SparkPeople Buff Brides Team Messageboard Are you ready to look amazing and feel amazing on your wedding day? It doesn't matter if your wedding is two years away or two months away. Stop by and join; we can do this! SparkPeople Buff Brides Team Messageboard newly engaged hey peple, got engaged in April. Realy excited. My boyfriend has a 11 year old son,I also hav a 10 year old son and a 12 yr old daughter. We face new challenges everyday. My schedules are very tight so if anyone has suggestion on how to sneak in exercise that info would be great. The general topic is planing a wedding date. I love christmas and would like it to happen for that day but the odds are against me. Thu, 4 Jul 2013 08:20:47 EST Hey I am new here and just wanted to say hello and a little gun shy trying to figure site out bare with me. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 21:33:21 EST Yay getting married! August 2013 Hello, any 2013 brides out there? I'm very excited to get married next summer, but I know that at the top of my list of wedding planning is to lose 10-15 pounds. I've been slowly putting this weight on over the last 6 years - since I met my man, when I was in my prime and able to scoop him up! So I want to get back to that weight (125-130), not only for my wedding but because I don't want to continue this cycle of putting on a few pounds every year, I want to change my lifestyle and eating ... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:48:40 EST Success...? Has anyone reached any of their wedding day body goals? If so, what is the best piece of advice you can offer and what was the hardest thing you overcame? Wed, 2 May 2012 13:56:09 EST New Co-Leader Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> I am new Co-Leader to the Group. I hope we can get everyone back on track. <BR> <BR> Have A great day Ladies. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 07:45:19 EST Anybody out there??? I noticed that the team is inactive and was wondering if any of you still post. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 07:38:16 EST I over ate like it was the last supper last night! I had a low time last night...I got back from my P90x ish class which is awesome.....really gets me sweating---grabbed a mango, orange, rapsberrie protein shake on the way out of the gym, got home made chicken stir fry (needed to use the vegetables before they went bad) add egg noodles instead of my usual brown rice edition. I ate about 1.5 cups of its awesome ness, while cooking my stir fry I ate a serving of veggie straws and grabbed a handful of bear naked fit granola. I was almost uncon... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 04:07:13 EST My Blogs Hi ladies; check out my blogs on my weight loss progress! Just go to the "My Spark Page" tab on this post and that will get you to my page and then go to blogs and leave comments on the blogs that I have posted!!! <em>336</em> Tue, 24 May 2011 11:46:14 EST April challange Loose 10 pounds for the end of this month! I really need to loose 10 pounds this month so I can loose another 10 next month and have a total loss of 20lbs by June which is when my love will com back from boot-camp. I am also going to challenge myself to working out Jillian 30 day shed everyday for this month. If I can keep it up I will loose that weight in no time. <BR> <BR> You are welcome to join me:) It will be fun. <BR> <BR> Goal weight for April: 166lbs <BR> Current weight: 176lbs <BR... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 12:51:13 EST New Goal weight and deadline!! <em>213</em> Fellow Buff Brides; just thought I would post my new goal weight up on the boards my new goal weight is 146 lbs. by the 30th of March next year; I have alot in between but decided that it would be quicker for me to do it the short way as I have my small goals in between and the dates posted on my blog so you can go to my spark page and comment on them there just click on the "My Spark Page" link and then click on "Blogs" and then scroll down to the one that says :"New weight l... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:18:31 EST My Ring! Hi Fellow Buff Brides; I thought I'd let you know that my Engagement ring photo is on my spark page and if you want to take a look at it and comment you can click on the "My Spark Page" and go to my gallery to look at it also I have the "Lost 25 lbs. with Spark People" success icons on my page as well as I have hit the 25 lbs. total that is required. <em>337</em> Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:59:32 EST Hello Hi, my name is Marleen. I am wanting to lose about 40 pounds before my beach wedding in June. I believe I am on the right track, however, I would love to have a buddy or two as a support system for each other. If anyone is interested, email me. Wed, 2 Feb 2011 15:07:26 EST Date change! And a big one at that. We just moved our date from October 2014 to April 2011! Thanking my lucky stars that I have planning experience otherwise I'd be freaking out right about now. <BR> <BR> I don't regret that we changed the date - the reasons for doing so were all good - but it does mean that I probably won't get down to my goal weight before the wedding :-/ Oh well, will try my hardest and see where I end up - at least we're waiting a month between the wedding and the honeymoon so I h... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 20:07:30 EST My Dress!! <em>213</em> fellow buff brides; I now have a photo of my wedding dress that I picked out for my FUTURE BLUE ANGELS WEDDING; I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO TO MY SPARK PAGE AND CHECK IT OUT! Just click on the "My Spark Page" link on this post and it will take you right to the page and click on photos and go to my gallery and scroll down; it will be the last one that I put on; I just downloaded it today. <em>336</em> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:21:42 EST Newbie Again!!! Hello everyone. I recently started using sparkpeople again. I was using at the beginning of the year, but I fell off because I got tired of tracking and lost the motivation to workout. I'm hoping I can get the inspiration and motivation to continue my journey. I'm getting married in March 2011 and hoping to loose two dress sizes by then. From there I would like to loose another two dress sizes. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 16:11:24 EST New here Hey Everyone, <BR> I'm so ready to get buff :). Fiance and I will be getting married probably sometime in Mar-May. I want it to be nice weather :). I'm excited about getting into better shape. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 21:36:07 EST Holiday Challenge So as I was pondering my October "motivation" challenge I realized that I've been very laissez-faire about my weight loss journey lately so I was thinking of challenging myself to do something slightly bigger/harder to keep me focused over the holidays. <BR> <BR> Anyone else interested? I'm going to set myself a definite weight goal that is doable but not particularly easy: 20-25 lbs by the end of this year. That's right about 2 lbs per week which is aggressive but not completely unreasona... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:56:20 EST new to spark people and new to group! Wedding is May 21st 2011, Fiance has been deployed for 2months and has 4 more to go. trying to do lots by myself :) <BR> thanks for being here spark people ! just trying to get into the BEST shape i can. i go to the gym 6 days a week and have been VERY dedicated since june, but just now getting strict with my food. so lets see. :D <em>252</em> Sun, 10 Oct 2010 01:24:23 EST new to spark people and new to group! Wedding is May 21st 2011, Fiance has been deployed for 2months and has 4 more to go. trying to do lots by myself :) <BR> thanks for being here spark people ! just trying to get into the BEST shape i can. i go to the gym 6 days a week and have been VERY dedicated since june, but just now getting strict with my food. so lets see. :D <em>252</em> Sun, 10 Oct 2010 01:23:47 EST October [Halloween] Challenges Now that September's run off with my sanity what does everyone think of some October challenges? <BR> <BR> Food: Temptation avoidance! I think my biggest challenge this month is going to be *not* going shopping while hungry. Because if I'm hungry when I walk in the store that big pile of halloween candy is going to get me! Also, I will try to avoid the candy aisles altogether and pick the register with the magazine display instead of the candy shelves... <BR> <BR> Exercise: Getting bac... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 20:14:19 EST New Weight Goals! Hi Fellow Buff Brides; I have posted my new goal weights on my spark page blog so I encourage everyone to look at my spark page and comment on the blog of the day. <em>337</em> Mon, 4 Oct 2010 12:00:11 EST Newbie!! <em>213</em> fellow buff brides I am Susan or you can call me by username my new one that is; it is PilotsGirl1 I have had torejoin spark people due to a lightning storm that knocked out our computer connection. <em>252</em> Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:27:16 EST Funny Quotes Because every now and then you just have to laugh...or figure out a way to come up with bail money ;-) <BR> <BR> Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug. <BR> - John Lithgow Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:59:30 EST September Challenges Hard to believe, but in just over a week it will be September 2010! Things have been kind of quiet around here of late so let's see if we can spark it up a bit next month:-) <BR> <BR> What would you guys like to do in September? Here are some ideas I had… <BR> <BR> Challenge Theme: Make the most of it! <BR> <BR> **Category: Exercise <BR> <BR> -Idea: SP has a bunch of different activities in their fitness tracker, including things that we don't normally think of as exercise. Find s... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 20:58:38 EST Hello Everyone... Hi - I've just joined SparkPeople. There's a lot to look at!! <BR> But, you guys sound like you all have fun on here so I'm hoping to find some inspiration and motivation to help me with the final hurdle! <BR> I have lost 36lbs since January and I'm so happy with that, I'm getting married in November this year so my wedding dress will be so much better now! <BR> But I would like to tone up and lose a few more pounds which I'm now struggling with. Fri, 6 Aug 2010 09:39:06 EST August Challenges? So...does anyone know if there are any challenges in the wind for August? I could probably come up with something but don't want to step on anyone's toes :-) Wed, 21 Jul 2010 20:00:24 EST Booty Bootcamp! Help me out, Sparksters! Does anyone have a booty bootcamp workout routine that worked well for them? One that I can do at home, and that I don't need to set aside a lot of time for? Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:05:10 EST March Challenges Hi Ladies! Wedding season is going to be coming up and I'm sure you're all hoping to be in great shape for your wedding day. Here are a couple of challenges for you for March. <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> Nutrition challenge: Try one new healthy recipe each week for you and your fiance. Feel free to share the recipe with us and let us know what you thought of it! <BR> <BR> <em>318</em> Fitness challenge: Do at least one outdoor fitness activity each week. Go for a walk or bike ride; jump ... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 14:16:03 EST Getting this team back into shape! Hi ladies! <BR> <BR> As you can see, Buff Brides has been a very quiet team lately! The other leaders and I have all been away for various reasons, but my life is getting a little less hectic and I hope to be here for you a lot more. <BR> <BR> I know that wedding season will again be approaching, so if anyone on the team needs any advice from a newlywed about getting in shape for their wedding, or for any of the planning, feel free to post and I'll do my best to respond in a timely manner.... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 10:40:06 EST Cake Testing...Help! What did you guys do for cake testing? I mean, there are only about 5 flavors we are going to try but I didn't know if there were any tips/strategies to go with here. Please help, our appointment is tomorrow! Fri, 19 Feb 2010 08:06:23 EST Hi everyone! Hey I'm Jessica and although I joined SP a year and a half ago, am just now really starting to seriously get in shape by eating right and working out. Although I'm not engaged, my boyfriend and I of five years are living together and are planning to get engaged this year and married the next. Being in shape for my wedding is one of the biggest motivators I have. I want to look hot on my wedding day, so I thought I'd join this group to help me reach my goals. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 22:37:37 EST Bride To Be! My name is Tessa <BR> <BR> I am 22 years Old and have never tried eating right or exercising in my life! I'm also a notorious quitter when the goings get rough :( <BR> <BR> in October 09 my boyfriend (soul mate, partner, love of my life i don't know boyfriend sounds to typical) of 4 years proposed! and became my fiancee!!! Yay :) <BR> <BR> I'm planning a whole interfaith, semi traditional, ultra fun, ultra us, ultra modern wedding all by myself, and I have my heart set on one dress out of ... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 08:04:20 EST New to this board I am looking for some extreme motivation. Unfortunately, knowing that I will be the center of attention on our big, special day has not motivated me as much as I would like. Give me some ideas ladies! Mon, 30 Nov 2009 14:56:59 EST Thanksgiving How did everyone do? <BR> <BR> I did okay the day of, it was just the traveling that sent my diet out the window. I was hungry at strange times, couldn't eat on my schedule. But I will be better for Christmas! Sun, 29 Nov 2009 13:29:19 EST Invitations I found some wedding invitations on sale at Ben Franklin's Craft Store. I'm going to have to print them myself. Does anyone know of a store that will print them for you? I was thinking about trying Staples, or Copymax. Do you know how much they charge for printing? Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:12:07 EST November Challenge Ok girls, lets pick a challenge to focus on this November. Would you like it to be weight loss, food, or fitness related? <BR> <BR> Some possible ideas: <BR> 1) The Wedding Dress Challenge: pick workouts that will help you focus on and play up the assets that your particular dress will show off and complete this workout 3/4 times a week for the month of November. <BR> <BR> 2) Lose 5 lbs in the month of November. <BR> <BR> 3.) Stay within your calorie/points range for any given day 6/7 da... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:50:52 EST Healthy Recipies to Try Here's a spot for us to post healthy and delicious recipes to try or share! If you've had it before - give it a rating and let us know what you think. <BR> This way we're all not spending countless hours on the internet trying to find some good recipes (oh wait I do that anyways). <BR> <em>20</em> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:08:39 EST Lets get this team up and running agian! I love the idea of this team - we just need some more interaction! So whose up for a Spark Team makeover?! Maybe we could have an exercise of the week post or a monthly challenge? <BR> <BR> What do you ladies think it will take to get this team back in business? <BR> <em>186</em> Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:31:34 EST INFO & ADVICE... Hi to all you Buff Brides <em>30</em> I am catering, dressing & doing everything D.I.Y & would be most grateful if you could please let me know if you have any money saving tips & beautiful ideas that could add to what we have been creating so far. Our colours are blue & white & we are incorperating butterflys. Thanks so much. Thu, 12 Nov 2009 14:10:52 EST My Dream Dress One of the reasons I want to lose weight and tone up for my wedding is because I want to wear my dream dress without worrying about how my body looks in it! I have always wanted to wear a strapless fit and flare style dress - and as of right now my arms and chest just wont look as fabulous as I want them to in a strapless dress. Here's some photos that motivate me! <BR><BR>/katelyn2169/dressmotivation.jpg <BR><B... