Weight loss for your wedding

Diet denial... hold me accountable!

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Bridezilla

So I got engaged at the end of October 2017 in Cuba. Since that point we have been celebrating and had Christmas, so when I finally got on the scales this morning I was shocked (but not overly surprised) to see that I have put on over two stone in the space of two months! 

I'm a fairly active person and usually gym 3 times per week, and I have a 1 hour PT session weekly. I have not kept this up since pre-holiday so need to get back into the swing of things. 

I've also opened MyFitnessPal again to start tracking my food, which I had completely slacked off of. 

I am off to Morocco in March with one of my BMs and would love to lose a stone and a half before then. 

This thread is more for keeping me accountable than anything else.. if i'm feeling brave it may even feature some progress photos. 

So here goes. I'm 5"11 (ish), currently struggling to fit into my size 12 dresses, and weigh 14 stone 3.75 .. 

Wish me luck! 

Bridezilla

I had a break from the gym over my bithday (a week before Christmas) to just after New Years. I thought I’d have put on weight but surprisingly lost 0.6 of a pound! 😂 it’s not a lot but I’ll take it over gaining weight! Got back into my classes yesterday with legs, bums and tums and I’m feeling it today! 

Good luck with it - let us know how you get on 😊

Bridezilla

Thanks guys!! 

Oh how I wish that had been me Nottinghamshire... I'm mortified!!  Am heading to bootcamp tonight though. I'm getting married in Leicestershire so you'll have to let me know of any tips for suppliers. 

xx

Bridezilla

GinAndBling wrote (see post):

Thanks guys!! 

Oh how I wish that had been me Nottinghamshire... I'm mortified!!  Am heading to bootcamp tonight though. I'm getting married in Leicestershire so you'll have to let me know of any tips for suppliers. 

xx

I honestly didn’t think that’d be the case for me (I was dreading that I’d put on half a stone)! But I think it’s because I‘ve not been at work and therefore haven’t been snacking all day on whatever biscuits, cakes or chocolates are in staff room! 😂 When I go back, I’m going to need to have more self control, I think! 

And yes, of course, if you do need anything let me know! I’m pretty new to the whole planning thing myself, but I’m more than happy to help! 

😊 xx

Bridezilla

Thanks Notts. 

Currently sat here with my protein shake, black coffee and pineapple chunks after an hours PT session first thing! I just need to keep the image of a beautiful mermaid dress in my mind to keep me going! 

Bridezilla

Gin and Bling, you seem very committed so I’m sure that you’ll get there! 

I need to get my motivation back! Not been to gym even a 1/4 of what I usually do. But I think when I start back at work on Monday that will help, as I’ll be back in a set routine... Here‘s hoping anyway!

 

Bridezilla

Yes, I keep trying to tell myself its just a habit so once I get back into it it will be easy.. hmm... 

First weigh in and I’ve lost 3lbs this week, which includes an accidental drunken night out on Friday culminating in chicken nuggets and chips.. I’ll take that. 

New bride

Hey Gin and Bling

Not sure if you are still using this thread but if you are I'd be interested in keeping accountable with you! I'm getting married May next year and want to lose a couple of stone by then, spent the last however long being completely incapable of controlling myself at the weekends!

I'm also 5ft 11 (if you're after flat wedding shoes I have just bought the most gorgeous pair of Kate Spade sparkly keds, tall girl problems!)

Bridezilla

I need to drop 2 dress sizes before the wedding August 2019. Sounds easy but not when you have a baby and are trapped in the house! I have no one to take him during the days, I'm exhausted by the time my partner gets home and we're always busy on weekends! Ahhhh! Before I got pregnant I was a sexy toned size 8 despite not working out a day of my life - I went wedding  dress shopping at the weekend and a 14 wouldn't even go over my fat ass! 😭😭😭 I have no idea where to start with exercise but my food needs to change dramatically! No snacking and no fast food!

Bridezilla

EllisK wrote (see post):

Hey Gin and Bling

Not sure if you are still using this thread but if you are I'd be interested in keeping accountable with you! I'm getting married May next year and want to lose a couple of stone by then, spent the last however long being completely incapable of controlling myself at the weekends!

