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Bride to be here, June 2012

S: 15st5lb C: 15st5lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)

I just thought I would say hello and hopefully find others in the same boat as me! I am so excited to be getting married on 22nd June 2012 but I do NOT want to be a fat bride. Talk about motivation to lose weight! I figure if I can't do it for my wedding I will never do it.

I want to feel fabulous trying on dresses that enhance my figure, not doing what I normally do at the minute - find the thing that makes me look the skinniest...

Anyway just thought I would say hello and good luck to all the other brides as well, we can do it!!!!

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Congratulations! Please post us those wedding photos at the end of your journey! You can do it! :cool:

I'm engaged too, yes it will be wonderful to be all sexy and how I want on that day. Hooray for us!
S: 15st5lb C: 15st5lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi NewLife4Me, I think I need to get more active before i can do any of that, but my email address is gruzzle at hotmail dot co dot uk . :)

Congratulations to both of you too, and I hope that we all get where we want and have fantastic days! Will be on here for lots of support so I hope to see you both about !
S: 15st5lb C: 15st5lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Ok so I thought I would turn this into a diary and give a bit more background.

I have never been skinny. But I wasn't nearly as big as I am now. Then uni happened! In undergraduate it was the drink and crap food that we'd eat all the time, and then I did a masters and currently a PhD. Stress and eating badly because it was the easiest thing to do has just piled the weight on.

It is my own fault, but after a 20 hour stint in the lab I just can't face cooking. This is why I am really positive about trying the VLCD - the lack of preparation needed means I can't make excuses. I am going to try 100% TFR for a few weeks and see how I fare. If it is too much then I will consider having 2 packs and a high protein meal.

I think my fiance is not the best person to try and be healthy round either. He eats all the junk of the day and stays slim and toned (he doesn't exercise either, he's just one of the lucky ones)! So he has been well warned to keep away from me when he is eating!!!

I'm really excited about starting this journey. I am the worst person for being 'all talk' about a diet and then not actually doing anything about it, but I have been really scared by the weight I have put on recently (an extra 20lb in less than a year) and the thought of looking at my wedding photos and not going 'oh that was such a magical day', but going 'oh look how fat I look in that one'. I feel much more like I will do it this time.

My friend put it well the other day - she's giving up smoking. It wasn't until she really wanted to do it for herself that she could actually do it. I always kind of knew it would be nice to lose weight and that all the papers say I should, but I had a lovely boyfriend, doing research I love, and it was always a 'yeah someday...'. Now I really want to do this for myself, it feels different this time, that I want to do it for ME, and because of this switch in my brain I am a lot more confident that I will succeed.

Anyway thanks for reading anyone who has, I hope to find some support here and hope that also I can offer some help to others (even if it is just to debate whether it would be mean not to eat that chocolate biscuit that's begging for it or not...)

I was really hoping to start tomorrow but my packs will not be delivered until Saturday. Assuming they arrive on time I will start on Monday. I'll let you know how it goes!

S: 23st3lb C: 22st6lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 49.2 Loss: 0st11lb(3.38%)
Hi im getting married on 16th June 2012 so the week before!!!! Ive got loads of weight to lose but ive started on LT 4 days ago and i seem to be going strong, according to my scales ive lost 9lbs already!! im over the moon! Im doing TFR coz i really need to have nothing to do with food so i can retrain myself and my brain with the way i think about food as its taken over my life. My biggest incentive was a week or two ago when i went to a wedding shop and actually tried on a dress!!! i stood looking at myself in the mirror and really didnt like what i saw so i thought i have to do something about it! Looking at the stats for LT i could potentially lose 14 stone by the time the wedding comes round!!! granted for my size and shape i would look silly losing that much but its good to know that, thats the potential! I hope you manage to reach your goal and have a great day x
S: 15st5lb C: 15st5lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Well, yesterday was the start of my journey. I have to say the shakes are very tasty! Hope I will still be saying that after a few weeks... the sun is splitting the sky here which really helps, if it stays for my first week til I'm solidly on the diet I will be happy. Last night I went to bed at 9pm! Feeling great today and it stopped me having late night cravings!

Day two today! First shake is timetabled for about 1/2 hour from now. I think waiting as long as possible before the next shake/bar is a good way to go, it's much easier to deny oneself when you know there is still more to come, than have the shakes early and sit the rest of the night rumbling!

My aunt is over for the weekend so I'm trying to plan how to manage it. The only real plan we have is going for dinner so I'm hoping that I won't give into temptation and will have some fish & veg. It's an awesome seafood place we're going so shouldn't be too hard.

Hope everyone else is having a lovely day!!
S: 15st5lb C: 15st5lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi Lipotrimweddingdress2012,

First of all CONGRATS on your fabulous weight loss!! Hoping mine will be similar. I have been too afraid to look at wedding dresses yet, we'll see in a few months' time! Haha knowing that we can lose 14 stone is great, makes what we need to lose seem much easier!! Good luck with your journey, can't wait to hear more about your journey. xx


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S: 14st13.5lb C: 11st10.5lb G: 11st7lb Loss: 3st3lb(21.48%)
Hello everyone,

Can I join in too? I get married 1st June 2012 :) have so far lost 3 stone and half a pound since September (we got engaged in August) with slimming world, feeling great.

Have you got much organised for your wedding? XX


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S: 17st12lb C: 16st2lb G: 12st2lb Loss: 1st10lb(9.6%)
I'm getting married June 16th 2012, have lost around a stone since jan but have not really been trying, started SW last week and lost 4lb in the first week which I am happy with, only problem is I fall off the wagon very easy!!! I have around 4 stone left to lose, and am hoping that I haven't left it too late, although any loss is better than non.
S: 18st0lb C: 17st9lb G: 13st0lb Loss: 0st5lb(1.98%)
Congrats hunni! Keep us posted! Im getting married in 2013... so i got 2 years to get to my target weight! :D):D

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