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Posts: 1 2/12/08 10:08 A
Hello... my wedding will be 9.20.2008. i started sparkpeople a while ago, but haven't ever really latched on to meet my goals. now that i have less than 8 months to go i think its time to start getting serious.
i'd like to lose 10-15 pounds and be generally more toned and healthy.
current weight: 128.0
Posts: 4 2/11/08 10:19 P
Hello ladies. My wedding date is August 16, 2008 and I want to lose at least 10lbs
Posts: 15 2/11/08 2:33 P
wow! sounds like you have lots of exciting things happening in your life! congrats to you! i have my BS in nutrition from penn state but never counted calories before so this is a learning experience! for exercise, i do kickboxing 3X/week. the classes are tough but i go at my own pace. for my 1200 calorie diet i've been eating pregresso soups for a meal (only 200 calories/can and filling!!!!) other foods i've been eating are: celery or apple with REAL peanut butter (no sugar), veggies and sargentos string cheese for snacks, hard boiled eggs, tuna salad, nuts, and lots of salads! once you start losing weight it will come off fast! just get don't lose hope getting over that hump. don't worry, you'll do it and feel GREAT! good luck! kristen
Posts: 15 2/11/08 2:22 P
hi! i'm in the same boat. i'm trying to get to the weight i was when i met my fiancé 9 years ago. i hit 30 and my metabolism seemed to come to a screeching halt! my wedding is in a few weeks, march 9th, and i'm trying to lose 15-20 lbs by then. i've lost 6 so far but will weigh myself tomorrow and hopefully lost more! i'm kickboxing 3X/week and eating 1200 cal/ day. i've found preogresso soups to be an awesome help! a can is only 200 cals and it fills you up! low sodium too! anyway, good luck to you! kristen
Posts: 5 2/11/08 11:22 A
Hi! My name is Jessica I am getting married October 18th 2008. I am hoping to loose a few pounds of fat and tone up and build some muscle along the way.
Posts: 253 2/10/08 9:58 P
Well i went in to try on dresses today. I found a couple that i loved, and looked good in at my current weight. I just hope that I look good in them when i lose my 50 extra pounds
Wedding date: Jan. 9, 2009
current weight: 187.5
Posts: 4 2/10/08 8:09 P
Hey you girls!! My name is Aymee I am 21 and I am getting married on June 21st 2008 and need to lose about 25-30 lbs. Wish me luck!!!
Edited by: AYMEEB1986 at: 2/10/2008 (20:09)
Posts: 19 2/9/08 4:30 P
My name is Julie and I'm getting married Oct. 4, 2008. I'm hoping to lose weight and get healthier before the wedding.
Posts: 253 2/9/08 3:43 P
I am a new fiance (he just asked me last night)
I have scheduled a dress fitting for tomorrow, and am really anxious. I know the dress i find won't fit in a year, but i figured it will be fun.
We are getting married in Hawaii, and I was wondering if anyone out there has any suggestions on how to plan an overseas wedding??
LilyKate wedding in Jan 09
Wedding date: Jan. 9, 2009
current weight: 187.5
Posts: 217 2/8/08 1:53 P
Hi, I'm Emily and my wedding is 9/20/08. Like many of you I gained a ton of weight while dating my fiance because we eat out a lot together and naturally he doesn't ever gain weight... but I did! I'm 29 and my matabolism has changed drasticly since I was few years younger!! I want to get back in shape and about the size I was when we started dating which means I have 30-35 pounds to shed. I started my challenge on Monday and have had a really good week so far. I heard about this site through self.com which I'm also using and am excited to talk with fellow brides in the same boat.
Edited by: CHEM920 at: 2/8/2008 (13:53)
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 4 2/7/08 9:49 P
Hi All, This is Dillard, I just started spark today and am trying it out. I'm in my late 30s. My wedding is June 21 in the Boston area, and my goal is to lose 20 pounds before the wedding. I'm having a great time planning my wedding and would love to connect to others to share ideas. My current dilemma is where to find non-floral centerpiece ideas. I'm thinking about garden lamps and an ocean theme.
