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April Brides Weight Loss Thread!

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#61 shellb

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    Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:32 AM

    Originally Posted by cutierosie
    Hi everyone, my wedding is April 11, 2009. I am currently 133 and want to lose 10-15 pounds prior to the wedding in order to fit into my dress. I was doing well, and had lost 5 pounds, but I gained them back because I got sick and wanted to eat to feel better.

    I am really happy to have found this thread! my current diet is the following:

    1. eat 1 pc of toast and coffee in the morning
    2. eat salad for lunch (.4 on the scale at the salad bar)
    3. eat salad for dinner (and one truffle here and there)

    The salad thing can get boring, but I have different kinds of dressings, I switch from romaine to spinach, i add fruit sometimes, and i switch the protein (sometimes shrimp, sometimes chicken, sometimes steak, salmon etc)....

    The problem in during weekends when I am socializing more so now with holidays etc. I hope that I can eat less and work out more.

    I couldn't do the salad lunch and dinner for more than two days in a row. For me, I try mixing things up for my lunch and dinner, remembering 1/2 of your plate should be veggies, 1/4 grains and starches and 1/4 meat/fish/proteins like what you are doing with salads but choosing different things like a baked chicken breast (deck of card size) with lemon and herb seasoning, 2-3 types of veggies and brown rice so I don't get bored. I also try to eat a big breakfast so my stomach is working throughout the day (e.g. 1/2 cup of oatmeal with a few almonds and a handful or two of blueberries, 1/2 grapefruit, a small glass of juice, and a tea for the drive in to work) . I also switched to green tea from coffee and increased my water consumption to help the wieght come off. I think the sugar I used to add to my coffee was part of my problem. For me, when I limit myself to strictly, I tend to fall off the wagon too much and eat the junk.


    #62 montegobay09

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      Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:22 PM

      Originally Posted by cutierosie
      YAYYYY we are wedding day twins! I can't believe in a few days it is going to be 3 months and some change!!!! that means 5 pounds a month i need to lose at a minimum he he

      how is your planning going? Me, i'm looking for cute pink pomanders (kissing balls, silk ones obviously, and can't find nice ones... any help would be appreciated :)
      The b2b that started this thread is also your wedding day "triplet"! edssbride09
      Oh yeah and Marshall1980 is too...I guess that makes yas quadruplets?!?!

      #63 Andi


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        Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:07 PM

        oh this weekend was not good! We had my work holiday party on saturday night and I drank a few too many drinks there

        So I was hung over yesterday and didn't exactly eat that great..

        then tonight I did not go to the gym as planned because it is snowing here and roads are getting crappy!!!! To top it all off I just booked my Bpic shoot for the beginning of January! UGH I NEED TO GET MY BUTT IN GEAR!

        #64 edssbride09

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          Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:57 AM

          Wow, there are 4 of us with April 11th, i was the only one for forever!

          Rosie, I am a vegetarian, I eat a vegi-plate for lunch every day (seriously!), and i love salad for dinner... that being said, i bet you would have more success if you added some protein into your diet, cheese, beans, lentils... anything really. If you are eating only 1 slice of toast as your carb for the day, your body is going to think you are starving yourself and retain every-last-calorie it can... I bet you would lose more if you just upped the intensity of your workouts a bit and added some protein... Just a thought...

          I have been working out tons, eating really healthy and as little as possible I suppose, while remaining healthy and balanced...it has been paying off, but i have never worked this hard in my life! I just hope to keep it up until april!

          #65 *Casey*

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            Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:06 PM

            Worked out Friday... and didn't work out till this morning even after eating a huge steak birthday dinner and staying up till midnight with my mom. I feel so much better, and can't wait to go back tomorrow morning!

            #66 montegobay09

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              Posted 10 December 2008 - 05:06 PM

              Here's a bout of encouragement for all of us. We're working our butts off (hopefully litteraly) and it's definately not easy to have will power and motivation to eat well, not eat junk food and get out butts to the gym. It seems like you work so hard and then every week seems like there's so little change. Just keep working at it and for those of you who say..I just hope I can keep it up...you won't have to! Maintaining is definately easier than losing weight. You definately still have to watch what you eat so that you don't go overboard but those little cheat snacks can happen a little more often when you're maintaining and you don't have to be quite so strict.

              So here's to getting to our goal weights and then staying there!!! That's my motivation. I could never keep this up forever but the idea of only having to maintain is motivation enough to get there!

              #67 Shannond4156

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                Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:36 PM

                Hey there ladies, how is everyone doing? It's so hard with the holidays upon us; but I keep thinking dress, swimsuit, dress! My goal was to lose five lbs. by Christmas and I hit that this weekend! I have about 10-15 more to go before the wedding. I am excited for January to hit and to have more friends on the health kick with me.

                #68 Kla.Kari

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                  Posted 22 December 2008 - 10:43 PM

                  That's absolutely awesome Shannon!

                  I am soooo struggling. Every year our family makes these mini pecan pies and pecan candies for Christmas. I have to resist the urge to eat them! But it's tradition (and quite possibly the tradition that caused me to gain weight in the first place. . . lol).
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                  #69 montegobay09

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                    Posted 23 December 2008 - 06:45 PM

                    The holidays are tought!!! I made my Christmas goal and then some...and then it was like I had permission to pig out!! I havn't gained enough back yet to blunder my goal but I know that once you're off the wagon it's way harder to get back on!!

                    I just have to keep thinking about the swimsuits and the dress...I'm going to drink lots more water and try to say no to every second "ilegal" food that's tossed my way....hope it works!! Oh yeah and gym, cardio, weights...

                    Good luck ladies!!

                    #70 montegobay09

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                      Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:29 PM

                      How are all you April brides doing? It's definately time to kick it into gear. We're only months away now and we can even start counting weeks...eeek.

                      I started counting my calories on sparkpeople.com and it has really helped me to make better choices. Before I eat something junky I think about what I've already eaten that day and I can decided from that if it's worth having the treat. It's really working well for me and by doing that with exersice I've lost 2.5 lbs in 1.5 weeks. It's great!

                      What are you doing to stay on track so close to our wedding dates?

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