Post # 1
I’m only wanting to lose 20 lbs or so, but it’s killing me to diet as the weight is coming off soooo slow, even on a low carb diet. I wonder sometimes will it all be worth it to lose these few lbs. Will I regret it if I don’t and look back at my pictures with horror.
Did you bees regret not getting in shape more for your wedding?
Post # 3
@maddy41: Are you already at a normal BMI? That could be the reason you’re having a hard time. I am at a normal BMI/weight for my height, but on the higher side of normal. So I’m also trying to lose 20 lbs via low carb — if there’s ever a time to be on the thinner side, it’s when you’re hiring a photographer, you know?
Anyway, it is sloooooow going for me too. (But low carb is how I already eat, so it’s not a huge change. I wish it were — maybe the shock of a diet change would kick the weight loss into high gear!)
If you’re on MFP, let me know your username and I’ll add you — might be nice to have company in this battle!
Post # 4
I look back and regret it, yes.
I could have and should have tried harder, but there’s not much I can do about it now. I don’t do well (diet wise) when there’s a deadline, I never have.
I hope that helps.
Im not saying try your hardest at the cost of your happiness, but you know it yourself, you probably feel your best when your at your ideal weight (whatever that number is for you). That’s how you want to feel on your wedding day, and all the days in the future when you look back at your pictures.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center
I didn’t lose the weight I wanted to for my wedding and I didn’t regret it! I still looked beautiful and I had an amazing day. I did lose the weight after the wedding, it’s a lot easier with out all the wedding stress. Weight Watchers is amazing!
Post # 6
Yes, I’ll admit I do regret not loosing weight. It would not have been that hard either but I choose to allow myself to get distracted and kept telling myself there was time but that time eventually ran out.
Post # 7
I wanted to get down to 140lbs for my wedding (from 165). I didn’t – I made to 155. At the time I was really disappointed, but now 8 months later, I think I looked awesome! I’ve since gained the 10lbs back plus an extra 5lb.
good luck on your weight loss journey. All brides are gorgeous on their wedding day!
Post # 8
I’m probably too hung up on yhis, but I know if I don’t do it I’ll regret it. I want to reach my goal weight a year in advance of my wedding, stay there, and then lose a little more than I’d normally prefer because the camera adds weight! and I can enjoy gaining back that last five pounds on the honeymoon 🙂
Post # 9
Yes and no. I felt beautiful at the wedding and I love the pictures, but I cringe at the photos where I can see backfat. I wish I had tried harder, but it’s not a huge regret.
Post # 10
I actually regret losing too much weight. I got carried away. I was so thin I no longer looked like me. I have this great hourglass shape and on my wedding day it was gone. I had this amazing Jessica rabbit dress without the figure. Friends kept telling me but I just wouldn’t listen.
Post # 11
@maddy41: Thanks for asking this question…I am not even trying yet…even though I want to loose like 10lbs…the answers on here really help to actually get into the dieting/working out-modus. Thanks!
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
I regret stressing myself out about losing weight for the wedding, perhaps I ahould have treated myself better than constantly worrying whether I was going to look like a giant wedding cake. Whether you keep the 20lbs or not, you are going to be gorgeous in a dress that fits you. It will be the best evening of your life, regardless, you will get married, and you will take your husband’s breath away. No one will be happier than you on that day, especially if you believe you’re beautiful 🙂
Post # 13
@maddy41: Nope! I looked wonderful and SO happy 🙂
I did try and lose weight but ended up gaining weight towards the end (I couldn’t tell you the reason or cause of those extra pounds)
Was I a skinny bride? No, but I was definitely me. Maybe in the future I will be super fit and regret it but I highly doubt that. My wedding weight was who I was and I love every picture!
I am 5’2 was 140/150 punds 🙂
Post # 14
I don’t think I will. I think dieting is unhealthy (I just try to eat healthy and a variety of organic, homemade food all the time instead) and it wouldn’t set the right tone for my life as a married woman to start it off by trying to starve myself to look extra-thin for the wedding day.
Post # 15
I know I will definitely regret it if I don’t, I’m so unhappy with my size at the moment, and so uncomfortable. Losing weight with a diet is proving to be a bit of a mission at the mo, so I signed me and FI up for an induction at the gym today. We start friday. Hopefully it’ll do something, I want to lose 50lb.
Post # 16
I feel like the standard of “bridal” is just so ridiculous… you’re getting married, not entering a beauty pageant for chrissake. Your fiance is marrying YOU not some other, thinner person, and his love and commitment is (hopefully!) not contingent on you changing your body!!
On my wedding day, I had short hair and glasses, two things that are seen as odd, not bridal, etc. and I felt beautiful and I am perfectly happy when I look back at the pics. If I really want to pick myself apart I can point out where I have flabby looking arms and such, but in the end, it’s not any individual feature that stands out, it’s your emotion. I wish more women would, instead of “shedding for the wedding,” work on overall health and self-esteem.
If you want to change your body for some health reason (get stronger, improve endurance, etc.) and your wedding is just a convenient deadline, sure, I guess, but any weight loss that has primarily the wedding day in mind is going to be difficult and probably not rewarding. (Will likely return after if you deprive yourself to lose it.)