Post # 1
I’ve never been much of a dieter, I was always super lucky and stayed skinny no matter what I ate. After I graduated college things changed and I began to gain weight. Since getting engaged I’ve been trying to lose weight and have been pretty successful. Enter the Oreos. FH had some on the counter this morning and it was all I could do to not eat one (if I had one I would have had them all). On the way to work I could not stop thinking about the Oreo’s and I still can’t. On top of that I am craving some chicken wings right about now. The only thing keeping me from not eating everything in sight is knowing I want to look my best on my wedding day. I don’t know how people struggle with diets their entire lives, more power to ya. Less than a year into my first one and I’m done. I fully intend to eat whatever I want after the wedding and if that makes me fat, so be it!
Post # 3
Haha, this is great! You go girl! I know what you mean!
I know that feeling, not having one because you’ll have them all – that’s how I am with cheese and crackers. I’ve been trying to cut them out in preparation for the wedding, but I’m such a sucker for them!
Post # 4
haha too funny. I have never struggled with weight gain, but a good friend of mine had the same issue as you, you know, the whole, “If I eat one then I eat them all!” sort of thing. She came up with a great solution. Instead of cutting out the things she loves all together, she visually separated everything up. What does that entail? If you buy a bag of oreos, then divide the whole package up into little snack bags, put maybe two oreos in each bag, then when you feel like you MUST have an Oreo or you will surely die, grab one of the snack bags and take it with you, enjoy the two Oreos and you won’t be as tempted to eat more.
For food at restaurants, like the hot wings you mentioned, when you order your food, immediately ask for a to-go box. When you get your food, automatically put half of what you order in to your to-go box and set it aside. It really helps with portion control, but you still get to have the things you love.
Rule of thumb: Diets don’t work for the long term, but lifestyle changes DO. You can do it!!
Post # 5
My 2 cents. Just pay attention to how you feel. Be active and eat nutritious food (along with the occasional indulgences) so that you can live a long happy life with your hubby.
Post # 6
I have always have an uber-slow metabolism… even when I was playing sports, I couldn’t eat what I wanted to, and not gained weight.
But there is one thing to keep in mind. Everything is okay in moderation, and when balanced.
Say you are out on Friday night, you decide you want to have a big plate of hot wings… do it. Then Saturday, eat healthy, get in an extra work out and no worries. It’s all in how you BALANCE your diet. Yes, if you eat bad for you food all the time & don’t work out & don’t watch calories, the odds are that you’ll put on a few.. but there are plenty of ways to enjoy the foods you love & not over indulge.
Eat those oreos, but tomorrow, have a salad 🙂 Good luck… I don’t think you’ll gain as much as you think.
Post # 7
I’m the same way, I get crazy cravings for certain things and I’ll eat them until I can’t look at them for a year. I also have cycles of eating that go along with my monthly cycle. The week before I eat everything in sight, it’s insane, but then the week of, I can eat a quarter of a bagel and be stuffed for the day. I guess it balances out in the end 😉
Post # 8
@bakerella: I’m like that, too! It’s actually a bit of a relief to know I’m not the only one…it always freaks me out a bit when I’m eating like a demon the week before, but it does seem to even out over a couple weeks, thank goodness…
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Luckily, it will probably (statistically) happen, whether you plan to or not. 😉 I admire your will power, though! Right before the wedding, my will power gave out, and wanting to look my best for the wedding wasn’t enough to stop me from eating whatever I wanted. Luckily, I was too stressed to eat much that month, even though it was mostly junk food, so I didn’t gain weight (in fact, since I stopped working out also, I lost weight). But I DEFINITELY put it on during the honeymoon! It’s amazing what the relaxation you feel after the wedding is over does to your appetite! 😉
Post # 10
@MrsPinkPeony: What about your future husband? Do you have any idea how he would feel about you nonchalantly gaining weight?
Post # 11
@MrsPinkPeony: I totally feel you! I’ve never had issues with my weight until I graduated college and now I have a hard time maintaining it where I’d like. I think it is because I spend 9 hours a day sititng in a chair in a cubicle ….
Post # 12
@monitajb – He’s all for it! He thinks its silly I’m on a diet now.
Obviously I don’t intend on being obese. I’m not large now, just larger than I used to be. I’m considered healthy for my height and weight but I know I can be smaller, I only have about 10 more pounds to lose to reach my goal! After the wedding if I ever started gaining too much weight and got into the unhealthy category I would obviously change things around.
Post # 13
Lol. Me too! Like you said, not unhealthy, just letting myself indulge once in a while.
Post # 14
@MrsPinkPeony: Ah, cool. I just read your title and was like, holy shnikes, that is a recipe for marital disaster! I really do know people who have chosen to “let themselves go” after marriage, because they have the man “hooked.” Doesn’t sound like you, so sorry for the false alarm on my part!
Post # 15
I’m with you, i’m not really trying to diet now but I have already lost 15lbs I think it’s wedding stress, and that we joined an adult kickball league which is actually really fun! So after the wedding I don’t really care what I eat I just want to be happy and enjoy married life!
Post # 16
ha ha i know exactly what you mean!!! this is a good post!! thats how we feel!