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#1 ButlerGirl08

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    Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:17 AM

    Okay so here is the deal: I bought my dress back in Aug a little small in hopes that I would lose weight. So as time went on, I slowly but surely was losing inches, but not a whole lot of weight. My eating habits are not the best because I don't know what stuff I need to eat and cook, but when I work out that is what gets me losing inches. So about 3 weeks ago, I was thinking to myself, "Self, what will happen if you can't get in this dress?" I was looking online and saw that David's was having a $99 sale. So I decided to go up there and see what they had. I was happy with my dress, but it wasn't WOW. I ended up leaving out of there with the most beautiful dress 9of course not one for $99 I told the alteration lady that I would be back May 13th for the final fitting so that I could try and lose some more weight from now til then. We don't leave for our June 14th wedding til the 11th of June so I still have time.

    Here is the dilemma:

    Since I have a new dress that I can fit in now, I have lost any little bit of motivation that I ever had before to lose anymore weight. What can I do to get that back? I was thinking since the weather is getting better that I could start back running outside, but I am SO BUSY. Is there any diet pills I could take? Someone help.

    I'm not in bad shape since I use to play college basketball about 5 years ago...but I need to tighten up if I wanna be in JAMAICA in a swim suit. I gain weight easy, but I lose it easy with some work. unfortunately most of my weight goes to the mid section and the "girls." Any advice or help is greatly needed...

    Thanks girls...

    #2 Maura

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    Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:19 AM

    do not do diet pills, they are only a temporary fix, and thats if they even work. get on the weight watchers core plan this week, and by the end of this month you should be able to drop some weight. how much do you need to lose?

    #3 ButlerGirl08

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      Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:22 AM

      That's another thing...I am completly strapped for money now. How much does weight watchers cost? Does it incorporate working out

      I want to eventually lose about 30 lbs...but I guess for the wedding, if I lose 15 lbs I would definetly be happy...shoot, I could even lose 10. I have been known not loose alot of lbs...but inches. I will post a pic of me in my old dress...

      #4 ButlerGirl08

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        Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:25 AM

        Click the image to open in full size.

        This was taken back in August. I have lost about 7 lbs and a total of about 15 inches from all of my measurments since then... So I am a little smaller now.

        #5 *JillD*

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          Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:32 AM

          You can join WW online, it's $65 for the first 3 months.

          another option would be to find a meeting near you, I think its usually around $14 a week, you will get the basic books the first week and then you could just follow the books and not attend the meeting. Although, the meetings really are helpful to keep you motivated and on track. If you can afford them I would say go, but I understand not having the money, so at least you would have the basic information to get yourself started.

          #6 ButlerGirl08

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            Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:35 AM

            So what does it do? Tell you what things to eat and how to workout? I don't know if I am stubborn or not, but I believe I know what I need to do...I just need some motivation or something

            I dunno... I just know I gotta look fabulous in Jamaica...

            I will have to look into weight watchers because I have always heard good things about it.

            #7 Maura

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            Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:35 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by ButlerGirl08
            Click the image to open in full size.

            This was taken back in August. I have lost about 7 lbs and a total of about 15 inches from all of my measurments since then... So I am a little smaller now.
            you look great in this dress... if you've lost 7 pounds and 15 inches, is the only problem that you dont LOVE the dress? can you post photos of the new dress?

            #8 ButlerGirl08

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              Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:38 AM

              Yes...I can post pics... I have to go to bed now though since I have to be at work tonight at 5:30... I will try and post those when I wake up because I have to try the dress on and everything. But honestly the dress doesn't look bad at all. I just want to tighten up my arms, back, and abs. And I have to do something with my belly when I get in those swim suits.

              #9 ButlerGirl08

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                Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:38 AM

                And I loved the dress above, but it didn't say wow...the one I have says wow. It is gorgeous... Don't worry you will see... :)

                #10 *JillD*

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                  Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:41 AM

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                  Originally Posted by ButlerGirl08
                  So what does it do? Tell you what things to eat and how to workout? I don't know if I am stubborn or not, but I believe I know what I need to do...I just need some motivation or something

                  I dunno... I just know I gotta look fabulous in Jamaica...

                  I will have to look into weight watchers because I have always heard good things about it.
                  Well, its not going to force you to be motivated, but I find that when I see the scale moving that motivates me.

                  Also, sometimes I think we all find that we think we are doing really good with our eating, but then when we start actually writing it down we realize we were eating too much, even if it was healthy stuff.

                  With WW you count points, each food option has a points value and you have a limit of how many points you can eat each day, it really helps to keep your calories where they should be.

                  Also, we started a BDW biggest loser challenge, we are halfway done our first season right now, but the beginning of may we should be starting a new one, you might think about joining us for that, we try to help motivate each other and theres a monetary prize!




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