(Closed) Losing weight for… engagement?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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41 posts
Newbee

totally feeling the same way!  I am by no means overweight, but i don’t feel as fit as i did when I met my SO.  Recently I’ve been thinking the exact same thing about getting back on it before getting engaged!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I am joining this bandwagon!  I hate seeing pictures of myself these days, and have gained about 30 lbs since meeting my Boyfriend or Best Friend, so I want to try to get rid of those!  Trouble is, that requires actually working out, I think.  I also like the idea of focusing on something else, i.e. getting in shape, as opposed to pining for a ring.  

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I too have about 25 pounds to lose and wish I had gotten serious about it before getting engaged. I don’t want to go dress shopping until I’m closer to the size I’ll be. And we aren’t doing engagement pics but if you want to do that, that’s something to think about too.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I’m 5’7″ and 155, which isn’t overweight, and I’ve lost 18 pounds since September, but I’d like to lose another 20 or so before my wedding in May. Which is gonna be intense. Unfortunately, I’m getting engaged within a week (dear boy is terrible at keeping secrets), so I won’t have time to lose weight before we take engagements 🙁 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I’m already engaged, but I will tell you I’ve been waiting to get our e-pics done until I’m at a more comfortable weight. My goal is to be under 200 lb. for our e-pics – I’m hoping to reach that goal by the end of the summer or earlier; hopefully getting our pics done around August-September in time for Save-The-Date Cards in November. I’ve been losing weight for a year now, and I know how hard it is to stay motivated so please feel free to PM me for support or anything!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Oh yeah, similar boat here. We’ve pretty much decided on a ring, so now it’s just a waiting game, though I am suspecting no earlier than early-mid summer because of a few different reasons. My New Year’s resolution was to lose 1 lb a week for the whole year, and thus far I’ve stuck pretty well with it. It’s been two weeks, and I’m down two pounds! The hardest thing is just reminding myself that this is a great rate for weight loss, and that losing 5 lbs a week is NOT good…*sigh*

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

@pharmy: That’s awesome!  I like your resolution, it is achievable, and that is so important.  I might have to steal it (is there such a thing as a post-new-year’s resolution?)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely in a similar boat. I know the engagement’s coming in the next few months and I’d really like to drop some weight so I look like myself in our e-pics. Ideally I’d like to drop 35 by the engagement and 45 total by the wedding. We’ll see what happens. I don’t think 35 in 4 months is a realistic goal. 20 would be nice, and more doable. But, yeah, definitely want to shape up for the engagement.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

 

Grr, just deleted my post by accident! Was just saying I think it’s a great idea that I would never have thought of – it’d give me 2 years to get in shape and provide some excellent motivation 🙂

Post # 14
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428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m right there with you ladies! I’ve been meaning to lose weight for a while now, and since the new year I’ve really felt like an engagement is on the horizon so I feel like it’s time to start getting myself together!

I’d ideally like to lose around around 40 pounds, maybe more if it seems doable. I’m not going to drastically change my diet until the beginning of February when we do our big grocery shopping trip (yay budgets) but I am cutting down on my sodas and drinking more water. I’m also trying to get more sleep, and am doing pretty well so far.

The best thing, like @NowDontLetsBeSilly said, is that it’ll give me something else to think about while I wait on that ring!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I have been slowly and not to steadily loosing weight now for a few months and plan to continue until we get our engagement pictures taken this summer. We are not ‘officially’ engaged yet, but he has allready talked to several photographer friends who about it and I definately want to look super cute for the save the date cards  

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