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GRACILU Posts: 466
4/2/14 4:36 P

I am getting married September 20, 2014. I am not focusing on my weight loss. I am focusing on my energy level. I think the busier I am the more weight I'll lose. I am going to purchase my dress in 10 days. I know it comes in my current size so whatever weight I do lose will be a bonus. I went looking for my (former) dream dress that I thought would be flattering in my current size and the wonderful staff that assisted me, put me in the dresses that were most like my (former) dream dress and I found that I the way I look right now looks better in the dresses they put me rather than my (former) dream dress. I am very pleased to see how flattering I look in dresses that I once thought I was too fat to ever wear. All I really to focus on is toning my arms more than anything else.

3/21/14 6:50 P

I am looking to lose 60 pounds in 7 months also which is what led me here. My current weight is 308Ibs and I would like to set a goal of 250Ibs by October 17 (Which is my 26th Bday). I would love to wear a nice sexy dress when me any my hubby go to dinner at our favorite 5 star restaurant( we spurlge once a year on this fine dinning experience or else we'll feel guilty about not spending the money on our 2 little ones instead lol). This thread is over a year old so....Did you meet your goal? Any tips to share? Thanks I would greatly appreciate it

ELORA101 Posts: 427
6/6/13 9:52 A

I would recommend focusing on something other than weight as the goal. If you want to wear a size 10 wedding dress, then identify areas you need to work on (inches off your waist, toning your arms, etc) and tackle those instead of a number on the scale. If you work out and tone, you may find that you only lose 30-40, but look like you wanted to!

5/29/13 1:05 P

I did something similar. I lost 83 lbs, gained back 30 and now I am trying to lose 50 before my wedding next year! You absolutely can do it!

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4/3/13 3:47 P

Absolutely :)

I lost nearly 100 pounds in less than a year leading up to my wedding. And I did it using Spark. I tracked everything I ate diligently and stayed in my range nearly all of the time and I also did 45 min on the elliptical at the gym 4-5 nights a week.

And while you can do it, don't end up like me. It has been 2 1/2 years and I have put back on 3/4 of the weight. Check out my before, after and now pics(I will get back to the after!!). Because I stopped working out and monitoring what I ate. To keep it off is a lifetime commitment. I just got back on track about a week and a half ago and am already feeling better. But you CAN do it!


Edited by: -KARMA- at: 4/3/2013 (15:51)
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3/24/13 11:09 P

You may or may not be able to lose the weight, but what about the dress? If you won't be able to fit into the dress until the wedding day, how will you know that it really will fit you properly?

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3/24/13 6:23 P

depends on how much you want it and how hard you work on it

1974SABBY Posts: 193
3/21/13 9:45 A

I think it's very possible! I've lost 14 pounds in the past 6 weeks. I'm also diabetic and have a thyroid condition. I workout ( mostly walking ), watch my carbs, lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean meats. Don't forget about the water water water!

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3/2/13 8:04 P

That depends on how much you have to lose.

The more you have to lose, the easier it is to lose it. However, if 60 lbs is all you have to lose, it may not be possible. That's because the less yo uhave to lose, the slower you can lose it.

You can reasonably attempt to lose about 3% of your remaining weight loss goal. At 60 lbs to go, you can aim for 1.8-2 lbs a week.

At 30, you'll be able to aim for .8-1 lb per week.

At 10 to go, you'll be aiming for *at most* about .25-.3 lbs per week.

It's like a bell curve. So honestly, no, I don't think you can reasonably nor safely lose 60 lbs in 7 months. However, you can certainly lose a lot, and you should definitely try. Remember, this is about being beautiful no matter your size, not only being able to be beautiful at a particular weight.

Remember that weight loss is about the foods you eat; working out twice a day won't help if you're still eating too much. Use the SP program, update your goals, and be HEALTHY. You are going to be gorgeous no matter what. All brides are. :)

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 3/2/2013 (20:05)
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3/1/13 9:53 A

I've lost 21 lbs so far in 14 day by doing a weight loss program (with help from Adipex as well) from Dramatic Weight Loss in Atlanta. You can order your products online or go into the office so it is very easy to do. However, if you do want the Adipex then you have to go into the office for that.

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2/28/13 1:41 A

Very possible, just cut out dairy & bread or breading and increase your water in take. I would suggest switching up one meal as a salad. Also no junk foods. I dropped about 40 -55 in 8 months.

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2/24/13 12:18 P

SP recommends only trying to lose 1-2 pounds a week. 7 months is about 30 weeks, so it is possible to reach your goal at a loss rate of 2 pounds/week. However, whether you can maintain that rate of loss for the whole 7 months will entirely depend on your body.

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2/23/13 12:29 P

I am getting married on September 28th and reallllllllllly want to lose atleast 60lbs before than. I am scared to death to walk down the aisle "fat" and am hoping that this goal is doable. If it means I have to work out twice a day instead of once I am willing to do it. Has anyone else lost that amount of weight in that time period??

Please any feedback and support would be sooooooo appreciated!

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