Post # 1
I want brutal advice and thoughts – because I need the motivation and I trust you bees to give it to me. I’m 5’6 and at the heaviest weight I’ve ever been (around 160.) One of these pictures is more unflattering than the other but I’m just curious…..if you had to guess….how many more lbs would you think I would have to lose to make this dress really rock my shape?
If this post annoys you or you think it’s a stupid question – I understand but don’t flame. It’s really not necessary and if you don’t like it…just move to another thread.
Post # 3
@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
@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
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
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
The dress DEFINITELY needs curves and I think you have a gorgeous shape! Lsing 5-10lbs will define your arms more.
Post # 7
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: http://www.spanx.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4058277&cp=2992553.11585916&view=all&parentPage=family’ 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
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
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
@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 # 11
@lisaelanna: Yes! I’m wearing the corset they gave me to try on with everything and you can see the outline of it. It drives me insane when I see these pictures. I actually tried it on again before we went ahead and ordered it (this was my first day trying on dresses) and I tried it on without that silly corset. It was much better!
I was also wearing a dark blue thong that day and you could see that too. KLASSY!
Post # 12
@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
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
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)
Post # 15
@CookieCreamCakes: Thanks. I’ve been told I don’t look like 160 and when I was at 140 most people said they assumed I was 125 or so. So I guess I’m thankful for that.
I’m pretty bottom heavy. Big butt and thighs and small boobs and smaller arms (though those are catching up slowly with my weight gain.)
Post # 16
@TattedNYBride: Thank you – I appreciate honesty. That’s what helps!