Post # 1
Hello, Ladies! So figure I’d better clarify right away that I am a REAL person, not some advertiser.. After becoming engaged, I immediately wanted to start wedding dress shopping. As a 5’6 and 215 lbs 21 year old.. it was not pretty. I decided I wanted to change this, and started slow at first. I began walking for at least 30 minutes a day, switched to whole grain and low fat, eliminated as much sugar as possible and ate more fruits and vegetables. I also started using our Bowflex and attending Jazzercise classes 2 or 3 times a week. Counting calories also kept me aware of just how much I was putting into my body. I’m proud to say that my journey from this May to now, 8 months later, I have lost 60lbs and now weigh a healthy 155 lbs! 🙂 I’ve never felt better. I’m no expert, but I’m happy to answer anyone’s questions and pass on a little information and motivation.
Post # 3
OMG, that’s a huge motivation for me! You’re amazing! Do you have before and after pics?! 🙂 So far I’ve lost just over 20 lbs in 2 months. I’m getting married in July, so I’ve got 6 more months to lose another 40lbs hopefully!
Thanks so much for this post 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Wow! That’s very impressive – congrats!
Post # 5
WOW! Well done! You must be so proud! I have about 22 pounds to loose (10 kg) and I’ve just started excersising again (it’s devastating how quickly your fittness declines!). I’ve been exercising everyday (1/2 on the treadmill/yoga dvd/swimming) and I’m hoping that this time will be the time it actually sticks!
I’ve tried to loose weight like, a bajillion times and usually I manage between 8-10 pounds before I inevitably end up stopping the excersise and eating poorly again and putting some – if not all – of it back on. It’s so frustrating!
What motivation did you use to keep it up over 8 months?
Post # 6
THATS AWESOME!! Congrats on a great accomplishment! I know it must feel good mentally and physically, so you go girl!!
Post # 7
For your walking, did you use those new exercise shoes they have out, or did you just use regular shoes, and how long did you start your walks for?
Post # 8
Post # 9
Thank you all for your congratulations.. I’m so much happier now! I would like to lost another 10-20lbs before my October wedding, so I’m still on my journey, but am proud of how far I’ve come. As for before and after photos, I did not take any “official” ones, but I’m sure I can put a couple together for the sake of the thread :). Noritake22, I did try out the shape-up shoes hoping they would help tone my lower body and burn a few more calories; unfortunately, they were very uncomfortable and made my toes fall asleep after only having them on for a couple minutes. I would like to try the ones by reebok, and will post a thread if I do and whether I would recommend them. Thanks again everyone! Any of you hoping to lose weight, I just want you to know you CAN do it, and if you believe you can too you WILL! 🙂
Post # 11
Wow, congratulations! That’s wonderful!
Post # 12
You go lady! Way to get healthy!
Post # 14
You go girl! Congratulations!
Post # 15
Congrats on your accomplishment! I’ve lost 4 lbs in one week of my crazy workout program, but I have 20 more to go to be at my ideal weight. You’re a great inspiration to the other girls on the boards. Keep up the good work!
Post # 16
holy moly! WOW thats amazing, what a huge accomplishment!!! Congrats girly!!!!!!