Post # 1
Maybe I can avoid the issue, but I’m not sure. I am almost a full size bigger than the size of my dress (the dress is a 6, I’m almost an 8… oops). It’s a trumpet dress so it fits ALL the way through. I am sure I can probably zip it up, but if I gotta sit down- fuggedaboutit! I’m thinking the only place the real drama will happen is in the hips, yikes.
I’ve been losing some weight… at a snails pace, but how much do you think I should aim to lose? In my head I imagine about 10 lbs is a full size but I could just be making that up. My first fitting is April 27th, I’d love to fit it nicely by then but um, it could be an issue!
Post # 3
I think even 5 pounds will help drastically, especially if it goes to your hips. I put my weight on very localized (lower stomach/tire area) and 5 pounds is all it takes for me to not fit into the 8’s comfortably.
Do some cardio intervals. That really helps strip it off faster.
Post # 4
It all depends on your weight and height on how much you can lose. I would go to the gym and aim to lose weight, but most importantly tone up. It sounds like you need to lose inches and that may or not be equal to pounds. Try cardio and lifting 4-5 days a week and in 5 weeks you should see a huge difference. Good Luck!
Post # 5
Thanks guys! Yeah, I definitely need to tone more so than lose lbs. I’ve been doing cardio 4 x’s a week but I wasn’t losing weight. Not that this was a shocker, I wasn’t really trying to. What I’ve decided to do is basically become a hermit crab. I can’t go out with friends to dinner and drinking as often as we were, I just can’t! Everyonce in awhile I can, but we do it regularly so those restaurants were not helping the cause! Not to mention that I just can NOT order the healthy stuff. Why would I go to some of the most famour restaurants in the country only to order a $27 salad, that’s just ridic. Lol. Ah well, its only temporary. Once I lose it, its all about maintenance which (normally) is my fortay 🙂
Post # 6
I’m betting you’ve just plateauted. Your body DOES get used to the cardio, even 4 days a week. I always was extra careful with happy hours before the wedding. Michelob Ultra ONLY (no fun martinis, sad face) and I”d find something low calorie on the menu before i even walked in the door. I’d write it on a post-it and order it like that so i wasn’t tempted by the delicious goodies. But, i found that even going to nice restaurants, if i ordered the fish or a small filet and asked them to go easy on the butter or oils, then ordered vegetables or salads as my side dishes, it really was a relatively low cal healthy meal! I just made sure i only ate about half of the 9 oz serving or so they’d actually put on my plate. Most places are more than happy to oblige by cutting back on the oil or butter used. And it still tastes good. So dn’t think you’re stuck to only salads. Oh man, even salads can have the most ridiculous calorie counts. and vinegarette dressings aren’t always safe, either!
Post # 7
When i [embarrassingly] gained a pants size over the holidays, the different between the last size and the new one was about 10-15lbs. (Yikes!) but also, I’ve been working out hardcore for the last month (60 minutes a day, 6 days a week), GAINED 2.5lb, but the new, larger size is almost falling off me, although the size down is still a bit too tight. So, exercise and diet! Aim to lose 10-15lb and you’ll fit into your dress without a problem!
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 8
When my BM’s went and got fitted for their dresses, the lady told me that 1 dress size is roughly 15 pounds, but that seems like a lot!!! I think every 5 pounds should make a definite difference!
Post # 9
Maybe cut back on your salt intake too? You’d be surprised that you can lose 5-6lbs in water weight alone.
If you’re worried about sitting too – your seamstress can prob. let out the dress a smidge. Most gowns have extra fabric in the seams – it might up the cost of alterations a little bit but at least you’ll be able to eat and sit down at your wedding. Good Luck!! 😉
Post # 10
Cutting carbs is the healthiest and fastest way to loose weight. A website that I have found extremely helpful is http://www.marksdailyapple.com This is how we eat all the time (its not a diet) and both of us are healthier for it! It is also a great supportive community like it is on here!