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WONDERFULANGEL5 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/12/13 10:32 P

Hi, I am working out with my best friend...We are doing taebo , Jillian Michaels yoga dvd along with the Jillian Michaels extreme shed and shred dvd too...We are even walking too...i am working out at home with my exercise ball and weights along with doing push ups too... I have lost weight since i have been working out with best friend Tori...She is the best ...

ANGIE8975 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/26/13 12:40 P

I am getting fit for my brother's wedding this October the 19th.

SABLEARTS SparkPoints: (27,929)
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Posts: 40
1/18/13 6:54 P

SW: 267lbs
CW: 236lbs
GW: 165lbs... but I'll be super happy with anything under 200 since I last saw that number at the age of 15!

Our date isn't until 3/29/14 (I wanted a long engagement so I could really enjoy it before the hardcore planning started - we have already been engaged for 6 months!) so I think I have time to get to where I want to be. Mostly, I really, really want a Vera Wang dress, and those only go up to a "wedding dress size" 12... which is more like an 8...

I have been going to the gym every other day - c25k, sometimes the elliptical, and lots of strength training to get my arms and shoulders in shape to be strapless-ready!

Edited by: SABLEARTS at: 1/18/2013 (18:55)
JSLICE812 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/11/13 11:45 A

SW: 210.5
CW: 204.5
GW: 165
Date: 4/18/14

I've been tracking my nutrition, drinking my 8 glasses of water, I've been walking on the treadmill (3.7mph; incline: 8) for 40-60 on weekdays (burning at least 450 calories per day) and I do 2 days of strength training. Insanity starts next week.

CHLOEAGH SparkPoints: (29,002)
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1/9/13 5:28 P

Training for 5k races right now. I mostly just want to lose inches, not pounds, so I eat healthy and work on my cardio and strength training.

1/9/13 3:28 P

SW: 192
CW: 187
GW: 162

I'm focusing on getting to the gym Mon-Fri. My partner and I might do a workout video together on the weekend, or go for a walk, and then that's a great bonus, but for the next 3 weeks I'm making my Mon-Fri gym appointment non-negotiable. After 3 weeks I'm planning to recommit to another 3 weeks of 5x/week. (I find it easier to stay motivated with these kinds of short term goals.) Anyway, once I'm at the gym I do anything, as long as it includes 30+ mins of cardio.

I'm tracking in the Sparkpeople app and sticking to 1200-1550 calories/day. I'm not perfect every day, but I'm trying to cut out/cut down on gluten (for diet and other health-related reasons).

I've lost 5lbs and quite a few inches, so I'm excited to stick with it.

1/9/13 1:11 P

Getting back into consistent tracking and trying circuit training at my gym! Went to bootcamp with my parents a couple times over the holidays and loved it.

ENCINOJIM SparkPoints: (2,924)
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11/5/12 2:09 P

SW 246
CW 239
GW 199
Wedding Date: 7/27/13

Eating Healthy (and tracking my calories), exercising (both cardio and strength training), and constantly keeping my goals (both short and long term) in mind

11/1/12 10:02 A

SW 190
CW 187
GW 170

I have just started (10 days) wedding date is 26th December 2013.

Main exercise is walking started at 1 mile per day and now up to 2 1/4 miles per day.

Some minor room exercise but nothing too much it is working and watching what I am eating in the portion size.


BRENFID1 SparkPoints: (1,988)
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Posts: 112
10/17/12 5:03 P

SW 181.4
CW 164
GOAL W 126

Hi all, my wedding date is set too August 5, 2013

I pray i can reach my goal weight.

I started a exercise routine which consists of cardio on the treadmill (Interval training) then I go to do my strength training right after the treadmill, I alternate days with a 1 mile the next day will be a 3.2 mile) 5 days per week....I will walk 3 minutes and run 2 minutes until my goal distance has been met, then i will go work out on my strength training for 1 hour - 1.5 hours, before leaving the gym, on my 1 mile run day i will run another mile then i am done my workout for the day,
I also follow sparkpeople calorie count per day....its week 7 and i lost a total of 17 pounds....

Edited by: BRENFID1 at: 10/17/2012 (17:22)
ABUNNIABLE SparkPoints: (0)
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2/6/12 4:23 P

Well I looked up articles on wedding workouts and theres one that I found called Wedding Dress Workouts. I found this really helpful. I am having a little problem though with my fiance because he is thin and he doesn't even try to be thin. So its really hard for me to watch him eat his favorite foods. Not to mention tomorrows pizza Tuesday. Usually every Tuesday get two large pizzas and some crazy bread. So instead I'm going to be doing my own pizza...1 piece whole wheat tortilla put a little olive oil on one side so it gives it that crunchy texture. Put some mozzarella cheese, spinach, and black olives on it. Put it in the oven for about 7 min at 350 degrees.

