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#1071 Mimi83

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    Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:35 AM

    Since we're on the subject of weight loss, I just want to chime in and share with you guys what has worked for me. Back in December of 2009, I wore sizes 6 and 8. While that doesn't sound big, and on an average person, that would be nowhere near big. But, for my body type, I was extremely overweight because I'm very petite, and have very small bone structure/built (there are three bone sizes -- small, medium, and large, so a size 6 person with small bones would look totally different from a size 6 person with larger bones). Anyway, I was carrying so much excess fat on my body and extremely depressed.

    So, I started doing the "30 Day Shred" workout, and stopped eating food that were fried (grilled tastes better anyway), had high fructose corn syrup, high in fat, etc., and by March 2010, just 3 months later, I went from a 6/8 in women's sizes, to only 1/2 in Aeropostale jeans (and that brand runs small!). I'd recommend signing up for an account at sparkpeople.com and keep track of your meals there. If you do the "30 Days Shred," record it on Sparkpeople as "circuit training." Anyway, the workout is only 20-minute-long, so it goes by really quickly. Lol.

    #1072 pamphilia

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      Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:01 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Mimi83
      Since we're on the subject of weight loss, I just want to chime in and share with you guys what has worked for me. Back in December of 2009, I wore sizes 6 and 8. While that doesn't sound big, and on an average person, that would be nowhere near big. But, for my body type, I was extremely overweight because I'm very petite, and have very small bone structure/built (there are three bone sizes -- small, medium, and large, so a size 6 person with small bones would look totally different from a size 6 person with larger bones). Anyway, I was carrying so much excess fat on my body and extremely depressed.

      So, I started doing the "30 Day Shred" workout, and stopped eating food that were fried (grilled tastes better anyway), had high fructose corn syrup, high in fat, etc., and by March 2010, just 3 months later, I went from a 6/8 in women's sizes, to only 1/2 in Aeropostale jeans (and that brand runs small!). I'd recommend signing up for an account at sparkpeople.com and keep track of your meals there. If you do the "30 Days Shred," record it on Sparkpeople as "circuit training." Anyway, the workout is only 20-minute-long, so it goes by really quickly. Lol.
      thanks so much for the tips, mimi!

      i have actually been doing the Shred on and off for the last 10 months. it is one hell of a workout for someone my size, but i tried to do it as often as i could - until i got so sick of Jillian Michaels that i just couldn't take it anymore...lol.

      i haven't done it in many months, but your message is a good reminder to get back at it! ...so thank you!!
      ~pam

      #1073 KJT1985

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        Posted 05 June 2010 - 07:21 PM

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        I wasn't planning on getting one because of the heat also but my mermaid skirt doesn't quite have the mermaid flare I would like it to have so I'm thinking about ordering it, so let me know how it goes!
        It was delivered Thursday but for some reason they wouldn't leave it. So I picked it up from the post office yesterday. It's awesome! I'm really happy with it considering it was only $20 including shipping!! The listing said it was coming from California but it came from China. Doesn't really bother me. Here's the ebay store website AVIVABRIDAL items - Get great deals on Colored, Fingered items on eBay Stores! Unfortunately I didn't see any mermaid ones but maybe somebody else on ebay has them!

        I also second the 30 day shred comment!! I'm two workouts away from starting level 3 and have lost 6 pounds and 3+ inches off my waist alone (i'm not following the diet but am just trying to eat better and within the ranges that Free Diet Plans at SparkPeople recommends for me.

        #1074 nbuchan

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          Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:46 PM

          Anyone have any ideas on the best way to take out the creases from dresses that have been heavily packed? I received mine today, and it's lovely, but very creased.

          #1075 Mimi83

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            Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:27 PM

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            Anyone have any ideas on the best way to take out the creases from dresses that have been heavily packed? I received mine today, and it's lovely, but very creased.
            I think that you should go have it dry cleaned, or steamed.

            #1076 KJT1985

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              Posted 06 June 2010 - 12:26 PM

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              Originally Posted by nbuchan
              Anyone have any ideas on the best way to take out the creases from dresses that have been heavily packed? I received mine today, and it's lovely, but very creased.
              I just left mine hanging for awhile. I'm not sure how long you have before you're wedding but if you've got at least a month they should fall out fine. I checked into dry cleaning after our wedding and it was more than what I paid for the dress so I forgot about that idea!! Not sure what steaming would cost and I wouldn't attempt it myself pre-wedding. good luck!

              #1077 JanineA

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                Posted 06 June 2010 - 12:39 PM

                Has Jannae posted pics of her dress yet? I looked back and didn't see it. Pam way to go with the weight loss!!! You are doing the right thing waiting to order the dress then.

                #1078 D14me

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                  Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:13 PM

                  Hi everyone,
                  I have read this entire thread to kind of figure out which company to go with for my dress. Unlike you ladies,I will not be getting married,but renewing our wedding vows. I wanted a dress that wasn't white,& fell in love with Vera Wang's "Diedre" in pale nude. Of course there is no way I can justify buying it for that price,but started looking at different websites that made replicas. These past 2 days,I have been in contact with 3 different companies(Duosheng-Gianinarbridal-Dress Times),but none of them had a pic of their version of the Diedre to email me. Anyone ever ordered from Dress Times?
                  I'm leaning toward Gianinarbridal though not only because of the price,but because they send proofs of the dress so you can decide whether to buy it or not. Does Duosheng send proofs also? I've gotten 3 different quotes for this dress:
                  Dress Times:$289.99 (+ $200 extra if I want high quality fabric) but they don't have any pictures of an actual Diedre dress that they actually made to email me. They sent me pictures of other dresses to see their work instead.
                  Duosheng: $399.87 for the high quality fabric(the only option I was given).
                  Gianinarbridal:$150 ($80 non refundable deposit,& pay the rest after proofs if I decide to buy).
                  I have to say that I don't care to add extra money for the high quality fabric,but would it be that much of a difference for organza and tulle? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
                  Here is the dress in pale nude and also in white:
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                  #1079 mimi73

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                    Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:16 PM

                    D14me. that dress is GORGEOUS!!!! Love it!
                    http://tickers.Ticke....8901/event.png


                    Bride and Groom + 42 guests booked!

                    #1080 D14me

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                      Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:22 PM

                      I L-O-V-E it too :)
                      I swear I spent 4 hours online looking for pics of that dress so I can send those companies,just so the replica could look as close as possible to the original...Lol




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