Losing too much weight before my wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

@kaylaann:  Have you had your thyroid checked? When you talk about difficulty sleeping and poor appetite, that was the first thing that came to mind. You should see a doctor and tell them about your symptoms. It might be something easily treated, and everyone deserves a decent night’s sleep!

Post # 4
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m really sorry you’re having this problem. You said you’re eating three square meals a day, but that can’t be the case I don’t think.. What do your meals look like?

Post # 6
2502 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@kaylaann:  It sounds like you are eating just fine. Stress can absolutely cause a decrease in appetite and weight loss. I would focus more on managing your stress and insomnia and not worry too much about your diet- 110 pounds, while thin, is still a healthy weight for someone 5’3″. I would, however, buy a scale and weigh yourself periodically to make sure you don’t lose anymore weight. What sorts of things help you manage stress? Meditating, yoga, reading, exercise, massage, talking to a friend? I would try to de-stress and then go from there! Good luck to you!

PS You sound SO much like me! I am also active at my job and I like to run. I think I have a healthy relationship to food, too. AND I’m 5’3″ and my adult weight has ranged from 105 to 120 pounds depending on my activity level and how healthful my diet is. Being stressed out sometimes makes me lose weight, sometimes makes me gain weight it just depends!

Edit: one more thing- if you are looking for an easy way to increase your calorie consumption you could eat a full-fat Greek yogurt with breakfast, those are very high-calorie and sooo tasty




Post # 6
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

kaylaann:  It’s crazy that your boss would try to put her eating disorder on you (no offense to her, but that’s what she was doing there, that’s a huge conclusion to jump to). I’m so sorry about that. 

My seamstress is always freaking out that I am going to lose weight. According to her, every bride she ever worked with has lost or gained a lot of weight (I am determined to prove her wrong haha, we’ll see). Anyway, my point is that’s normal especially at a stressful time. 

When I get wedding stressed, I just remind myself that we have everything we need to get married, and we will get married. All we need is a license, an officiant, and in our religion our rings, and if we get married it’s a success 🙂 Obviously, I want more than that, but I just tell myself that at the end of the day we have everything we need and the rest is going above and beyond. 

Post # 7
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

kaylaann:  Wow, your story sounds a lot like mine. I am a former collegiate runner, and I really amped up my running and modified my diet (no junk) in the months leading up to my wedding. I was so incredibly stressed out (finishing up my MA thesis, moving to another state (not the same as my wedding), and looking for a new job) that I didn’t have much of an appetite. I fainted at my first dress fitting and I fainted at my makeup trial. I had gone on runs before both incidents and didn’t eat enough food and drink enough water afterward. I know it’s hard to eat when you’re not hungry, but just try to get something in your body. Smoothies, fruit bowls, veggies, brown rice and black beans, fish, etc. I’ve learned that protein is very importnant. It’s amazing what stress, not enough food/water, and in your case, not enough sleep can do to your body. After my second fainting incident, my husband made sure I was eating regularly, which helped a lot. I do not/never have had an eating disorder, but sometimes it really helps when you have a strong support system (i.e., reminding you when to eat, helping out with the wedding, and just taking time to go for a walk when you feel really overwhelmed). I am sure you will make an incredibly beautiful bride! Hope this helps a little! 🙂

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