Posts: 4 2/7/08 4:23 P
My name is Lauren,I'm 20 yrs old almost 21 and my wedding day is next March 14th. My goal is really to lose 10lbs by april 1st..that way when i start trying dress's on I will feel good in the one I choose. Plus I gained about 20 lbs when I got engaged, and I want to get back to close to what I was in highschool.
Posts: 5 2/7/08 12:54 P
Hi I'm margaux: I'm 20 and I'm getting married in May 2008! I'm so excited but my family has been telling me I've gained a lot of weight (mostly because I eat with my fiancee and he doesn't gain ANY weight). So I need to lose about 20-25lbs by may.
Posts: 94 2/7/08 11:06 A
Kristavia, good for you. Congrats on your wedding and your new family! You should be proud of yourself that you are taking the steps to becoming a healthier and happier you, and in that way a better mommy for your baby. The best advice I can give you is to eat plenty of veggies, drink tons of water, and get moving. Put your baby in a stroller and go for a 30 minute walk. I'm sure the weather is probably pretty good where you're at, so take advantage of it. Then increase it to 1 hour. Cut out fatty meat, sugar, and as many carbs (bread,potatoes,pasta,rice) as possible. I'm not saying go Atkins, but cutting down on carbs helps, it just does. And when eating carbs, substitue, substitute brown rice for white, whole wheat pasta for regular etc. Little changes will really go a long way. And remember, when you're tired and sweaty....think of how hot you're going to look on your wedding day! How great you are going to look in those pictures...Trust me when you feel and look great next to the man you love, all the sacrifice will be worth it!! YOU CAN DO IT!!
Hi my name is Kristavia I'm 19 I have a 6 month old baby I am going back to college to get a degree in education and I am getting married in November 2009. I know that I am obese I weigh 281 pounds but with this diet program and all of your support I know that I am going to be able to get to my goal weight of 181 in time for my wedding next year. Any advicwe that you can give me would be really great along with recipes. I live in the Bahamas so buying the recommended foods is a bit tough due to high prices but any advice on food and dealing with a new baby would still be great. Thank you all and I wish each of you luck on losing the weight your weddings and having happy and prosperous marriages. GOD bless you all
yesterday is history tomorrow a mystery today is a gift thats why its called the present
taking time to get it straight in 2008
Posts: 26 2/6/08 1:46 P
hi brides-to-be.... i'm so excited to be part of this wonderful program.... my getting married in september 2009...i need to lose at least 50 lbs.....i need support..... i hope we all have a beautiful wedding!!!! love ya all!!!
Hugs, Kisses & lot of love from ME!!! (alfy)
current weight: 212.0
Posts: 5 2/6/08 12:34 P
Hi my name is Margaux. I'm having a small wedding in May in my mother's backyard and I need to be about 20lbs lighter. Anyway, I can't wait to get results!
Posts: 9 2/6/08 9:06 A
Hi all! I am getting married in August. It's so exciting, but so much work. I want to be in shape, because we're going camping and hiking for the honeymoon. And, I'm not gonna lie, I want to look great in those pictures I'm overpaying for!
Edited by: EMILYMISKEL at: 2/6/2008 (09:05)
current weight: 143.8
Posts: 2 2/5/08 11:05 A
Hi - My name is Suzy. I just joined this site last week in hopes to make my upcoming weightloss journey even more successful. I got engaged in September - no date set yet. Working on losing about 40lbs by August hopefully!
Posts: 1 2/4/08 9:27 P
Hello to all the other brides out there! I'm jamie and I'm getting married on May 25th!
Ideally I'd like to lose 15+ lbs by then...
Posts: 1 2/4/08 8:10 P
Hello All! I am new to this, and I am not sure of how I will work out my diet, but I definitely need support and someone to answer to. I am around 180 pounds, I will weigh in tomorrow, and I would like to lose 40 pounds by my wedding date - October 31, 2008 (not a costume wedding). I began today, by working out and eating right, but I will be considering my official start date as tomorrow. Also, I have a minor addiction to red wine, any suggestions, or please tell me it's okay to have a glass or two a few nights a week. Wish me luck!
