(Closed) Looking for Significant Weight Loss Before Wedding

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Congratulations, first off, on losing 25 pounds! I know that has to be so exciting for you. I lost 37 pounds last year, then gained ten back. My goal is to lose 35 more before my wedding next year. I don’t want to go on a crazy diet that’ll make me lost 20 pounds fast- been there done that- I want to lose the weight slowly so that it will STAY OFF! I’ve been doing arms exercises (for that lovely strapless dress I have my heart set on), cutting back on the cookies (my ultimate weakness), adding more veggies into my routine, trying to get more cardio in…just little things that I’m integrating into my lifestyle that I know I can make a commitment to long term.

I’ve lost 4 pounds in the last week by adding more protein- makes me less hungry, snack less, etc.- but I’m preparing myself for a plateau. That’s always the hardest for me…not seeing immediate results. I’m impatient…just ask my Fiance. πŸ™‚

I haven’t gone for a dress fitting yet…I’m trying to lose a bit of weight before I even go shopping for a dress…so I’m glad I started early in the process!

Keep us updated on your progress! It’s always encouraging to hear about others’ success, and of course we’re always here to help if things aren’t going well either. πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I lost 10 lbs last year on Take Shape for Life and kept if off.. I am getting married in June and I am looking to get into a size 4 before the wedding. I have been averaging 5 lbs per week..By The Way great job so far!! I hope my dress still fits.. LOL

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I want to loose 30 lbs before my wedding in October, I’ve never actually worked at losing weight, just over the years I have put more and more on and the wedding is the perfect deadline for me to get in shape!

I am doing WW and cardio 3-4 times a week and weights 5 times a week (I do my arm workouts with my dumbells as I sit and watch tv)

Things in the pound department are moving slow, since Feb I’ve only lost 6lbs πŸ™ but I’ve lost an inch in my waist and 1/2 inch off my hips so I’m happy. My weakness is alcohol, I drink about 3-4 times a week & love beer (seriously this weekend I drank more calories that I ate!! But it was SXSW in Austin, TX so I’m letting it slide lol) I count alll my WW points for food but not for alcohol, its just so hard to give up the beer, and I’m not a big fan of liquor. But the Fiance is also trying to cut back on beer so we can work at it together πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m totally in the same boat.  I would love to lose the 30 pounds I put on in law school!  My wedding is in February, so about 11 months to go.  For about a month I had lost 6 pounds, and then I’ve kinda plateaued, and stayed there.  I’ve decided to run a half-marathon in October though, for sanity purposes while studying for the bar exam and for health purposes.  Hopefully all the running will help kickstart something!

Post # 8
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380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

BRAVO on all of your accomplishments so far!!!!! I have about 40 lbs i want to lose before I even think of trying on a dress!! 20 more after that would make me super happy!!  I started weight watchers and bought the 30 day Shred (with Jillian from Biggest Loser). I haven’t started the dvd yet but in 4 weeks have lost 7.4lbs with weight watchers. I drink Lots more water, Lots of protein, I make sure I get my 5 or more servings of veggies a day. I prepare no matter where I go. I recently went away for the weekend and made sure I took my oatmeal for breakfast and snacks (popcorn) and some apples and oranges. I made good choices when I ate out. I am not denying myself as I had 2 mojitos over the weekend .. and boy were they YUMMM! lol but am getting creative with food and satisfying my sweet tooth with better options. 

Post # 9
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Wannabee

Sorry–posted to the wrong thread.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Like you, I am also trying to lose weight for health reasons.  My dad has also been ill, and I read about health complications from obesity way too often.   

I started Weight Watchers a few weeks ago, and am loving it.  It feel so good to be in control of what I’m eating!  I’m down 5.4 in two weeks, and very excited about it.  To have a healthy BMI, I have to lose 75 lbs.  I’m not in a rush to do it; I want to do it gradually and safely.  I’m really focusing on this being a lifestyle change, rather than a quick fix for my wedding.  Weight Watchers is teaching me not to deprive myself of the things I want, but I’m also being very careful with my portions.  

 I am nervous about dress shopping, but I have plenty of time.  I’m not getting married until 10/10/10, so I think I’m going to start shopping exactly a year before.  Good luck with your weight loss; it’s so great to see other brides on here in the same boat! 

Post # 12
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782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Ideally I’d like to lose about 75 pounds so I can be in my healthy weight zone for my height, but I’m taking baby steps to get there. I’m on Weight Watchers and so far I’ve lost 8.4 pounds (been on it for about two months). I"m training for a marathon at the end of May and on top of that I’m watching what I eat and making sure it’s healthy, and I stop when I’m full. So far I haven’t gained at any of my weigh ins (this week has been HARD though, so I’m already anticipating a gain). Since my wedding isn’t until next year – 2/20/2010 – I think if I continue the way I am I’ll be in a good weight zone.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I did the South Beach Diet for about a month and didn’t even follow it very strictly but lost about 10 pounds! I think what mainly helped was cutting back on my portions of carbs, I love bread, pasta, rice, etc. and adding more fruit and veggies (just healthy eatting, ya know?) and we bought a Wii and the Wii fit system which isn’t the most rigourous workout but it’s better than sitting on the couch! I love the yoga on it and keep up with it even when I can’t use the system. Congrats to everyone that has lost and good luck to our future thinner and healthier selfs!

Post # 15
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548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wow, good job everyone!

My weight loss goals aren’t as major as many of you – I’m down 20 lb. with 15 to go. I did want to mention something important, though, because I saw something that worried me: a lot of you are currently losing weight very quickly (3-5 lb. per week), which can happen at the beginning of a big lifestyle change. However, once you’ve settled into a routine, you shouldn’t expect to lose much more than 2 lbs. per week.

One pound of stored fat in your body is about 3500 stored calories. That means that to lose one pound of fat, you need to have a calorie deficit of 3500 calories – burning 3500 more than you consume, whether that’s by exercising, dieting, or both. Drastic, rapid weight loss can happen at the beginning of a new regime (I’m not totally clear on why, but we’ve all seen it, right?) but once you’re settling in, a calorie deficit of 1000 calories/day (7000/week) will result in losing about 2 pounds a week. It is very difficult and potentially unhealthy to go beyond that.

So basically, my point is, if your weight loss slows down, don’t be discouraged! If you’re losing rapidly now, that’s awesome, but it will probably eventually slow down. Stick with it, and don’t do anything unhealthy (over-exercising, diet pills, dangerously low food intake) to try to get back to the rapid loss.

Post # 16
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380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Weighed in at WW yesterday… Down another 1.8lbs. Total now 9.2 lbs. Woo hoo !!! Everyone here is doing so well!!! Keep it going!!!

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