Need to lose weight!!!

Hello All PWers!!!


So for the last 8 months I have had my wedding dress hung in my closet, just hanging there...


I ordered it a size smaller thinking I would be losing some extra baby weight I have, but now being March and my wedding is in November and me not being able to FIT INTO MY ONLY WEDDING DRESS!!! welll Im am going all into losing some weight thing...


I am at 160 right now, I have told my self if I dont get down to 130 my June I need to buy a new wedding dress, that I did  not expecet to buy, nor that is in my 17k budget right now...


Any advise, or good webs for a fat bride to lose some of this off?


Any thing helps, thanks.


~ Adilene

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm
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Crystaltee
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A couple of months ago i was seriously considering different options like the master cleanse, African mango, joined weight watchers, but i realized what really works for me is watching what i eat and portion control and being active. I wish i had a secret diet that would help but nah...-)

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm
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I've been using My Fitness Pal lately. The weight is coming off slowly, but surely.  


It's pretty simple. Calories in. Calories earned.  Calories out.  That is the simplicity of My Fitness Pal that I love.  I've done all sorts of things to attempt to lose weight, and right now this one is my favorite method.  


Much success to you on your journey to losing the weight.   You can do it.  


 

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm
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Limit your fruit! They have a high percentage of sugar. Just because it's natural doesn't mean it's good for you. I don't have any fruit after 3pm other than apples.


Watch out from all that 'fat free' junk, that basically pumps you with chemicals.


I was always too busy checking the calories on everything. Now I check the sugar. It will shock you how low calories foods (popsicles, cereals, frozen yogurt, etc) have a huge amount of sugar in them.


Eat enough protein (they have some good shakes out there) and good fats like avocado, nuts, a teaspoon of peanut butter. I  avoided these all my life, never wanting to touch anything with fat in it. Now I know better, if your body doesn't receive these fats, it will go into starvation mode and never let go of its own fat.


Along with cardio, combine some weight lifting.


 

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm
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I'm with Crystaltee. Eating healthy and portion control make a huge difference. I love baked stuff like cupcakes or cookies but if I seriously limit that kind of thing to... rarely. Aside from eating better and the correct amount, exercise. My nutritionist had me in the gym five days a week, weightlifting two days and cardio the other three days.


Muscle burns more calories than fat, and will help tone everything up and keep it tight. I don't know if you've ever seen anyone that diets like crazy but doesn't work out compared to someone that works out, but it's not the same. And cardio, getting your heartrate up for at least 20 minutes. (I think now I do maybe 25 minutes of jogging then 30 minutes on an elliptical)


Don't eat too late. Avoid the midnight snacking thing. Don't starve yourself, stop eating when you're full (not when you hate yourself) and make good decisions. Fad diets don't work, at least not in the long term. You may lose 30 pounds if you cut out carbs, but you'll gain it all back and then some.

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 11:44 pm
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I am such a huge fan of weight watchers!!  I lost 20 lbs before my wedding using WW.  It is just a way to help you learn to eat healthier and control your portions.  I went to meetings every week.  I know it seems like a lot to do but it was the only way that I could keep myself accountable. 


I agree with the other ladies, eat healty and excercise.  It is the only way to lose weight and keep it off.  Good luck!

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 7:10 am
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Portion control and don't eat fruit after two, nothing but sugar and don't eat anything after seven.  I had to lose weight to get back in the navy reserves and this helped me a lot. I drank lots of water and got on the treadmill.  Good luck in your journey!!!


P.S. - I had to get a new wedding dress because I am so top heavy.  One of my brides maids pissed me off and told me to lose weight in my boobs.  - Just to make you smile!

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 7:25 am
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Diet and exercise! My trainer told me that women who want to lose fat should work out in the morning before your breakfast. Your body uses the energy from your fat to get you through your work out, compared to if you work out after work or dinner- your body uses the energy from what you ate all day (so you are working off what you ate-which is great still, but doesn't get rid of the fat cells as fast). Also, doctor Oz said the same thing....


And.... Dr. Oz also said that you will eat less if you eat an apple right before you eat lunch. This is b/c your stomach gets fuller faster- but with healthy things instead of all of your lunch. He also said that if you eat canned food, i.e. soups, etc. you can stick it in the fridge for 1 hour, and all of the fats/oils will rise to the top of the can- and you just scrape it off before you eat it!


Girl- I'm in the exact same boat as you- I bought my dress a size smaller, and I need to lose another 18 pounds before I look good in it! Hope this helps! good luck!

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 7:29 am
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I am trying to lose a few pounds at the moment and my 'go to' weight loss method is to drink a large glass of water before every meal. i also have a smaller dinner plate so it still looks like I've got a full plate but it's a smaller portion!!

