Post # 17
I’m going to tell you this. I have lost about 40lbs to date. I have gone from a tight 16 to a tight 14 and I still can’t wear some 14s. So 20lbs might be nowhere near a size for some people. It takes me a lot of weight to lose a size. Maybe it was because I was wearing a size 16 and it will take me less wieght now since I’m smaller. I don’t mean to discourage you but maybe advice for others out there to order in the size recommended.
Post # 18
Your seamstress should be able to take it out a bit for you, and then it should fit. Also, try your dress on without the corset. That might just be enough to make it fit you. If your dress is tight, you probably won’t need a corset.
Post # 19
If you really want to lose the weight, here’s what I recommend:
-sign up for one of the calorie counting websites to track your calories and figure out what your calorie target should be (I’m personally eating 1500 calories a day to lose weight)
-break up your calories into five or six mini meals
-only have starchy carbs (brown rice, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, etc) at your first meal of the day and the meal before your workout and in reasonable portions
-cut out sugar except in small quantities right after your workout if it was particularly vigorous (say have a 100 calorie bag of sour patch kids or an apple)
-try to limit your sodium intake
-drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
-do a combination of weights and cardio workouts 4-6 times a week
My fiance is a personal trainer/nutritionist and he says this is the healthiest way to lose weight quickly. Personally I’ve been doing this for a week and have lost five pounds (and I’m at a healthy weight so losing five pounds in a week is hard).