For the life of me, I will never understand the women who wait until the month before their wedding to try and lose weight. Or the ones who want to lose fifty pounds before they walk down the aisle. That first batch of women are just setting themselves up for disappointment, and the second batch are setting themselves up for either disappointment or looking like a totally different human being on their wedding day.
Me, I’d just like to lose between ten and fifteen pounds. Not for my wedding, just in general. I’d just like to trim down and tone up a bit, not to turn my body into something unrecognizable. I want to be able to wear a cute bathing suit this summer (without covering up with a gigantic t-shirt like I usually do), and then later, I want to be able to have my wedding dress look graceful on me. That’s all.
But here’s the thing. I’m human. In all likelihood, I will lose the weight and then gain at least some of it back, either from stress or simply making stupid dietary choices or something. And if that happens close to my wedding day, I want to be able to fix it.
So I’m trying an experiment. I am curious what (relatively sensible) diets do work in a slight pinch. I’m going to try out a few of those two-week diets and see what works the best. First one? Special K.
The Special K diet requires me to eat two bowls of Special K per day (one for breakfast and one for lunch) and two Special K snacks…I’m pretty sure I’ll get sick of this one very quickly, so it’s a good thing it’s only for two weeks. They claim I can lose up to 6 pounds in two weeks on this, so we’ll see!