(Closed) October Wedding Weightloss thread

posted 8 years ago in October 2013
Post # 47
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yay October brides! I want to join in too! I just started with a personal trainer last week. I’m at 125 and 5’4″ which I would be happy with… except I’ve got 27% body fat. So I don’t care if I don’t lose any pounds, but am aiming to lose 5-6% body fat. I’m fairly happy with how I look in my dress now, so if I had to walk down the aisle tomorrow, I would survive! But I would love to look AMAZING, not just okay, so here’s to hitting the gym hard core in the next three months! 

Good luck October brides!

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@PrincessPerogie:  Woo! Gold stars to us both!  I’ll follow you on Instagram, I’m @demi_ruthie πŸ™‚

Post # 50
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184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hey October Brides! I’m weighing in:

 

Original weight as of 7/1/13 – 158 pounds

 

My weigh in today is – 153 pounds

 

Goal weight for dress fitting – 140pounds

 

Yeah! I lost a pound since last week! Whoo hoo!

 

 

 

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

134.4 this am from 135 the day before πŸ™‚

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Little_Nut88:  You posted a while ago, but I thought I’d try to help answer your question – to get off the plateau, vary your workouts a bit. You said you have been running, but do you do any body weight strength training? By adding a bit of muscle that will ramp up your metabolism again. Try high intensity intervals – I use zuzkalight and fitnessblender on youtube. They have a ton of great workouts to help you get over the plateau!

 

 

I’m in the “weight” loss camp too! Actually my scale broke last month and I haven’t replaced it because pound loss was never my goal. I am 5’10” and started at 142 and am down to 138 now, but I have also lost 2 pants sizes. My wedding dress, that took some convincing (ok, really a LOT of convincing) to go down over my hips at first, now goes down with one gentle tug. I started out eating better in February – cut out sugar entirely and then grains. (Though I now eat both in very small quantities a few times a week.) At first I was working out 2-3 times per week, and I am up to 5-6 now. My goal is to have non-touching thighs by the wedding! I am so close!!

Post # 53
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Minnow:  Thanks for the tip… I’ll give that a try.  Right now I try to do some high intensity intervals 1-2 times per week when I’m running, but I find it exhausting!  I guess that’s kind of the point though.  Also I love your non-touching-thighs goal… that seems to be the one place my body just holds onto fat for dear life!

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Little_Nut88:  They are extremely exhausting, but you are right, that is the point! My current schedule goes: 1 day of upper body intervals, 1 day of lower body intervals, 1 day of running, 1 day off. It’s been working great. Even if you just do 16 minutes of Tabata intervals (20 seconds working at max effort, 10 seconds resting) – which would be doing four exercises, 8 rounds of each – you’ll see some amazing results. Try doing one set of burpees, one set of knee hug crunches, one set of pushups or mountainclimbers, and one set of squats or lunges. You will even see amazing gains in your running! 

 

And do check out the sites I mentioned, I love their workouts. On fitnessblender.com you can even search by area of the body worked, length of the workout, or calories burned. 

Thanks, hah! It’s kind of a secret goal – I haven’t told anyone about it until now because I’ve feared for the flack I’d get – for exactly the reason you said! I have so little fat on my upper body, but my thighs just hang onto it for dear life! I’m sure my mom thinks I’m a little obsessive for still counting calories when my waist is so small, but I keep looking at my thighs and I know that I’m so close, that I can do it! 

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Minnow:  Mountainclimbers and burpees… my thighs are shaking just thinking about it!  I just googled FitnessBlender and I have actually done their 8-minute abs workout a few times and really liked it.  I’ll definitely start doing more of their workouts, I need someone (even if it’s just a voice on youtube) to motivate me to keep going during a workout like that.

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Little_Nut88:  Oh me too! Sometimes it’s that little voice on the computer telling me to keep going that makes the difference between pushing with all I’ve got and just going through the motions. Good luck!

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My weight when I joined this thread was 146.5 and now I am 143.8! Woo hoo! I’m really happy because I had my bachelorette party last weekend and totally let loose! I would love to be at 142 next Friday, and well under 140 for my dress fitting in a few weeks! ultimate goal for wedding is at least 135!

 

 

 

Food journal is really helping! Weakness is alcohol because we so trivia at a bar with our friends 2 times per week! I have been limiting to 1 drink only and making it last the whole time, but I know it would be best to just cut it out altogether .

 

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My Friday weigh in πŸ™‚

Last week I was 113.8 and was totally surprised by it and didn’t think I’d be able to lose more or even maintain that for a week. Midweek it wasn’t looking good but today I came in at 113.6, despite having a large burger and chips last night and demolishing a whole box of brownies at the weekend. Woo ^^

Next Friday I’ll be in Tuscany so I’ll try and weigh in on Thursday morning. I’m hoping to lose a pound or so this week so that I’m bikini ready. Fingers crossed!

All that said, I’ve been getting some comments from my Fiance and mum about ‘not losing too much weight’ and looking too skinny/beanpole-ish etc (how can someone at 5’2″ look like a beanpole???). I know that I look somewhat skinny around my waist and chest because I lose ALL the weight from there before my legs and upper arms, the places I actually want to lose weight from, get the memo. I mean, a person just has to look at my thighs to know I’m not underweight, but those comments bug me. I’m actually watching what I eat and exercising responsibly for the first time in my life. I’m not pigging out every day on huge meals and puddings and thanking my good metabolism like I used to. I sort of see this as me becoming the shape that I’m ‘meant’ to be when I don’t eat manufactured crap and get a decent amount of exercise. My natural weight I guess. They don’t seem to think so though πŸ™ just as I was starting to think I look good they decide to start telling me that I don’t.

Sorry, end of rant πŸ˜‰

Post # 61
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Demi-chan:  I feel you so much here. The best advice I can give you is not to listen to them. My mother and boss/friend say the same thing – “Don’t lose ANY more weight!” or “When are you going to stop losing weight?” And I try to take it as a compliment on what I’ve accomplished so far, but I still feel defensive about it – I want to tell them that I’m not really that thin, and that I haven’t reached my goal yet. But the bottom line is that it is your body, and as long as you are healthy and making good decisions (which I’m sure you are) it’s your choice what you look like! And if you want to get fit, that’s also your choice. I say that if the comments keep coming and it still bothers you, to gently explain that you are in no way unhealthy with your weight loss and that you would appreciate their support as you try to reach your fitness goals. Often when people see others succeeding, they make these kind of comments because they feel a bit inadequate with their lack of achievement in that same area. This was mentioned in an email I read recently:

 

“Have you ever started to improve a certain part of your life? Maybe it was losing weight, or taking a class for fun, or managing your money.

Do you remember how people around you reacted? I find it FASCINATING when people get nervous about YOU improving your lives…because of the way it reflects on THEM.”

 

I know my father and fiance have never told me to stop losing weight – my fiance thinks I look great and has been losing weight with me, and my father just complimented me the other day on all the hard work I’ve done to get to this point. And I KNOW that if my mom or boss started losing weight, they wouldn’t want to hear the same from me!

 

So remember – it’s probably not even a genuine criticism of how YOU look!

 

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