JMMBRIDE2B SparkPoints: (0)
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2/6/12 12:12 P

I am eating well (limited carbs, lots of lean protein etc) and doing 40 mins of cardio on the elliptical 3-4 times a week, plus gradually increasing strength training 3 times a week.
I've been doing this for a month and lost 7.4 lbs already!

start: 154
current: 146.6
goal: 128

Wedding is October 7th.

DYNAMICYOU SparkPoints: (0)
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2/1/12 9:33 P

I am training a couple of brides to be who are struggling with their eating and trying to workout before their big day.

They had similar routines, a lot of cardio, in order to get toned. You really need to use weights though..or your own body weight. They help sculpt your body into the beautiful statue it can be! Strength training isn't just for bodybuilders anymore.

Try this routine 2-3 times per week as a basic start on non cardio days:
25 - 30 min total (trick is to get your heart rate up to burn calories / fat)

1. body Squats in place (15 reps)
2. Push ups (10 reps)
3. Sit ups (10 reps)

Do this circuit 10 times or until 30 min is up. It's as simple as strength training gets but will let your body organically get stronger.

LDSTUMF2013 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/1/12 4:44 P

SW 205
GW 135

Wedding: September 28 th 2013.

To get into shape I decided on this routine.
MW 15 min of elliptical, upper body workouts, 15 min elliptical.
TTh 15 min of elliptical, lower body, 15 min elliptical
F 15 min of elliptical, full body, 15 min elliptical.

weekend: outdoor sports

at the end of each workout I stretch for ten min.

I am hoping this will help me firm and tone my body.

MOTIVATEDKAT SparkPoints: (0)
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1/31/12 11:31 P

I am eating well below my points each day and working out 4 times a week! Which is a lot for somebody who used to not work out at all! lol

Mon ~ 25 minutes on eliptical (2 miles, 307 calories)
10 minutes on hand bike (45 calories)
2 leg machines
4 arm machines
10 minutes on treadmill (90 calories)

Tue ~ 30 minutes on eliptical (over 2.5 miles, 375 calories)
10 minutes on hand bike (45 calories)
10 minutes on treadmill (90 calories)

Thur ~ same as monday

Fri ~ same as tuesday

REACHFIZA SparkPoints: (0)
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1/31/12 10:07 P

Hello all,

I am not getting married myself, but have a wedding to attend in June 2012. I am tired of always being the fat girl in the room. I have been an on again off again dieter who has finally realized that I really have to get serious about this due to my cholesterol numbers going up. I have started P90X Lean and am in my second week. My goal weight from a year from now is 123 lbs, but am hoping to be between 155 and 160 lbs by June.
Good luck to everyone. Lets do this together!!!

AML05030 Posts: 562
1/31/12 3:23 P

SW; 184
CW; 180
GW; 160 (or a wedding dress smaller emoticon )

I am going to start the 30 day shred on MARCH 1st! That will help me loads-- I lost like 8 inches off my entire body last time I did it-- didn't lose much weight though. I am okay with that too--so long as that size 18 dress becomes a 16 (or even 14) by November!

I dance to zumba at least 2 times a week. I run on the treadmill 4 to 5 times a week and with Jillian Michaels I will do her shred every day! Plus eating within a healthy range and adding more fiber to my life.

KITTEN_351 Posts: 495
1/31/12 11:15 A

SW: 145
CW: 140
GW: 120
Wedding: 23 June 2012

By the way, I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get to my goal weight, but if I see 12 in the beginning of my weight, I'll be happy.

My routine is:

Walk at work on lunch and breaks - 60 minutes Monday-Friday
Zumba or other intense cardio - 18-60 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
Strength training - 15- 30 minutes Tues (arms), Fri (abs), Sun (legs)
10-minute trainer with Tony Horton - Tues (cardio), Thurs (yoga), Fri (whole body), Sun (yoga)

Just started this routine at the beginning of 2012 and already lost 9 pounds and gained 4 pounds back during my TOM. We'll see where this goes...prior to this I did some of this here and there, but not structured like this and I skipped days here and there. Now I'm resolved not to skip any days and to keep the structure for at least 28 days.

After 28 days I might switch up the routines for strength training, but keep the overall minute total.

Edited by: KITTEN_351 at: 1/31/2012 (11:22)
JIMCOB24 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/31/12 1:19 A

I have a little over 4 months until my wedding to the woman of my dreams. I weigh 252 lbs. right now and my goal is 205, which was my college weight. I'm 36 now, and know I can get there. I've completely changed my eating habits and am tracking my calorie intake, and I started P90X today. Here is to a lifestyle change and becoming the man I used to be.

