Post # 1
So I’m planning on buying my dress 2 to 3 sizes smaller than my current size. I weigh 260 and wear a 18. The dress is a 20 sample that fits comfortable. I need to lose for health reasons even without the wedding but this is all motivation and the 2 other weddings I’m in Spring/Summer 2015. Also I am a former college athlete so I am good at pushing hard but doing this the healthy way. My wedding is in July. I plan to be 190. Anyone else done something like this or advice?
Post # 2
onelove2015: first of all, good luck with your weight loss! Weddings are great motivation to get back in shape so I’m sure you’ll do fine!
However, based on my experience (with friends and family member’s wedding dresses) I would advise not to get a dress that’s far to small. It is relatively easy for a good seamstress to take a dress that’s too big in a couple of sizes, but almost impossible for them to add a couple of sizes in the worst case event that you don’t lose as much weight as you hoped.
Post # 3
I personally dont believe in any magic pills whatsoever, so I wouldnt suggest that, and seeing as your a former college athlete im sure you don’t either.
When I had to lose 45 lbs when I came back from Australia, all I did was eat delicious food every 2 1/2 hours, had a WICKED cheat day on Sundays, didn’t eat anything after my massive dinners, if my stomach was growling after that I usually just ate a handful of fruit or nuts to get over the growling. And I FORCED myself to work out 5 days a week, and only 3 of those days did I actually do 25 minutes of cardio [ because I hate running] so I skipped alot instead.<br />I really believe that all the weight lifting I did help thin my arms, my legs and my torso, and my waist!
PM me if you want, i can give you a DELICIOUS recipe for protein packed tastiness!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
OneDayMrsL: <– what she said.
Post # 5
I am in the same boat as you I need to loose weight because it is starting to affect my health the wedding is just a good excuse to get it done. I am currently a size 12 and plan to go back to my former size 6 self. I gained a ton of weight 3 years ago and need it gone!
The dress thing is stressing me out too since I have no idea when to buy a dress. The designer I like can take a year to make a dress well our wedding is in 13 months so basically I have to order a dress soon and hope it fits!
Post # 6
Don’t do it. You can’t predict what can happen between now and the wedding. I bought my dress with a corset back in the size i was at the time, thank god I did because I ended up having to get 2 lots of unexpected surgery leaving me on bed rest for 4 months so far (my wedding is Saturday) it’s much easier to alter a dress down than let it out and add fabric
Post # 7
I’m not a super fussy bride so in event of the worse if I didn’t fit the dress 3 months from the wedding, I’d order a new on sale dress
OneDayMrsL: I feel comfortable with 2 sizes and think that will workout fine.
Amerie27: thanks and I will be messaging you. I’m excited to do this. I been talking and just got in the groove of things. I lost 10 lb back in July. Then another 10lb in Sept. So far each time when I focus I sm able to make it happen I thinkvthe next 40lb will be easy if I eat right and excercise. ..the last 30 lb will probable be hard. I was a thrower in Track and field, I love lifting, but to lose cardio will do me a lot of good. On my lunch break I try to talk at least 30min walk. My goal is 25k steps a day. I am working on getting in the gym everyday. Need to make a six week workout plan. I’m juiced.
sway0060:I ideally would wait to buy but ugh dress may be discontinued soon as new season come.
Miss.E.91:I would probable cancel in that situation. I’m ok with buying something that works last min.
Post # 8
I do not think that is a good idea. You can always get a dress taken in. I am not saying that you won’t lose the weight, but you never know. For example I was inbetween 2 dress sizes. The wedding consultant at the store I was at told me to go with the smaller size since I would probably lose weight. I didn’t. Two months before my wedding I had to get 2 nerve blocks due to an injury that happened 3 days after buying my dress which was 10 months before my wedding. Two weeks before my wedding I got shingles on my neck and in my ear. I had to take prednisone. I ended up with some water weight gain, and my dress was a little tight.
If you need some accountablity I would be glad to help you with free coaching. I host accountablity groups and provide free coaching. I am a certified group fitness instructor and working my nutrition certification.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess
That is an aggressive goal, but puts you at losing about 2 lbs a week. Working out is great, but remember about 90% is what you eat. I thnk you can do it, but it’s going to be a lot of work. Losing a pound a week, you have to create about a 500 cal/ day deficit. Double that for 2 lbs a week. I would recommend getting your BMR measured so you know how much to limit your calories. Good Luck to you!