Post # 1
I just thought I’d share with people who can relate (FI doesn’t really and neither do the women at work–almost everyone’s old and single).
When I bought my dress in July, it was very snug–I couldn’t zip it by myself. I was also the heaviest I’ve been in the last 5 years. We decided if I lost about 5 pounds, the dress would fit wonderfully. Well, my running was getting really slow too. So Fiance & I decided we would do a 21 day challenge put on by a local healthy food merchant in town. We didn’t make it to 21 days because we went to Philly for my cousin’s wedding. But, we were pretty good about following the plan–even taking our food with us when we had to go out of town for an overnight trip.
So, after 18 days, I’d lost about 18 pounds. We have continued to loosely follow the diet (even through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday). I’ve lost a total of about 24 pounds and am still losing. My running has improved and I can wear all my old clothes again (It’s like shopping w/o spending money).
The problem is now my dress is about 3 sizes too big. SIGH. I guess I need to take it in and have it altered. But mom says I need to stop losing weight. Ideally, I’d drop another size or two (or 10 pounds to get to my lowest weight or 20 pounds to get to my ideal running weight). The other problem is my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for my sister’s wedding it getting too big too.
I guess this problem is better than the other one–getting too big for my dress!
Post # 3
YOU GO GIRL!!!!! If you are feeling better about yourself & YOU want to continue; then by all means do so! Do what makes you feel good!!!!! As long as your healthy than your good to go! And CONGRATS!!
Edit: By The Way dresses can always be altered. Sure it may cost a little bit; but your saving by not having to keep buying bigger clothes 🙂
Post # 4
Congratulations on the weight loss! The only thing that has me slightly concerned is your mom telling you to stop losing weight. Is it because she is worried about your health? Or the expense of alterations? Just be sure to stay healthy!
Post # 5
Um…Can I ask what diet caused you to lose appx a pound a day. It doesn’t sound too healthy, but I kinda wanna get on it!
Post # 6
@Miss Olive–I think mom is joking . . . she just doesn’t want me to have to keep getting my dress altered! She knows I could stand to lose a couple more pounds.
Post # 7
Well in that case, keep on keepin’ on!
Post # 8
I guess I’m curious if your mom wants you to stop losing weight because she’s concerned about you or because she’s concerned about your dress….if it’s concern about your dress, I think that’s silly, and you should keep doing what you want to get to the right weight for your body.
Then, I want details on how you lost that weight. Seriously.
Post # 9
I’ve found that it is somewhat common for people around you to respond a tad negatively if you are losing a lot of weight. Maybe just take a step back and make sure you are going to stay within the healthy weight range for your height/build, and that you are doing it all in a healthy weigh. If so, your dress is already going to need altering! Might as well have it altered to your goal weight!
Post # 10
18 pounds in 18 days? Wow! How did you do it because it doesn’t seem healthy. Maybe that’s why your mom is concerned?
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
I NEED TO GET ON THAT DIET. Spill please. <3
Post # 12
Fo real! Spill the beans please!
Post # 13
Yeah….is the 18 pounds in 18 days possibly a LOT of water weight? Also, yeah if you’re losing weight that quickly, your mom is probably concerned. Whenever i said i was going to work out, my mom was always concerned about me looking manly, ha.
Post # 14
good for you girl… and hey bigger dresses can always be altered… at least it’s not the other way and you have to buy a new dress!
Post # 15
This thread is hilarious! I love how half the people are saying “Get me on that diet!” And others are telling you to be concerned about your weight. I don’t think anyone here is responding negatively though.
Post # 16
Please please please share that diet secret!!!