Post # 1
I have this dream of the bride I want to be on my big day. And no matter how hard I try I can’t seem to lose much weight. I’m 5’5 (and 3/4″) and I’m 146 pounds (gross I know). I want to be 130 pounds (better yet 125) by my big day. I walk for an hour 7 days a week, do cross fit for 3, train with a trainer for 1, and do 40 minutes of cardio the otehr 3 days.
I watch what I eat and count every single calorie that goes into my mouth.
Yet I can’t lose the chunk. My thunder thighs are are gross and I have big old budda belly. I’ll probably scare small children when I trounce out to the beach on our honeymoon.
Anyone else frustrated?
Post # 3
Aww you sound so discouraged! ((BIG HUG)). Have you talked to your doctor or a nutritionist? Perhaps there is a medical reason you’re struggling.
Post # 4
A good friend of mine is where you are. What helped her was starting to run (couch to 5k into bridge to 10k) and walking or elliptical on her off days. Then she did weights 3 times per week for an hour. She also changed her diet to be unprocessed– banana for first breakfast, 1/2 cup of rolled oats with 1 cup of berries for her second breakfast, 1 cup green veggies (normally frozen broccoli) witg nachos (multi grain chips, black beans, cheddar) for lunch, and quiona, chicken, and 2 cups of veggies for dinner. Then either wine or chocolate chips for dessert. Eating 1800 calories and not eating back her work out calories caused her to drop fast.
EDIT: your workouts seem great. Are you eating back the calories? I found that my burn estimates were way too high.
Good luck! Don’t get discouraged!
Post # 5
You still have almost 4 months, don’t give up!!
Can you swap the 1 hour walking with 1 hour swimming and/or running? Walking is great, but it doesn’t burn that many calories so you could use that hour more efficiently.
You say you’re counting calories, but how many are you eating? Diet is the most important part of weight loss, and many people think they’re eating less than they are. Are you eating processed foods?
Post # 6
Change your exercise routine, change your mindset, and change your diet. =)
Post # 7
@coolbride125: You’re 5’5″ and weigh 146 pounds? I wouldn’t call that “gross” by any stretch. That’s a healthy weight for your height. I can understand wanting to lose a few, but don’t put yourself down like that.
Post # 8
I try to only eat 1200 calories and I shun most processed foods. I don’t eat very many carbs – no fruit, no sweets, definitely no bread or alcohol. I also measure and count everything from carrots to broccoli spears to my 8 ounce glass of unsweentened almond milk (I miss real milk – but almond milk is only 30 calories).
I only have 40 days until my next fitting and I need to be down 13 pounds. When I last tried my dress on the seamstress said it “fit just fine”. Not what I wanted to hear. I want it to be falling off of me – and I want her to have to bring it in a lot!
Post # 9
I feel you completely on the discouragement. I keep telling myself that “mercy is renewed daily” so I am going to start over today and do better. You got this chicka!! I have 30 lbs to loose in 6 mos. and im determined to loose it
You are not overweight in my opinion. im 160 and would KILL to be your weight right now lol
Post # 10
Wow, that is a very low calorie diet. I’m 5’4″ 105 pounds and I eat at least 2000 calories a day. People will probably suggest eating more, but you do run the risk of gaining weight while your body gets used to it. I would just try to up your exercise intensity and in the long run, you should be eating more.
Post # 11
@coolbride125: 1200 might not be enough calories to sustain your BMR plus exercise. Have you tried MyFitnessPal? It’s free, and it breaks down where your calories are coming from. Maybe add in some weightlifting and sub a spin class for one or two of your walks. Also, drink lots and lots of water.
Post # 12
have you tried pilates and swimming? please do, soooo good for toning.
Post # 13
you may not be getting enough calories. Even though you are eating 1200 a day, with your workouts, your body may think it’s in starvation mode. Try adding 100-200 calories more to your day.
Post # 14
@coolbride125: Sometimes when you eat too little it actually screws up your metabolism and causes your body to stop losing weight out of “fear” it’s going to starve. Try shaking up your routine a little, you’ve hit a plateau, it’s very common when trying to lose weight. Add some calories and change the fitness routine a little; drink lots of water.
You’ll get there! Don’t get discouraged and keep up the good work. However, keep your weightloss goals realistic for your height, body type, etc. If you do this too drastically what will happen after the wedding is the weight will come back on in triplets – you don’t want that.
Losing weight should be accomplished in a healthy way and as a permanent lifestyle change.
Post # 15
Good grief. If 5’5” and 3/4 and 146 is gross, I’d hate to hear what you think of me at 5’5” and 3/4 weighing 166.
Post # 16
You may need to change up your diet as well as your exercise routines. Did your trainer make out a diet for you or is this something you came up with yourself? Try adding some sort of lean protein which will help you build more muscle to burn the fat. Also, you may need more good carbs b/c your body needs them with that kind of high activity. Try walking at a high incline (if you’re on the treadmill) and adding more resistance when on the elliptical!