I'm not sure why it works because I'm fully aware that I'm tricking myself, but I have lost 6lb in 2 weeks.

Good luck!!
Posted on March 6, 2012 at 7:44 am
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I think I just need motivation ( idk what else I need, knowing that my dress dont fit shld be enough, but for some reason its not... idk whats wrong with me.


I try to drink plenty of water so Ill be full when it comes to lunch time or dinner. I like to eat, food is my love so I was thinking to eat whatever I want ( I dont eat too bad) and just work out like crazy, one of my cousins do that but she has never had kids, I still have baby fat.


I also have heard about interval tranings, work out hard core for 15 20 min slow down for 5 10 and then keep going... idk, all i know is that I better do something... :/


Thanks everyone for all the advise, Im really going to try to go for a run in the AM before work, and myabe cardio when I get home... I will for sure update wkly, anyone else is welcomed to do the same, we all can look a little better on our big day !

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm
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I will say this... you can workout as much as you want, as crazy as you want, but if you are not eating right, you will NOT lose weight, you will just maintain.  Eat lots of protein, eat vegetables and fruit, drink lots of water, and yes, stay away from that "sugar free and fat free" stuff--just full of chemicals and things worse for your body.  I highly recommend Weight Watchers and 30-Day Shred by Jillian Michaels... WW is not a diet, its a lifestyle change where you learn how to eat the right portions of the things you love and eating the right foods.  Good luck sweetie!!

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm
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I know what you mean! I'm an eater. I love food. I actually only work out so I can eat. Definitely don't go overboard, but I'm not going to freak out about "omg I can't eat that oreo because it has blahblahblahblah." I'm going to eat my cookie and be happy. I won't eat the entire sleeve, though.


It can be really hard at first; sugar is actually addictive. But once you start making those smart choices, you'll crave it less and less. Additionally, you'll "indulge" with a nibble of something tasty instead of binging. Some people can quit it altogether, but for me that never worked. Maybe it's a mind game, I dunno. But I definitely eat healthier when I know I have the option instead of looking at "health" food as disgusting. And there are a ton of healthy, great tasting things out there. I found a few recipe books with great ideas!

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:17 am
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What I have read in several fitness magazines, and am starting to do myself is the following when I work out.... if you follow this routine, it is supposed to really help you lose fat, gain muscle and cut of inches all over....


10 minute warm up on treadmill... or cardio machine of your liking - gets your body warmed up


30 minutes of solid weight training with weight machines -doing the weight training before the cardio will help you burn off all the excess sugars and immediate fuel your body is storing


30 minutes of intense cardio -by the time you get to the 30 minutes of intense cardio, you have already burned off the sugar and short term fuel and are now in the fat burning zone, thus enhancing your weightloss efforts


your diet is just as important as how you work out. Start filling in raw vegetables where ever you can....


HANG YOUR DRESS FRONT IN CENTER IN YOUR VIEW SO YOU LOOK AT IT EVERYDAY, THAT ALONE SHOULD HELP MOTIVATE YOU :)


GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:35 am
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Everyone gave good input. You have to let this be your motivation to make the changes you have to make. One thing I realize is that different things work for different ppl. But you have to eat less high sugar and sodium foods, less carbs or not at night, portion control, exercise. Find the plan that's right for you to fit in. And fat free is not always good for you, loaded w/chemicals and higher in sodium. Make your own meals and reduce in take of canned, processed and fast foods. Cut sugary drinks out and replace w/water. Do some reading on good nutrition. Don't starve yourself, eat throughout the day but change what your eating. You can do it!
Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:50 am
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I went to a doctor a year before my wedding because nothing was working and lost 50 lbs.  1200 calorie diet a day.  Your meat/protein servings should be the size of a deck of cards.  And you want to eat about every 3-4 hours.  I pre-planned my meals for a week and made a grocery list that helps as well.  Keeps you from buying bad stuff that you will inevitably snack on.


Basically you'll want to watch your portion sizes and really count calories while working out 3 times a week for at least 20 minutes (that's walking 1 mile 3x's a week). 


Bread: 1 serving a day, Fruit: 1 serving a day, veggies: 3-4 servings a day, protein/meat: 3-4 servings a day. 


My sample meal plan: 2 brown scrambled eggs with salsa (breakfast), all-natural applesauce, 1 piece of whole wheat toast (mid-morning snack), side salad with fat free dressing, 1 serving of chicken (lunch), 1 serving of carrots, 1 serving of celery (afternoon snacks), steamed or baked veggies and a meat portion (dinner). 


