(Closed) Work-out/lose weight tips/advice!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t see a manly ameba! πŸ™‚ 

In the way of advice, I don’t have much to give, except to say don’t worry too much about losing a lot of weight before your wedding. You have a fiance who loves you, as you are now! Yes, it is always great to consider your health and eat well/exercise…but those are things we should all be striving to do always, right? πŸ˜‰ Easier said, I know, I know…but I really believe that if you don’t stress too much about losing a certain number of pounds, but focus on taking care of yourself (not just “for the wedding”…but for you!) you will feel better/be happier, and come your wedding day, that is what will make you a beautiful bride πŸ™‚ 

Post # 4
516 posts
Busy bee

You’re gorgeous, first of all!  Cheekbones to die for.

Secondly, I would say find a fitness routine that you love.  I took up dance lessons, and although my goal isn’t to lose weight, I am always excited to go, which makes it less of a workout!  And because I want to improve, it makes going to the gym in between (for cardio and arm strength) less of a burden.  Step outside the box- do you like climbing?  Swimming?  Skating?

Also, increaing my water intake has done a lot for me.  Not sure if you’re already good at this, but I sure wasn’t.  Drinking water between meals can fill you up (less room for snacks), not to mention the other benefits.  It also replaces empty calorie drinks like soda and juice.  (But if you have to do soda, Diet Coke is calorie free!)

Lastly, grocery shopping has done a lot.  I buy a healthy sweet snack (my favorite fruits- apples, pineapple, grapes), and a salty snack (usually Pirate’s Booty), and I bring a bit to work every day.  When I do feel snacky, I pull one of those out instead of relenting to office goodies (people are always bringing donuts and crap) or vending machines.

Good luck and congrats!

Post # 5
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

What’s really helped me is cooking everything at home, and making sure my ingredients are quality – real, not preservative-y, and (as funny as this sounds) adopting our Australian Shepherd. Since we live in the city, she needs to go at least 3-5 miles a day to be happy, and it’s not as easy as letting her out the door. That’s a great motivation! 

I was a really chubby kid. I’m 5′, so even though I was just a size 12, I didn’t wear it very well. I have really small bone structure and it was not flattering at all. I’m a 2-4 now, and I still have those last 10 lbs or so, but I’m healthy at least! I have lots of energy, and I feel good. The big change happened a few years ago, when I cut out soda, processed foods, and 95% of refined sugar/flour (who doesn’t cheat sometimes?) Eating real whole foods means you don’t NEED to count calories the same way, because your body tells you when it’s full.

I also love horseback riding! Between the ground work and the riding itself, and just getting out there and being active, it’s so much easier to stay fit. Good luck and I think you look gorgeous! You just need confidence and to feel healthy. πŸ™‚

Post # 6
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I want to jump in!!!!  I’m 5’4″ and I “think” I’m a size 16…maybe 18…not sure.  People are always surprised when they find out how much I weigh.  I’m a pretty active person ( I actually enjoy working out) and I eat healthy…but my problem is I LOVE to eat.  Even though I eat healthy, I eat way too much.  Portion control is SOOOO hard for me.

To counter-act the food happiness, I have to workout a TON.  I was so fantastic on the P90X program…was down 13 pounds in 2 months, and then the hubs came to visit (we’re in a LDM at the moment) and the workouts and healthy eating went bye bye.  I gained back 6 pounds in just 2 weeks.  I was so upset with myself, but tomorrow is another day.  When you fall off the bandwagon, you got to pick yourself back up.


Post # 7
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I know for me, using dailyplate.com has GREATLY helped! It tracks all your calorie intake, activity and gives you a daily “allowance”of how many calories you can have, even after you exercise. πŸ™‚

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