Brittany
Super May 2020

Get Fit For My Wedding- need Help!

Brittany, on September 13, 2019 at 4:48 PM Posted in Fitness and Health 0 48
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Okay, so this may seem really pathetic but I seriously need help with losing weight. I have been religiously going to the gym since August of 2017, changing up the workouts, going in the mornings or going in the evenings during the week (depending when and if I get up in the mornings) or usually in morning or afternoon on weekends. But I have yet to find something that helps me consistently lose the weight. I juggle the same 20 pounds constantly. I do pretty good with watching what I eat for the most part but I still slip up and it's really upsetting and frustrating. I also have PCOS (Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome) and hypothyroidism which make it EXTREMELY difficult to lose weight. Does anyone have any tips for those health issues that I can basically walk over them and lose the weight any way? I've tried just about every fad diet you can think of so I don't want to do those. I just want a lifestyle change, a plan per say, that I can stick to. PLEASE HELP! I'm desperate. I go to the Planet Fitness on Whipple Ave if there are any Canton Ohio Brides looking for a gym buddy to workout with. I have 8 months to go til the wedding...

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  • B
    Devoted July 2017
    Becky ·

    Have you talked to their trainer? I go to a Planet Fitness in Illinois, and I felt like I was spinning my wheels until I got some advice from the trainer as far as what machines and order, etc. As far as the other issues go, I would suggest talking to a medical professional about your eating - I wish I had better advice, but those medical issues definitely need more help than I can give you . . .

    I will say - whether you lose the weight or not, you are going to be a beautiful bride.

  • Jennifer
    Super September 2020
    Jennifer ·
    Weight loss is mostly diet. With your medical conditions, I would highly suggest keto as it will actually help with those as well.

    And, like I always used to tell my clients, "when you have a goal to meet, it's way more important to put the work in on the days you don't feel like it the most."
  • Stephnie
    Dedicated February 2020
    Stephnie ·
    I can’t give you advice about diet and weight loss. But I’d like to tell you two things. Easier said than done advice-as I have trouble taking my own advice.

    Losing weight for the wedding wont work as much as you want it to. You already have health issues and giving yourself a deadline just adds stress which will be even more harmful to your body. You might end up depressed or angry with yourself over things you can’t control due to your medical issues. Set your goal to be healthy for your future. Forget the scale and the tape measure. Focus on good results like low cholesterol.

    Second, your fiancé loves you already. Right now. Today. No matter what that scale says. I guarantee when you are walking down the aisle towards your love, the smile on your face and the love in your eyes will make you the most beautiful bride in the world.
  • Jessica
    Dedicated November 2020
    Jessica ·

    Hey girl!

    so I def do not recommend fad diets, the key to weight loss and sustaining it is a lifestyle change. I would say try intermittent fasting and just keep track of what you are eating every day. I think writing it down helps keep accountability. Also AlaniNiu has pills called Balance, it has helped me with my hormones being all over the place, that might be able to help you. They have a website but I just pick mine up at GNC.

  • Emily
    Devoted October 2020
    Emily ·
    Try whole30! It’s specifically not a diet and not designed to lose weight although it’s a great side effect. It’s just a reset. Eliminate the inflammatory and unnecessary foods (sugar, dairy, grains, legumes alcohol) for 30 days. I was struggling to find anything to help me feel better and lose weight. I haven’t felt like I’ve been on a diet. I’m just eating Whole Foods and I feel so good after every meal. My skin is clearer and brighter, my energy and mood is better and my clothes are looser. I recommend starting here because mentally and physically is a game changer. Then you may be in a better headspace to move forward. There are a million DELICIOUS recipes on Pinterest and meal prep ideas! Good luck!
  • Lara
    Devoted October 2019
    Lara ·

    I would recommend focus on the food. Dont depend on workout to help you lose much weight.

    It's simple calories in vs. calories out. Find out what you burn each day (it will be way less than your FH) and then eat less calories than that to lose weight.

