Post # 1
i’m getting married at the end of 2014 and i’m really trying to lose weight before then. it’s just so hard! i’ve always struggled with my weight and size. i feel like the more i try, the more i fail!
is anyone else having the same issue? i just need to hear that you have struggled and succeeded! i’m aiming for august of this year to lose 20 lbs. i do really well a few days then i mess up by eating out or eating til i’m super stuffed. ugh… it’s so frustrating! 🙁
i just want to feel beautiful in a dress and i’m not seeing the light yet.
Post # 3
I swear to God if you are really commited, weight watchers is magic! And 20 lb is more than doable by August, also it’s not even that hard on weight watchers. If you want to pm for any more questions feel free! I am on my iPhone and typing on this thing can be a b!tch lol.
Post # 4
I have learned that on the days I slip up not to beat myself up over it, I just drink more water then I normally would that day and take an extra walk that day. About 2 months ago we cut meat (totally out) and dairy (mostly, I’m 80% dairy free!) ,starting drinking more water, taking more walks and I have dropped about 15 pounds. My biggest advice is don’t beat yourself up because it’s just an endless cycle. You slip up, you feel like crap, you get depressed so you eat more junk food, then your even more upset, endless cycle so don’t worry! You have time and if you can find a friend to confide in that is also trying to lose weight that is always a plus, better to have a buddy system to keep you on track!
Post # 5
You are not alone. I have lost nearly 40 lbs in seven months, and in the beginning I did struggle a lot. What helped me to control my eating is not having anything and I repeat ANYTHING that is remotely bad or high in calories, so that way even if I overeat I don’t get too many calories. For example, my biggest weakness is fruit. Fruit unfortunately is high in sugars and carbs, and if you are trying to lean out you need to eat lots of protein and controlled portions of complex carbs. Fortunately, I am not addicted to brown rice, so I can’t say I would ever overeat on brown rice or wheat pasta, but fruit on the other hand, ugh I could eat it all day. What helped me is self control at the grocery store. I buy all my food for the next week or two, so I would get only one or two packages of blueberries or blackberries. So even if I slip up and eat them all at once, it would be only what like 300 calories?! Not too bad. So my advice would be to get everything bad out of your house and buy only healthy stuff. When you go out to eat try ordering salad with dressing on a side, so that way it helps you avoid foods that are high in sodium and fats. And make sure you do drink lots and lots of water!
Post # 6
@omglauren: I agree with @loveerin
WW is absolutely awesome! I do it on my phone since going to the meetings caused me more anxiety than good. It allows you to still be able to LIVE and eat things that wouldnt normally be considered diet friendly. It really just teaches you proper portion and balance and learning that everything is okay in moderation. I lost about 30 pounds a few years ago, unfortunately I gained it back plus 20 after some difficult years after college graduation and now working a desk job with much less physical activity. However, anytime I pick it back up I immediately see results! I think it definitely helps to have a plan to follow that still allows you to participate in life!
Post # 7
@loveerin: I am a WW convert too and have had great success with it! I sing their praises all the time.
Post # 8
Ive been on weight watchers for 3 months, I’ve lost 20lbs. weight watchers is the answer, trust me on this one…
Post # 9
I’ve managed to lose 24lbs since the new year just by cutting out all rubbish. Swap pop for water, chocolate bars for cereal, and instead of having a big lunch I’ve been drinking cup soup – which has been a lifesaver, it tastes awesome but fewer than 100 calories per cup! I know it seems like very basic advice but it does work! If you have your heart set on it, you’ll manage it! Besides, you have amazing motivation. More props to you for trying to hit your target for your big day, I’m sure you’ll do great!! 😀
Post # 10
@omglauren: You can do it!! I lost weight in the three months before my wedding. I did exercise a bit, but mostly through diet. Sticking to around 1200 calories a day, occasionally going up to 1500. I don’t know exactly how much I lost because I never weigh myself, but I definitely saw big changes in my appearance, which is what I was after. No less than 10, not more than 20 I would say.
So yes, you can definitely do this…. certainly way before the end of 2014. If you’re like me, you might want to wait lol. I’d totally lose it and then gain a lot of it back in that time. I’m very disciplined when I’m on a diet and have no trouble sticking to it… but I feel like I always gain weight once I’m off it.
Post # 11
I think you need to figure out why you overeat or allow yourself to eat out. It seems like you’re not 100% committed to the weight loss – why is that?
I say this from experience because for a while I would sabotage myself and the reason why I figured was because I didn’t have faith in myself. I didn’t think I could succeed and get to my goals and because of that, I felt like – what was the point? Why should I even bother trying? I had to overcome that and it’s a struggle every day.
I decided to join CrossFit and I’m using the LoseIt app to count my calories. This week, I lost 3lbs doing CrossFit twice and counting my calories. I’m taking everything one day at a time and keeping in mind that nothing tastes as good as being skinny/fit/healthy feels. I allow myself cheats in moderation, but I cound the calories for it. And, I follow a lot of fit instragammers with fitspo and meal ideas, etc.
What you need to do is decide that you CAN do this, that you WANT to do this and then come up with a plan of action for what your goals are (do weekly and monthly goals) and how to achieve them and find a plan that you can stick with and forgive yourself for days you let go (but too many days of those and it will just keep sabotaging you).
Good luck – you got this!
Post # 12
I’m in the same boat. I need to loose around 30 kilos. My issue is time, I work full time, study full time and have a house to run.
Post # 13
you all are so great! thank you for all the suggestions and encouragement. i’ve decided to join WW and i’ve been doing it for a couple of days now. i’ve done it in the past and i lost 10 lbs in a month or so, so i know that this works for me. it’s just been so hard from working full time and grad school and all of life but i know that i need to get serious!
the best part of this whole thing is that Fiance is being so supportive. he has let me cry it out and will follow whatever plan of action i take. i love that i have him in my life. this is why i’m marrying him! 🙂