QUID_PRO_CROW SparkPoints: (0)
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1/30/12 10:47 P

I read somewhere that people who are above their ideal weight and trying to drop pounds/kilos often eat less than people who aren't trying to lose weight. I know it's certainly the case at my house. My partner is a lean, lean bean and gorges himself. I eat less and I am affectionately know as the "butterbean" to his "string bean" :D

But he moves around, constantly. Doesn't have a desk job and is naturally hyper. And he favours lean protein over carbs. Whereas I'm vegetarian and have a hard time eating enough protein and so my diet is carb-heavy.

Good luck to you - and enjoy your dog walks! I wish I could "rent a dog" three times a week. I really miss taking a pooch on a walk.

FULLGLASSEYES SparkPoints: (100)
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1/30/12 10:21 P

SW: 148
GW: 125

I absolutely loathe going to the gym, so I have been hiking with my dog at least 3 times a week. I plan to add some strength training and some serious cardio as I get more in shape- just ordered a couple dvds with a variety of short workouts that can be done alone or combined to keep me interested.

As for calorie counting, I am so glad I joined Spark People because I found out that I was not getting enough calories every day (I was trying to "diet" on my own)! Now that I have the right amount of calories, I have been looking more closely at my carb, fat, and sodium intake. Getting the right kind of calories is so important- it was no wonder I was not losing weight but practically starving at the same time.

I wish you all the best of luck in your weight loss and fitness goals and also in your future marriages!

QUID_PRO_CROW SparkPoints: (0)
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1/30/12 5:53 P

SW: 103
CW: 101.4
GW 78 kg
Wedding: 14 July 2012

I'm tracking calories and, oddly enough, I've ditched the gym.

I've been a regular gym-goer for years. I've gone 5 days a week, religiously.

However, lately I've found that I'm not actually motivated at the gym and my workouts haven't been very intense. I just sort of cruise along, ride the stationary bike and watch TV and don't really build up a sweat. HOWEVER, because I've ticked 'gone to the gym' of my to-do list I feel virtuous (and justified in pigging out).

So I quit the gym and now I'm walking to the train station just after the one I usually go to (2km away) in the mornings, and do the same in the afternoon, so I'm getting about an hour of walking up/down hills in my day.

I'm also walking up a very steep hill (2km climb) 3 times a day near my house. Hills make my heart pound, even if I go slow, so I can't "cheat" like I did at the gym by cruising.

I'll start encorporating strength exercises into my day as well, but for the moment I'm just getting used to the big increase in daily walking (and already feeling better for it).

NORIGREY SparkPoints: (0)
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1/27/12 10:36 A

SW: 177
GW: 135
CW: 164

I count calories every day and do a round of Barre3 every day. Slowly I am losing. I don't have a wedding date, but eventually I will and I'd like to be fit before then so I can look for dresses in the right size.

KATEATITAGAIN SparkPoints: (0)
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1/26/12 2:17 P

SW: 157.8
CW: 151.8
GW: 130 by April

My wedding is at the end of July; my dress comes in at the end of March/beginning of April and I'll have to have it taken in some anyway, so I hope to get to goal before then and then maintain and keep toning until the wedding.

The biggest part of my plan is to track my meals and eat the correct portions. As for exercise, I'm training for a marathon at the beginning of March (running 5 days a week), and I'm currently doing the 28-day boot camp challenge for toning. After that, I'll probably do P90X or Crossfit with the fiance, modified of course.

Good luck, ladies!

SOUPTIN Posts: 743
1/25/12 7:54 A

hey! wow thats ambitious of you! I doubt you will have any trouble making it to you GW with a plan like that!

Im getting married in November (engaged on New years)
this is my plan:

SW: 172
GW: 135
CW: 161

Plan: Clean eating, cardio 4 times a week (speed walking or class at the gym) total time a week 4-5 hours
Wii fit 5 days a week or a combined total of 2.5 hours a week min.

to hit my goal weight I need to lose 3.5 pounds a month until the wedding-I think thats totally reasonable...ideally I want to lose more but this is goal I am starting with.

we can totally accomplish this!!

EMSTEVE12 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/23/12 11:03 P

I am just curious what your past exercise routines have been like, how they are working so far, and what your SW and GW are. Ill start with mine....


Cardio 6x/week 40 min each day (Mon-Sat)
Strength Training 3x/week 20 min each day (Sun, Wed, Fri)

This is my new routine but it helped me lose a lot of weight in the past.

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