I tried, failed, and It's OK: a Post-wedding Perspective

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I understand exactly what you are saying…. I started dropping weight earlier on in my wedding planning. Two months before my wedding I found out I was pregnant. I was tired all the time and eventually stop working out. I gained weight and barely got into my wedding dress. When my wedding day came my husband made me feel so beautiful that I didn’t care what my weight was. I was just happy to get married.

Post # 3
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow. You deserve a standing ovation. 

If I worked that hard to lose weight and saw no results I’d be throwing a temper tantrum and here you are able to love yourself and fully enjoy your wedding day. Congratulations!

Post # 4
461 posts
Helper bee

Way to be confident!  I would’ve been so negative in your shoes, but it’s great that you were able to let it go and enjoy yourself and be comfortable with who you are 🙂

Post # 5
2527 posts
Sugar bee

May2014Bride:  Congrats! What a great attitude!

I actually am JUST like you with the struggles to weight loss. I can be very meticulous and not lose a thing. No cheating, no thyroid issues (I’ve been checked) and I’ve ran, and trained for, two 5 Ks in that year without a pound lost and even some gained at times.

What it turned out to be for me was essentially processed carbs. I don’t mean like the “hop on the low carb band wagon” I mean I actually have some kind of sensitivity to them. I will not only gain weight but be constantly fatigued and *in a fog*. Zero energy.

Once I cut out sugar and processed carbs, added more full fat (no diet this or “lite” that) I had energy falling out of my butt, started dropping weight the way normal people seem to do (a couple lbs a week), I couldn’t wait to exercise, and I just overall felt happier before even losing any weight.

I bet you were GLOWING on your wedding day! I feel like you’re even still glowing about it through this post! Congrats again!!

Post # 6
618 posts
Busy bee

May2014Bride:  I huge round of applause for you! You probably looked stunning! I have been watching what I’ve been eating, drinking a lot more water, walking more (5miles a day) and I feel great! Haven’t lost a pound but that’s not what matters. I was actually shamed the other day because I wasn’t on a strict wedding diet and exercise plan with only 8 months until the wedding. 

Post # 8
520 posts
Busy bee

May2014Bride:  thank you for sharing this. Some bodies just dont like to lose weight and some people just dont get that. I have been like this all my life-gaining weight at the drop of a hat and desperately dieting. I spent more days than I can count doubled over with hunger pains because I would drink a SlimFast and eat a banana for breakfast and my body was telling me it wasn’t enough, and I wouldn’t listen to it. Didnt matter, nothing made me lose weight. And everyone had something to say–people told me to try eating more, try eating less, eat less fat, eatmore fat, my parents brought up my weight casually in conversation on a daily basis as though we were discussing the weather…its miserable feeling like you’re at war with your own body and it usually ends up backfiring-in my experience a failed diet always proceeded with a “fuck it” attitude and stuffing my face with anything and everything. I dont necessarily have any advice for this stuff, as I am still stuck with some bad habits, but I will offer up that you guys arent alone and arent crazy. Diets dont work for everyone. And for a lot of us, we need to work more on self love rather than whats going in our mouths.

Post # 9
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015


May2014Bride:  I LOVE this.  Thank you so much for sharing, and reminding us all that “the perfect day” is about so much more than dress size or even the weather!

Post # 10
618 posts
Busy bee

playdohpants:  YUP! I couldn’t believe it! People are so messed up. I’m happy with me but who doesn’t wasn’t to lose 5-10lbs?

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