Post # 1
I have struggled with weight my whole life. I am pretty good at eating healthy but I find I only loose weight when I am super restrictive. I am also a very active person. I found I gained the most weight when I wasn’t as activie.
I could go on and on about my excuse but the fact is I struggle constantly with weight loss. For my friends wedding two years ago I was a bridesmaid and I so badly wanted to loose weight and I didn’t. For my sisters wedding last summer I was MOH and I was confidant I would loose weight…I gained weight.
I am a bridesmaid four times in the next year AND I have my own wedding so I know this is the time to really buckle down and concentrate. I was really good in November! I had a feeling he was going to propose soon and I wanted to look good. But when december hit with xmas partys and too many treats, I fell apart.
He propsed to me the weekend before xmas in NYC on the skating rink! I tried to get back on the wagon in January but now a month later I still heavn’t seen many results.
I really wanted to do engagement photos at an outdoor skating rink since that is how we got engaged. But I really hate the way I look in photos. I hated all of our pictures from NYC, the photos from my sisters wedding, even my friends wedding. When I look back at photos when I was younger I just feel so much better about them.
I feel like I am rushing these engagement shots because I want the outdoor skating and I feel like I can use them for Save the dates….but part of me feels like I should wait until maybe Dec or Jan next winter? Our wedding is Valentines 2015. Is that too close? I dont know what to do :S
Post # 3
I feel your pain. I am delaying my engagement photos until late spring so I could shake some weight off LOL. In my honest opinion, I didn’t want to look back at my photos and cringe at how I looked. I love my body and that it works the way it does but the truth is I’m not comfortable with my weight at this point and I want to look back at my photos and be proud of my progress.
I would wait but not too long since STD in Dec/Jan for a February wedding is too close.
Post # 4
We’re delaying until Spring for weather reasons, but I’m down 25-30 pounds already and want to lose more, so that’s an added bonus. Maybe wait a little, but don’t put too much pressure on yourself. I’m using the start of life with FI as a motivator to lose weight, but it’s more important that I’m happy and healthy.
ETA: Don’t wait a whole year! That would be way too late for STDS!
Post # 5
I think the engagement photos on an outdoor rink is a super cute idea, and is meaningful and special.
I don’t know you, but if this is the weight your FI proposed to you, I’m sure you look absolutely beautiful. If you did want to feel extra beautiful, you might buy a new outfit or get your hair/makeup done for the engagement photos. An indoor rink just won’t be the same!
Post # 6
I didn’t have engagement pics for this very reason. I wasn’t happy with my weight (I’m still not) at the time. My wedding is in 9 months so i’m hoping I can get my shi!t together by then!!
Post # 7
I’m not using our engagement photos on our save-the-dates (but for other reasons, we still don’t have them yet but even if we did I wouldn’t use them, they’ll be on the website though), my wedding is next January but we aren’t getting engagement photos until the spring/summer so I won’t have engagement and wedding photos all from one season (winter) :-)!!!