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Just Said Yes November 2020

Realistic weight loss for November wedding?

Samantha, on June 16, 2020 at 9:24 AM Posted in Fitness and Health 0 13
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Hi ladies! I just got engaged last week, and we are planning a November 2020 wedding. I know it's crazy planning it so soon, but we want to make sure our Grandmothers will be healthy enough to be there. I have been married before, and absolutely hated the way I looked in my dress. I don't want that to happen this time. Can anybody recommend exercises, meal plans, or specific meals they like? I have no idea how much I can lose by November, and still have time to find a dress.


Thank you!

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Latest activity by Samantha, on June 29, 2020 at 7:22 PM
  • Sara
    Dedicated August 2020
    Sara ·
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    If your up for a challenge, there is a youtuber called chloe ting. She has workout plans, meals she eats videos all for free. I have done 2 of her challenges, one 2 week challenge and one 28 day challenge and I can see a huge difference in how my body looks and feels. I wasnt doing it for serious weight loss though. So I don't know if itll give you the results your looking for but working out never hurts! Good luck!
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    For more than 30 yrs I've been a huge fan of WW.... I've been a lifetime member pretty much at goal and have done just about every version of the program. It just gets better and better; it really can be a sustainable lifestyle change. Good luck!

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  • A
    Super August 2020
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    0.5 to 2lbs a weeks is considered healthy.

    For what to do, I think you really have to look at where your lifestyle could use improving. For example, my fiance struggle with portion sizes so his key to losing weight is counting calories and measuring food. My struggles are weekends: overindulging and alcohol calories.

    Some programs that are good are: WW and South Beach (book not meal service). It really depends on what kind of program will work for you. WW is very structures and if you not have much dieting experience will really give you the support you need. South Beach is a lower carb diet, but after the first 2 weeks complete carbs are added back in slowly. If you don't like counting points or calories, I would recommend this one. If you don't want to buy the book, you can google the PDF and it can get you started.

    Losing weight is mostly about your diet, not exercises. So for exercise find something you enjoy and can keep up with. Fun dance video, kickboxing, walking with a friend, etc. It is more important that you move then exactly what or how you move.

    Best of luck: my fiance lost about 60lbs for our wedding and I lost 20lbs. I kinda made up my own plan from years of different diets and it has been the most successful yet! We counted calories, worked out, and ate nearly all of our meals at home.


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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Congratulations on your engagement! I would suggest finding a workout that you enjoy so that you stick to it better. Try all kinds like Zumba or barre or whatever it is because that way you’d be more motivated to stick to it
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I lost 15 lbs in 6 months for our wedding, and gained a lot of muscle. I took HIIT classes twice a week at a local gym, then used the Tone it Up app at home the other 3 days. On the weekends, I walked 3+ miles. I cut out coffee creamer, soda & desserts. I didn't truly "diet", I just tried to make healthier choices. I was really happy with the progress. I recently started using the Sweat App at home, and I'm a big fan of her workouts too. She has a lot you can do it at home and also at the gym.

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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    Weight loss is a numbers game. As Alex said above, 2 pounds is kind of the max to lose per week if you're doing it in a healthy way. Your body uses up a certain number of calories a day just by existing (there are calculators online which can help you determine your number). The idea is you want to burn more calories than you take in. This is usually done by a combination of calorie deficit and exercise. One pound of fat is equal to about 3500 calories, so you need to burn an additional 3500 calories in a week to lose 1 pound of fat per week. There are tons of free apps like MyFitnessPal which help you track your calories and your exercise. The best thing to do is to educate yourself on portion sizes and healthy eating, as well as exercise. Any exercise will help you burn calories as long as it gets your heart rate up. You will be more likely to do the exercise if it's something you like to do (doesn't matter how many calories running will burn if you can never get yourself to go running). Also, muscle weighs more than fat but the more muscle you have, the more calories you actually burn at rest throughout the day, so something else to be mindful of.
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  • Nicole
    Master September 2020
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    This. You lose weight in the kitchen and get fit in the gym. Your weight loss will also depend on “how much” your body can afford to lose. I.E. a person who is larger will be able to lose more weight than a smaller person simply because they have more mass to lose. When I was on my weight loss journey a few years ago, losing 15 pounds in 8 months was awesome for me, but that wouldn’t be much weight loss for someone who had more mass. OP, I would absolutely start tracking your current diet (on an app like MyFitnessPal) and see where you can start making healthy changes. Start with one or two smaller things and then increase it as you hit those goals. Please don’t try any “crash” or “fad” diets; they’re typically not very good for your body and will not result in long-term results. If you come at it as a lifestyle change, I guarantee you’ll be healthier and happier in the long run.
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  • Martha
    Devoted February 2024
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    I love Chloe and she is amazing, I always wind up sore for the next day which is a good feeling.

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  • Mrs.a
    Master October 2021
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    It’s been tough! I’ve lost 14 lbs and gained 3 back in 3 months...dieting eating mostly vegetables and protein, cut back on snacks. I was doing yoga daily but have slacked off. I need to stay on track. My goal is 5-10 more lbs.
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  • Katie
    Expert January 2021
    Katie ·
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    As others said, put out less calories than you are taking in. I’d recommend counting calories with MyFitnessPal (it’s shocking to know what we’re really eating) and focus on setting your workout regime accordingly. They allow you in the app to set a target goal weight and it lets you know how many calories you must eat to meet that goal.
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  • Victoria
    Just Said Yes January 2021
    Victoria ·
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    WW and Tone It Up are my favorites, I swear. I love them so much. I'm on day 10 of WW, with plenty to lose and i'm already 6 lb down on the purple plan. Tone It Up can really kick someones butt into shape.

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  • Candace
    Savvy February 2022
    Candace ·
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    Personal Trainer, here. You need to start by calculating your maintenance calories so you know how much you need to be eating to lose weight. As the other ladies suggested, download my fitness pal so you can track your calories and macros. I would also suggest getting a food scale and weighing everything so you can get precise numbers. The best thing you can do is eat lots of protein, focusing on lean meats-turkey, chicken, fish, etc. Lots of vegetables, and limit the amount of processed foods you consume. Diet will be the main way you're going to lose weight, but strength training and cardio are going to give you the shape you want.
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    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Samantha ·
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    Thank you ladies, I appreciate it! Turns out, I'm actually pregnant so I won't be losing any weight Smiley laugh

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