(Closed) Bridal Blues: Body Image Complex

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well what has helped me lose over a hundred pounds now is simply keeping my carbs low and walking. I have PCOS and with that carbs are the main issue so by me keeping my carbs at 45 grams a meal has helped me lose over 100 pounds. So doing that with exercise, such as walking helps with the muscles using the carbs for energy instead of just storing it for fat my doctor said. So, I hope this helps. I also wanted to say that I know how hard it is when you hit a plateau I am at one now, but I always remember that muscle weighs more than fat. Eventually, my weight will catch up with my inches lost. It sounds to me like you are doing all you can. In the end your fiancee’ is with you for who you are inside and he found that beautiful enough to make you his wife. So, much happiness and blessings to you and yours!!Laughing

Post # 4
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Bride2Be929:  I myself have body image issues.  It is like no matter what you do, you are not satisfied. You have made a wonderful accompishment by losing weight, but it seems like it is not enough.  Almost all of us envision being skinny and perfect on our wedding day. But we don’t envision having children first.  ( I have a 5-year old).  It is good to set forth a goal to lose weight and achieve it, but I think you need to learn to love your body no matter what size.  You tried on a dress, you loved it and I am sure you looked beautiful.  Think about what your body has brought you through-it housed, grew and nurtured your beautiful child.  Your body is amazing, appreciate it.  No matter what size you are, love yourself.  Sorry for the rant.  What works for me is the Paleo (or Paleolithic diet) with one cheat day on the weekends.  Some recommend an cheat meal and snack for faster results.  Good Luck!  I am sure you will look fabulous!


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