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mermaidsoul

05/17/2018 2:31PM
Hello. New to DietBet. Getting married Sept 2019 and want to lose 65 lbs by this time next year in order to feellike a beautiful bride, but I need motivation.
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mermaidsoul

Thanks for the advice. Being "beautiful" isn't my only motivation, but I said I want to feel like I am. At this weight, I don't feel like it. I've never had much confidence. My fiancé has given me quite a bit in that department, but its always been lacking. It's something I need to work on and I am. My health is also a big issue. I went to the doctor in December and I went from 2 meds a day to 6. I want to get healthier so I can get off most (if not all) of the medications she put me on. So it's not all about the superficial for me. I just know I feel better inside and out when I'm at a lower weight and I'm hoping the wedding is motivation to get the weight off and keep it off.

Chipper

I'm sorry- I assumed. All the posts and forums I visited during my wedding planning seemed to be focused and obsessed with the look of the one day- the makeup the hair the teeth, the weight- I got very depressed and sad for all the brides who were obsessed with becoming someone new on their big day because they were sure that what they were at the time of being proposed to, wasn't good enough. I tend to get over-zealous trying to convince brides that their day isn't ruined because one photo showed a bit of skin overlap- you know? Or that glasses are fine, or their hair is beautiful. My best friend even is stuck in a place where she feels less of worth so I white knight all over without asking- sorry! you'll do great! You can do it!

Andrea K.

05/02/2018 5:46AM
Well I had my first fitting last week, and even though i went in saying to myself DO NOT ALTER it to be super fitted to my body... I did it anyways... So now I have to be super careful about what I eat until June 24... and i go to Italy for a week May 22 .. Lol..
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Chipper

A month should be enough time to wash out any bad you do in Italy, unless you go super hard and bad :) You can still make good choices! You can do this!

Andrea K.

haha thanks !! i have my second fitting 4 days after i get back.. prob gonna do a major detox !!!!!

Torry B.

04/29/2018 5:31AM
I have been losing relatively well over the last few months, but in the last three weeks I have completely stalled out. I have about 10 more lbs I would love to lose before the wedding July 28th. But the scale seems really stuck. Any suggestions for shifting things and making some progress after a long stall?
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Chipper

Without knowing exactly what you've been doing, I'd suggest drinking more water, changing up the workout (the body might be used to it now), eating less calories (you may be at maintenance for what you've been consuming), working out more, or trying intermittent fasting. :)

Torry B.

Workout change up is a great idea! I'm trying some spinning classes this week! Thanks for the suggestions!

Sciencegirl

04/25/2018 6:56AM
I just bought two really cute dresses on clearance from this online shop Lulu's. I knew the XL would be a little too small for me right now, but my goal is to be able to wear one of them to my bridal shower at the end of May. I think it is a totally attainable goal and makes me even more motivated to eat right and work out! What are you guys doing to keep motivated?
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Chipper

Honestly I'm trying to remind myself that a healthier version of me is the best wedding gift my future husband deserves. For me, for him, for our future children :)

Sciencegirl

04/23/2018 9:30AM
My wedding is July 14th and while losing weight for it would be great, I am really here to kickstart a lifestyle change!
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Dee

I'm in the same boat. Mine is July 12th! We just decided all of the sudden on a date and it's this July! Getting married in Las Vegas and bringing friends and family. Would love to keep in contact to have someone else to talk to about this and stay motivated with! :)

Chipper

woo nearly there! Drink a lot of water- it'll do more for weightloss than anything else!

Dee

04/06/2018 8:17AM
Hi!
I just joined this group and need the motivation! My fiance and I haven't set a date yet, but got engaged just before Valentine's Day, 2018. I haven't set a date yet because I want to look great and needed to motivate myself - my starting goal is to lose 20 lbs before I can set the date. Hopefully that'll happen in the next month or two and then, set a date :). My overall goal is to lose about 60 lbs to be where I'd like to be and to maintain for good. Hope everyone is having some success here!
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Chipper

Just remember, he wants to marry you, not the number on the scale, and if everyone else can give us love, we should be able to love ourselves too! Fellow bride here wanting to look good for the big day, but also be healthy for the children after, and for myself. You will look magnificent on that day regardless of if you hit the ideal weight you have, and when people/kids/you look back on the pictures of that day, the only thing captured on it will be the love and happiness of the day. <3 <3 Stay motivated for you! Rooting for you!

