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#241 IslandBride201x

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    Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:54 AM

    Great job!!! 
     

    Originally Posted by deniden 

    Had my weekly Weight Watchers weigh-in this morning!

     

    Operation Wedding Dress Week 8: Down 1.0lbs, 10.1lbs total! :)



     


    Kim & Eric ~ July 22, 2012
    Married to my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love
    Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, Montego Bay, Jamaica


    #242 torilynnsmith

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      Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:48 PM


      You can do it girl!!!!!!!! You are definitely busy I am in awe!!!

      Originally Posted by Bride2012 

      Hey all! Newbie to the weight loss/fitness support! My goal is to lose 5 LBs a month until the February, so around 35 Lbs.  Thankfully my FI is supportive and works out with me.  I just hope I have enough energy to be dedicated and not give up. 

       

      I started working 2 jobs in April  so I am up at 4am to workout, at job no. 1 from 630-4pm, start job #2 at 5pm til 10pm.  Then start the day all over again...did I mention I have a 5 year old that needs to be attended to! LOL!

       

      But I am dedicated and know what I want to look like on wedding day as well as on the beach, with you all and FI to keep meon track....not sure how i can lose

      I need to lose around 30 lbs by May (I'm going to be a bridesmaid in another wedding) but most officially by June (for my own wedding). I think it's feasible! I am due to be a new mom any day (patiently waiting!!) so a few weeks after the baby and I can start working out as well!

       

      Congrats on the loss Denielle!!!! Sounds like it is coming along for you!
       



      #243 greatbritain

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        Posted 08 July 2011 - 02:39 PM

        It'd be great if he came on July 14! I'm due on July 16 though...I'll let you know if he ends up sharing your birthday :)
         

        Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 


        You can do it girl!!!!!!!! You are definitely busy I am in awe!!!



         


        Oh my!!! Congrats!!!! My birthday is July 14th, maybe you son and I will share a birthday (if her comes early)!!!

         

        Congrats on the loss Denielle!!!! Sounds like it is coming along for you!
         



         



        #244 star18

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          Posted 08 July 2011 - 03:48 PM

          Hi,

           

          I have been trying a new approach from a book I bought from Good Housekeeping called "Drop 5lbs, The small changes, big results diet". It 's not really a diet more of a book to teach you ways to cut calories but without giving up all the food you love. I have been counting calories and keeping a journal and going by the books recommended calories per day guide.

           

          Breakfast 350 calories

          Snack 100 calories

          Lunch 500 calories

          Dinner 500 calories

          Optional snack 100 calories

          Total per day for women: 1,450 - 1,550 per day

           

          I have been trying to follow this and if you follow it, it really works. I have lost about 2-3 pounds a week, without exercising. It just gives you small ways to change your diet and nothing drastic so your more likely to stick to it. There are also great recipes in the book. I bought the book at Walmart for about $20 but totally worth it.

           

          I know I can't give up certain things like carbs. So this book is great because I can still lose weight and eat the things I love in moderation. Now I just need to get back to the gym and then I will really be back on track.

           

           

           



          #245 Lizzdee

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            Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:17 AM

            I also count calories, and just recently started running, but i use the iphone app Lose It! It is so easy to use and i love that it is always in my purse! I am down about 6 pounds so far, but like i said i also started exercising like crazy...I started Couch to 5k and and now i am on Week 3 Day 2, and i love it!!! i would definitly reccomend it to anyone who wants to run but doesnt know where to start like me...Two months ago i smoked cigs and was attached to the couch, then one day i woke up, quit smoking, starting diet/exercise and my journey begin...Even though my weight loss number isnt high yet, i wanna lose 25 pounds, i know it will be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck everyone !!!!!!!!!



            #246 mrsrobertstobe

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              Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:43 AM

              hi ladies,

               

              I couldnt help but notice this thread... Im a 2013 bride but also a Personal Trainer / receptionist and mother and know how life gets in the way of best intentions sometimes!

               

              It sounds like your all doing fantastic and the group support thing is a fantastic idea!

               

              What I recommend to my client who are mostly bride to be's or new mums that want to loose weight is to firstly switch theie portion size for lunch and dinner... most ppl tend to have a light lunch and a heavy dinner!! switch these around as u are more active during the day so will get more opportunity to burn off a bigger meal than u will eating in the evening!

               

              also try not to ea carbs after 5pm... I say try as i personally find this difficult! but if done with the meal switch over its actually not to difficult and has great weight loss benefits!

               

              Try where possible to do some resistance training even if its body weight exercises... you wont end up looking like a body builder I promise but lean muscle tissue breaks down and uses fat more efficiently!!

               

              I could go on forever... hope these tips help!! they are def my top three!!

               

              good luck brides im sure u will all be beautiful brides regardless



              #247 kya101

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                Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:30 PM

                Hi Ladies!!! It's been awhile since I last checked in... hope everyone's summer is going good. We had a busy July, gone most of the month for weddings out of town. Now that we are back and getting into the swing of things again, I have realized how much slacking I have been doing this summer. I'm going to get back at with Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and using myfitnesspal.com to keep my eating in check. I really like myfitnesspal, it makes me think twice before eating junk and motivates me to eat better when it tells you, "wow, you could weigh .... in so many weeks if you eat like this everyday"!!!  Love it!!! Just over 5 months for me until the big day so it's butt kick time... no more slacking!!!!



                #248 greatbritain

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                  Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:56 AM

                  I'm curious, what's Couch to 5K? Is there a book or website to look to see what the plan is? I'm intrigued! :)
                   

                  Originally Posted by Lizzdee 

                  I also count calories, and just recently started running, but i use the iphone app Lose It! It is so easy to use and i love that it is always in my purse! I am down about 6 pounds so far, but like i said i also started exercising like crazy...I started Couch to 5k and and now i am on Week 3 Day 2, and i love it!!! i would definitly reccomend it to anyone who wants to run but doesnt know where to start like me...Two months ago i smoked cigs and was attached to the couch, then one day i woke up, quit smoking, starting diet/exercise and my journey begin...Even though my weight loss number isnt high yet, i wanna lose 25 pounds, i know it will be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck everyone !!!!!!!!!



                   



                  #249 greatbritain

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                    Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:11 AM

                    Thanks for the site! I just started using it and I love it!
                     

                    Originally Posted by kya101 

                    Hi Ladies!!! It's been awhile since I last checked in... hope everyone's summer is going good. We had a busy July, gone most of the month for weddings out of town. Now that we are back and getting into the swing of things again, I have realized how much slacking I have been doing this summer. I'm going to get back at with Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and using myfitnesspal.com to keep my eating in check. I really like myfitnesspal, it makes me think twice before eating junk and motivates me to eat better when it tells you, "wow, you could weigh .... in so many weeks if you eat like this everyday"!!!  Love it!!! Just over 5 months for me until the big day so it's butt kick time... no more slacking!!!!



                     



                    #250 kya101

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                      Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:41 AM

                      Another bride on here pointed me in the right direction. It is my favorite site, I've lost 4 lbs since I started!!! And you can google the Couch to 5K, that's what I did. It's like running/jogging and the intervals to get to going. It's actually quite good also, I've been doing it here and there on my treadmill. Welcome to the forum and everyone is so helpful you'll love it!!!  

                       

                      Originally Posted by greatbritain 

                      Thanks for the site! I just started using it and I love it!
                       



                       



                       






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