Not overweight but want to lose weight

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much would you aim to lose for this dress?
    5-10lbs : (92 votes)
    46 %
    10-15lbs : (35 votes)
    17 %
    15lbs+ : (16 votes)
    8 %
    you need your curves for that dress - don't lose anything! : (59 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @skippydarling:  I voted 5-10lbs, not because I think you need to lose it, but because it sounds like you’d LIKE to lose it; and I think anything more than maybe 7lbs would be too much, personally. You are very slim, and I think you need some curves with that dress.

    Post # 4
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @skippydarling:  It’s not about loosing weight. I would suggest gneral fitness to tone your body. Mix cardio and weights together and full body workouts, it will help define your shape all over. Your “weight” is fine 🙂

    Post # 5
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t think you need to lose any weight.  Just pull down the lining of the dress so you don’t have those fabric bumps in your mid section.

    Post # 6
    4827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    @barbie86:  Agreed.

    The dress DEFINITELY needs curves and I think you have a gorgeous shape! Lsing 5-10lbs will define your arms more.

    Post # 7
    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Are you wearing anything under the dress (besides the normal bra/panties)?  I don’t think you really look like you need to lose any weight with that dress at all – maybe just some different undergarments.  If you’re not already wearing something like this, I’d recommend trying it with some Spanx (I like these ones:’ defer=’defer (I found mine at Dillards on sale)).  They just help smooth everything out a little and help the dress’s movement (so its not sticking in places).  It makes all your clothes look just a little better.  Also, you can find that set with a hole built in the bottom so that you can pee without taking the entire garment off – worth its weight in gold on your wedding day so you don’t have to spend 15 minutes taking off and putting your dress back on just to go to the bathroom.  

    Post # 8
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t think you need to lose any BUT because you want to I said 5-10. I think you would benefit more from toning rather than losing weight, so I would maybe start lifting or working on strength training.

    Post # 9
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    I never would have guessed you at 160, honestly – when you said you were 5’6″, my guess would have been 140 pounds. I understand you want to lose weight, but figured I’d give my honest opinion anyway: you’re already rocking it. You look beautiful. You have curves.

    If you DO want to lose weight, I’d agree with the others…maybe 5 to 15 pounds. I know that with me personally, it takes 15 – 20 pounds before it’s something I’d really notice (the same in reverse when I gain 10 or so pounds). As others say, focusing more on building muscle may be a better payoff for you.

    Post # 10
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @skippydarling:  You look fab already! At your stats I suggest focusing not on the number of pounds but on how you LOOK and FEEL. Tackle other things, like toning the areas that irritate you or shaving off inches with cardio and weight lifting. You may not lose pounds, heck, muscle weighs more so you could concieveably gain. BUT you’ll notice that you feel better about how you look. I’ve been stuck between 160 and 165 for months now, but am consistently losing inches and feeling better.

    Post # 12
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @skippydarling:  lose 10 pounds and work on toning your arms. I answer honestly because I’m the same way (5’2, 117 pounds, always striving to be under 110 even though everyone says how thin I am), and I would want a straight answer. Your shape looks great in this dress. 

    Post # 13
    865 posts
    Busy bee

    I agree with pp!  Don’t worry about losing weight as much as toning.  I’m 5’7 157 and have a very similar shape to you.  I’ve been taking yoga classes and running.  The yoga is really helping my arms look less jiggly 🙂

    Post # 14
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think you look amazing and some Spanx and alterations can cure that mid section wonkiness.

    That said, if you are unhappy with your body, I don’t think you need to lose lbs, I think you could tone and lose a little bloating at most, lay off salt and sugar, eat more protein and veggies and workout with weights (honestly I never was able to tone any part of my body until I added in weights)

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