    Dont do a fad diet. Keep exercising. Limit carbs, cut out soda, cut WAY back on fried food, no fast food. Chicken, fish and veggies.

  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    This. It’s simple math. Consume less calories than you burn. Low carb diets are also typically most effective for those with PCOS.
  • B
    Savvy September 2020
    Brittany ·
    Girl you and me both! I felt like I was reading someone describing my own life! I too have PCOS and struggle with my weight, while my fiance can literally blink and loses 5lbs no problem. I joined Weight Watchers and it helped a little bit, but I found myself getting frustrated after the first 7lbs came off, because thats all that I could shed. Contemplating trying Keto soon.

    We also share a name, and I live in Canton Michigan 😊
  • L
    Savvy August 2020
    Leslie ·
    I dont know anything about your diet or exercise regimen but I can offer some advice. First, exercise is just as important as your diet. Without keeping tour metabolism high, you will need to eat fewer and fewer calories to maintain any weight loss. Losing 20 lba is great! But you now are expending that much less energy carrying 20lbs less around so your body needs less calories. To combat this, you really need at least 30 mins of cardio every day. Additionally, weight training will help boost your metabolism and make you look awesome. So incorporate both regularly. And many will say that a brisk walk is enuf. Its not. You should really be challenging yourself on both cardio (intensity, duration or both) and strength training. Secondly, eat like you are training and not dieting. That means watch your calories but eat foods that provide your body with real nutrients it can use...protein, fat, and carbs. 200 cals of fatty chips does not equal 200 cals of lean protein to your body. A cal is not just a cal. Lastly, as you mentioned, think of this as a lifestyle rather than just losing wt for the wedding. Always strive for progress, not perfection. Measure you against you and not others. See how far you have come and where you want to go. And if you do slip up occasionally, make it brief and get right back to it. Be happy with your efforts.😊

  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
    Brittany ·
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    Yes I spoke to the trainer, I got a workout plan from him but I feel like he made it too easy because I’m a girl. For example: I had the leg press in my previous workouts doing 340lbs and he put me on for 90... I’m just like why? But thank you. I appreciate your information.
  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
    Brittany ·
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    I tried keto for over a month and I felt awful. I didn’t like how fatigued I felt and I always felt overly weak. I just don’t do well with fad diets. Thank you so much for your info though
  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
    Brittany ·
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    Thank you!
  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
    Brittany ·
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    Thanks!! I really appreciate it! I hate the fad diet BS honestly haha
  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
    Brittany ·
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    Thank you! I will look into that!!
  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
    Brittany ·
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    That is wicked cool! Twinsies in many ways hahaha. I’m sorry you struggle with PCOS. it’s a pain in the butt honestly. I hate it. Keto made me feel awful. I felt weak and fatigued. Ick. I hated that. But you may like it. Good luck!
  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
    Brittany ·
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    Your advice has been the best advice so far. I feel like you really listened to me so thank you so much for that. I really appreciate it. I have been watching what I eat and if I have a free meal, I do a double workout. I do 30 minutes of cardio every day already and weights when I can.
  • Amber
    Savvy January 2022
    Amber ·
    I don’t have any advice for you but I am interested in any advice given. I also have hypothyroidism and have been told I probably have PCOS. I have always struggled with my weight. I’m newly engaged and have a lot of time before my wedding, but am trying to use it as motivation to start working on my diet and exercise again.
  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
    Brittany ·
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    I had 2 years and I’m just juggling the same 20lbs so I don’t know where else to go. Other than surgery.
  • L
    Savvy August 2020
    Leslie ·
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    I am glad you found this helpful. Good luck and keep your chin up.
  • Emily
    Devoted October 2020
    Emily ·
    If you do, I recommend getting the daily journal off amazon! It’s like a little pep talk each day and tells you how you might be feeling each day and how your body is adapting. It’s super cool! Fruits to me now are suuuuper sweet without having any sugar for 23 days!

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