(Closed) Trying to lose 90 lbs for the big day, possible?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Anything is totally possible. Smile My favorite site for inspiration, ideas and motivation is Pinterest.

Stop going to gym if it’s not serving you. Nothing that you don’t want to really do is going to really work. If you must do a gym, maybe try a class. Or many classes. Nothing says you have to repeat the same routine. Just moving is the goal.

Food is part of it but be sure to enjoy it, too. I learned way more about my eating habits when I started cooking more. I also felt more in control. It became a game…how can I make this healthy and delicious?

I would like to lose about 20 lbs. Or maybe more. Who knows. lol I’m not currently doing anything but I was a few months ago and had success. Find a buddy or supportive friends you can email and text often when you have cravings or hard times.


Lastly, something that is unconventioal but I really liked is called the Gabriel Method. It’s more about retraining your brain, thus your body to release weight and stay thin. It was really interesting and I swear, once I changed my mind set I became thinner. It was the craziest thing.


Best of luck to you.

Post # 4
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@moczarna00:  I am trying to lose weight as well. I only need to lose maybe 15-20 but I have busting my butt since the end of September with little to no results. It is very discouraging. I have gained about 20-25 lbs over the past two years and because I am really short it shows. I mean 5 lbs would show on my short frame. My Fiance and I decided to start heading to Planet Fitness more and do 30 min cardio and then the 30 minute express workout. I cut my daily calories to 1200-1350 (no results and I feel like im starving) and its mainly all healthy food. I coupled that with at home workout dvd’s plus I walk to/from the bus when going to work/school. Still no weight lost. I just feel like nothing works. =(

Post # 5
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Most people can lose 1-2 pounds a week safely, so in 7 months you should be able to lose between 35 and 70 pounds if you stick to it and your body cooperates. If I were you, I would make a plan to do it in a healthy way that will be a lifestyle change, not just a crash diet. 

As far as food, I find that I need 1700 calories to lose weight. If I eat less than 1700 calories, my metabolism slows down far too much to lose weight. I also found that low carbs/paleo makes me cranky and not lose weight. For breakfast I take 1/2 a cup of rolled oats, 1/2 a cup of skim milk, 1/2 a cup of water, and 1/2 a cup of frozen fruit and microwave it for 3 minutes. It is yummy and filling. My lunches and dinners are all full of at least 2 cups of veggies, 1 serving of carbs, and 1 serving of low-fat protien. I don’t eat meat at home, but eat a ton of beans and cheese. I also cook from scratch and don’t keep crap in the house.

I work out 6 days a week and I don’t eat back any calories that I burned working out. For me, I need 5 days of cardio (I started walking, did couch to 5k, and now run) and 2 days of strength training (I like bodypump, but there are great DVDs if you don’t have a gym with it). I also found that gyms are hard if they are full of fit people. I go when I am alone and like to work out outside of the gym.

Good luck!

Post # 6
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t mean this as a deterrent, but I also wanted to lose ~60/70 lbs in the 10 months before my wedding.  Realistically, I lost about 35 (ish) lbs, but I was very happy with the way I looked!

@moczarna00:  I would NOT set weight goals for yourself….because you will need to lose over 10 lbs/month (or over 2.5 lbs per week) in order to reach your goal.  Which is on the edge of being a LOT to lose each week.  Instead, set work-out and food goals for yourself each week.  Like, track your calories (or something) and commit to going to the gym (or take a class) 4 days/week.  But be sure to include heathly eating habits with your weight loss goals – food plays SUCH a large goal in weight loss.

Definitely step on the scale each week, but if you only see the scale go down 1/2 – 1 lb per week, don’t be discouraged.  As long as you are following your workout and eating plan, you’ll get trimmer/firmer/healthier.

