Weight loss & wedding timeline

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
9610 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

40 lbs in over a year is aboslutly do able and reasonable. You will have to make sure you don’t fall off the wagon too much. But if you stick to a diet and exercise routine, you should absolutly be able to reach your goal by 2018.

As for buying a dress, it depends on what you want. Some dresses like BHLDN can come in a week. Other designers can take months. I would say 7 months out is the latest I would start looking.

Post # 3
357 posts
Helper bee

I don’t know about pounds, persay. I do know that I started doing yoga 1-2 hours a day and lost 2 dress sizes in 3 months. I gained 8lbs but that doesn’t mean anything. What’s your size loss goal?

Post # 4
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

pearleaf :  damn! That’s awesome!

Post # 6
357 posts
Helper bee

12_Elle :  I completely understand. My Fiance and I both gained a lot of weight during a particularly stressful year as well. It was horrible not feeling like ourselves. We’re both very athletic people like you guys. I didn’t have as much to lose only because I was far to skinny before in my opinion. After I’d gained about 35lbs I did diet and lost about 18lbs. Then I gained 8 back after I started yoga.

I think your timeline is completely doable. My wedding is March 2018, I started weight loss November 2016, started toning January of 2017, and hit my goal “size” April 2017. Almost a full year ahead of schedule. Good luck!! I think you’ll be fine. 🙂

Post # 7
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

12_Elle :  just be careful not to think of strength training and weights as “toning up” or “bulking”, and don’t super-restrict your diet, and you’ll be fine.

I made that mistake – got engaged in May 2015, and by relying heavily on cardio, it took me a full year to go from about an 8/10 to a 4/6, with 30 pounds lost. To do that, I was doing an hour to an hour and a half of cardio every day (maybe one or two off a week), and eating about 1280-1350 calories. It SUCKED, and because it was hard, there would be nights where I fell off the wagon and ate way too much.

Then I started BBG (“bikini body guide”, a 12 week plyo/bodyweight/light weight training program that’s ~30 minutes a day), working out with weights once a week, and eating more like 1400-1450 calories. BOOM. In four months, I dropped from a 4/6 to a 0, and it was MUCH easier.

Now, I weight train 3-4x/wk (30 minutes), do BBG or BBG-like workouts 2-3x/wk (30 minutes), and cardio 1-2 (50 minute spin class) – which does mean I double up, but I do that because I WANT to. Oh, and now I get to eat 1750 calories a day, and I’m still a 0. Much, much nicer.

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