Weight watchers is also great but I would suggest holding yourself accountable.  For my doctor I would have monthly weigh in but my friend makes bets with her boyfriend.  If she loses the weight he gets her X and if she doesn't lose the weight she has to do something embarrassing to her (like she had to wear a Red Skins jersey, take a picture, and have it as her profile picture on facebook for a month).

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 1:00 am
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Thanks for all the advise,


I think what I will be doing is a 30 min run in the mornings, and try some cardio in the afternoons before bed... Drink lots of water and I want to try an all veggie diet ( one of my friends lost 15 lbs in 2 wks on only veggies and shakes.) but I get so hungry (I tried it for a day, its was a no go for me.) and i just love me some burgers :)


And for my dress, I think I dislike it now due to all this so I am thinking of putting up. Sad but I want to feel good and happy on my wedding day not thinking if my dress looks okay on me...


?

Posted on March 10, 2012 at 3:50 am
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up your protein intake! Lean meats, beans, greek yogurt... I started using Cinch, it worked really well for me, lost 7 pounds and quite a few inches the first three weeks.  Just watch the calories and eat a lot of protein. 

Posted on March 10, 2012 at 4:01 am
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There is so much awesome advice in this thread!


Here's what I have learnt:


Most importantly do what works for you! I know you shouldn't eat fruit at night, but when I finish my workout at 8 or 9 pm I am hungry. I find that some cut up fruit with yogurt fills me up so that's what I eat, and that is what I've found works for me. This week I've lost 4 pounds, and sure maybe if I didn't eat fruit it would have gone down more but the thing is I'm happy with that weight loss and I'm happy with my snack.


Don't cut out everything you love, try to find healthier alternatives. You said you love burgers so why not try to make homemade burgers with ground turkey or chicken, and eat them on a whole wheat bun or in a pita. That is my philosophy on food. I love peanut butter and jam sandwiches so now I eat natural peanut butter thinly spread with no sugar added jam thinly spread (like a teaspoon of each) on a whole wheat pita. If you deprive  yourself of the foods you love you won't stick to your plan because it's no fun not to get to enjoy the delicious foods out there!


Drink lots of water! I carry my 1L nalgene bottle with me everywhere I go and drink about 2.5L of water a day. Yes I pee like a madwoman, but over time your bladder starts to adapt and it gets better! If water is boring to you you can always add slices of lemon. Lemon water actually has lots of natural health benefits as well and you'll find instead of craving pop you just crave lemon water.


Exercise! I'm a runner so of course that is what I do first. Then I do core exercises, followed by weight training, and then a non-weight bearing exercise such as the exercise bikes. I do trail biking so in the winter when it is impossible here to actually go biking I do a lot on the bikes to help keep the muscles I need to be able to hit the trails in the summer. I find this really helps keep me motivated because it's something that I love to do!


The last piece of advice that I've found works for me is to keep a picture log. It seems weird but take pictures of yourself, I do mine in shorts and a sports bra, at the end of every week. At the end of the week you might not feel like you look any different but if you go back and compare the pictures I have found it to be so motivating because I can really see what a difference I have made!

Posted on March 10, 2012 at 4:17 am
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Agree with Katiae45, remove the sugar and you'll do great.

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm
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I love it!!! thank you all... I declaire today will be my last day of soda, and more water. I m going to try and eat little snacks through out the day.


I dont over eat (anymore) but its the working out what I cant seem to do right now lol,  ima lazy daisy. But I am going to be using this thread as motivation, and the fact that I will be getting a new dress soon and I want to look good, ( no tummy pouch)


Right now Im 163. If its okay with everyone I will post update on here, cause really you gals have helped me get more motivated now. My hubby says I look thiner, but he has to say that :0


Goal weight, prob 135 at least ( 125 was the weight when I met my hubby)


update next wk 4/9, any one else want to join?

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm
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Are you considering dancing during your reception?  Dance rehearsals, no matter how simple or lame, have a way of jolting your metabolism into burning more fat.  My hubby and I took some dance lessons (even 1-2 hours per week can make a big difference) and without even trying, I lost 10 lbs.   I attribute that to dancing and the hectic activities leading up to the wedding.


Eating healthy is always a good foundation: no soda, no candies (although I occasionally give in to dark chocolates), plenty of protein, nuts, veggies. 


I've also noticed that if you eat dinner early (before 7pm, ideally @ 6 or 6:30pm), and not eat anything else after that, you'll quickly and naturally lose weight --- try this for at least 2 weeks and you'll see the difference right away.  Even better, if you do light exercise like walking after dinner.

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 10:41 am
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