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#1001 MichCraw

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    Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:50 PM

    LOVE it ... aren't those sweetheart necklines amazing!!! It looks great on you ... and i'm not a lace person .. but I love it on your dress!!! Congrats... you will be a knock out!!!
     

    Originally Posted by lovepea 

    Oh ya, I can definitely see how a 2 year old on a cruise would not let you totally enjoy the experience the same way!  We had actually had the cruise paid for before we even thought about getting engaged.  It was one of those things that just sort of makes life convenient for us.  We live in California near his family and my family lives in Florida, so this was a great way to get the most out of our travel dollars, since his family was already flying there for the cruise.  We just added our wedding as an extra to their vacation.  Kind of unromantic, but it works for us!

     

     If I can figure out how to get this picture on my post, I will show you the dress I got.  It's an a-line dress with a lot of "ruching" (think that's how it's spelled).  It's a sweetheart neckline, but has a lace halter on top of that.  It is completely not what I expected to like, I thought something much simpler would be better, but simpler was not flattering.

     

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    #1002 MichCraw

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      Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:52 PM

      I'm the opposite.. it was going really good in the beginning.. but have lost only... 8 in the last 2 months lol ... got to get motivated again for the last 15 .... is it me but when you start losing weight people around you discourage you a bit ..." you've lost enough" , " don't lose to much" ..." your skin is starting to sag" ... sheesh ... I doubt that 180 lbs is anorexic weight.. I need motivation .. not negative comments! That's why I love this thread!!! Think of how great you'll feel when you are leaner on your wedding day!!!
       

      Originally Posted by nadennec 


      That's awesome!! And I thought I was doing good! I've lost 25 pounds since Jan (20 in the last 2 months) but that's nothing compared to you! CONGRATS!!
       



       



       



      #1003 lovepea

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        Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:28 AM



        Originally Posted by nadennec 


        That's awesome!! And I thought I was doing good! I've lost 25 pounds since Jan (20 in the last 2 months) but that's nothing compared to you! CONGRATS!!
         



         



        You ARE doing good!  25 pounds is a lot!! 

         



        #1004 lovepea

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          Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:30 AM



           

          Originally Posted by MichCraw 

          I'm the opposite.. it was going really good in the beginning.. but have lost only... 8 in the last 2 months lol ... got to get motivated again for the last 15 .... is it me but when you start losing weight people around you discourage you a bit ..." you've lost enough" , " don't lose to much" ..." your skin is starting to sag" ... sheesh ... I doubt that 180 lbs is anorexic weight.. I need motivation .. not negative comments! That's why I love this thread!!! Think of how great you'll feel when you are leaner on your wedding day!!!
           



           



          i so know what you mean about losing motivation, I kind of ran out of steam myself.  But I know we can do this!  You come kick my ass into gear and I will return the favor.  LOL

           

           



          #1005 asiamarie1

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            Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

            I didn't have time to read all of this but I do love this thread. I am 5'7 1/2 and am plus size on the bottom regular size on top. I too am going to try and lose weight before the wedding which isnt until 12/12/12...I hate how hard it is to find clothes that i am comfortable in. But finally my favorite store Maurices where I would by my tops now sells plus size clothes as well.Not all stores but thankfully the one in my town. I always feel like I am sitting in my bottom half and I hate....Reading most of these posts I am hoping will get me inspired more....I am only looking to lose about 55 lbs total...but hoping I can go it...if I don't I bought my dress to fit me as is, and if I do I have a friend of a friend who will alter no matter how much I lose...she is that good!!! I look forward to reading more posts!! Thanks girls....



            #1006 MichCraw

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              Posted 04 September 2011 - 07:19 AM

              lovepea.. how is everything going .. still need some ass kicking??? hehe ... I know I do ... wish those darn boot camp lessons weren't soo frightening!! Maybe they would work... haha



              #1007 cdc150

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                Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:58 PM

                I'm so glad I discovered this board!  I sat here and read the whole thing!  I am getting married next April and want to try to lose 40-50 lbs by then.  I just signed up for Zumba classes!  Of course I already ordered my dress so hopefully alterations won't be out of control.  I already had to order DOUBLE my street size because of my boobs, I feel like I'm going to be wearing a tent because my girls are so big compared to the rest of my body.  My dress comes in February and I am praying it all works out....



