Definitely do-able :). I would recommend that you put together a plan. Do you have any idea what calorie range you eat in now? Do you have any idea what range you should be in for your goal loss? 2 lb/ week would be equal to a 7000 calorie deficit for the week, when it comes to your food in and your calorie burn from exercise. I think a really good place to start would be to figure out where you are right now. I think it is important to remember that even if you are cutting out fast food, you will still need to keep an eye on your calories. I can overeat on homemade food just as easily. Keep an eye on portion sizes in particular (I have a real problem with that). Good luck. Sparkpeople is a great resource for tracking your food when you get ready to.
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Fitness Minutes: (3,841) Posts: 149 11/27/12 1:10 P
Hi! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I think it's great that you would like to lose weight not just because of your wedding, but because of your health. I think that cutting out fast food, eating more fruit and walking 30 minutes a day will get you off to a great start, but it may not be enough. Have you checked out some of the workout videos on SP? They have a great selection, some are only 5 minutes long and some are seated workouts. Good luck!
Good job for doing this for your health!!! I am sure you will look fab in your dress either way of course! Have you bought it yet? :) Your goal would mean a little over 8 lbs loss per month, which I think is do-able (approximately 2 lbs per week). However keep in mind that people often do not loose consistently every week so you may have some plateau. As you get smaller, each pound is a higher percentage of your body weight and thus can be harder to loose. I would also recommend you look at what else you are eating other than fast-food (especially if you do plateau) and to try to eat within a good calorie range. You may even want to increase exercise as your body adjusts to it (which can help break a plateau).
Fitness Minutes: (80) Posts: 2 9/27/12 8:50 P
I think it is a reasonable goal, but just cutting out fast food and walking may not be enough. Try adding some strength training too even if with just a balance ball and free 5-10lb hand weights at home. Also, try dancing with your fiance - helps burn calories and gets you ready for your big debut on the dance floor being husband and wife. I would suggest tracking your calories, exercise, and weight on SP and gauge it after the first month (keeping in mind your first 1-2 weeks may be a lot of water weight).
Good luck to you though, keep in touch!
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 9/26/12 5:21 A
Hi, im new on here. Im getting married April 1, 2013 to my best friend. He's a BBW admirer, and im 296 pounds. So he doesnt see my problem, but i really want to loose weight before the wedding. I must clarify by saying i dont want to loose weight because of the wedding, eventually i need to try to get under 200 lbs because i have ALOT of health problems and i dont want to die just yet. But this will take a long time. I would however like to loose as much as possible by the wedding date to not look so horrible in my pics also. I am not really eating healthy or exercising. I need to change my lifestyle and do it now. I want to live and be healthy. He'll love me fat or skinny, and he tends to enjoy me eating, which doesnt help anything. I dont want to hurt myself with a crash diet, but i would like to loose at least 50 lbs in the next 6 months. Is that too much to expect to loose? I'd like to start walking at least 30 min. a day, and i've signed up to do yoga. Im also trying to cut fast food out and eat more fruit. Is 30 min. walking a day enough to be able to do this? I have broken my ankle 11 times and had 2 surgeries, i have to be careful what i do, i have chronic pain issues and carpel tunnel. If i totally cut out fast food and walk 30 min. every day could i loose that 50 by then?
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