUDPID for me to do ..what the heck was I thinking!? :/
Post # 12
@DesireeAnne: i second this!
I just started using it and it is working and I am the EXACT size as you!
Post # 13
Its better to get half way there than no-way there, right? So I’d just go for it. Join weight watchers and work out like 5x/week.
Post # 14
I think it’s realistic to set small goals as you go vs. one big one for one big event.
What has helped me change my mentality is not “I want to be less fat for my wedding” but “I want my changes from before the wedding to change my life for the better as a wife and future mother”
i recommend weight watchers and a trainer. It’ll be a better investment than anything else for your wedding (but the ring!)
Post # 15
WOW! THANKS FOR ALL THE REST OF YOU FOR YOUR ADVICE TOO! I’M GETTING MY BUTT IN GEAR TODAY! I’M NOW POSTING A BEFORE PIC AND WHEN ITS WEDDING DAY I WILL POST THE AFTER PIC…I’M GOING TO TAKE ALL OF YA’LLS ADVICE AND GET TO WORK! THANKS LADIES! ((HUGS))
Post # 16
definitely start going to the gym! i know it’s hard to keep motivation going, but i always think that i never regret going to the gym when i’m done, but if i skip it and go home, i regret that. maybe you can start with the Couch to 5K? they have an app on the iPhone that tells you when to run and when to walk. i hate running, but i actually enjoyed doing that. good luck!