SparkPeople Brides and Grooms To-Be Messageboard Stay fit and healthy when planning your wedding; share tips and offer support to others who are also getting ready for their big day! SparkPeople Brides and Grooms To-Be Messageboard Anyone try Always Hungry book by Dr David Ludwig Wondering if anyone else has seen and/or tried the plan in "Always Hungry?" By Dr David Ludwig. NPR interviewed him and I'm trying it this week... It's basically cutting out refined and simple carbs to turn off insulin while still having fruit and veggies - plus lots of protein and way more fat than I'm used to... <BR> Any one else out there trying it? Tue, 2 Feb 2016 17:43:19 EST Want/Need a Challenge? If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We have ITC (inter team challenges) that cons... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 22:38:45 EST Mother of the Bride I am so proud of her and I want her to be proud of me. I have 28 weeks to lose 50 pounds (give or take), help her plan this all out and hopefully sing for her at her wedding. This will be one super busy year for us. She is having a baby in June and getting married in August. <em>336</em> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:48:23 EST Weight loss cocktail? It is so hard to eat right and lose weight while engaged! Everyone I talk to wants to meet up for cocktails to celebrate. I know there is no guilt free cocktail but does anybody have any recommendations for a low cal alternative? Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:46:00 EST "Days Till" Counter Do these make you anxious or excited? I get both excited and discouraged. Discourage about the lack of body changes, excited for the day to actually come, and anxious about the whole planning process! <BR> <BR> What's it like for you? Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:51:12 EST Biggest Loser team challenge.... Check this out! If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We have ITC (inter team challenges) that cons... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:05:29 EST Any Over 50 Brides-to-Be? Hi! I'm 53 and planning my wedding. Any other vintage ladies out there on the same path? Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:07:49 EST 8 months though im not new to SP, asking for help and encouragement is new to me. i am getting married in 8 months and ive got a lot of weight to get off and toning to do. staying positive about my lack of progress is the hardest thing right now. that and the chocolate stress cravings. so, please all my SP lend me tips and ideas and positive vibes. Fri, 6 Nov 2015 09:26:30 EST We Finally set a date! Well, after being with my fiance for 8 years now, and after two failed attempts to get married (my parents the first time, and our budget the second), we finally have a solid date for next year! <BR> It will be our 9th anniversary-September 3rd 2016! I'm so excited! <BR> <BR> This of course brings up the fact that while I don't want to lose weight FOR my wedding, I'd like to lose some weight IN TIME for my wedding. <BR> <BR> I did really well today, and I'm hoping to keep my streak of mo... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 23:25:15 EST Super hot BF - annoyingly naturally skinny My fiance who lives with me eats whatever he wants and always looks great. Plus he loves to cook and is very good at it - this is a terrible thing to complain about!!! It really hurt his feelings when I began refusing his grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. But we got through that. He is such a sweetheart and says he would love me at any weight, which I know he would. So he can't understand my weight loss journey or why it is important to me. Any suggestions or folks in the same boat? Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:45:50 EST Sweating Before The Wedding So I am getting married in March. I'm super excited and I cannot wait. The only thing is I am at my highest weight. I want to look my best on that day. How much weight could someone lose the healthy way before then? Fri, 9 Oct 2015 21:22:22 EST Bride to be here to lose weight :) I am getting married to the most wonderful person next year, my fiancee Ashley and I am just looking to connect with other future brides (and grooms) for support along the weight loss journey that leads to that one very special day in our lives :) Sun, 20 Sep 2015 01:46:30 EST Help, 3 fat brides on the wall Help. I got engaged, an my ring is amassing and my BF even more so. I am the last sister to get married, and I always said I will not let my mom have 3 fat bridal photos on her wall. But now I just can seem to shake my love handles. I have a desk job and sit all day (in a open plan office, so no exercised ace can be done at my desk) <BR> <BR> I need advise/motivation on how to loos the last couple of kg's. I'm actually beginning to feel depressed with the scale, it keeps going up and up. :-... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:12:16 EST Did/Would you ask the father before propsing? Just curious really <BR> <BR> Did/Would you ask the father before proposing? Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:14:33 EST How to help your partner with their goals Hi! So I am recently engaged, wedding date is set for Spring 2016! I have lost 70+ lbs over the past year and am trying to lose 50+ more before the wedding. Daunting! My fiance, who lives with me, is also trying to lose weight. In the same year he has lost 30+ lbs, regained and relost it again. Now he seems to be gaining again. <BR> <BR> I think he looks great no matter what, but he is very concerned about how he will look at the wedding. I cook healthy food daily, which he mostly lik... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:26:19 EST Best excuse for weight-loss Is anyone else happy that they have an excuse for weight-loss that has been deemed culturally acceptable? It's so, so much easier to accept the responsibility of going to the gym instead of working late when you have the convenience of being able to say, "I'm working out for my wedding." Seriously. It's like the "I have to take the dog out" of exercise motivators. Tbh, I hate that I am playing into it, but it certainly does make things easy for other people to understand. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:02:29 EST Goals after your wedding I have been so busy with finalizing my wedding plans I have not been too focused on my health lately. I have a list of goals I'd like to accomplish after I get married next week, including losing weight, being more outgoing, enjoying my friends more this year and taking more pictures! <BR> Do you have any post-wedding goals? Wed, 27 May 2015 07:16:23 EST Renewing our Vows Good morning everyone. I am not new to SparksPeople but have not been active on the site for several months. My husband and I are about to hit our 4th year anniversary on July 10th and at that time, we are going to start planning our vow renewal for our 5th year anniversary in 2016. My husband is disabled and his health is an issue that hangs over our heads on a daily basis. That is why we plan to do them on our 5th instead of our 10th, 15th, 20th, or 25th. We just do not know how much t... Tue, 26 May 2015 09:42:53 EST Meaning of Marriage What is the meaning of marriage to you? Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:08:43 EST N/A N/A Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:19:57 EST Married and waiting for our honeymoon So I never managed to lose the weight I wanted, I did tone up though. Still heavier then I wanted, but stress free without the wedding and feeling happier. <BR> <BR> I am however going on my honeymoon in just over a month and I will want to drop a few pounds but I am having issues... I need support I need guidance and advise. I need a daily check in buddy, is anyone interested? <BR> <BR> Also, what are your views on Coconut Oil. I hear it is great for you but I take a tablespoon a day and ... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:42:46 EST He wasnt the one. What do I do now? Only six months before my wedding and I had come to the realization that I was with a dangerous, unstable, manipulative man. Now, how do I move forward? I am left with nothing but a dress that I will never wear. Im not sure how to feel. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 18:30:31 EST First Dress Fitting... So I just got the call that my dress is in, yay! When I ordered the dress, I ordered the same size as the sample I tried on (10). The sample was almost a perfect fit, but later I had friends tell me that it probably only fit so well because it was stretched out from a lot of people trying it on. <BR> <BR> When I ordered, they measured me to get the correct size and I was in between sizes and the salesgirl told me to get the smaller size and now I'm nervous it won't fit! <BR> <BR> Of course... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:51:31 EST I can finally join.. <em>337</em> I'm excited to have found this board and even more excited I can join !! <BR> <BR> Bride to be here, I have a couple years to go a Sept 2017 wedding is in the works, My fiance and I have been together 18 years in May! I know, why now lol but every girl deserves to be a bride!! <BR> <BR> Congrats to you all Sat, 7 Mar 2015 15:53:17 EST Wedding Themes & Favorite Things Hello! I thought it would be fun to talk about what your wedding themes are and what is your favorite part of the wedding planning! Picking out your dress? The invitations? Discussing plans with friends? The venue? What are your plans and what parts are your favorites? Do you have your dress and other stuff all ready? Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:40:26 EST SOS!!!!!! Okay, here is the scoop. I have always been on the heavy side, not fat not skinny but heavy. When I got engaged a year and a half ago I was determined to get down from 155lbs to 140 before my big day. This is not going to happen as I know weight in at 172lb. My dress was bought when I weighed 160. That is my goal now. To get down to 160 before I walk down the aisle in 79days. that's right I have 79 days to lose 12+ pounds. I need tips, motivation, encouragement. Anything!! <BR> <BR> I have ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:52:42 EST Please add me. Recently engaged! Hello all! I'm a 29 year old recently engaged Florida girl! My best weight was 145 at 5'9, and that's my goal now. I need to lose about 75 to get there. I've been with my fiance for 4 years, known him for 8, and I need to learn to love myself the way he does, and learn that he won't leave me just because I've gained. I want to incorporate yoga as part of my daily lifestyle, as well as learn more about weight training. I was a vegan for 11 years, and hope to also get back to an entirely whole... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:42:02 EST Spring 2015 brides Any spring 2015 brides out there with 20+ pounds to loose before the big day? I need your best body toning tips & meal plans. Thanks in advance! Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:09:56 EST Disappointed in myself I just needed to vent about how I am disappointed in myself because I have not done the things I have needed to do to lose weight. I completed my alterations yesterday and I was informed that I needed to lose 10 lbs before my next fitting or I will need to add a corset to my gown. I have decided to add the corset so that I won't have to have the pressure to lose weight in the next four weeks. All of this could of been avoided if I would of just stuck with an exercise routine, but did I not an... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:09:44 EST Getting married! I have been engaged since last december! We are getting married in May 2015. I am sooo excited! But I am worried I wont fit in my dress lol! <BR> Anyone else here getting married next May? or year? Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:24:10 EST Recently engaged - Wedding in a year! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been engaged for a couple weeks and as my wedding is in August 2015 (a year from now) I decided to get started on my weight loss right away. I'm hoping to lose between 30 and 40 pounds by the big day. <BR> <BR> Just wanting to connect with brides to be! :) Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:52:26 EST drinks Hello, I am engaged at long last. I am going to lose weight for my wedding next year. My problem...well I have a few. But my problem that I want to talk today about it drinking. I drink, then I eat a ton! Then I put on weight. Even if it is just 1 or 2 drinks. I need help with this....any advice? Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:21:58 EST The top three priorities of your wedding? Wedding attire - groom and bride <BR> Photography/Videography <BR> To have a small wedding with closest family and friends. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:22:13 EST Maid of Honor Bailed - Am I being catty? My maid of honor bailed out of my wedding party because I don't have her children apart from it. She said she needs to do what is right for her kids. She doesn't want to leave them alone while I get married. She thought that she might be able to hold her youngest one during the ceremony, and have them sit at the head table with us, and be in the limo and during pictures. I said these are no kid area's. My step son will be the only child standing up during the ceremony and he will only be at t... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:15:28 EST New Spark Team for Brides to be and Brides! New team forming. Getting ready for your big day? Join this team and get tips and tricks from Online Fitness Coach and Makeup Artist Stephani Melchor. Health, fitness, beauty get it all here! <BR> <BR> Let's get fit together! Sat, 10 May 2014 21:05:55 EST Cake? What's everyone doing for their cake- traditional/modern/cupcakes/cake pops? <BR> <BR> I am not 100% sold on getting a big expensive wedding cake- traditionally we don't have them at Indian weddings, but having grown up here it seems like a nice idea. <BR> <BR> I do have some unusual flavor combos thought out, but it would ultimately depend on the bakery! I do think cupcakes would be fun, though. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:43:59 EST how did you pick a date? Everyone and their mother (literally, it seems) has been asking me when the date is. We had a time-line picked out and then it all fell through because I had to move back home (boo), so now there is nothing set in stone.... <BR> <BR> How did you guys figure out a day? I'm starting to collapse under the pressure from the wedding planner, family members, and Facebook because everyone keeps telling us to pick a date and we can't figure out's stressing the both of us out (which is no g... Thu, 23 May 2013 13:41:54 EST what are your wedding colors crimson red and silver. roll tide Thu, 2 Aug 2012 08:49:25 EST Brides and Grooms to-be in.... 2015!!!! Hello, <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else out there who is not getting married until this year? We are paying for the whole event ourselves and I refuse to get any of the day put on my credit cards or get loans, I just couldn't enjoy the day knowing that I still have to pay for it! <BR> <BR> Also I want to be a healthy slim bride - So given the time limit I now have and the weight to lose I know this is achievable - In total I would say I have 4 stone (56lbs) to rid and at least 1000 days to do... Tue, 15 May 2012 15:55:46 EST Anyone use weight watchers before? Hello wedding friends! Ive seen a LOT of commercials for Weight Watchers and just read an article that said weight watchers is the most successful weight loss company. Has anyone used it? and is it worth the time and money? Im getting married in December and would really like to drop the weight. Any ideas or comments? Sat, 15 Jan 2011 12:31:55 EST