Written by maple2012 » November 1st, 2013, 8:58 pm:Madelise... we have very similar goals!!! My goal is to lose 35 pounds by March 1st (4 months from now) too when I go dress shopping, and THEN an additional 20 pounds by August 1st. That would be 3 months before the wedding AND that's when I plan to do engagement photos and alterations for the wedding dress. Today is November 1st - officially one year before the wedding and my official diet and exercise plan starts today. I've managed to lose 15 pounds already from my highest wait but I've kind of been a slacker about it and it took me much longer than it should have. I use to be very thin and healthy in college but 5 years ago hurt my back and could barely walk for about 3 years. That combined with a horrid desk job that kept me sitting for 10 hours a day led to heavy weight gain but I'm determined to lose it all now that my back is better and I can start exercising again!
Written by madelise » November 10th, 2013, 2:45 am:Yeesh, TP! Congrats on the weight loss, but I agree! Too fast isn't any good. I do the same thing as you; I get super busy and forget to eat myself. FI and my BFF say that's the reason why I balloon by eating a peanut; I gain weight from just smelling cake! I'd forget to eat ALL day, starve, then go to sleep because I'm lethargic… next day, I'm so hungry that I go out and binge eat junk food or whatever I crave, and eat MORE calories than I should for days!! lol. So to get my metabolism up to a closer-to-normal range (and to avoid binge eating), I'm now aiming to eat once every 2 hours. I set alarms on my phone to remind myself. It's still not perfect, since I am often busy when the alarm goes off.. but still, it's better than nothing. My BFF also makes little zip lock bag Snack Packs for me. 1 greek yogurt for breakfast, 1 smaller ziplock baggie with baby carrots, 1 small ziplock baggie of trail mix, and 1 large apple. This leaves me at "only" another 600 calories to be held accountable for the day, so I get an El Pollo Loco Pollo Bowl and split it for around 3-4PM, then again around 7-8PM. If I order it with no rice, I let myself order 2 bowls.. but quite honestly, I can't finish them, so I prefer to just split 1 and enjoy some rice. If I owned a kitchen (I live in a bedroom and store my stuff in a mini-fridge), I'd meal prep. What about doing that for yourself? And doing a little snack-pack thingy like I do? Once a week, you grill chicken breast or cook fish or something, make asparagus, quinoa, whatever you want… and make yourself your lunch and dinners for the whole week? It gets tiring to eat the same thing daily, but you can change it up on a weekly basis? I see people on my Facebook and Instagram do this and I'm very jealous. It keeps you accountable for what you eat, and it saves soooo much time since you're only cooking in 1 marathon maybe 4-hour cooking spree instead of cooking for 1 hour a day, 7 days.
Don't let other people dull your *S*P*A*R*K*L*E*
Written by Rebecca0388 » December 5th, 2013, 8:15 am:Hey guys mind if I join in??My wedding date is 27th sept 14 and I need something to keep me accountable and kick myself into gear!
Written by TooPatient » December 8th, 2013, 5:25 pm:I'm up to 202.6 after going down so quickly. Thanksgiving and taking the time to remember to eat seems to have over-corrected the dropping weight.Back at it. Hopefully I'll find that healthy medium where I'm losing at a slow but steady pace!
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