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SADBUNHEAD SparkPoints: (0)
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5/25/12 9:19 A

Thanks everyone for the help. I finally lost two pounds and I'm so excited because for awhile it seemed as if all my hard work was for nothing. Now I just need to stay focused and keep it up. Something that really helped me this week was logging my calories.

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5/23/12 4:01 P

It sounds like you're gaining muscle! After 11 days of consistently working out, you probably gained a pound of muscle. Don't worry about what the scale says, just think about how your clothes fit and your energy level. That's so much more important than a number :)

I personally don't like clenses or fasts because I don't think they are long lasting. Sure, you drop a few pounds, but you have to feel miserable while doing it, and it comes right back. The best thing to do it to keep doing what you're doing-- eat lots of fruits and veggies and exercise. Again (and I need to tell this to myself, too!), that number on the scale doesn't mean nearly as much as the muscle tone and confidence that you gain.

JESSALYN1186 Posts: 78
5/22/12 8:40 P

30 lbs by November can be done if you lose 2lbs per week, and if you focus on that you can lose it in a healthy way and keep it off. fasts and cleanses are great to clean out your system but not to lose real weight. But I understand what you mean about a kick start. Make a major change- a cleanse, or a different kind of work out, a different schedule, or cutting or adding calories should set your body up to lose.

Good luck! and let us know what works! My wedding is less than a year away now!

SCTK519 Posts: 2,086
5/22/12 12:54 P

Are you looking to just drop weight for the wedding or to actually lose it? You'd lose weight on a cleanse, but just water weight and it's not really the beginning of a healthy lifestyle. 30 lbs by November is a pretty agressive goal and one thing to remember is that if you're getting alterations on your dress that your last dress fitting is really the goal date for weight loss.

SADBUNHEAD SparkPoints: (0)
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5/22/12 9:52 A

Hi Everyone. I'm getting married on Nov 3 and I'd really like to lose 30 pounds. I started dieting and upping my workouts around 11 days ago and I've since gain a pound. Does anyone have any tips on kickstarting their weight loss? Some people have mentioned a juice fast or the master cleanse but I'm not sure if I could stand to starve myself. Any tips?

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