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 12:06:58 EST Hello everyone! I'm new here! Hi everyone, my name is Hope, Im new to spark people and I really dont know how it all works yet! Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:10:36 EST Team Leader... Hi Girls!!! I apologize for my absense. I was laid off this spring, and had my step kids all summer with me. It was very hectic!!! So, I'd like to get more involved in our group, and start some challenges. But I am in fact the last team leader standing, that hasn't been married yet... so Id like to remain in that position :) <BR> <BR> So lets get talking... anyone have any ideas for challenges? I have some, but Id like to get everyones opinions first...see where we are all at. <BR> <BR> I... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:22:02 EST Time for a new leader to step in I originally made this team when I was planning my wedding. It will be our anniversary in just a few weeks and it had me thinking that this team really needs a new leader to take over. Me and the other leaders have been MIA for various reasons, and I feel that we need to pass the torch to someone who will be committed to the team. <BR> <BR> If your interested please send me an email. Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:14:32 EST How did he propose? How did he/she or you propose?? <em>30</em> Fri, 28 Aug 2009 02:43:07 EST Wedding Dress Workout Article This is an article I found on SP and it was really helpful to me! It's a list and explanation of 'Wedding Dress Workouts!' <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=565 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope you find it helpful! <BR> <BR> Dana Thu, 27 Aug 2009 17:28:27 EST Who has been successful so far? Hi Ladies! <BR> <BR> I realised that even though this is the "Success and Help" forum, we don't have a lot of tales of success! So I want to know, who has been successful with her weightloss so far? Have you reached your goal or come a long way from where you started? What tips can you give to others who might be struggling? <BR> <BR> Also, I know we've got some newlyweds (like myself) among us! Any tips for the other girls on how to make their weddings successful? Thu, 9 Jul 2009 09:27:06 EST 5 Days away... So my wedding is 5 days away and I can't believe it. Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:50:43 EST My gift to you guys Just wanted to share this gift with you guys. Good luck with everything i know we ALL can do this!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <em>90</em> Sun, 21 Jun 2009 14:36:23 EST We've tied the knot! Hi fellow Buff Brides! <BR> <BR> I am so excited to say that Josh and I got married on May 30th and had an absolutely perfect day. I don't think I could have asked for a better wedding. Thank you to everyone who supported me along the way! <BR> <BR> If there is anything I can do to help you make your wedding everything you imagine it to be, please let me know! Fri, 19 Jun 2009 11:25:43 EST Does the wedding give you that extra motivation? I guess the topic says it all, but i bet you have off-days even now? Im scared to set a date cus im a real slacker and i DONT want to look bad @ my wedding :( You have to believe in yourself to make it, too.. And im not sure i do! Fri, 5 Jun 2009 11:06:00 EST It's my turn! June 6, 2009 is going to be such an amazing day! <BR> <BR> Friends start arriving from out of town on Thursday. Mani/pedis for the girls will be on Friday. I'm so excited. <BR> <BR> I've actually exceeded my original goal weight of 145 and an upped it a bit more. By Saturday I should be a glowing, healthy 138 lbs. <BR> Tue, 2 Jun 2009 14:26:19 EST Its My Wedding Week! I am so excited...can't wait for this Saturday! Mon, 18 May 2009 10:22:17 EST A proposal Hey guys, I know I have been MIA from this group, I have finally returned this week!! <BR> I just wanted to say hello to all the old and new members. <BR> Also if there are any brides in the Chicago area and are looking for a photographer for engagement photos, wedding, or another event please check out my websites. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <link><BR>ova/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I hate to advertise on here, but... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 23:54:16 EST What are you working on for your wedding? We are all at different planning areas in our weddings. So what are you working on right now? Do you need any help or want to share your ideas? Sun, 5 Apr 2009 12:26:37 EST 6 April Brides! Okay ladies, we've got 6 women getting married this month, so let's wish them all well as they get their final preparations taken care of. <BR> <BR> NANINEY is getting married April 17. <BR> <BR> MEAGANWP is getting married April 23. <BR> <BR> TCOX62, UMICH95, JCAUBET and CHASINGPAVEMENT are all getting married April 25. <BR> <BR> Ladies, I hope there are no April showers on your wedding days! Sun, 5 Apr 2009 11:05:25 EST What kind of challenge do YOU want to see? Hi ladies! I have been thinking of running a spring challenge to get our bodies moving but I can't decide what kind to do! So I was wondering, what kind of push do you need to help with your weightloss and fitness efforts? <BR> <BR> Would you like to do something related to cardio, strength training, or food? Or maybe something that two of them? Or maybe you have your own great idea for a challenge that you would like to share? Sun, 5 Apr 2009 11:00:28 EST 5 March Weddings! Good luck ladies! It's almost March! Let's hope the month is in like a lion, out like a lamb because all of our Buff Bride weddings are towards the end of the month and I'd like these days to be sunny and warm for our girls! <BR> <BR> Here's the list of our five March weddings: <BR> <BR> BABYDAHL1 <BR> March 21, 2009 <BR> <BR> WIFEY2DREW <BR> March 26, 2009 <BR> <BR> MAT067 <BR> March 28, 2009 <BR> <BR> MICHI22766 <BR> March 28, 2009 <BR> <BR> MRSDMK <BR> March 29, 2009 <BR> <BR> Let's wish them some ... Wed, 25 Feb 2009 22:26:03 EST Sunday My bridal shower is Sunday. I'm really excited about it and needed to share somewhere. lol. :) Fri, 20 Feb 2009 11:48:16 EST Guest List Disagreement I posted this on the Brides to Be forum as well, but I could use as much advice as possible. Hope you don't mind! :) <BR> <BR> Okay, so here's my problem. A long time ago my parents offered to pay for the dinner. They didn't have to, but I was of course ecstatic. The thing is, my parents offered this while under the pretense that there would be a separate 'dinner guest list' that narrowed it down to the closest guests, and would obviously narrow down the cost. <BR> <BR> Problem: the more my... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 06:58:17 EST How are you celebrating Valentine's Day? Happy Valentine's Day! <BR> <BR> Are you and your fiance doing anything special to celebrate? Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:36:01 EST How did you get engaged? Does anyone have any really great stories of how the engagement happened? Was it a surprise or did you know it was coming? Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:11:46 EST Changing your name I haven't decided if I'm going to change my name or not. While I know that my name doesn't define me, I am still attached to the one I've had my own life. But I am debating keeping my own name professionally (since I do creative writing) and using his privately. <BR> <BR> Are you going to change yours? What made you decide to change it or keep it? Sat, 7 Feb 2009 17:51:25 EST HELP!! Planning a wedding is stressing me out!! I am newly engaged, just on Christmas and just beginning to start planning. We don't even have a date set yet. Either the day of our first date 9/2/09 or sometime 2/2010. How do you even decide when to do it? I went to one of those expo's and there are so many little details that I have not even thought of before. I am overwelmed?!?!?!!??! Any suggestions?!?!?!!?! Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:34:03 EST HI Hi ... I just created a new spark team call "Getting Married" if anyone interested in joining! <BR> <BR> ~April Wed, 21 Jan 2009 14:39:32 EST Candy bar? I was just wondering if any of you had or plan to have a candy bar at your wedding. I'm getting married on Halloween 09 so candy is a must! (Plus I love candy but I'll just blame it on the date.) How much candy did you have? For how many people? How much did people actually eat? Was this your favor? And how was it priced? Any experience or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! <BR> <em>255</em> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 08:46:58 EST What do your bridesmaid dresses look like? Hi ladies! It's been a while since we've had a good thread that shares our wedding choices with each other! So I was wondering, if you've chosen your girls' dresses, what do they look like? If you haven't chosen yet, do you have something in mind? <BR> <BR> I have two maids of honour. They're wearing this dress: <BR> <link><BR>ctDisplay.aspx?productID=f0f4ad70-3466<BR>-4eb2-85df-a0c846f57b57&categoryID=053<BR>f22f3-72d9-4a6d-af34-392c45fe8c96&pg=7 </l... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 22:10:02 EST I am married Yay So I have been REALLY time to get on here, but I did it! I got married, lol. Not at my goal but I still thinked I looked great!! lol. I am getting used to my new job as a veterinary assistant so I should start getting on here again if my 40+ hour work schedule a week does not kill me, but I do love the pay checks! Mon, 12 Jan 2009 20:19:55 EST Wedding Coordinators We have two wedding coordinators for the price of one. However, I feel like only one of the coordinators is doing the work. She is the coordinator who test my nerves. How can I politely point out this problems without hurting someone feelings? I say this because the coordinator who is in contact with us the most seems to take everything personally. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 06:27:46 EST Lost my drive I have lost my motivation and am ready to do more. I don't really know what I am looking for out of posting this but I know that I need to let this out. <BR> <BR> I am so afraid that I will continue to give up on myself and end up getting married in the same condition. I want to be a healthier me on my wedding day. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 15:10:36 EST Mid-Winter Check-in Okay, okay, I know it's not really winter yet BUT the shortest day of the year (December 21st) is coming fast and I know that some people get extra depressed around this time of year because of the lack of sunlight (I know it definitely affects me!). That, on top of the colder weather, could mean that you're exercising less and eating more. Add in the Christmas stress and parties, and some people could be having trouble with their weightloss goals. So I just wanted to do a quick check-in wi... Thu, 18 Dec 2008 22:45:56 EST Introductions Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team. I just got engaged last week! The wedding is going to be in September 2009. 9 months away! And my goal is loose 21 pounds and tone up by then! Eeek, so much to do! I'm looking forward though to being part of the team! Mon, 8 Dec 2008 09:20:01 EST Christmas Challenge! Okay guys, I know that the holiday season will soon be upon us. I also know that with the holiday season comes a LOT of temptations: hot chocolate, egg nog, gingerbread, candy canes, cookies and cakes and chocolate and gigantic meals. It's a LOT! And I expect to hear some stories about people falling off the wagon. So I figured, let's come up with a Christmas challenge. <BR> <BR> I don't expect everyone to give up all of those yummy foods, so what I propose is this: every day, try to eit... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:21:36 EST Ugh, I'm so BORED! So I thought wedding planning was supposed to be all exciting and sometimes stressful! But instead, for the last three months I've been finding myself with nothing to do! <BR> <BR> Okay, we have a couple of things: I had save-the-dates to mail, we have to apply for our passports so we can go on the honeymoon, and in a month or two Josh has to start trying on tuxedos. But none of it is exciting to me, the way that dress shopping or looking at flowers was. And we don't even get to pick our ... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:09:31 EST WE ARE MARRIED!!!! Hey Brides!!!! <BR> <BR> I am back from my honeymoon and am a married woman!!!! It feels sooooo amazing!!!! I posted pix that some of my friends took of us on our wedding day. <BR> <BR> The wedding was picture perfect! It was like a dream come true! <BR> <BR> A little advice which is given to us repeatedly.... RELAX, Don't stress it.... it will happen the way it's meant to!!!! <BR> <BR> BIG HUGS TO ALL!!!!! Sat, 1 Nov 2008 18:10:09 EST We did it! Well we were officially married on September 26! Thank you ladies for all of your support! If anyone needs engagement photos in PA, NJ or MI....please let me know I would love to take them for you! <BR> Here is a link to my work if you would like to see what I have done so far! <link><BR>m/ </link> Sun, 26 Oct 2008 22:25:46 EST It's GENKA'S wedding week! Hey ladies! Sorry I didn't get this up sooner! <BR> <BR> Jen (GENKA) is getting married this Friday, October 24th. Please give her any advice, congrats, etc! Now that so many of you have gotten married this month, I'm sure you're full of advice for the rest of us! Tue, 21 Oct 2008 11:33:45 EST The Wedding was a blast Hi Everyone! Our wedding was wonderful! The things that I thought were going to be stressful wasn't at all. I will post pictures as soon as I can do it. <BR> <BR> Thanks for everyone's input here on this thread! I just returned back from our honeymoon yesterday and need to sort through things here at work. I will post as soon as I get it together! Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:35:25 EST Emergency Kits! Are you having one? What are you putting in it? <BR> <BR> I printed out a list, but seems soooo excessive. Just wanted to know what you girls are planning to have/ had! =D Sat, 11 Oct 2008 20:31:41 EST I am a Newlywed!!! My friends...the wedding is finally over and it was amazing!!! Me and Tony have never been so happy and had so much fun! It was an amazing experience and living together as husband and wife is so unbelieveable, I couldn't ask for a better person to love me than my Tony. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you guys know that no matter what happens in the wedding process, I promise that it will be amazing, so don't sweat the small stuff or the big stuff. <BR> <BR> Believe me me and Tony had a bunc... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 18:53:31 EST FINALLY!!! Hey Girls, just wanted to share the exciting news!!! WE FINALLY SET THE DATE!!! We are getting married on November 6, 2009. Im so happy that its finally REAL. This is the place that we are getting married at. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I just have a quick question.... does anyone find it strange to have a Friday wedding? Does it seem selfish to think that people are going to take a half a day at work, or even take the day off? It was definitely che... Wed, 8 Oct 2008 16:41:48 EST Are you inviting kids? Hey ladies! Just wanted to get some discussion going for the team! <BR> <BR> My fiance and I are not planning on inviting kids to the wedding. My family is just too big, and addings kids to the guestlist means adding about 20 extra people! We've also chosen a really pricey hall and we won't be finished our formal dinner and speeches until about 8:30, so by the time dancing begins, it's getting too late for the kids anyways. Finally, the hall is rather far from hotels, so it's not like ... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 20:05:19 EST I'm Married! I posted some pictures on my page. I just wanted to thank everyone for their support. I didn't lose all the weight I wanted to but every bride is beautiful on thier day so don't beat yourselves up ladies if you don't hit the goal. It's just a number. Remember what the day is truly about. It was the best day of my life and I wouldn't change a thing! Tue, 7 Oct 2008 12:09:43 EST It's a lot of girls' wedding week! October is a busy wedding month here at Buff Brides! <BR> <BR> SHELLEN77, MTASHA, LANGFR, ROSEANE1, NEE_NEE, and LISABMC12 are getting married this week! Michelle, Natasha, Rachel and Roseane are getting married on Saturday, October 11th, and Christine and Lisa are getting married Sunday, October 12th. Please leave them your congratulations and any words of advice! <BR> <BR> Ladies, have a wonderful weekend, and long and happy marriages! Mon, 6 Oct 2008 19:42:09 EST Just married We were married yesterday. I posted a few pictures. I'll have to post more of reception later as people send them to us. We received a lot of compliments on every thing. I ran into some obstacles with the planning, but it all worked out in the end. Like every one says, it's over quickly and isn't worth all the fussing and bickering. Thanks to all for the support. I'll tell ya'll more when we get back from honeymoon. We leave in the morning for a cruise. Sun, 28 Sep 2008 19:16:48 EST It's MISSIFELTNER's wedding week! MISSIFELTNER is getting married next Friday, October 3rd. Please leave her your best wishes! <BR> <BR> CONGRATS! I hope that all of the stressful planning has paid off and that you will have a wonderful wedding! Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:26:52 EST It's LESSOFJOSIE'S wedding week! Okay, I know I'm a couple of hours early, but I had to start this thread. I'm so excited that our TEAM LEADER is getting married next Saturday, October 4th! Please leave her your best wishes and words of wisdom! <BR> <BR> Josie, I hope your wedding is an absolute dream come true, that all of the stress you've been experiencing just melts away into a day of sheer bliss, and that you enjoy every single second of both your wedding day and the rest of your lives together. Thanks for starting ... Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:17:54 EST MELINDAMARIA316 and JENNIFER.DULL wedding week That's right there are two brides who are having a wedding week! Please send them your well wishes and marriage advice!!!! <BR> <BR> Jenn's wedding is September 26, 2008. <BR> Melinda's wedding is September 27, 2008. Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:50:16 EST It's Jenns (JENNIFE .DULL's) Wedding week! September 26, 2008 Jenn is getting married! <BR> Please send her your warm wishes and any advice to her for her special day! <BR> Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:28:23 EST Wedding Rings? Question: I am getting married in 24 days now. We are planning on going this weekend to get our wedding bands. How long did it take for them to size them if needed? I don't remember because DF was holding on to my engagement ring before he gave it to me when we decided to get this one. <BR> <BR> Thanks brides! Thu, 18 Sep 2008 13:42:18 EST Bridal Party Luncheon Hi Girls, <BR> <BR> Did any of you host a bridal party luncheon? I read that its customary to host a lunch or a dinner for your bridesmaids so that the bride can introduce everyone and sort of kick start the whole experience. So I am having one next Saturday, and I am trying to come up with ideas on things to do. I dont want them to be bored, and sit around chatting the whole time. I have a tiny favor for them, I bought a replica of a diamond engagement ring, that is large enough to be a na... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:25:46 EST It's SAM20/80 wedding week!!!!!!!!!! Sam20/80's wedding is this Saturday!! Please feel free to wish her congrats and give her any advice!!! Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:58:01 EST Someone noticed! So, yesturday my boss came in to work and told me that her trainer (we go to the same gym, but she pays for a trainer)told her that he thinks I look like I lost more weight and that he definitely thinks I look thinner then before!!! YAY!!!! I haven't heard that in months months, so to hear it again feels pretty awesome!!!! =D <BR> <BR> Share your stories!!! I love to hear these stories... makes us happy that our accomplishments are showing! =D Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:27:06 EST Please vote for me!! :) Ok you would THINK with all the graphic experience I have this would have been easy! IT HAS TAKEN ME ALL FREAKING NIGHT LONG! LOL <BR> <BR> I have entered a contest that us poor folk do for wedding things, please vote for me, you do not have to register or anything but please vote and please rate me!! <BR> <BR> <BR> THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! <BR> <BR> Please send to anyone who you think would vote, I got in very late and only have about a month left, so pleaseeeeeeeeeeee, does ... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 23:07:44 EST It is Courtney's (COURTNEE44) wedding week!!! Yes the day has almost arrived for our fellow Buff Brides team member Courtney (Courtnee44)!!!! Her big day is September 13, 2008!!! <BR> <BR> Please send your love to her for her special day!!! Tue, 9 Sep 2008 11:26:16 EST Hi, I'm new! Hi, I'm Amber. Me and my fiance got engaged June 23rd, 2008. (2 days before he deployed). Since he doesn't get back until next summer, we're planning to get married Spring 2010. <BR> We're also getting married that far out because I will graduate from college December '09. <BR> So far I've lost 17 lbs. When he gets home i want him to have to do a double take. Sat, 6 Sep 2008 21:34:24 EST September Challenges and Tips! We're having no problem reaching our 3000 minutes of cardio a month, so I increased the goal to 5000 minutes a month. We did it in August, so let's do it again in September! <BR> <BR> We're also continuing a couple of our previous challenges this month: <BR> <BR> 90 minutes of cardio a week: we didn't reach our 3000 minute goal in either July or August! We can do this ladies! If you aren't signed up for tracking this goal, please sign up and help us reach it for September. <BR> <BR> 8 g... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 22:57:48 EST Halloween Challenge? I was thinking about this today, wouldn't it be cool to do a challenge (starting Labor Day), to try and lose 10 lbs by Halloween? Then on Halloween, we can post pictures of us in our costumes, 10 lbs lighter. Basically we'd do a weekly weigh in, alll the way up till the 31st of October. The person who loses the most wins, and may get something cool from me :D <BR> <BR> Who's with me? Thu, 28 Aug 2008 22:28:18 EST One piece of advice So I have been thinking (since my wedding is only 32 days away!) And I know that there are a lot of us that are close to our wedding date and I was thinking maybe we could each share a piece of advice for the people that are just starting to plan their weddings - <BR> <BR> My piece of advice is to not go on your honeymoon the day after the wedding - especially if you have a lot of out of town people coming - if you can give yourself that extra day then you will get to spend time with everyo... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 12:29:13 EST are you getting engagement photos? Hello fellow BRIDES - <BR> <BR> I just got my engagement photos done and it was something that I was so glad I was able to do! So I wanted to see if others have also done it and if not I wanted to see if I could help you get them! <BR> <BR> Through my experience planning my own wedding and meeting with several different photographers I have decided to pursue photography as a business. I am starting my own freelance photography business called Jennifer Parke Photography. I'm very excited a... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 10:38:39 EST $ and crunch time Does anyone else feel like all of the sudden they don't have enough money? My dad is paying for almost everything - but we need to finish paying for our honeymoon and get everyone's gifts (and pay our regular bills) and all of the sudden we have 32 days left and I feel like I will not have enough money! AHHHH! Does anyone have any suggestions for how to quick raise a few bucks??? Of course it doesn't help that I had been getting lots of overtime at work and now there is NO OT! Could it be at ... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 06:48:30 EST Save The Date Cards/Magnets Hi ladies! <BR> <BR> For those of you looking to send such a thing, after months of looking at a bunch of different options I finally found something. The website is: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Their service is fantastic! They will even do a custom design for you, send you a proof, let you make changes, send you another proof, and so on. Really nice people to work with and super-fast turnaround - It was only about 12 hours before I got my first proof. Requested a slig... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 13:30:57 EST Invitations Word to the Brides... when you receive your invitations, envelopes both outer and inner, response cards, envelopes, and tissue paper. Count them all to make sure you have them all. I ordered back in June and looked them over but did not count them at the time. I started working on them about 3 weeks ago and realized I was short invitations, tissue paper, and both envelopes. I have been sent after 3 tries the correct invitations. I first received the wrong invitations, inner envelopes, and tis... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 12:26:17 EST My Bridesmaids dresses have arrived Now I have to sent them to NZ so the girls can try them on and have them amended. <BR> Here's hoping my sisters don't get snotty about them (they haven't seen them as my MOH and I went out and bought them on our own) Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:15:11 EST What is ur Something old, new, borrowed and blue? I was just wondering what you gals are picking for your something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. <BR> <BR> I have my new: Dress, crown, and jewerly :) <BR> Blue: Garter <BR> <BR> and that is it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for now anyway! Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:09:58 EST Guest lists - Arghhhhhh Is anyone else struggling with them? I had no problem creating the guest list, of course, but I'm having problems keeping it a reasonable size! <BR> <BR> I decided not to write "and guest" on single's invitations because my wedding is quite expensive and I just can't afford it. <BR> <BR> That said, I have this one good friend who has a girlfriend that I feel like I should invite, and that's because I had a couple of classes with her in university. I still don't know her *that* well and ... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:14:48 EST Disaster Okay so here is the update on my life right now. Thanks for all of your consern!!!! I really appreciate it! It made me smile. <BR> <BR> I have been telling this story since Friday and I am sooo exhausted for telling it lol, but here it goes: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> To make a long story short about my family, the wedding I went to on Friday was a disature! <BR> <BR> The mother of the bride got way drunk started yelling at her daughter (Vanessa) also very drunk and high. The mother of the br... Tue, 12 Aug 2008 13:28:45 EST It is Jillian's Wedding Week!!! It is JILLIAN221 (Jillian)wedding week!!!! <BR> August 18, 2008!!! <BR> Please leave your words of wisdom and congrats to Jillian! <BR> Tue, 12 Aug 2008 11:26:25 EST Update Hey my fellow Buff Brides!!! <BR> I know I have been MIA lately. I want to let you guys know that there has been a lot of family stuff going on, I want to let you guys know everythign, but it is a long long long story, and I have been so busy lately. Perhaps today I will get a chance, hopefully. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you guys know that I am still here, and will be more active on the boards soon. In the mean time keep up all the great work, and keep supporting one another, especiall... Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:56:13 EST Such a control freak!! Now is the time that my mom and bridesmaids are starting to plan my shower... <BR> <BR> I'm having SUCH a hard time letting go of wanting to know every detail and aspect that they are planning. I have become such a control freak when it comes to this wedding, that I feel like I'm going to burst if I can't control things like the invites, menu, activities, decorations, etc. My MOH has basically banned me from doing any research regarding my shower...ugh! <BR> <BR> I totally trust them and ... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 12:14:28 EST Special Song Has anyone decided on walking down the aisle with a special song as oppose to the famous wedding march? <BR> <BR> I wanted some ideas: I was thinking of the Rose while my MOH and others walk the aisle. I would come down with From These Moments from Shania Twain. Fri, 8 Aug 2008 13:51:10 EST Parent's Gifts!!! Hey Brides... I was struggling on what I should get for our parents as wedding gifts. I came up with an amazing idea in case you girls want to try it, too. <BR> <BR> Our parents (moms especially) are so stingy with our baby/childhood pictures. I basically stole mine from my parents, and my mom keeps asking for them back. His mom only gave us 10 pix and kept the REALLY cute baby pix to herself... even though we told her she'd get it right back. <BR> <BR> ANYWAY!!! has options to... Fri, 8 Aug 2008 12:20:01 EST Bridesmaids I am having 4 bridesmaids in my wedding and my sister is the Maid of Honor. Well she is only 17 and will only be 18 on my wedding day. With school and everything else she has going on I know she is going to be very busy and I don't want to put to much on her shoulders. So I have decided to have a Matron of Honor also. My question is about the groomsmen actually. We will have a Best Man, but what about the second one that walks with the Matron of Honor? What would he be called? Would I call hi... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 13:50:46 EST Your leaders Hey team! <BR> I just wanted to introduce our newest team co-leader MARISAJOY!! <BR> <BR> She is such a sweet, caring and dedicated person, and I am happy that she will be our co-leader!!! <BR> <BR> So please stop by and say hi to her!!! <BR> <BR> As always if you ever need anything don't hesitate to contact me, E11TEENA or MARISAJOY. <BR> <BR> Josie out Wed, 6 Aug 2008 10:57:16 EST Wedding colours/themes? Hey girls! I just realised that I'm starting to get to know a lot about some of you - how big your bridal parties are, family issues, weight-loss issues, and so forth, but I can't visualise the weddings! So I have questions for you girls and would love if you'd answer the ones that you can. <BR> <BR> Are you having any theme to your wedding? What colours are you using? What kind of cake are you having - traditional or not? What do the bridesmaid dresses look like - floor, tea or knee le... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 21:50:00 EST TWO WEEK WALL PUSH UP CHALLENGE WINNER!!! Alright ladies!!! And the WINNER of our very first Two-week wall push up challenge is.... <BR> <BR> (drum roll please....) <BR> <BR> CARA!!! WOO HOO!!! With a Whopping 2225 points! Way to go Cara, I am so proud of you! Make sure you look out for your new shiny spark goodie on your page!!! <BR> <BR> I have to also put an honorable mention for Alyssa who came in a VERY close second of 2195! Way to go Alyssa!! <BR> <BR> I will be creating a new challenge for everyone. Someone had mentioned ... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 14:50:08 EST It's CARYN'S (CARYNBABE) Wedding week Please wish CARYN a happy wedding week!!!! Her big day is August 9, 2008!!!!! <BR> Mon, 4 Aug 2008 13:03:41 EST ANXIETY? STRESS? Is anyone else feeling VERY high anxiety levels at the moment? <BR> If so how are you dealing with it? <BR> I took a quiz on and my anxiety levels are in the VERY high range at the moment. <BR> I noted that I'm not sleeping well and am very much on edge despite undertaking my usual methods of self care. I know a fair bit of this stress is wedding related, but i don't want to be highly strung on the wedding day! <BR> HELP!!! Mon, 4 Aug 2008 00:58:09 EST No Bach Party... So, today I emailed my girls that I officially do not want a Bach. Party. I am sooo digusted with all (but one) of them that I don't want anything from them, but since the Bridal Shower is in the works... I would feel bad to cancel that. <BR> <BR> BM#1- supposedly my MOH, which is also my sister... has yet to ask me how my planning is and if I need help. The last thing she said to me about the wedding is that her friend didn't get her invitation. Nice MOH huh? <BR> <BR> BM#2- In her mind... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 22:20:01 EST What are you getting your future hubby? Hey Brides! =D <BR> <BR> So, my FI told me last week that he already got my wedding gift, and bragged how expensive it was and how broke he is now, lol. He's just being a brat about bragging. <BR> <BR> So, now I really need to figure out what I am getting him. He's difficult because he doesn't like jewelry. He likes electronics, but has EVERYTHING. <BR> <BR> What are you getting your F.Hubby's??? I need ideas!=P Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:18:31 EST Exercise TV On Demand Hi Ladies! I saw some discussion about exercise TV on another board and thought I'd share with you what I found. <BR> <BR> If you have Comcast with On Demand (and possibly other cable providers have it as well), go to On Demand, Fitness & Exercise (I think!) and Exercise TV, there are all kinds of fitness videos there. I started watching one this morning that was a Brides one and it was half an hour long so is probably a decent workout. I haven't explored too much but it seems like a gr... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 09:35:15 EST Preserving your flowers? Is anyone preserving their flowers? <BR> <BR> If so, are you doing it professionally? Seems soooo pricey to do that. <BR> <BR> Or are you doing it on your own? How? I would like to practice if anyone knows a good technique. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 26 Jul 2008 22:37:45 EST The 10 Habits for optimal health The 10 Habits – Bikini Boot Camp’s Nutritional Guidelines for optimal health, body composition and improved performance. <BR> <BR> Dr. John Berardi- Precision Nutrition. <BR> <BR> Most people, when think of eating healthy or eating to loose weight, are thinking of one thing – how much they are eating or total caloric intake. However, there is more to eating well, especially if optimal health, body composition and improved performance are your goals. <BR> <BR> What you... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:45:56 EST It is CITABRIA'S wedding week!!!!!!!!!! It is CITABRIA (Renee's) wedding week!! <BR> <BR> Please congratulate her, and send her your warm wishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:33:08 EST Wedding gowns peek!!! Here it is by popular demand by NEE_NEE!! <BR> Thanks for suggesting this!!! <BR> Here is a picture of me in my dress, I prob wont keep it up here long though, cuz I don't want anyone to accidently see it like my fiance!! That would be bad!!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>esm/SecretWeddingpictures2001.jpg </link> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:27:11 EST Guest lists We started talking about guest lists elsewhere but for me it is a topic all it's own. Right now my fiance and I are at 100 to invite and since they are all family and close friends a high percentage is expected to come. But we are having an issue with people from work. There are some we have hung out with outside of work and a few people I talk to more than others during the day. If I don't invite everyone I feel I shouldn't invite just a few but it is hard because they have been supporti... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 08:57:46 EST your wedding website! So im super excited because me and my fiance made a wedding website and its pretty much done! (just need to set a date and stuff) Wedding websites are one of my fovorite things to look at so if you have any what are they? mine is =) Thu, 17 Jul 2008 10:10:29 EST Victory of the day!!!!! I resisted french fries yesturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:35:57 EST BUFF BRIDES CHALLENGE! I know it is the middle of July, but I think we can totally do this challenge!! <BR> <BR> I'm so proud of this team for doing so much cardio!!!! We already met the 3000 min mark!! <BR> <BR> So I thought that starting today, we can log in here the mins of cardio and strength training we do every week. <BR> <BR> The person that does get the most cardio and strength training will be the Buff Brides Challenge winner! <BR> <BR> So the challenge is to do 90 mins of cardio and 90 mins of stre... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:12:31 EST Tip of the day Top Seven Foods for Good Health and Longevity <BR> <BR> Black raspberries <BR> Strawberries <BR> Blueberries <BR> Flax Seeds <BR> Green Leafy Vegetables <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Broccoli sprouts <BR> <BR> Worst Seven Foods for Health and Longevity <BR> <BR> Butter <BR> Cheese <BR> Potato Chips and French Fries <BR> Doughnuts <BR> Salt <BR> Sausage, hot dogs <BR> Pickled, smoked or barbequed meat Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:03:59 EST Is it possible? Good Morning Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well. Well this morning and this week I have been thinking a lot about the wedding. Because it's litteraly right around the corner. We are getting married August 9th, in 25 days. I want to lose 10 pounds at least and I will be estatic. Do you guys think it is possible? Any advise. I need to hit the gym, but I want to make sure I am working out and using the gym to it's full potential. Any ideas on work outs. I am so motivated to lose... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:43:31 EST motivation? so it has only been 4 days and I already cheated last night! I know I need to get this weight off before the wedding, how does everyone keep themselves motivated to stay on track? Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:18:56 EST Before after animated photo help!! What is the website for that picture of what you look like now and what you want to look like with your weight off? The before and after photo of the animated girl? I cannot find it anywhere and it is driving me nuts! Thanks! Sun, 13 Jul 2008 14:29:10 EST on demand I just wanted to share that there are some interesting workouts on on-demand - I did taebo this morning! I usually use my treadmill but it wasn't gonna happen this morning but I knew I needed to do something! So I gave it a whirl - it was a pretty good work out! Just thought I would share! Sat, 12 Jul 2008 10:33:58 EST Nominate Nick and I please!!!! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Hey so I just got news that this place is giving away a photographer for weddings in 2009, here in Colorado! I'm so stoked and would love to win this as it would save sooooooo much money! Read below the what they are asking for and please please please nominate Nick and I to win! You have to hurry and do it before the end of July! If you have any questions call me or email me! <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>* <BR> Make sure to send me a ... Sat, 12 Jul 2008 00:21:01 EST Bridal Shows Has anyone been to one? What do they do there? Are they worth checking out? Who do I take with me? Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:51:09 EST Recipes Here is a fast an easy snack or breakfast! <BR> <BR> LOWFAT SMOOTHIE/SHAKE <BR> <BR> Bananas or any other fruit <BR> Skim milk <BR> honey (optional for added sweetness) <BR> <BR> Beforehand, peel and freeze bananas in a plastic bag. When you are ready, put 8 oz. of slim milk in a blender; Add bananas (1 is enough for a smoothie, 2 for a shake); Blend until smooth; Pour into a cup and enjoy! You can use any type of fresh fruit: Strawberries, apples, or oranges, the possibilities are endl... Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:49:31 EST It's ANWAHS wedding week! ANWAHS wedding is this Saturday July 12, 2008!! <BR> Please wish her a happy wedding week!