Fitness Minutes: (600) Posts: 12 2/4/08 4:37 P
Hi, My name is Danielle I am 20 years old. This is my second week I have already lost 5 pounds I am very excited. I have to admit that it is a little scary also because I always start diets and then fail. I hope this can be a place of support and that I can ultimatley reach my goal. I was 175 last week. I am now 170 and my goal is 130. I am getting married July 19 of this year and I am also turning 21 this year. I want to look good and feel good. I am young and I want to get my weight under control now.
Edited by: LAYLA2008 at: 2/4/2008 (16:38)
current weight: 164.8
Posts: 87 2/4/08 4:05 P
Yes I am!!!!!! I just joined today so I am still really new at it. I think if we support each other we can make it!!!! Boys weddins are stressful!!!!
current weight: 218.0
Posts: 35 2/4/08 3:59 P
Hi everyone, I'm Shannon and I live in California for about half the year. The other half I spend in Ireland where my boyfriend lives. We aren't formally engaged yet but are starting the planning since we will be getting married in Ireland. It will be a destination wedding for my family, not his. Since we have no date set, but we know it will be at least a year, I don't really have a desired weight...just less. I'm looking to design my own wedding dress (then have someone else put it together) and have it show off my best features. My curves. Right now I'm in the "who all is invited" stage of planning. As well as the "work out more" stage of diet/exersize.
Posts: 1 2/4/08 3:53 P
Hey Becky? still looking for a buddy? My Wedding date is in September as well (when he gets back from overseas). I want to look my best when he gets off the plane. I'm from Oklahoma, I have two children also, 13 and 7, I feel your pain. This is his second and My ummm,s econd marriage. Thought we sounded similar. Let me know if you're interested. Thanks!!
Edited by: EXXTREMERUSH at: 2/4/2008 (15:54)
Posts: 87 2/4/08 3:29 P
Hi I am Becky. I am from SC. I would like to lose around 80 pounds or so but I know I can't lose that much By wedding day which is September 12,2008. So I want to lose as much as I can until then. I have 2 delightfully, witty children. My son who is 11 and my daughter is 5. This will be my 2nd marriage and his first! I would like to find a buddy to help me and someone I can help look great on their wedding day. Good luck to you all. We can do it!
current weight: 218.0
Posts: 1 2/4/08 2:46 P
Hi, my name is Heather. I am getting married October 17, 2008. I didn't really have a specific weight in mind, but I wanted to tone up a bit before I have a kid some day. The bmi suggests I should be about 40 lbs lighter than I am so that sounds like a good goal. We could even stretch it to 50.
Fitness Minutes: (9,793) Posts: 38 2/3/08 8:18 P
Hi there! My name is Kate, and Im looking to get down to 120lbs, which is 5 lbs more than my pre-pregnancy weight, but the healthiest weight for me! My fiancee and I are getting married, hopefully, after he finishes school, and he gets settled into his job. We are doing a completely non-traditional wedding, where we are doing the ceremony, and everything, without a minister or anything (we arent religious) and without a marriage certificate. We want it to be a ceremony for our friends and family, to have a good time, while we say our own vows to commit to each other, where we dont have to pay the government for it! haha Im here, looking for motivation to lose the weight, tone up, and keep it off, as well as see ideas for weddings, and maybe some more info on them, seeing as I have no idea what all is involved in planning a wedding! :)
"The things you own end up owning you!" "You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be." "Reading is knowledge; Knowledge is power; Power is the strength to be YOURSELF" -me
Fitness Minutes: (9,043) Posts: 2,329 2/3/08 8:47 A
Hello! My name is Tracy and I was here before, but took a break and now I am back. My wedding is April 5th--just 8 weeks away. I came back to offer support and get some in return!
~Tracy~ "Dedication, determination, and keep your eyes on the prize."
