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I would like to work towards losing 20 lbs. I have never really worked out and need some motivation. I think I just need to focus on eating healthy and doing a brisk walk every day. Any tips or advice for me? Would love to try to lose 10 lbs by Christmas :( I just feel as though my confidence is falling and I want to feel good and look good in front of my man ....

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First off, I'm sure that your man thinks you are perfect, just the way you are!  Feeling that way is another story for us ladies, though. I know this from experience.

 

But as someone that has lost a little weight pre-wedding, and is really focused on healthy eating, my advice would be to cut out all junk (sugars, chips, even processed foods) and start exercising. You don't have to start big; like you said walks are a great place to start! Also, try not to eat after a certain time at night (usually 9pm, but earlier if you can) so that your body has a chance to properly digest your dinner before you go to bed. And always eat breakfast. I also snack throughout the day, so I eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner.


And whenever you feel like giving up, or like it's not working, just picture yourself in your wedding dress (even if you don't have it yet...I picture myself dancing with my husband and it works like a charm to get my butt moving!).

 

Good luck! You can do this!

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Thank you so much for your kind words! I really an going to start eating much healthier and eating plenty of fruit and vegetables and meat, staying away from breads, sugars and junk .... I need to change my body and need to start somewhere!

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Originally Posted by Branya2012 View Post

 

First off, I'm sure that your man thinks you are perfect, just the way you are!  Feeling that way is another story for us ladies, though. I know this from experience.

 

But as someone that has lost a little weight pre-wedding, and is really focused on healthy eating, my advice would be to cut out all junk (sugars, chips, even processed foods) and start exercising. You don't have to start big; like you said walks are a great place to start! Also, try not to eat after a certain time at night (usually 9pm, but earlier if you can) so that your body has a chance to properly digest your dinner before you go to bed. And always eat breakfast. I also snack throughout the day, so I eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner.

 

And whenever you feel like giving up, or like it's not working, just picture yourself in your wedding dress (even if you don't have it yet...I picture myself dancing with my husband and it works like a charm to get my butt moving!).

 

Good luck! You can do this!

Agreed, and I also will add that although a brisk walk may make you feel like you're losing and making a difference, unless its a few miles, you're likely only buring a hundred or so calories.  I walk my dogs with my calorie counter heart rate monitor (and also wear it at the gym during the week) and walking briskly is about 100 cals a mile. 

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