Post # 1
I have quite a few weddings coming up including friends and family members. I have noticed that every bride is begining or has already begun a crash diet and insane exercise regimine in order to lose weight for the day. I now know of a bride who lost so much weight from purposely not eating that her dress no longer fits her and she has to have it taken in. She is proud of this.
Is anyone else going on a crash diet or are there any other brides out there like me who refuse to partake in this crazy ritual? What is it with brides and dying to be skinny? Why so much pressure?
Post # 3
Im trying to GAIN weight.. haha
Post # 4
I would in fact like to lose weight for my wedding, but I’m starting now, with just over 9 months to go, in order to try to do it the healthy way.
Post # 5
@BlondieBrideGirl: I am trying to maintain a steady weight but I’m definitely not trying to lose any. If I lose more than 10-15lb then I wouldn’t look right in my dress (or at least I’d be thinner than I’ve ever been and I don’t like the thought of that).
I want to eat nice food, enjoy chocolate, drink the occasional bottle of champagne and gnerally enjoy the wedding planning… not be stressing every moment of every day that a single biscuit will stop me fitting in my dress.
Post # 6
I didn’t do anything crazy. I had planned on trying to lose 10lbs maybe, but eventually with everything else going on I said f it! I actually gained 6lbs lol.
Post # 7
I refuse to partake… I think it’s ridiculous when girls who are 115 lbs and never had any body issues before start crash dieting for their wedding. No offense to anyone, I just think it’s insane.
I am going to be a “fat” bride. I’ll never be teensy, tiny again– it’s just not how I’m built. I used to weigh 134 and wear a size 4. You could see every rib, every vertebrae going down my spine, my hip bones stuck out, my cheeks were drawn in. Now I’m a size 14, I exercise with my FI often, and I’m healthy. I’m proud of my curves. I could have starved myself and worked out 3 hours everyday to fit into a size 10 gown, but I wasn’t interested. I personally think I look good the way I am. If people don’t like it they can kiss my fat bridezilla ass!!! 😉
Post # 8
Nope, no diet. I’ll be too cranky.
Although, as I’m finishing a thesis, I will probably drop another 10-15 lbs from stress. This has happened before. It’s going to make alterations a nightmare.
Post # 9
Meh, I would like to lose 10 pounds, but my wedding is 8 months away so I hope to do it the healthy way and honestly if I don’t lose the weight it’s not a big deal…. I’m still gonna look awesome and I know my new hubby will think the same!
I will say that my friend lost a lot weight right before the wedding because she was so stressed out — not because she was crash dieting!! I kinda hope that doesn’t happen to me… She didn’t have time to get her dress altered after the weight loss and her dress was too big!
Post # 10
@seven12: I think I love you!
Post # 11
I had all the intentions of trying to lose weight for the wedding, but I just didn’t have time to. In the end I did lose about 10 lbs. But I am still no where near my “goal” weight. But I’m just fine with it, I love how I look in my dress and I think I’m beautiful! 🙂 and so does FI (soon to be DH)
Post # 12
I refused to do any crash dieting, mostly because I didn’t want people to see me on the wedding day and think “Wow, she really lost weight for the wedding!” I wanted to feel like myself. The wedding day was awesome, but I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be the best or most important day of my life. I look forward to many other special days in the future!
I did attempt to stay healthy, though, by running regularly and managing what I was eating. Another benefit was that I haven’t gained any honeymoon weight – I didn’t drop weight for the wedding, and I don’t expect to gain now that the Big Day is over.
Post # 13
No crash diet here. I did/ am doing WW and have lost 15lbs and 8inches and my dress had to be taken in and that was statisfaction enough for me.
I’ll be rocking my big ol’ size 18 self with no hesitation!
Post # 14
If I had gotten married in my early twenties, I would have been a skeletor bride ( un purpose, eating disorder wise not out to offend the naturally skinny)
Crash diet shitting, starving, and puking on a daily basis just isn’t my thang.
I am what I am now, and will be a beautiful bride whether I loose ten pounds of not.
Post # 15
I understand that brides want to look good in their dresses, but their grooms proposed to them/love them at the weight they are and I don’t think they need to go all out crazy to look like someone different!
Post # 16
I had every intention of going on a diet before our wedding but that never happened. I did end up losing some weight in the weeks prior due to stress and being too busy to really eat but it wasn’t done on purpose. Actually, it kind of screwed me in the long run since my dress ended up being a little too loose (even with the corset back) and it felt too long all night. I was also unable to wear the shoes that I REALLY wanted to wear because of this.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with trying to lose some weight before you’re on display for all of your loved ones to see but I wouldn’t go to any extremes to make that happen.