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A little thing I like to call "Operation Wedding Dress" (aka, my dress is too small... but it won't be soon!)


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#381 moodyc82

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:09 AM

Originally Posted by Lucy79 

well ladies tomorrow is a fresh start.  and the last time i am going to start over.  going to do my grocery shopping, prep my meals and get on my way to losing those 15-20 lbs that i want! wish me luck!

Good luck hunnie! We're all here cheering you on

Originally Posted by Liann03 

Im looking for a good 30 day abs diet / exercise program. Any suggestions?

Try Jillian Michael's 30 day shred to start, it's a great program to start with. I lost 13inches from it and than I did her Ripped in 30 DVD. You can buy them in walmart for $9 and you just need some dumbells. Try skinnytaste.com for recipes and try a tracking program to log all your food. There's a lot out there for free, I personally use myfitnesspal and it has helped me to lose over 18lbs so far



#382 Tonia Bruyns

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    Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:34 AM

    Originally Posted by moodyc82 



    Me in the dress, found it at david bridal and i had the same excitement and love for this dress as i did with my engagement ring. It was orig $1,200 and i got it for $750

    ahhhhh! It's beautiful! yay :) That's an awesome price!



    #383 Lucy79

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      Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:24 AM

      Originally Posted by Liann03 


      Good luck. How are you planning on achieving that?

       

      Originally Posted by moodyc82 

      Good luck hunnie! We're all here cheering you on

      Try Jillian Michael's 30 day shred to start, it's a great program to start with. I lost 13inches from it and than I did her Ripped in 30 DVD. You can buy them in walmart for $9 and you just need some dumbells. Try skinnytaste.com for recipes and try a tracking program to log all your food. There's a lot out there for free, I personally use myfitnesspal and it has helped me to lose over 18lbs so far

      I have the 30 day shred and started with that in April.  I was doing it about 3-4 times a week to get me back in it.  Now I am doing the 90 Body Revolution from JM.  I am on week 5 and have noticed improvements in strength and appearance (less flabby, firmer, less cellulite).  I've lost about 4 lbs and 4 inches since then.  The problem is that I do well with my meals during the day but evenings and weekends are tough for me.  So i know i could be seeing bigger results if I was more strict with my diet.  So that is what I am going to do.  I downloaded the 17 day diet on my ereader this weekend and going to start that today.  Its not really a "17 day diet".  It four phases each comprising of 17 days.  Its nothing I haven't heard before but I am thinking that if it is split up on phases and you can measure success and switch it up every 2.5 weeks might be more motivating for me.

       

      Thanks for the tip on the logging of food. I am going to do that as well...keep me even more accountable.



      #384 lorcas

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        Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:30 AM

        Got my juicer in on Saturday! Any of you ladies have suggestions for juicing recipes?



        #385 redsoxgrl

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          Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:03 AM

          Originally Posted by moodyc82 



          Me in the dress, found it at david bridal and i had the same excitement and love for this dress as i did with my engagement ring. It was orig $1,200 and i got it for $750

          You look fabulous!!! AND SO HAPPY! congrats on finding the dress and getting a deal!!!



          #386 hezmshaw

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            Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

            My fiance bought this thing called the ab coaster, it's pretty sweet... you can work your abs real good!  And some friends have been commenting that I'm looking more fit which is encouraging! 

             

            I tried this "military" diet thing for like a day and a half.. but I got real cranky AND I cried at work lol... so I had to stop it.  I'm just trying to keep the portions down and make healthy choices.  I don't think I've lost any lbs in a while but maybe the muscle is part of that. 

             

            Two days short of 5 months until the wedding.... it's getting to be a little scary!!!



            #387 ironman

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              Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:19 AM

              Originally Posted by hezmshaw 

              My fiance bought this thing called the ab coaster, it's pretty sweet... you can work your abs real good!  And some friends have been commenting that I'm looking more fit which is encouraging! 

               

              I tried this "military" diet thing for like a day and a half.. but I got real cranky AND I cried at work lol... so I had to stop it.  I'm just trying to keep the portions down and make healthy choices.  I don't think I've lost any lbs in a while but maybe the muscle is part of that. 

               

              Two days short of 5 months until the wedding.... it's getting to be a little scary!!!

              Yeah! We were exactly six months yesterday from our wedding day - and even less until we fly down there! There's still so many things I feel I need to do!

               

              I was down 9.1lbs from March-April-May, but I've been away for work for the past few weeks and I have a feeling my June weigh-in will show a bit of a gain :(



              #388 Tonia Bruyns

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                Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:19 AM

                Originally Posted by hezmshaw 

                My fiance bought this thing called the ab coaster, it's pretty sweet... you can work your abs real good!  And some friends have been commenting that I'm looking more fit which is encouraging! 

                 

                I tried this "military" diet thing for like a day and a half.. but I got real cranky AND I cried at work lol... so I had to stop it.  I'm just trying to keep the portions down and make healthy choices.  I don't think I've lost any lbs in a while but maybe the muscle is part of that. 

                 

                Two days short of 5 months until the wedding.... it's getting to be a little scary!!!

                hahah even looking at what the army diet was made me miserable. There is no way I could survive on that diet.. so I didn't even attempt! it took me 7 months of going to the gym to start seeing any type of weight loss... and even at that, I have lost 3 pounds... everyone says it's because I was building muscle and muscle weighs more than fat blah blah.. I hated hearing it because I was so unmotivated with not seeing weight loss results.. It is so hard to be on a diet because I spend so little time at home and therefore usually buy a lot of my lunches.. but I have been trying to buy smaller portions and lighter options..



                #389 lorcas

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                  Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:24 AM

                  I have refrained from buying clothes for a little bit because I wanted to get smaller. A couple of weeks ago I ordered some summer stuff from New York and Company. I ordered medium shirts, because that's what fit me. Turns out I had to go back and exchange for smalls and even x-smalls!! 



                  #390 Tonia Bruyns

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                    Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:38 AM

                    Originally Posted by lorcas 

                    I have refrained from buying clothes for a little bit because I wanted to get smaller. A couple of weeks ago I ordered some summer stuff from New York and Company. I ordered medium shirts, because that's what fit me. Turns out I had to go back and exchange for smalls and even x-smalls!! 

                    yaaaaaaaaaay! good job :)






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