Post # 1
So have always been some what ok with my size until I tried on a wedding dress. Why white it is the most unflatering color arent you suppose to feel beautiful on your wedding day. I felt like the marshmallow man like on ghostbusters. Anyways I have sucomed to the wedding diets. Anyone feel the same? Any diet tips?
Post # 3
The first several wedding dresses I tried on made me feel a lot "fluffier" than I really am. The trick was finding the perfect flattering dress silhouette. The sales person at the salon was able to help with this (and going for a softer diamond/wedding white or ivory also helped tone down the glaring white which made the look more appealing).
If you do decide that you want to lose weight, I have found that writing down everything (even the breath mint after coffee – and the coffee itself) I ingest makes me very aware of the needless calories that I consume out of habit rather than hunger. It also has led to more lasting weight loss because I am more conscious of food (rather than a crash diet where I am merely starving when I achieve a goal weight and quickly put the lost weight back on plus more).
Hope that helps!
Post # 4
I had a similar experience to MrsCPT, I started counting the calories I was eating just to see what a normal day involved. A lot of times I was eating unnecessary amounts out of habit, not because I needed them. I highly recommend changing your eating habits to include healthier, fresher, and less processed foods rather than following a ‘fad diet’. Find a website such as http://www.myfooddiary.com or http://www.sparkpeople.com to help you in analying your current eating habits and coming up with a plan to make changes.
Also, don’t forget the benefits of exercise! It gives you more energy, and will help build muscle tone on top of burning fat, which diet alone can’t do. Good luck!
Post # 5
We are 3 weeks away from the big day. as a couple we are cutting out cheese and anything deep fried, sounds like a no brainer but its actually really hard!
Also Lean Cuisines for lunch are my thing, anytime I start look a little heavy I go back to my frozen secret and it seems to work.
Post # 6
You absolutely read my mind. I blog as a way to enjoy this fun time of my life and to also de-stress and think about things and this is exactly what I’ve pondered too! I joined weight watchers online yesterday so I can shed this 20 lb "padding" I gained in the last 3 years. I did their online program because I am always doing something and it’s an easy way for me to get it done! I have two friends who did this and both lost OVER 20 lbs.
It sucks when it creeps up on you doesn’t it? So sneakily that you don’t realize it until you and I both went to a dress shop and then I about passed out from the "sticker shock" (referring to two sizes larger than I THINK I am)!
Post # 7
Incidentally I’m not sure I will go with perfectly white either on my wedding day. I am leaning towards a palest of pink in memory of a friend I lost last year to breast cancer. Plus, I am choosing pink as part of the color scheme.
White is to me, a very unflattering color. Not the best if you’re a pale skinned blue eyed blonde. My bff is tall, thin, with a gorgeous cafe-au-lait complexion and she is getting married soon and looks perfect in every dress she tries on. Arrrrrgh!
Post # 8
check out their online program.
Maybe we could have a diet board here huh? Any up for that or a constant support thread here? The more the merrier!
Post # 9
oh I am so sorry you feel that way- if you go to a nice bridal salon they should be able to find a nice dress to suit your figure beautifully.
but re: wedding diets? i hear the temptation.
Post # 10
To track my food intake I went to http://www.fitday.com They have a great program you can download too. But online for free you can input the food you ate and it will tell you the nutrition information (fat, carbs, and protien as well as vitamins!) I found that while I may be eating only 1300 calories per day, I was eating 67% fat! Ew! I increased the protien and carbs and decreased the fat. Fitday also lets you input your workouts, so you know how many calories you’re burning. It’s all about deficit! Burn more than you consume! I HIGHLY recommend fitday because it’s free, it’s comprehensive, and it lets you see your progress (since you set a goal). GREAT WEBSITE/PROGRAM!!
Post # 11
I’m not trying to lose any weight because I’ve already had my dress fitting. I do want to tone up and lose some of my arm flab, though, so I’m doing the 30 Day Shred — or trying to, anyway. It’s kicking my butt so badly that I’m only able to do it every day now, after 3 or 4 initial attempts!