(Closed) Weight Loss Motivation

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you tried myfitnesspal?  It is a good way to track your calories, and also you can enter in your workouts which let you “earn” extra calories 🙂  Make sure if you increase your exercise, you eat enough calories to make up for it.  If you consume too few calories, your body will go into starvation mode & it will REFUSE to burn anything more.

Weightlifting is your friend!!  You will build muscle tone & look lean.  A pound of muscle takes up a lot less space than a pound of fat.  So, if you’re 120 pounds and have no muscle tone whatsoever, you’ll actually be a bigger size than someone who is 130 pounds and very toned.

When you reduce your carbs, make sure you’re still eating fruits & veggies, and swap out simple carbs (white  bread, rice, potatoes, pasta) for whole grain varieties.  Ramp up your protein if you’re working out.  Focus on reduced fat but not non-fat foods when possible (nonfat foods tend to have a lot more sugar and sodium than reduced fat versions).

Also, don’t go crazy just before your wedding- you want your dress to fit perfectly! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@blue44:  I’m doing the same! But I only have a couple weeks. YIKES! @DaneLady: has great advice for the eating plan. I am planning to do an hour of cardio 6 days a week and a JM video, Ripped in 30, 2 or 3 times a week on level 4 for strength training. It’s important to incorporate a day of rest so your body can recover. I only kicked up the notch on Monday, so I don’t really have any progress yet. Before I was doing the JM 2-3 times a week and cardio 3-4 times a week.

ETA: I’m also trying to reduce my carb intake. I almost exclusively eat whole-grain products, but I’m going to see if cutting them down helps me.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Try eating every 2 hours. It keeps your metabolism going. And definitely lift weight…having strong muscles burns more calories when you are at rest. I cut out processed (or at least I tried…I still cheat on occasion) and only eat complex carbs such as quinoa, ezekiel bread, etc. when I do eat carbs.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@Mrs.SplatterPaint:  It’s so hard for me to cut carbs. I’m a cereal fiend! Luckily, I only have to do it for a few weeks.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have about a month and I have cut out most carbs during the week, I have been cheating a couple of times on the weekend though (fruit veggies and wine allowed, the wine part was by my own design).  I try to get to the gym but honestly I am tired after work and the stress of the wedding coming up doesn’t allow for it. I have only gone once this week so far, but I have bungee things to work out with at home, so I can do some resistance exercises there.  I feel great and I have lost close to 20 lbs since August with a combo of exercise and diet.  I of course want to look good in my dress, but I really wanted to be happy in a bikini on the honeymoon!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Looking at WB is so much more fun than going to the gym. . . I must remember my goals! Off I go!

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