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Is 30 lbs in 3 1/2 months unreasonable?


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#1 nessa0308

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    Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:17 AM

    Shooting for 30 lbs by November 3, 2010 wedding.

    Not to mention I have to attend 3 wedding before then.

    I need to get serious....Have trouble, but started weight watchers this week and 3 lbs already down.

    #2 TheFutureWagners

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      Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:21 PM

      I am a NASM certified personal trainer and although (right now!) I haven't exactly been practicing what I preach, I will provide some advice. I don't think your goal is unreasonable but you need to have an "I would be happy with ____ lbs lost, but I'm shooting for 30".

      You need to buckle down and not just diet- work out as well. I have an extremely high powered job so trust me, I'm trying to figure out the balance here myself, but just dieting isn't going to cut it if you want that much weight lost. Cardio 3-4 x a week, 5 if you can swing it. And STRETCH your muscles AFTER you work out!!! SO important!

      Also, be realistic. If you go out with your friends and one of them has the chcoclate volcano brownie ice cream thing, take a bite, enjoy it. Just don't eat the whole thing. Dieting is about changing your everyday habits, not about depriving yourself.

      Also, DO NOT get discouraged if the scale stays the same one week in the middle of dieting. This happens, it is perfectly normal. I promise, if you keep at it, it WILL move the next week.

      Vary your eating- do not make yourself the same things every single day. I have this problem when dieting because I am a vegetarian and I feel limited so I end up eating the same things and getting bored. Try new ideas, look up low fat recipes.

      Seriously, we all know the struggle, I'm with you right now. Just don't get discouraged. There will be times you will be frustrated, don't let it ruin all the hard work you've done. You WILL see results, I promise.

      PM me if you need ongoing support... I'm here for you!!! :)

      #3 aprilmay

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        Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:33 PM

        Good luck Nessa! (And thanks for the tips FutureWagner)

        Damn cardio........

        #4 TheFutureWagners

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          Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

          No problem- Aprilmay your puppy is adorable! :)

          #5 hat0112

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            Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:43 PM

            30 lbs is doable for your wedding. 1-2lbs a week is considered a safe weight loss. The TheFutureWagners gave some great tips.

            I'm a Weight Watchers leader so if you have any questions or problems or anything about the program let me know!

            I think the only thing I want to add is make sure you write down everything eat, drink and all the Activity Points you earn.
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            #6 nessa0308

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              Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:02 PM

              Weight Watchers seems so doable and there is so much info out there to make it successful. Thanks FutureWagner, some great tips and support (as well as everyone else). I know I can do this!

              #7 CamLovesJA

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                Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:47 AM


                Hey Nessa, how is you weight loss going?

                 

                Really hope you are happy with your progress as your big day approaches. I'm trying for 20lbs in 9 weeks, 3lbs down 7 weeks to go!

                Originally Posted by nessa0308 

                Shooting for 30 lbs by November 3, 2010 wedding.

                Not to mention I have to attend 3 wedding before then.

                I need to get serious....Have trouble, but started weight watchers this week and 3 lbs already down.




                #8 nessa0308

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                  Posted 27 October 2010 - 03:52 AM

                  Hey Cams.....

                  I'm down 22 with 8 more days to go.  I doubt I'm going to hit 30 lbs, but I think I'll lost another 4-5 lbs before I go......HOPEFULLY!  Thanks for asking.  Encouragement is always welcomed.  I struggled with my exercising in the beginning.  With work and then finalizing wedding plans, I just became exhausted and lacked motivation to get my rear in gear.

                   

                  Good luck with your weight loss!  I know you can do it!!!!!



                  #9 CamLovesJA

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                    Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:55 AM

                    22lbs is great! you will definitely do another 4-5lbs or even a nice round 25 in total! I am so pleased for you. That has motivated me more.

                     

                    Cant wait to see planning thread, pics and wedding review!

                     

                    xoxo



                    #10 nessa0308

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                      Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:17 AM

                      Cams-

                      I have started my planning thread, but I havent finished it yet.  I've been keeping things stored (ha).  There is so much to do and it's so exciting!  I love reading other threads that I hope mine is helpful to those planning their weddings.

                       

                      Motivation is key....If you need a push, let me know!  We cant chat about it over a 100 calorie pack (ha).  






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