Darci
Beginner June 2021

Let's talk weight loss

Darci, on April 26, 2020 at 8:52 AM Posted in Fitness and Health 1 24
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Hi ladies. Like most brides to be, I'm planning on working towards a goal weight for my big day. It isn't until June of 2021, so I have time. What helped you in seeing the most success? I've done keto and the weight came right back plus some. I'm looking to lose only around 40 lbs at MOST. Honestly, even 20 would be fine, but it's those 20 that are the hardest?



Does anyone have a good cleanse to recommend?? TIA

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Latest activity by Erika, on June 1, 2020 at 3:29 PM
  • Megan
    Beginner February 2021
    Megan ·
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    I want to lose 25 by my wedding day, April 24th 2021. Curious to hear opinions because other that working out (when the gyms open back up) I’m fresh out of ideas!
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  • Izzykern
    Super April 2021
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    Almost date twins! I am looking to lose about 20 lbs (at most) before our wedding day but it’s a struggle right now at home lol. I have been running outside 3x per week and using adjustable weights and a tricep bar for strength training at home. At the gym, I usually start with strength training (mainly using dumbells, kettle bells, box jumps, and other body weight exercises) then I would do 30-45 min of cardio! That regimen really keeps me in shape but honestly diet is the biggest part of weight loss for me — we have cut out sugar, vegetable oils, simple carbs, and eat a keto inspired diet. Definitely so hard to keep in shape during this quarantine though :/
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  • Darci
    Beginner June 2021
    Darci ·
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    I feel you there!! Definitely trying to avoid the quarantine-15!!!
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  • Kathryn
    VIP August 2020
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    Keto and no soda. I really do low carb- making sure I keep my blood sugar down because I'm a diabetic. The weight melted right off. Best advice? Try to avoid potatoes, white bread, and soda. I think I lost fifteen pounds purely by not drinking soda and avoiding french fries.
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  • Natalie
    Super November 2020
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    I’m using WW (the new name for Weight Watchers) and really like it. I’ve lost 22lbs since January (even with quarantine).
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  • Katie
    Dedicated May 2021
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    Honestly everyone is different. For YEARS I would workout everyday and it did nothing for me; I actually gained weight from this. In the past year I’ve lost 30lbs from changing me eating habits and making sure I get steps in everyday. My eating habits are non-restrictive!! So I eat pizza every now and then and other things that are not the healthiest!! When I do have unhealthy meals or if I know I will be having a meal like this for dinner I will make sure to have a healthy breakfast and lunch. I only drink water and have cut out Dunkin (I get it about once a month now!) I do drink homemade coffee every morning with almond milk and sugar free coffee syrup that I buy on amazon!
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  • Nina
    Beginner August 2020
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    I started WW in February and I lost 10 pounds, which was my goal weight loss, and I don’t really work out. Honestly I still don’t know how I pulled this off because it didn’t seem like I was depriving myself with their point system!
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  • Melanie
    Dedicated April 2021
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    Every body is different and will react different to a change in lifestyle. But, I will suggest that “cleanses” are not the way to go for lifelong results. If you know the gym isn’t your ideal lifestyle, find a way you love to move whether it’s walking, running, yoga, Pilates, dancing, anything to burn calories. Make small dietary changes that you can stick to! If you “cut out carbs” you’ll want them more because you’ve made them forbidden! I recommend working with an RD (registered dietitian) if you can to help figure out foods that will help you reach your goals for life, not just one day.
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  • Natalie
    Devoted December 2021
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    I quit soda & juice 2 years ago and it was the most effective in helping me “maintain” my weight along with regular cardio. I have always had trouble losing weight - looking to lose 40 pounds too!!! - and so far, the best option was to cut carbs COMPLETELY and introduce weights into my workouts. Once I get used to this new at-home-workout-routine, I’m sure I’ll be able to implement more creative ideas.
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  • Jordan
    Devoted August 2020
    Jordan ·
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    I’m a coach for Beachbody! They give you thousands of online workouts that can help lose weight and tone muscle! I’ve lost all my baby weight doing it! And especially since gyms may not be open for a while, workouts at home are the best choice! If you have any questions you can message me!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    For me it’s finding the right workout that you like enough to stick to
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  • Karla
    Super February 2020
    Karla ·
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    I lost 42 lbs in a year and a half. That was with me going on and off with my diet — holidays, vacations, just didn’t feel like it. Lol.