Pounds lost: 7.0
Posts: 6 2/3/08 12:50 A
Hi. I am Nancy and am getting married in Punaikaiki New Zealand 4th April 2009! I want to lose 20 kgs (44 pounds?)before the big day. I have lost a lot of weight previously but unfortunately did not manage to keep all of it off :-( Here I go again!
Posts: 1 2/2/08 10:29 P
Hi, I'm Katie. I'm 25 and getting married this November. I saw a post about sparkpeople on WeddingBee.com (my new obsession)and decided to give it a try. I want to lose 30lbs by November 1 - wish me luck!
Posts: 413 2/2/08 7:02 P
Howdy Everyone, my name is Megan. I'm 24 and getting married in Maine on August 16, 2008. For my FI and his family it is a local wedding, but for my family and friends it is a destination wedding. I'm from the midwest and moved to Maine for him. Smartest move I every made. My situation is that I've lost a fair amount of weight over the last year or so (almost 30 pounds) the problem now is maintaining it. I love being outside, but in the winter it ain't easy. Right now I'm really having to focus on the diet and that is failing me. Any suggestions anyone may have would be great. Congrats to all the brides to be and newlyweds.
Edited by: SWEETLADY1313 at: 2/2/2008 (19:02)
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Total SparkPoints: 27,327
SparkPoints Level 14
Posts: 51 2/1/08 12:10 P
Hello everyone! My name is Karen and I getting married on July 19th. I'm looking to lose about 40 pounds before the big day. I'm really liking this site so far. I've been on the site for a week and I've lost 3 pounds already so I'm really happy. Good luck to everyone!
184 - New lulu shorts for running 174 - 100$ shopping spree 164 - New lulu outfit 154 - Day at spa 144 - First bikini
current weight: 183.6
Posts: 2 1/31/08 12:28 P
I am back! Hello everyone. I joined sparks people last October. I love this site. I got pregnant in Dec so I put losing weight on the back burner. My daughter is now 5 months old and I we are getting married in Vegas the first week in June!!! I just started South Beach last Mon and have lost about 6 lbs. My goal it to lose a total of 30. If anyone would like to buddy up send me a message!! Good luck to all you beautiful brides!!!
-Future Mrs. Porter-
Posts: 66 1/31/08 12:06 P
Hey everyone! I joined SP to slim down for my wedding in December. We're going to be married in West Virginia. When I started SP I wanted to lose 65 pounds. I've lost 9! Yay!
If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong. ~ Thomas Jefferson
current weight: 199.7
Fitness Minutes: (3,349) Posts: 391 1/31/08 12:02 P
Hi! I'm Jocelyn and I'm getting married June 14, 2008 in Denver, CO. So far I've lost about 6-8 pounds and I'm looking to lose about 10-15 more by the wedding. I'm a recent college graduate and now that I have a desk job the weight has snuck up on me over the last year or two. Good luck to everyone!
current weight: 152.0
Posts: 50 1/31/08 11:56 A
Hi everyone! I just joined SP yesterday and am looking to loose at least 60 Lbs by mid-September for my Nov. 1 wedding. I eat pretty well (just too much!) and drink lots of water, but find it hard to ge motivated to get to the gym. I'm excited to use the nutrition and exercise help here on the site. I hope I can keep motivated to do it. I would love support to help my reach my goal.
current weight: 186.0
Posts: 3 1/31/08 11:44 A
hi im cathy 25 im getting married march 1st. just around the cornor. not trying to lose weight for the big day but would love to be health and with the stress of planing this on our own im having a hard time sticking to a healthy lifestyle. i have done the weight loss thing a ton of times. and i lose weight just to put it back on.
Posts: 24 1/30/08 10:33 P
Hey ladies! My name is Antonetta and I am getting married November 1, 2008! My goal is to lose at least 50 pounds by the big day!
