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March 2013 - Posts

The Reflective Bride shares more about her wedding weight loss...

So how did it go with my goal to lose 10 kg before our wedding? The short story is that I dropped from 75 kg to 64 kg, hooray! The long story of how I did it? Read on! I started seriously trying to lose weight from September 2011, 12 months before our wedding. My plan was to eat fewer treats, and walk on the treadmill and use weights twice a week... but if I wasn’t on track by February I would get a personal trainer. I went into the process thinking that, because I’d been eating junk...
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The skinny on how The Reflective Bride got skinny...

When my boyfriend and I got engaged, I vowed to drop 10 kg. It had been a New Year’s resolution for the past three years to return to 65 kg, but – with a wedding on the horizon – now I was committed! We all know how to lose weight: exercise more, eat less and eat healthy. Calories in, calories out. It’s not rocket science. But many of us struggle with weight loss, and claim we don’t know how to do it. What we mean is we don’t know how to motivate ourselves. So...
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Things no one told me about being a newlywed...

The big day is done! We’ve said “I do”, he’s kissed the bride, we’ve tossed the bouquet, and now we’re married! There are some things, though, that I wasn’t expecting from the first few months of married life… The H-word: I thought it would be easy to upgrade from saying "boyfriend" and "fiancé" to "husband". After the wedding, though, I felt surprisingly hesitant to say it... in case someone might correct me or...
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One bride’s biggest pieces of wedding planning advice...

Planning a wedding is a strange thing: it's something many people do and which they learn a lot from, but every new couple has to start from zero with preparing their big day - and it can be a steep learning curve! Here are some pearls of wedding wisdom from a new bride: It’s more stressful than you think: wedding planning is wonderful fun, a way to bring together family and friends, and great “team-building” for you and your future spouse – but it’s also a lot of...
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