Post # 7
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t have a timeline yet (waiting bee) but have the same amount of weight to lose so I am with you!! Weight has always been a battle for me ๐Ÿ™ I know you can do it! Diet buddies? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve lost 30 so far so I say Go For It! Even if you dont get to your goal of 90lbs, isnt losing 70 worth it!??  It for sure isnt all or nothing here! My goal is losing 50 pounds, so right now I’m 20 pounds away and to be honest, I would be more than happy to get married like this. (But that doesnt mean I’m ready to give up!!) I look WAY better than I used to and I’m so happy I didnt take the all or nothing approach because then I would still be my old self (maybe even heavier!) We can do this!!! (Motivational quotes helped me the most btw!)

Post # 10
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Check out http://www.happyherbivore.com for an easy, super healthy (tasty, too!) meal plan.  She builds each week a meal plan complete with a grocery list, recipes, and daily menu; you do most of the cooking on one day so the rest of the week, you have meals at hand that only take minutes to prepare.  There are individual and family plans so you could get the individual and then double it if you are cooking for two.  The daily calorie total is about 1200, and while the meals are all low-fat vegan, you could always add a lean meat item as desired without drastically upping the calorie total.  

Post # 12
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I read an article that says exercise is only about 20% of weight loss…close to 80% is what you eat.  I finally saw the scale move when I drastically changed what I was eating.  I think you should set some small goals for yourself, work hard and celebrate the goals as you go!  You can do it!

Post # 13
13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Start with counting calories and making healthy food choices.  Snack on vegetables, and if you want a dip, use hummus.  A program like myfitnesspal.com will help you (and it’s free!) plus there’s great support (there’s even a WB group on there!). 

Take the stairs instead of elevators, park as far from doors as possible (and is safe, of course).  Walk everywhere you can.  Get to the gym when you can, and if you can’t, invest in some workout dvds (Jillian Michaels has tons of goods ones, often available from a library or cheaply on Amazon). 

Post # 14
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Good for you for setting a solid weight loss goal!

Some things that worked for me were:

-Getting an account at sparkpeople.com, logging in EVERY DAY and logging every single calorie I consumed and every minute of exercise I did.

-Workout DVD’s!  I quit the gym and did the elliptical I have at home plus at least one workout DVD or exercise video on demand (Fios or Comcast/Xfinity) 6-7 days/week.  I’m a big fan of Jillian Michaels DVD’s–in fact, I just got back from an all-inclusive vacation and am going to force myself to do one when I get home.

-Cut out alcohol, desserts, and other empty-calorie, high-carb snacks like chips.  By cut out, I mean… don’t consume these things.  They just leave you feeling hungry later.

-Keep only healthy food in your house.  No refined sugar, no overly processed foods, nothing where the first ingredient is white flour.

-Try to cut carbs out wherever possible–if you end up going out to eat and you get, say, a sandwich, then just eat the inside of the sandwich and not the bread.  And get a salad on the side instead of fries/chips.

Good luck with your journey to a healthier you!  You will probably notice your skin looking better and your clothes fitting you better within a few weeks, just stay strong!

Post # 15
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think it would be very hard to lose 90 lbs in that time safely ๐Ÿ™

Would it be possible to push your date back a bit? I most definitely think you can lose all that weight, but you want to do it without having the sorts of problems that occur when you lose too quickly. When it comes to weight loss, slow and steady definitely wins the race.

Post # 16
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would agree to set more exercise and food goals rather than pound goals. Our wedding is in July. When i first started thinking about in April when we got engaged, I ffocused on pounds. And I felt so discouraged. I felt like I had so much too lose and there was no way i could do it in x amount of time.

My mind set is a little different now. I’m more focused on exercise and food. I want to get in at least 20 miles of running/jogging/fast walking each week. I limit myself to one sweet moment during the day. It’s usually after lunch because dinner is usually around 7 and no way would I want to eat a sweet right before dinner.

I feel more focused doing it this way. And I know come July if I haven’t lost a pound (which I know I will) I will still know I’m way more healthier and happier than I was before.

But listen to your fellow bees. I have learned so much from them in reguards to excerise and fitness. And just take it day by day. Good luck and keep us posted.

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