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SCTK519
Posts: 2,085
8/13/11 12:50 P

I highly doubt there are lots of girls thinner than you. At 123, that's a pretty reasonable weight for any height and you certainly aren't at any risk currently for diabetes. I would just focus on being healthy and if you wanted to do toning, if needed, you could. You shouldn't lose weight just because so many other brides do. The brides who try to lose weight probably needed to long before their wedding, but the wedding was a good motivation.



CRINMEL
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8/13/11 11:44 A

Hi! I am getting marreid in November and would like to lose some weight before my wedding too! I just joined Spark and am loving it so far. We'll see how the weekend goes though (I'm going out of town to see my sister). My fiance can eat anything, I look at food and gain. All best on your journey and feel free to message me.

Crin



HOLALOLA
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8/11/11 12:26 P

Absolutely! Start now! You have time and no stressful deadline. Besides, it's not just about how you look in a dress for one day, it's about your overall health for your whole life. There will be ups and downs but you have plenty of time to find out what works for you and how to work it into your daily life. I can't tell you how NICE it is to go dress shopping and have everything fit and look nice. Then all you have to do is pick your favorite one. This is what I just wrote on another thread...

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I lost the weight about two years ago and have been pretty good about keeping it off (up and down a few pounds) until my fiance's birthday. There were several parties and we ate leftover cake every day for three weeks. I didn't gain right away or I would have reigned it in a little. Afterward though, I gained some pounds and haven't been able to lose them until last month.

At three months before the wedding I started logging my food again (BIG help,) and continued logging my exercise as usual. As planned, I started working on my arms, which I wanted to tone up for my strapless dress. I'm really trying to keep up with the exercise. I always did cardio but the strength training is making me look better and feel better. The more I work out, the more energy I have to do it. It helps to have a date goal to work toward.

I've switched from my Zumba cardio class to an '80s music class that has cardio and weights. I did the Zumba toning DVD. I have Abs of Steel, Thighs of Steel, and I just ordered Arms/Abs of Steel and am impatiently waiting for it in the mail.

Here is my whole point that I wanted to share....Last week I was taping my ankle because it was hurting and I wanted to go to '80s class. Today I was doing Abs of Steel. On both occasions, my fiance called me an athlete, which no one has ever said about me before. It felt REALLY good. So keep it up everybody, even after the wedding day. It's a journey, not a destination, and it's fun to get the results you want.



SHAPEUP1986
Posts: 5
7/7/11 5:32 P

I am getting married in about 3 months and have about 15 pounds to lose to be at my goal weight. I am going to do this the right way and would appreciate any and all support! If anyone else is in a similar situation with a similar amount of weight to lose I'd love to support one another. Please let me know!



NCUDA2001
Posts: 3
7/3/11 7:46 P

I am getting married in less than a year and my fiance and I are also trying to loose some weight and get fir before the big day. we want to be able to look back at our photos and like the way we look in them and not only look at our size. We are not super overweight we just want to shed a few pounds and tone up!!



SCTK519
Posts: 2,085
7/1/11 8:35 A

How tall are you? You have to be Really Short, under 4'10" before 123 is even considered to be overweight and 104 is considered underweight for 5'3 and above. You don't need to lose any weight. Toning could be a different story though. I'd be careful about the losing weight since odds are you're at a reasonable weight now; I think you should only lose to the point that you're planning to maintain. I don't want to be looking at my wedding photos wishing I was that small or uberfit again until I'm 50; I want to look like a more fancy version of myself. If you didn't need to lose weight before the wedding, you don't need to lose it now.



PINKEE808
Posts: 1
6/30/11 9:13 P

You are at my goal weight! We, also are planning to marry in about a year and half and I need to lose the weight! My father is also overweight and for this fathers day I bought him a stationary upright bike...my mom says he's been getting on it everyday, which makes me feel better... My goal really is to be able to maintain it. I always get back in shape, then stop and it comes back.



LUVYA798
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Posts: 61
6/30/11 11:42 A

My fiance and I are planning on getting married in two years. He will be done with school but I will still have a year or two left. Recently I started feeling like I should lose some weight before the big day.Because I have seen so many other girls who are a lot skinnier then me and I dont want to develop diabetes from being overweight like my dad did I decided to lose weight before the big day.So far I have been committed to the diet and its been easy but I know that as time goes on things might change.



 
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