SparkPeople Brides and Grooms To-Be Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=59 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=59 Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=39273005 Happy Wednesday. :) <BR> <BR> You know that age-old story about being sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? I feel like I've felt sick and tired of it for a long time, but I've not been able to motivate myself yet to change things. <BR> <BR> I stopped eating meat 9 years ago, with the aim of being healthier. Since then, I've gained more than 40 lbs. I am getting married in 116 days (thanks for that, theknot.com). My dress is gorgeous and fits me perfectly. I have to world's fattest ar... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:57:22 EST ISO Weight Loss Buddy! Getting married 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=39180511 I'm looking for someone to share this journey with me. My only weight loss buddy is my fiance and he's a bean pole. I need someone to share the struggles with me because they know exactly what it feels like. <BR> I'm currently 20 years old I weigh 245 and I'm hoping to lose 85 lbs by next year. Please message me if you are in a similar situation! Fri, 3 Jun 2016 00:56:52 EST Biggest Loser Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=38888968 Need help getting healthier this summer? 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 h... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:57:31 EST A look at finances before you're married http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=38778280 Perhaps this should be addressed to older folks getting married. No need to do something as formal as a pre-nup, but it is wise to take a look at what each one owns before you tie the knot. You may not live in a community property state, but there is a good chance you life in a state with a definition of marital property or marital assets. <BR> <BR> Discuss ahead of time who you want to leave your savings to -- your kids? your grandchildren? your spouse? <BR> <BR> What happens to your... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:33:02 EST Hi i am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=38684790 I am not quite a new bride to be yet but thats cause hes not home right now due to the military but i am willing to wait for him so we can see one another face to face again after all these years but i do love him with all my heart. I also have 2 kids (not with me ) he will be my kids step dad and he loves them already which is a plus Tue, 5 Apr 2016 01:31:08 EST I found my dress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=38437948 I found my dress yesterday. It is more beautiful than I dreamed it would be. It's very forgiving with the corset back so I can lose a bit more without having to worry. I can't wait to wear it on my special day. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 19:59:06 EST Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=38180609 I'm thinking about going wedding dress shopping soonish. However, I am 33-48 lbs away from my goal weight (it depends on how hardcore I'm being). Does anyone have tips for navigating dress shopping when you know you want to make drastic changes. What about advice for not being a "skinny" bride? Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:09:05 EST Anyone try Always Hungry book by Dr David Ludwig http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=38091263 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=38064016 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=38055967 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=37881020 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=37497308 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=37497108 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=37465739 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=37440877 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=37386224 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=37362382 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=37282766 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 :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=37161751 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=36947511 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=36910266 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=36823007 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=36819040 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=36406420 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 Meaning of Marriage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=36184620 What is the meaning of marriage to you? Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:08:43 EST He wasnt the one. What do I do now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=36064342 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 Wedding Themes & Favorite Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=35614721 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 drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34243867 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34033561 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34014494 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 Cake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31860627 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31063119 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 how....it's stressing the both of us out (which is no g... Thu, 23 May 2013 13:41:54 EST what are your wedding colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=28412584 crimson red and silver. roll tide Thu, 2 Aug 2012 08:49:25 EST Anyone use weight watchers before? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=22600045 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