    I helped kickstart the weight loss with (clean) keto and lost around 25 pounds in 3 months. Then the holidays rolled around which is also when we got engaged so I stopped. I didn’t go balls to the wall eating everything in sight, but I definitely wasn’t watching it and enjoying my share of desserts. lol I refused to weigh myself after the holidays and just went back to watching my calorie intake and food choices and I ended up losing another 5 lbs after a month. I was able to keep the weight off for a year with very minimal dieting and exercise— I just did intermittent fasting where I only ate during a 6 hour window (1pm-7pm).
    I ended up losing another 12 lbs during the last 7 weeks leading up to my wedding by combining intermittent fasting, eating low carbs/sweets, cutting out alcohol, and light exercise.
    So I went from 145 lbs (August 31, 2018) to 103 lbs (February 22, 2020).
    I’ve probably gained like 3 lbs overall since my wedding and that’s because of quarantine. We definitely do not eat clean, we drink wine and beer everyday. And we snack all throughout the day. But my husband and I need to get back on track or it’ll be a slippery road for us at this rate. Haha
    I would definitely try intermittent fasting if you haven’t already. I think it really helped with my weight loss and was really manageable!
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  • Darci
    Beginner June 2021
    Darci ·
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    I've tried it a little but I definitely didn't stick with it at all! I'll definitely give it another shot. What type of exercise do you do?? I went from not working out ever to starting when I was 119# and it came so easily. Now that I'm not in shape, I can't figure out what to do!
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  • A
    Dedicated September 2021
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    The gym was the best thing that happened to me! I have never looked better in my life. I don't think numbers on the scale changed so much but I lost inches. I would suggest doing work out classes or something that holds you accountable if you aren't the best self-motivator in the gym like me. If you put me on a stationary bike, I'd probably do it for 15 minutes, but put me in a class and I'll do 90 minutes.

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  • Karla
    Super February 2020
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    Yeah, I love IF. My mom also did it and she lost like 20 lbs and has been keeping it off.


    So I started gaining weight when I first started dating my husband. I went from 98 lbs to 145lbs in like 4 years. Back then (in my best shape), I used to do a mix of barre classes, Pilates, boot camps, bikram yoga, and cardio. I would work out twice a day for 5 days a week. I was also in my early/mid 20s too. Haha
    Now that I’m older, I workout like 2-3x a week. I just either do cardio at the gym or cycle at home in front of the tv. I’ll take a hot yoga, soul cycle or barre class here and there to mix it up. If I’m feeling extra lazy, I’ll go to Disneyland with my husband or friends so we get some type of exercise by walking the park. Lol
    I would just start little by little. Like light cardio 1-2x a week and slowly increase it every couple of weeks. That way you’re not burning yourself out and quitting before you build habits. Same goes for IF. Start off doing a 12 hour fast. Then slowly start decreasing the window hours.
    I definitely didn’t work out my back and arms enough for my wedding which I kind of regret, but not enough that I didn’t think I looked good in my dress lol.
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  • A
    Dedicated September 2021
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    But in terms of actual weight loss, that happens in the kitchen. It is a full lifestyle change.

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  • Nicole
    Just Said Yes September 2020
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    I am too! I've lost 15 lbs in 3 months!

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  • Kerin
    Super February 2021
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    Hitting the gym and doing a ton of cardio will likely backfire. I've found the most success with watching what I eat, eating slowly and stopping as soon as I'm full, plus doing high intensity circuit training (google HIIT exercises) 4 days a week for 20 minutes a day. I took Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday as my non-workout days and made sure I was drinking plenty of water. Dropped 15 lbs in a few weeks and have kept it off now since the holidays. I used to weight 338 lbs, I'm around 225 right now (I had gastric sleeve surgery in 2016).


    Hope that helps...from someone who has struggled HARD with my weight since I was a teen.
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  • Pia
    Super May 2021
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    I had lost weight but this stay at home I’ve put it back on. So depressing. What I did was monitor my eating habits . Drank TONS OF WATER. Walked 45-1 hour either every day or every other day. Planks squats when my old knees didn’t hurt and tried not to eat after 7pm. You have time those fad weight loss I’m not a fan of . However . I hear they work but you have to stay in them . Walking a lot . I’ve been trying to get back into routine but being in my 50+ and premenopausal does not help . Of late my daughter and I now go walking a minimum of 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours . You can do this! Get your motivation on. Love yourself and don’t go hurting yourself to loose weight ( by starving ). Take each day one at a time. Congratulations 🍾
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  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
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    I've Lost 45 Pounds Since October, 50 Is My Goal. I Cut Out All Sugary Drinks And Kept To A Calorie Budget. I Started At 1800 Calories And Slowly Worked Toward **** Calories A Day. Everybody is different but you will want something that is sustainable, for most people Keto isn't because the weight comes right back. I eat whatever I want but make it fit into my calorie budget so I am not in any type of way depriving myself, because deprivation leads to failure. I started off using NOOM, and then transitioned off of it. As of Right now I am transitioning OFF of tracking my calories, but am continuing to eat the same way I have been. Creating a calorie deficit is the best way to lose weight. Start small, replace soda/juice with water(water helps with cravings, bloating, etc.). Replace high calorie snacks with low calorie snacks. Eat serving sizes. Plan your meals out for the day so you won't get off track. Good Luck ! If You Want it Bad Enough You Will Reach Your Goal. Smiley heart

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