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, 7 Jul 2008 10:28:20 EST Buff Brides (things from Weight Watchers) Question and Answer with Sue Fleming <BR> <BR> <BR> Finding Time for Strength Training <BR> Q: I'm going to be a bridesmaid in a wedding soon. I already try to do at least 20 minutes of cardio each day (at least 5 days a week), and two or three of those days I do 45 minutes to an hour. I really want to tone up, though. How can I work in strength-training exercises without cutting back on cardio? <BR> <BR> A: It sounds like you're off to a great start with your own Buff Bridesmaid Challenge... Thu, 3 Jul 2008 16:38:42 EST Extra Extra Here we can post interesting news stories <BR> <BR> Here is one I found <BR> <BR> The Top 20 Worst Foods in America <BR> <BR> 20: Worst Fast-Food Chicken Meal - Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips from McDonald's (5 pieces) with cream ranch sauce. 830 Calories, 55 grams fat (4.5 trans fat), 48 carbs. Add a large fries and regular soda and this seemingly innocuous chicken meal tops out at 1,710 calories. <BR> <BR> 19: Worst drink - Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo'd Power Smoothie (30 fl oz).... Thu, 3 Jul 2008 16:04:43 EST Wedding websites Post all the wedding websites you think may be fun or beneficial to your fellow brides! Thu, 3 Jul 2008 15:54:26 EST BrideZILLAS????? ???????????????? So yeah just wondering...any one else feel like they have at times turned into a bridezilla? <BR> <BR> I thought this would be a funny topic. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I swear these past few days I have been flipping out at stupid things...I think I'm just stressed. The funny thing is after everything was all said and done I laughed at myself for being so stupid and of course apologized to everyone.......geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Wed, 2 Jul 2008 13:24:26 EST July Weddings look here!! Hey gals, <BR> If your wedding is this month July 2008 please post here!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I want to make sure I know when everyone's wedding is. <BR> <BR> So far I have the following weddings: <BR> <BR> Renee (Citabria) for July 27, 2008 Wed, 2 Jul 2008 12:07:15 EST Two week Wall Push ups Challenge Ok, so I thought since people seemed to really like the idea, that I would make up a challenge for everyone to get some extra strength training in! <BR> <BR> Heres the deal... <BR> <BR> Everytime you go to the ladies room, you are to do at least 20 wall push ups. Keep track of all your push ups for the day and then post them here. I will make up a template so that you can just copy and paste it into the thread and you can just come back every day, edit the thread, so we dont have 100 differ... Wed, 2 Jul 2008 09:46:59 EST Bathroom Baskets So I am 11 days away from my wedding and am finishing off my bathroom baskets. My question to you ladies is, what are you putting in yours. I really don't want to miss anything vital so I would like some input. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Shawna Tue, 1 Jul 2008 20:42:32 EST New Ideas.... Ok girls... so here is a thought. One of my Spark friends gave me this idea. We both work in an environment where we SIT all day long. We were trading tips back and forth of how to get a little extra exercising in during the day! Lets see how many we can come up with!!! <BR> <BR> One of the ones I just started doing was, every time that I go to the ladies room, I do 20-30 Wall push ups...(making sure I am alone first, if not I go to the bathroom that is a single person bathroom..hehe) <BR> ... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 17:16:26 EST Suggestions Hello team!! <BR> If you have any suggestions whatsoever, please feel free to post your ideas in this forum! I love to hear new ideas and suggestions! Anything to help the team improve their health! <BR> <BR> adios! <BR> Josie Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:25:54 EST Weight Loss Coach Hey I just wanted to tell everyone about this new thing for Nintendo DS. I dont have a Wii because I cant ever find one,to try the Wii fit but I just saw this product online and I am excited to get it. Has anyone tried it yet? I will let you know what I find out! <BR> <link><BR>.php </link> Sun, 29 Jun 2008 16:31:49 EST What is your wedding weight? Please post here what you would like your wedding weight to be? <BR> <BR> I am shooting for 135. Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:49:55 EST When are you tieing the Knot?? My big day is October 4, 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and rapidly approaching!!! Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:47:55 EST Meet your Buff Brides Leaders Hello there team. I just wanted to introduce myself LESSOFJOSIE and E11TEENA. <BR> <BR> Me and Tina are your Team Leaders. Feel free to drop us a line if you ever need anything. We are here to help you stay motivated and reach your goals, and in the process you can help us stay motivated and reach our goals. <BR> <BR> As a team we can accomplish anything!! Sounds corny but hey it's true <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> - Josie Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:46:42 EST 5 randomest things about you. It will be a secret Here it goes......... <BR> <BR> 1. I have to sleep with the bedroom door closed at all times!!! <BR> <BR> 2. I love penguins <BR> <BR> 3. When I get nervous I ramble on and on and on <BR> <BR> 4. I love poka-dots <BR> <BR> 5. I can not tell a lie...seriously I can't I suck at it! lol Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:37:01 EST When are you tieing the not? Alright my fellow future brides, when is your big day? <BR> <BR> Mine is October 4, 2008.....rapidly approaching...yikes!! <em>30</em> <em>26</em> Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:33:34 EST Challenges I added some challenges to our group. For you newbies to spark people all you do is click the link to the right of the challenges. After that you just log in how much cardio and strength training you have accomplished. <BR> <BR> <BR> I added the following so far: <BR> <BR> 90 mins of cardio a week & <BR> 90 mins of strength training a week. <BR> If you have anything to add or suggest feel free to drop me a line!! Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:22:35 EST Chit Chat away Here's a room where we can talk about anything and everything you want to talk about. <BR> <BR> I'll start if off......Why did the chicken cross the road????? Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:18:06 EST Need a Co-Captain any takers? I am in need of a Co-Captain. <BR> If your interested let me know and you may be the lucky one!! <BR> Drop me an email or post to this thread why you think you would make a great co-captain! Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:52:56 EST Buff Brides Exercises I bought the Buff Brides book about a year ago and it is sooo great!! I highly recommend it. I started using it and it was great, I stopped though unfortunalty, but I am back on the band wagon. <BR> <BR> I am taking the 12 week crash course. I am soooo sore now!! <BR> <BR> I will post some exercise material in this room when I get a chance. Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:41:30 EST Exercise /Healthy Eating Q&A Exercise/Healthy eating Q&A go here. Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:37:46 EST Wedding topics Anything wedding related goes here. Chat away!!!! <BR> <BR> Need to talk about wedding colors, <BR> chaotic family members, <BR> chicken dance, <BR> dippy bridesmaids, <BR> hair styles, <BR> honeymoon fun, <BR> and whether or not to invite crazy uncle Joe to the wedding?......then this is the place to vent! Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:36:33 EST Introduce yourself here friends Alright I am the first, so here we go. <BR> <BR> Name: Josie <BR> Age:24 <BR> Location: chicago, IL <BR> Wedding date: October 4, 2008 <BR> Hobbies: Reading (Harry Potter rules), photography, guitar, writing poetry and video games!!! <BR> Fiance's name: Tony <BR> Goals: To feel and look amazing and be healthy. <BR> Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:33:34 EST