- An Alaskan Bride
- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Don’t let your weight control your life! Get married! 🙂
Don’t let your weight control your life! Get married! 🙂
@AudzinLuv: I’m so sorry you’re feeling bad about things. I can identify with feeling emotional and sometimes down on myself during that certain time of the month. I don’t think you should postpone your wedding. As one previous poster noted, your fiance loves you and thinks you’re beautiful (and wants to marry you!) for who you are and just as you are. I think that you can come close to reaching your goal weight in a healthy way. My mom lost close to the amount of weight that you want to lose, and she did it naturally (no supplements, no surgery, etc.) and at a steady rate…and she has kept the weight off for years! Here are my suggestions…
I agree with the poster that indicated that it sucks that the wedding industry complex causes women to feel bad about themselves and how they look, but I also agree with the poster who said that you should consider making this an overall life goal instead of just a goal for the wedding. I wish you luck and I hope this helps!
OMG! You can do this. All I have to say is P90X and Michi’s ladder. If you follow this workout regimine and diet plan you will be more than in shape for your wedding!!!!!
It will be hard work, but you don’t need anything but a few free weights and that’s it. I did the P90X lean and I feel AMAZING! I have always worked out, but I wanted to tone up for my wedding and this is the best.
Good luck, just stay focused and motivated. If you want it you will get it. this is a 3 month program, so you will have plenty of time.
Just a suggestion. 🙂
You gals are the absolute best! I want to thank each one of you for all the great advice and encouraging words that have pulled me back out of my mini-depression. I am scheduling my first dress appointment in the morning with a shop that carries some plus size samples, and instead of thinking how fat I am, I hope to be saying how gorgeous I look! And I’ve lost 2 lbs. this week, yay me!!!! Hugs to all of you awesome bees!
OMG seriously 2lb in a week is amazing!! That’s the highest amount that doc’s recommend in one week (shows like Biggest Loser are sooo unreasonable). I lost 40lb about 10 years ago in 6 months doing about 2lb/week, so YOU CAN DO IT!!
I gained much of the weight back over college and the ultimate in making you gain weight, grad school, so right now I’m losing again. I use the free application LoseIt! on my iPod and it is fantastic! It sounds exactly like My Fitness Pal, only it’s portable so you never forget to log in your food. And it saves your meals so if you eat the same thing for breakfast everyday, you just add the previous day’s breakfast instead of re-selecting everything every day.
Just focus on becoming a healthy eater. Make a lifestyle change. The weight will start to shed automatically. That is what happened with me. I wanted to lose weight in around Aug 2010. By October 2010, I had reduced 10 lbs. Then I started doing P90x (though not following their meal plan), but continued to lose weight and then lost another 10 lbs by December 2010. My focus was not really on the scale. There was a whole month where I was stagnant. My focus was just on feeling and eating healthier. The weight loss was a side benefit. I feared that if I focus TOO MUCH on losing the weight, I will definitely screw myself over. I also did not meet my goal but I was off by 3 lbs only. However, I still hadn’t reached the goal even though I gave myself 5 months to lose 25 lbs. That was very liberal timing. The only reason I wasn’t upset was 1) I felt a whole lot healthier, and 2) I could ‘see’ the results I was getting with P90x and the firming and toning kept me giddy! (I’m still doing the workouts!) I’m only halfway through it. And it already helped SO MUCH!!!
I do skip days occassionally, I also do eat chocolate and/or cake as the occassion calls for it. But definitely, DEFINITELY portion control especially in these fattenining objects.
And yes, I bought my dress before I lost half of the weight. I bought it with a corset back and that was an intelligent move in my opinion.
I think you can lose the weight you want by September. You lost two pounds already, and you have 32 weeks to go. If you keep that rate up you can loose 64 to 70 pounds in a healthy way. Like others have said, loving yourself is most important, but if it will make you feel better to lose the weight than do it. What’s stopping you? Nothing, you can do it! Just stay dedicated and try not to miss a workout session. If you miss one it will be easy to slack of the next day, and then the next, so stay dedicated. Good Luck!
First of all, you are beautiful no matter how much you weight. You need to recognize that.
September is over 7 months away. I joined Weight Watchers with 75# to loose about 6 years ago, and had lost over 60# within 7 months. It IS doable.
Also, read this blog post. It resonated so much with me when I read it.
Hi OP! I am in the same boat! I’ll just tell it like it is- I weight 180 and I want to be 150… or preferably 145 on my wedding day. I’m 5’2″. I’d like to lose this weight by July 31st and then maintain until the wedding on August 20th. It has been a battle for sure.
Since Thanksgiving I have lost 5 pounds. I did it mainly by trying to reduce my alcohol intake and counting calories on spark people.
Sometimes I panic, thinking I am never going to get the 30 pounds off by July. I decided to do little goals to keep myself more organized.
By the end of January- 175. By the end of February- 170. By the end of the March- 165. By the end of April- 160. By the end of May- 155. By the end of June- 150. By the end of July- 145. Even if I only make it to 150, I will be happy.
You have all my support!!!! I know we can do it. I have tons of friends who have lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off… I know we can do this. And just so you know, I already went dress shopping, even at this weight. I had to order a size 16. But I found a dress I LOVED and I was very pleased with the whole experience (I had been DREADING it because of my weight.)
Best of luck!!!!!
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