(Closed) Me and my dress are gonna have an issue… stupid winter

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think even 5 pounds will help drastically, especially if it goes to your hips. I put my weight on very localized (lower stomach/tire area) and 5 pounds is all it takes for me to not fit into the 8’s comfortably.

Do some cardio intervals. That really helps strip it off faster.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

It all depends on your weight and height on how much you can lose. I would go to the gym and aim to lose weight, but most importantly tone up. It sounds like you need to lose inches and that may or not be equal to pounds. Try cardio and lifting 4-5 days a week and in 5 weeks you should see a huge difference. Good Luck!

Post # 6
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m betting you’ve just plateauted. Your body DOES get used to the cardio, even 4 days a week. I always was extra careful with happy hours before the wedding. Michelob Ultra ONLY (no fun martinis, sad face) and I”d find something low calorie on the menu before i even walked in the door. I’d write it on a post-it and order it like that so i wasn’t tempted by the delicious goodies. But, i found that even going to nice restaurants, if i ordered the fish or a small filet and asked them to go easy on the butter or oils, then ordered vegetables or salads as my side dishes, it really was a relatively low cal healthy meal! I just made sure i only ate about half of the 9 oz serving or so they’d actually put on my plate. Most places are more than happy to oblige by cutting back on the oil or butter used. And it still tastes good. So dn’t think you’re stuck to only salads. Oh man, even salads can have the most ridiculous calorie counts. and vinegarette dressings aren’t always safe, either!

Post # 7
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1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

When i [embarrassingly] gained a pants size over the holidays, the different between the last size and the new one was about 10-15lbs. (Yikes!) but also, I’ve been working out hardcore for the last month (60 minutes a day, 6 days a week), GAINED 2.5lb, but the new, larger size is almost falling off me, although the size down is still a bit too tight. So, exercise and diet! Aim to lose 10-15lb and you’ll fit into your dress without a problem!

Good luck! 🙂

Post # 8
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576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

When my BM’s went and got fitted for their dresses, the lady told me that 1 dress size is roughly 15 pounds, but that seems like a lot!!! I think every 5 pounds should make a definite difference!

Post # 9
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1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Maybe cut back on your salt intake too? You’d be surprised that you can lose 5-6lbs in water weight alone.

If you’re worried about sitting too – your seamstress can prob. let out the dress a smidge. Most gowns have extra fabric in the seams – it might up the cost of alterations a little bit but at least you’ll be able to eat and sit down at your wedding. Good Luck!!  😉

Post # 10
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640 posts
Busy bee

Cutting carbs is the healthiest and fastest way to loose weight. A website that I have found extremely helpful is http://www.marksdailyapple.com This is how we eat all the time (its not a diet) and both of us are healthier for it! It is also a great supportive community like it is on here!

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