(Closed) HONEST ADVICE WANTED! CAN I LOSE THIS WEIGHT BEFORE MY WEDDING?!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Honey bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@DesireeAnne: i second this!

I just started using it and it is working and I am the EXACT size as you!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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 # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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!

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