“There’s something freeing about being a loser, isn’t there?”Games episode of House
Pounds lost: 30.0
Posts: 88 1/30/08 9:00 P
My name is Erica and I am getting married the end of Nov 2008. We are planning a destination wedding and it looks as though there may be about 70-ish people coming along with us. I am hoping to lose 50-60 lbs in total, although I don't know if that will be attainable before the wedding. Any weight loss is a good one, and I will be happy with looking better than I do right now in a bathing suit this fall. After the wedding I am not going to quit, but keep going, as I want to create a healthy lifestyle for us and our 2 beautiful children that we already have together. If they learn it young, it should stick with them forever.
current weight: 180.9
Posts: 134 1/30/08 8:14 P
My name is Amanda and to be honest, I'm not even formally engaged yet. However, me and my boyfriend are planning to get married when I'm done school, which is in about 3 or 3 and a half years. Hopefully, this will give me plenty of time to get fit and healthy for my big day.
Posts: 1 1/30/08 1:30 P
Hello All of you future brides and newlyweds!
My name is Erika and I'm getting married on May 31st. I too am marrying the man of my dreams. Brandi, I saw in your post that you were looking for a buddy. I would like to be your buddy. To track progress with. I would like to lose as much weight as possible before the big day! So I am open for any suggetions and tips from anyone to help me lose as much weight as I can.
Edited by: KARLISMOMMY at: 1/31/2008 (09:09)
Posts: 7 1/30/08 1:22 P
Hello all!!! My name is Brandi and I am getting married to the man of my dreams on May 25! This is my umpteenth time around doing the weight loss thing. Last year, I lost 25 pounds on WW, moved to NYC and gained it all back! Now I'm on a mission to lose it for good! I'm really looking for a buddy to track weight loss progress with. Please let me know if you are interested!
Posts: 31 1/29/08 3:34 P
Hello everonye. My name is Amanda, and I am getting married June 6, 2009. I am currently at about 240lbs, and i am 20 years old. Which is really bad. I really need to lose weight, and I would like to be down to about 170 or less. I have been signed up to this website for a long time, but I have not been motivated, as we have had many deaths in the family. I am really needing to get some motivation for to loose weight. If anyone is looking for a buddy to talk to on MSN, I would love to have a support system!!
current weight: 248.0
Posts: 4 1/29/08 9:04 A
Hey everyone, My name is Lindsay. My highschool sweetheart of 5 years just proposed to me over christmas, we are planning on getting married next fall...I would like to get in shape by then and lose about 40 pounds.
Fitness Minutes: (15,473) Posts: 1,611 1/28/08 12:59 P
Hello ladies....my wedding is April 26, 2008....really soon : ). It will be in Noth Georgia and I am trying to lose about 15 pounds by then.... Good luck to everyone!
" The steeper the challenge, the deeper I plunge. Often the only challenge we cannot live up to is the one we set for ourselves. The only hard thing to please is the fire within yourself." Written in 2007 by Ashwin Ganesh --- India
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” -Confucius
current weight: 139.4
Posts: 222 1/28/08 12:23 P
Hi, my name is Suzanne. My wedding is planned for November, most likely the 6th or 7th. It will take place on a cruise ship on one of the at sea days. (Still waiting to hear which one is the formal night). It will be just him and I, then a small party for family after we return. I'm 37 years old. First wedding for me, will be his second.
Overall, I have about 65 pounds to lose to be at a healthy (non-overweight) weight. Not sure how realistic it is to expect that before my wedding. For now, my focus is more on making consistent strives on good eating and exercising and see where that takes me.
Looking forward to meeting you all and staying active with this team
Edited by: SUEKNICE at: 1/28/2008 (12:34)
Current Short Term Goal: Lose 5 Pounds
Pounds lost: 2.2
Posts: 6 1/28/08 12:04 P
Hi! I'm Kelli. I'm getting married in December to my college sweetheart. I'm trying to lose 20 pounds. I've lost 7 since New Years.
Posts: 11 1/28/08 11:37 A
My name is Jennie and I am new to SP as of last week. I got engaged in September of 2007 and we are getting married in October 2008!! My goal is to lose 29 more pounds by then and have lost 8 since New Years!! I seem to be plateaued and just wanted to meet new people that have the same common goal and could hlpe wiht motivation!!
Pounds lost: 1.6
Posts: 187 1/28/08 11:13 A
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