(Closed) Anyone NOT dieting before their wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I originally had the intention of doing it, but I figured I would just try to be healthier.  I didn’t lose weight really, but I did feel a bit better cutting some of the junk out of my diet.  I’m not going to lie, I wish I was thinner, but I’m happy with me so that’s how I looked when I got married.

Post # 4
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Not I!  I’m just trying to hold steady….which is a bit difficult (well, not difficult, but nerve-wracking(?), anxiety inducing(?)), since I was fitted for and ordered my dress right after I finished triathlon season!  So, I’m just trying to eat healthy (how I always eat..mostly) and stay active.  Good news–my dress came in, and it fit like it was already tailored—apparently I fit Pronovias sizing exactly.  So all I have to do is stay the same…wish I had the dress here at home so I could check in every month or so, though!

Post # 5
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not dieting exactly, but I am conscious of what I eat.  Sure, I’d love to lose 10 pounds before my first dress fitting, but seeing as how that’s highly unlikely, I’ll essentially eat like normal and cut out some extra junk.

HOWEVER, I am definitely changing my workout schedule — adding in an extra workout day or two and toning up my arms.  I normally just jog a few mornings a week.  Also, my boss at my part-time job gave all of the employees a pedometer recently, so I’ll probably try adding a few thousand extra steps a day, too.  

Post # 6
596 posts
Busy bee

I didn’t go out of my way to diet before the wedding but I ended up losing weight due to all the stress from planning and family drama related to the wedding.  My eating habits didn’t change since very much but I ended up trying to work out more to make sure that I was still toned and not just flabby-skinny, if that makes any sense.

Post # 7
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m not dieting for my wedding.

I’m the kind of person that is always striving to be physically active and eat well (it’s a struggle…), so I won’t let this wedding change that in either direction. My goal is to exercise at least 3 times a week no matter how busy I get (this helps with stress and nerves too!), eat lots of fruits and veggies, drink lots water, and cut down on carbs (I am a life-long carb addict!). But I really have no interest in losing a significant amount of weight before my wedding – I’ve always been a little thick and i must say – my strapless mermaid cut dress looks fabulous the way I am! 

I just wanna feel energized and healthy on the day of!


Post # 8
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m not dieting.

I thought about it, briefly, as I have gained about 10 pounds recently. However, I like the way I look and enjoy what I eat. I am healthy and happy with my weight. 

However, I am doing other things — like trying to make sure my skin is at its best!

I think it’s great to have a reason or goal to work toward, and if your wedding gets you in shape that’s great!

Post # 9
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I didn’t diet before my wedding. I was biking to work everyday and ate healthily (like I always do) so that kept my weight under control. In the last week I lost a few pounds from excitement/stress/doing lots/not eating as much as usual, but that wasn’t on purpose!

Post # 10
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

My plan is to just eat healthier and "tone up" for the wedding.  I’m not looking at the numbers, really. 

Post # 11
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i’ve been hitting the gym up for years now and have been able to hold my weight pretty steadily. i don’t really intend to diet but i do plan on eating healthier closer to the wedding.  i’m going to do everything i can to make sure i have good skin on that day.

Post # 12
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m not dieting either!  I’ve thought about working out more but with my work schedule, travel and lazy factor I haven’t bumped it up at all.  No biggie!  I had my first dress fitting on Saturday and the only thing I thought was…need spanx, cause undies are a showing!  :o)

Yay for not dieting!

Post # 13
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve been saying I’m going to diet & exercise more often for the wedding for months now, and I have this funny feeling it’s never going to happen, and basically I’m ok with that. Both fortunately and unfortunately, I don’t really think I need to lose much weight and I’m pretty happy with how I look overall so it gets in the way of motivation. I eat pretty healthy as it is, but I would like to tone up, so I’m hoping as the wedding approaches I’ll get a bit more serious about the working out factor, at least.

One of my pet peeves is when brides become emaciated before their weddings. It’s one thing to lose some weight and tone up, but sometimes some women get so carried away they don’t even look like themselves!!

Post # 14
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m not dieting.  I’ve been doing pilates for the last year, which has COMPLETELY re-shaped my body.  I’ve lost maybe 7lbs in the whole year, and when I went for my fitting, the seamstress thought they had ordered me the wrong size dress.  People assume that I’ve been trying to loose weight for the wedding…I’m just trying to exercise and stay healthy.

Post # 15
43 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am not, because putting that kind of pressure on myself will practically promise that I will gain 15 pounds. I am, however, mindful of what I eat and because of that, I make better choices. But ‘dieting’…no way.

Post # 16
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m not dieting in the strict sense. My Fiance and I have started to eat smaller portions and have cut out bad snacks like cookies, brownies, ice cream, etc. and no longer drink pop. And we are walking everyday-rain, shine, or cold. We are doing these things not so much for the wedding but more for health reasons. We are both overweight and are in our 30’s. So in an effort to avoid diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol we are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle. So we’re not really doing it for the wedding and besides I don’t want to lose too much weight and have to do major alterations on my dress!

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