View Full Version : Wedding! 6 Weeks! Goals!
11-25-2007, 12:03 PM
I have been at home, depressed, off work, and eating/binging on junk for about 6 months. There's alot of junk (in my trunk lol) that needs to be detoxed right out.. I drink about 2 glasses of Water a day!
-Green Smoothies!!! (thats it)!
Wedding in 6 weeks :eek:
-1hr brisk walk before breakfast each day
-yoga twice a week (beginners tape)
-aerobics twice a week
-Weights 3x week (shall I leave this out?)
Target Wedding Weight
130lbs (Given my circumstances, alot of rubbish/food in me)
Lose 6 inches
Lose 8 inches
Am I over exaggerating? :(
11-25-2007, 12:20 PM
I'm not too sure about 40lbs in 6 weeks :(
You saw my other thread, I'm on a mission here myself. I don't have weight goals (I do have a lot of weight to lose but I know it'll come off), but I do want to jump start my health. I don't feel well lately at all.
I'll chug along the next 6 weeks with you, ok? You'll look fantastic for your wedding, I'll feel fantasic for a huge New Year's Eve party I'm hosting.
A lot of people probably disagree with me, but I can post a great link if anyone is curious. I'd move weights 3x a week to the top of that list. Behind what you eat, it's the BEST way to lose fat!
11-25-2007, 12:37 PM
If your diet has been primarily junk food, there's a good chance that in the first one to two weeks you could lose 10 to 15 pounds, that's not going to be fat, that's going to be primarily water. After that, a healthy weight loss is more like 2 pounds a week at best.
If you want to do a cleanse, look into colon cleasing (colonics & or herbs) maybe a juice fast. Too fast weight loss is never healthy. Besides, the man that asked you to marry him asked the 170 pound woman, he obviously loves who you are, let yourself love that woman too. It just seems that 30 pounds in 6 weeks is not realistic or healthy, maybe half that? Then anymore will just be icing on the cake (pun!)
I think 40 pounds in 6 weeks might be setting your goal too high, so that you might fail and then feel really bad.
A more realistic goal in my opinion would be to lose 3.5 pounds a week, which would be 22 pounds -- still a lot of weight and, trust me, you'd be feeling a whole lot better about yourself.
I have been eating as prescribed in the raw food boot camp -- Carla, who runs this, is a great admirer of Alissa, and used to be on these boards.
She had so much weight to lose that she devised a strict way of eating -- 100% raw, no created items except for smoothies, just 10% fat a day, lots of fruit. she describes it on her website.
Eating like this, and exercising for an hour a day, she lost a regular 3.5 pounds a week and reached her goal over 9 months -- she was really obese.
I can vouch for the fact that this works, because I am now doing it, having failed to lose weight on normal raw. And she's right -- eating like this, and exercising an hour a day, you can indeed lose an average of 3.5 pounds a week. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to wake up, jump on the scales and know that you'll see that dial going down!
I think you'll feel so happy with the results -- and knowing that eating like that it's in your power to get to your goal weight -- that you won't mind too much if you don't manage to lose the full 40 pounds before your wedding. You'll look gorgeous in any case!
PS I don't always exercise for the full hour a day, and I do use a very little salt on my salads, so I've deviated a tiny bit from the strict plan, but it's still working for me. I am being very strict about everything else.
11-25-2007, 01:08 PM
Im gonna do a juice fast for 6 weeks (Safe:confused: )
and have one raw meal a day. and exercise as planned. Goal is now 25lbs. anymore is a bonus.:cool:
Green smoothies, Hot lemon water, Water(lol), one raw meal, ..that's it :)
Stay Tuned, journey begins tomorrow
11-25-2007, 01:18 PM
Hey RawWedding! I concur with the others in saying that 40lbs. in a month and a half is not only too high of a goal, but unsafe for your body. In the beginning, like Dakini said, you may lose a fair bit of weight simply through water weight loss. Don't get me wrong, it's great, even necessary to have goals, but if you set them too high, or unrealistically, you will only end up disappointed, and defeated. I say, just eat raw, and eat sensibly, and work out with those weights ~ some suggest doing more weight training than cardio, for it's muscle building (muscle burns more calories than fat). For me, personally, I even it up between cardio and weights (I do dvds).....so I'll do a 50min. cardio 3x/week and a 45min. weight training 3x/week plus 40min. walks 5 days/week. It may seem like a lot, but when you think about it, 45 or 50min. out of an entire day isn't really all that much (geez, should be telling this to myself!). I think you should just try your best.....no matter what, you'll be better off mentally/physically/emotionally than when you started! I also agree with Dakini about your fiancÚ.....he obviously loves you the way you are, so any positive changes you make are just added bonuses! Good luck to you, and keep us posted!
ETA ~ hmmm.....are you just starting with raw? I'm asking because I just read the post you wrote above mine, and you want to do a 6 week juice fast (with only one raw meal)? This may be just me, and I know alot of others tout fasts, but if you're just starting, I don't know. It may be difficult to stick with it, and you may get cravings....like I said, this is just me....but when I started out, it was the actual eating of fruit and veggies that made the transition easier....that "full but not too full" feeling, and I'm just not sure you get that with juices. Anyhoo....if anyone has more knowledgeable advice, I'm sure you'll get it! I guess I'm just not a fan of any fasting.....again, just me, not saying anything disparaging about fasts.....
11-25-2007, 01:49 PM
I think Shell is right, if you start now, 100% raw, let the weight loss that's going to happen happen, support the new diet with exercise, maybe detox herbs, then, if and when/if you start to plateau, look at doing a juice fast. I've heard of doing a 92 juice feast, I could see doing something like that after a few years eating raw, but just starting out, might be too intense.
Well, good luck. You do lose a lot of weight on a juice fast -- I lost 14 pounds in 10 days -- but personally I wouldn't advise anyone to go for longer than 10 days without some knowledgable supervision.
I'm not sure whether including one raw meal a day would work. The thing about a fast is that after a day or two you really switch off food, whereas if you eat one raw meal a day, I think you'd miss that wonderful effect.
Personally, if you want to fast, i'd say do it for a few days to get you started, then move to very low-fat raw, so that you have the satisfaction of being able to eat something. I would recommend you have a look at the raw boot camp site that I mentioned
But you have to do what feels right for you and I know you'll have lots of encouragement and support from this forum.
Wishing you the very best and looking forward to hearing how you get on,
11-25-2007, 02:59 PM
I wanted to drop in and say welcome.. I would encourage you to join the 30 day challenge for December and join in being 100% raw-- without fasting, or anything else, just 100% and see what raw can do for you..:o you will see changes beyong your expectations- mental, physical and emotional.. give it a go :cool:
Eitherway wishing you all the best on your raw journey!
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