(Closed) May brides getting in shape…

posted 8 years ago in May 2013
Post # 32
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve been doing a low carg diet. I go to the gym 4 days a week( 1 hour cardio and 45 min on weights for toning), I lost about 25 lbs, but I fell off during the holidays , just trying to get focused. Would like to lose about 20 more pounds.

Pray for me!!!!!!

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@caits615:  Good job!!!!

 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am also using myfitnesspal, counting calories and trying to work out (I hate it!) I have been losing 1lbs a week and hope to be down to 125-130 from 147 (was 153 in Dec! 17+ lbs to go and tone up my flabby arms.

I have been eating a lot of pre-made salads form Trader Joe’s, lean meats, veggies and fruit and cut out caffiene besides a weekly Diet Coke and have 1 “cheat day,” where I consume roughly 1800 cals, instead of the 1200-1400 I normally do.  Planning meals and work out times really helps me as well as drinking 6-8 glasses of water and managing work stress better.

Go Brides!

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@yvettej:  Yay! You’ve accomplished so much already!!

I’ve been dieting for the past 3 months but, only this weekend, have I started to workout again. Boy am I paying for slacking these past 5 months….Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

I’m trying to tone my arms and tummy, without getting too puffy. Working out always makes me soooo hungry. I’ll be doing a lot of jump rope and light weights or Jilian Michael’s 20 minute workouts.

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve cut out all wheat products, most processed products, upped my veggies, reduced my dairy, work out 5 days a week and am down 5 pounds (118 to 113!!). The definition in my arms looks great, my waist has slimmed, but my hips don’t seem to be doing much. 

I cut out wheat two weeks ago and that is when I lost the 5 pounds. A lot of the fat in my abdomen has been diminishing but I can’t seem to shake the hips.

2 more months to drop it!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I cut out wheat too! I feel a lot better without it and I lose weight faster. Really hoping it helps with the psoriosis on my ankles too. That’s not something I want showing up in wedding photos when i’m showing off my shoes! Hoping to be down to 120 by the wedding…I think 14 lbs. in a little over 2 mos. is doable. Especially if I go running now that the weather is getting nicer.

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I started last June and have lost 25 lbs as of yesterday! That’s great, but I’m still pretty far from my goal weight. From the get-go, I’ve wanted it to be sustainable. I started working out 3 days a week and watching my calories.

Then at the beginning of this year, I started working out 6 days a week, half are xbox nike fit, and the other half is Curves. 

I recently took out alcohol and sweets. And it’s definitely having a good effect. 

I feel like whatever I get to will be okay, even if it’s not my utlimate goal. I already am so much healthier. 

Any advice for arm toning though? That’s the one I’m most insecure about. Thanks!

 

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@aliciapdx:  

 

Yay myfitnesspal!!

My name on there is the same as on here if any May brides want to friend me! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Kittyiah

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@MissFireFlower:  

Myfitnesspal!! 

Are you back on the wagon yet? 

I’m also hoping to tone up my arms! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve been using myfitnesspal for the last week and a half! It is so awesome. I want to be friends with you guys! I am “iamellyn”

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Blah eating lots of salads!!

Usually I love going to the gym and walking, but I had surgery in January and it’s taking way longer to get back to normal than I thought ๐Ÿ™ it’s been 8 weeks, ugh!! Since the elliptical/going for a 5 mile walk isn’t an option at the moment, I’m just trying to focus on eating right.

…of course this past weekend we had our first shower so it was a total carb fest!

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