Chipper

03/15/2018 8:51AM
Hello :) I got engaged one year and two days ago- all the wedding plans are set, and now I'm waiting on tenterhooks for my first fitting of the dress I ordered. I had intended to be down already to my ideal weight, but with a change at work, deaths in the family, and just LIFE, it hasn't gotten to be! My wedding is in October, and of course I'd love to slim down, but mostly I want to go into this marriage happy with myself. I was 191, and have struggled down to 168 over the course of a few years, mostly trying to change my habits and diets, find a workout that I'll maintain and enjoy. I THINK I have found the right mix, but I'm also struggling to find community so we can keep each other motivated. Here's to all the brides in 2018!
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Mallory M.

02/07/2018 8:14AM
Hello all, currently I am not engaged yet but have been in a serious relationship for a year a three months now and we are taking about marriage. I joined dietbet because my long life dream is to wear my mothers wedding dress and if I want to make that dream come true I would need to start losing weight way in advance. I would need to lose about 25 pounds and instead of doing a fad diet after getting engaged, I would rather change my lifestyle now.
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Chipper

25 pounds can be done- don't be daunted by the number. I'd start nice and easy, finding a daily exercise, like a walk or a zumba class that you'd enjoy doing for the foreseeable future (the benefit is all that happiness endorphins bring!) and then just change the diet by replacing things with better, healthier versions of things. You'd be surprised how little it takes in a diet to become better for you!

Christine Z.

02/04/2018 8:07PM
Hello everyone!

I joined DietBet today and I am excited as well as nervous. I have struggled with weight since I was in middle school and it has held me back from really enjoying life to the fullest. The last few years I gained a significant amount of weight from the stress of a long bad relationship. After we ended things officially, I spent the next 3 years convincing myself that I did not care how I look and why even try. I had officially given up on myself. Last year I met my amazing and supportive fiance who has embraced me for who I am and helped me come to be happy with life and myself. The only thing holding me back from fully being happy is my health. I am desperate to be excited about this wedding and I want to enjoy the process. I want to be happy to take wedding pictures and be proud of who I am. My biggest fear is that the wedding day will come and I will not want to take pictures(it had been many years since I have wanted to really look at myself in a picture).

I am more motivated than I have been in years and I really hope this will be the push to keep me on track.
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Chipper

I fully am behind you on feeling better about yourself. But remember that you do have to base your feelings about yourself on more than appearance-based criteria (im sure you don't, but also saying it for anyone else struggling) Boobs sag, wrinkles grow, skin gets spotty, and you want to be proud of yourself regardless. I think if you were to keep to a routine and a healthier 'diet' (used in the proper way to mean a way of eating in your lifestyle) the mere pride in yourself for making and keeping changes, will make you glow and be radiant regardless of your weight. When we aren't proud of ourselves, or feel shame, we slouch, look down, hunker into ourselves and deflate. No matter the weight or muscle, it looks bad. When we are confident and proud, we stand up straight, smile, beam, and spread out- which is all mega slimming. It transcends the mere visual of our bodies, so feel that pride in yourself and glow!

Charlotte C.

01/21/2018 2:05PM
Hi all! I just joined DietBet (literally like 30 minutes ago). I got engaged on Christmas Eve and we are planning our May 2019 wedding. I am currently ~15 pounds from my "goal" weight (at least what I think I want my goal weight to be) and I am really hoping this will help motivate me to stay on track! I have lost about 30 pounds over the last few years but these last 15 or so have been tough! I'm hoping to get to my goal weight by this summer when I go dress shopping so I can teach myself to maintain until wedding time (any beyond!)
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Andrea K.

you can do it !!! congratulations on your engagement!