I'm also 5ft 11 (if you're after flat wedding shoes I have just bought the most gorgeous pair of Kate Spade sparkly keds, tall girl problems!)

Ellis- still very much using this! Ahhh the Kate Spade shoes sound beautiful.

I am also unable to control myself at weekends... I seem to binge and detroy all my hard work. We can do this together- still bags of time! 

Bridezilla

Awhelenqt wrote (see post):

I need to drop 2 dress sizes before the wedding August 2019. Sounds easy but not when you have a baby and are trapped in the house! I have no one to take him during the days, I'm exhausted by the time my partner gets home and we're always busy on weekends! Ahhhh! Before I got pregnant I was a sexy toned size 8 despite not working out a day of my life - I went wedding  dress shopping at the weekend and a 14 wouldn't even go over my fat ass! 😭😭😭 I have no idea where to start with exercise but my food needs to change dramatically! No snacking and no fast food!

Oh dear! That is loads of time though- we will be fine :) I definitely recommend myfitnesspal for tracking calories etc. It definitely makes me think about what I am eating. 

Bridezilla

Okay so I have been away skiing (**falling**) for a week in a catered chalet and have basically survived off of cheese and wine. Stepped on the scales this morning and to my amazement I have lost 5lbs this week!!!! 

It is definitely not a cost efficient diet but I will take that... weight is now 13 stone 9.75 lbs. 

I've booked my first dress shopping in May so I am focusing on that. 

Bridezilla

I'm also in complete diet denial. And have been for some time. I'm intending on doing SW, exercise and 5:2. 

I only want to lose enough fat around the tum area. I've got my dress, ordered in the size I was / am now. So that isn't a worry.

Just hate myself in photos.

So could do with some motivation and people to help :) 

Weight now 11stone
Aim: 10stone.

Wedding addict

I've been doing F45 if you like your HIIT circuits? Really good. also they have an app with meal plans on you can download which might give you some kitchen inspiration to stay away from the fast food? Its always so hard making a big change, but I think for me my motivation is that feeling of going down the aisle. Do I want to feel self-conscious and wish I had put the biscuits down for a few months, or feel amazing and really enjoy that wedding cake went it gets cut!? Its brutal but its the only way I can keep myself on the straight and narrow, is thinking of that moment right before I walk in front of everyone...

New bride

I'm also 5'11"!! Who knew there were so many of us. Luckily hubs to be is tall! I'm having terrible trouble motivating myself for weight loss, I thought the wedding diet would be easy to stick to but apparently not! I lost about 2st two years ago for a family holiday and found that i had so much more focus then for some reason. Got at least 3.5st to lose this time, wedding in June 2019. Sounds like loads of time but I just can't stay motivated!

Bridezilla

ProfoundlyPuzzling wrote (see post):

I'm also 5'11"!! Who knew there were so many of us. Luckily hubs to be is tall! I'm having terrible trouble motivating myself for weight loss, I thought the wedding diet would be easy to stick to but apparently not! I lost about 2st two years ago for a family holiday and found that i had so much more focus then for some reason. Got at least 3.5st to lose this time, wedding in June 2019. Sounds like loads of time but I just can't stay motivated!

F is luckily 6"7 which is handy! 

Oh tell me about it. I have no idea why I am so unmotivated. The exercise I am fine with, it is the eating at the moment.. We are 25 May 2019 so similar time to you. We can do it together! 

Wedding addict

Gin and bling, where did you go skiing, I just came back from snowboarding which also means falling haha. 

I have been doing sw for over 1 year now and lost 3 stone, I hit the 3 stone in September and have more to loose but from September there is birthdays and holidays. And injury from snowboarding.  I do however feel your pain with bread and cheese, had it every day for lunch, and I was sick of it after. 

I get married in June 2018 so not long to go now but need to lose around another stone.

To whoever is thinking of joining sw, do it! I wasn't convinced when I started but it has worked out well for me and I am a convert haha.