                #1008 MichCraw

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                  Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:13 PM

                  Don't be discouraged you are not the only one in that boat ! lol .. I started off with a size 22 dress!! Eekkkkk ... ( not necessarily just because of my boobs though!! ) ... Just seeing that number motivated me enough to start losing the weight... I didn't think i'd lose this much honestly ... but once you start getting compliments and looking good in your clothes .. the encouragement is enough to make you want to continue... Something happened and so I didn't buy that original dress however I did buy another one ... in a size 14 and I still need alterations .. but it's only going to look better!!! ( However, where did my boobs go I don't know ... I think I lost 40 pounds just of boobies!!) grrrr ... oh well i'm healthier and I'm in the best shape of my entire life so it's worth it!



                  #1009 asiamarie1

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                    Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:16 AM


                    Do you mind telling me how you did it? I have tried and tried and just can't seem to take weight off..I was dieting, exercising, and still nothing! I got so frustrated and disappointed I stopped doing all of it. Now I have a year and three months before the wedding and I really am not happy with my size. Any words of advice would help.
                     

                    Originally Posted by MichCraw 

                    Don't be discouraged you are not the only one in that boat ! lol .. I started off with a size 22 dress!! Eekkkkk ... ( not necessarily just because of my boobs though!! ) ... Just seeing that number motivated me enough to start losing the weight... I didn't think i'd lose this much honestly ... but once you start getting compliments and looking good in your clothes .. the encouragement is enough to make you want to continue... Something happened and so I didn't buy that original dress however I did buy another one ... in a size 14 and I still need alterations .. but it's only going to look better!!! ( However, where did my boobs go I don't know ... I think I lost 40 pounds just of boobies!!) grrrr ... oh well i'm healthier and I'm in the best shape of my entire life so it's worth it!



                     



                    #1010 MichCraw

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                      Posted 08 September 2011 - 10:30 AM

                       Hi asiamarie,

                       

                      Sure I have no problems posting what I did, however i'm not saying it's the miracle of all " diets" ...My weight loss is due in most part by exercising  i'd say 75%... I changed the way I was thinking about exercising.... I used to do 30-60 minutes of intense aerobic exercise 4-5 times a week .... WRONG .. wouldn't lose anything.. when I realized that the key is to do 15-20 minutes .. but every minute and a half ... I go full intensity .. seems like your heart is wanting to jump out of your throat. So 1 minute and a half... regular intensity (either biking treadmill elliptic) and then 30 seconds of maximum intensity .. I do that for 15 to 20 minutes .. and then I do strengthening, I usually use an elastic .. and do arms, back ... abs... for 30 minutes... when the elastic is too easy I change colors ... and make it harder resistance. At the end I sometimes add another 10 minutes of exercise with the 1 and a half minutes of regular intensity and then 30 second boosts.... and that's it in a nutshell... 1 hour and i'm finished... 3 to 4 times a week. I'm in the best physical shape of my life.. my arms are toned and so are my legs... i've never had these kind of results before.

                      As for eating habits... the key is to have a good portion breakfast ... I eat pretty much anything.. cereal toast fruit... ( no bacon) ... then I workout .. have a protein drink to replenish my muscles.. have a regular lunch of veggies & meat ... eat yogurt or something low cal for dessert or snack .. have a granola bar as a snack in the afternoon ... eat supper with family ( control my portion to about 3/4 of what I used to eat) ... have a jello or pudding with some social tea biscuits for dessert .... and thats my day of eating .. ( Basically haven't changed much except I eat more at breakfast that I used too ... but I put a little less on my plate for supper) ... Once in a while I get a craving of licorice or chips or even chocolate ... and I indulge no prob. ... but I limit it ALWAYS to not more than 3 licorice .. or half of a choc. bar never a full one ... as for the chips ... around 15 chips ... not more... ( Yes I count them .. or else i'd eat half the bag) ... I don't have a " specific" cheat day ... if I have the urge ... I eat it but always controlling the portion .. sometimes it's up to 3 times a week I " cheat" ... but so far hasn't stopped me from losing the weight ... and I NEVER feel famished ... I realize that I eat the junk food because it tastes good ..not because i'm really hungry. So hope this helps ... and I hope I can get the motivation to lose the last 5-7 pounds ... but if not .. i'm happy with what i've accomplished so far!






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