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#141 Brandy

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    Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:39 PM

    Nope haven't gone yet but I hope to go next month! I have lost the weight before but of course puut it back on so im doing it slow this time and making real life changes no more fad diets for me

    #142 fmichelle

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      Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:35 PM

      Hey ladies, congrats on all the hard work.  I'm an April 2011 bride myself.  I've done the whole working out/eating right thing for a while now (just not both at the same time---totally frustrating) BUT, recently I finally got it through my head that if I wanted to finally get bikini ready for the first time in my life I have to do both together.  AND, the most important thing I realized was that hours at the gym working out in the "fat burning zone" does virtually nothing.  I've been doing the Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred and even though it's only 25 minutes a day (it's every day BTW) it's INTENSE.  I'm only 20 days in and I can totally see a difference.  Of course, I'll have to continue working out and counting calories (thanks to the Livestrong app on my iPhone, it's pretty manageable) after it's over, but the whole HIGH intensity workout is what's finally gotten me over the hump.  Just thought I'd chime in with my two cents, for what it's worth.  Jillian kicks my butt!

       

      Oh, and I'm really glad to see that no one is doing Atkins (low carb) to loose weight.  It totally slows your metabolism and if/when you go back to eating carbs the weight comes back with a vengeance and is even harder to get off.  Trust me, not worth it!

       

      Keep up the hard work ladies, you'll be so glad you did when you walk down the aisle, I know I will ;)



      #143 sunstarsmoon

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        Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:09 AM



        Originally Posted by fmichelle 

        Hey ladies, congrats on all the hard work.  I'm an April 2011 bride myself.  I've done the whole working out/eating right thing for a while now (just not both at the same time---totally frustrating) BUT, recently I finally got it through my head that if I wanted to finally get bikini ready for the first time in my life I have to do both together.  AND, the most important thing I realized was that hours at the gym working out in the "fat burning zone" does virtually nothing.  I've been doing the Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred and even though it's only 25 minutes a day (it's every day BTW) it's INTENSE.  I'm only 20 days in and I can totally see a difference.  Of course, I'll have to continue working out and counting calories (thanks to the Livestrong app on my iPhone, it's pretty manageable) after it's over, but the whole HIGH intensity workout is what's finally gotten me over the hump.  Just thought I'd chime in with my two cents, for what it's worth.  Jillian kicks my butt!

         

        Oh, and I'm really glad to see that no one is doing Atkins (low carb) to loose weight.  It totally slows your metabolism and if/when you go back to eating carbs the weight comes back with a vengeance and is even harder to get off.  Trust me, not worth it!

         

        Keep up the hard work ladies, you'll be so glad you did when you walk down the aisle, I know I will <img src=" class="bbcode_smiley" height="1" src="http://files.bestdestinationwedding.com/images/smilies//wink.gif" title=";)" width="1" />


        Thanks for the good adivice.  I just bought Jillans 30 day shred and looking forward to starting it.

         

        And I agree about Atkins. I was on and off that diet  for about 2 years.  Yes the weight did come off and fast. Results I loved.  BUT it came back on just as fast :(.  So here I sit today needing to lose 40-50 lbs before my summer wedding.  I have started following a beach body diet I received with my turbo jam and it covers all the food groups, and its so nice to have fruit back in my diet.

         

        Good luck everyone
         


        July 8, 2011, Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica

        #144 Nan

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          Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:20 AM

           

             Good luck ladies!!! just remember a little effort everyday goes a looong way. and be patient. remember to get a small "price once a week and go back to your discipline self the next day!!!!   


          Nan and Erik forever!!!

          #145 *Linds*

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            Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:05 AM

            Ok so I'm def. not a 2011 bride, but I am hoping none of you will mind me jumping in for some motivation!

             

            I lost 18lbs for my wedding this past May. Well from the 2 week vacation and very little diet/exercise from May-August I've put about 7-8lbs back on! DAMNIT! I can totally see it and I feel yucky! I hate it! I would like to lose 10lbs by Christmas of this year because we are going back to mexico. I would like to lose an additional 6lbs after that and maintain maintain maintain.....so I'm trying to lose 16lbs total.

             

            I feel a little defeated. I've been diet/exercising similar to my pre-wedding routine and the scale went UP...it was literally overnight so I'm fairly certain its water weight etc, but its still frustrating. I am only 5'2 and seem to lose weight VERY slowly! UGGGHHHHH! I am hoping for lots of motivation and tips from you awesome ladies!!! XoXo


            Loving married life! <3

            #146 Brandy

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              Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:17 AM

              Hey Linds! I know exactly what you mean I am also 5'2" and tend to loose the weight slowly, and lets face it a few pounds on our small frame really shows! and its tough but you can do it!!!



              #147 jszy10

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                Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:48 PM

                What does everyone suggest for good eating tips? I'm HORRIBLE at the good eating part!!

                 

                My motivation? I added 2 inches to my waistline and 1 inch to my hips since ordering my wedding gown...it came it...and it doesn't fit!!!  :o(

                 

                I'm looking into the jillian michaels now!



                #148 *Linds*

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                  Posted 21 September 2010 - 06:19 AM

                  Lost 1 lb last week! I would be VERY happy with a 1lb loss per week.

                   

                  I made it to the gym Monday-Thursday. Didn't make it at all Friday-Sunday, but I wear a pedometer and made sure to get atleast 10,000 steps in. I did pretty well with eating during the week. Didn't do HORRIBLE on the weekend, but I definitely try to give myself a break.

                   

                  Exercise is key for me and being sure to atleast stick to reasonable eating during the week.

                   

                  Lets hope for a -1lb loss this week!

                   

                  Anyone have any great tips to share???


                  Loving married life! <3

                  #149 roxmysockz

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                    Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:05 AM

                    I havent been trying to loose weight for a while now but glad to see since stopping going to the gym i've havent gained anything, i'm around the 6 months mark now so MUST get back on it.

                     

                    Started at 181lbs now down to 158lbs ideally want to be 140lbs!

                     

                    Off to the gym then!!..



                    #150 *Linds*

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                      Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:42 AM

                      Kerry- were you on a really strict diet to lose the first 23 lbs?


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