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BurningStar Wed 14-Feb-18 07:38:23

I'm currently 5"2 and 11st10lb. I was originally 12st13lb in October but managed to lose some weight but slipped off the wagon at Christmas.

AIBU to think I can get down to 10stone within 3.5 months? Any tips? What worked for you?

ClareB83 Wed 14-Feb-18 07:39:17

Yes that's pretty ridiculous. Just get a dress that fits.

BurningStar Wed 14-Feb-18 07:45:35

Why is it ridiculous?

CallYourDadYoureInACult Wed 14-Feb-18 07:47:23

I would get this moved to weight loss. You will get a lot more help and support there.

Good luck with the weight loss.

Eliza9917 Wed 14-Feb-18 07:48:39

Try exante

2cats2many Wed 14-Feb-18 07:52:16

Totally achievable. Try calorie tracking on MyFitness Pal and start going for a 50-60 minute walk every day.

A friend of mine lost a lot of weight using Slimfast. It isn't a long term lifestyle plan, but it works for shifting weight quickly.

Good luck!

ChelseaDagg3r Wed 14-Feb-18 07:58:24

Not ridiculous at all and perfectly achievable . It's less than two stone. Portion control, carb control, minimum sugar and no alcohol. Exercise three or so times a week. You'll easily do it provided you stick to whatever plan you choose

DontFundHate Wed 14-Feb-18 08:00:18

Totally achievable. Slimming world worked for me

ClareB83 Wed 14-Feb-18 08:25:14

I think it's a bit ridiculous at what is already quite a stressful time to try and lose over 10% of your body weight especially if you "have to" to fit into your dress, which brides often do to themselves.

If you want to lose the weight and doing so/getting most of the way there by your wedding day will be good enough then there's no harm at all. Indeed it's a great idea.

But if you're going to be crying about not being able to have a glass of wine at your hen do or last minute starving to fit into your dress, then please think again.

Huggybear16 Wed 14-Feb-18 09:21:30

That's less than 2lbs a week. It's certainly achievable so YANBU. Good luck and have a great day!

BurningStar Wed 14-Feb-18 10:26:41

I haven't bought my dress yet so no pressure there. I also don't drink. I might have a few on my hen do but I'm not going to put all the weight back on by having a few drinks

spugzbunny Wed 14-Feb-18 10:32:38

It's definitely achievable if you stick to it religiously.

Are you getting married in 3.5 months? The only problem I see is that you will need to buy the dress before and you definitely shouldn't by a dress that is too small that you can slim in to. You don't know what your shape will be. If 3.5 months takes you to your 'buy a dress deadline' then that's perfect!

BurningStar Wed 14-Feb-18 10:36:28

I'm getting married in 6 months. I've been to try a few on so I know which styles I like. I want to buy a dress in 3.5 months which gives me time to have it altered as I'm so short 🙈

NorthernLurker Wed 14-Feb-18 10:41:01

I think you're putting too much pressure on yourself. You will need to lose a total of three stone and keep it off for the best part of a year. That's quite an ask at a stressful time.

ClareB83 Wed 14-Feb-18 10:41:01

If you're planning on buying a traditional wedding dress you might need to get on and buy it now.

I went dress shopping five months before our wedding day and this ruled out most of the wedding dress designers. There were 2 or 3 that could deliver within 3 months. Still the one I ordered was late, first fitting two days before the wedding!

If you're getting it made you might also find they get booked up for the summer rush.

High street you'll be fine,

EllJ Wed 14-Feb-18 11:34:09

It's not at all unreasonable if you're committed and doing it for the right reasons. You'll just need to look at what habits you have now that need to change and decide how you want to go about losing the weight

I've tried numerous weight loss options over the years and they all work if you're committed, it's sticking to them longer term that's my shortfall. What I've found to be the best for me and my lifestyle is regular gym classes and a clear food plan for the week focussing on calorie and macro control - my fitness pal helps with that. The regular odd treat does no harm because you're in control of your overall calorie intake.

Good luck smile

NeatFreakMama Wed 14-Feb-18 11:55:40

You can do it for sure. I lost 14kg for my wedding over 6 months and it's just calorie counting, exercise and weighing food for me. Fitness Pal and Fitbit work for me to track and keep motivated. Good luck x

bridgetreilly Wed 14-Feb-18 12:05:24

Blood Sugar Diet. Check out the thread in the Fasting/5-2 Diet section.

Bluntness100 Wed 14-Feb-18 12:17:04

Of course it's achieveable, quite bemused someone said it was ridiculous.

Steady loss of 2 lb a week and you're more than there.

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