Post # 1
hi guys!!! i love this forum because i get the BEST advice!
i, like most women, would LOVE to drop some lbs! i’m currently 5’4 rockin like 150ish lbs (i’m recovering from food poisoning so probably a little less) and i’m hoping to get down to about 125-30ish by my wedding.
i have PLENTY of time but the only part that makes me nervous is, my fitting is in may. my goal is to get down to my goal weight/body by then… BUT HOW DO I MAINTAIN THOSE MEASUREMENTS FOR ANOTHER 2 MONTHS?!
my body is SERIOUSLY annoying and i yoyo big time! i do eat quite healthily it’s the whole working out thing that’s a pain in my a**.
any tips for maintaining your weight/measurements in between your fittings/big day?
or is it really not THAT big of a deal?
Post # 3
I think it depends a lot on what needs to be altered…
Is your dress strapless?
If you lose too much weight after your fitting in May you might be pulling up your dress all night because it doesn’t fit your chest/waist properly to stay in place…
I did that. I only lost about 5lbs to stress the last few months before my wedding but my dress was a bit too big on the big day and I had to pull it up multiple times because it just didn’t fit my wedding day proportions.
Can you not have a fitting a little closer to your date for minor adjustments?
If not, I would try to get down to your goal by May and then maintain until the wedding… That seems like enough time to drop 20lbs so you should be good.
Post # 4
@KimmySumShuga: oh that’s what i plan on doing! my goal is to reach my goal weight by my fitting and MAINTAIN until the wedding but i’m SO bad at maintaining!!
Post # 5
@brooklyn_bee: I lost 25 lbs in 3 months (not for my wedding) by simply eating better and counting calories. I never gained the weight back. I only gained 3 lbs in the two following years, and I just lost them + 3 additional lbs in three weeks by counting calories again.
Post # 6
@AngelR88: i lost a LOT of weight a couple years ago and unforunately have had some health problems that made me quite inactive so i put about 20 lbs back on.
i’m not really all that “overweight” right now (in comparison to what i was) but i’m not at a place where i’m comfortable enough with my body to be satisfied.
i guess i feel like when i’m focused on healthy eating and exercise, i can’t help but lose weight. but when i feel like i should “stop losing” i gain.
Post # 8
I lost 51lbs in the two yars before our wedding and haven’t had a problem maintaining (until I got KU, since I HAVE to gain weight).
I liked running (I trained for a half marathon 5 days before our wedding) as a way to keep my body at a consistent shape/size between my fittings and the wedding!
Post # 9
@BrandNewBride: thanks for the advice! i just think i will need to find a happy medium when the day comes where it’s time to maintain!
Post # 10
@brooklyn_bee: i am in a similar situation – i plan on losing 20-25 pounds before the wedding, and i have to have first fitting in March for my May wedding (my dress can be sized down 2 sizes, and its a corset and strapless) – i am so worried about how i am going to maintain the loss between the fitting and my wedding day! i guess i’ll just keep an eye on my weight daily and over/under compensate!?
Post # 11
My best advice is maybe settle somewhere in the middle. Make it a goal to lose 15 pounds, and once you get there, really strive to stay the same and not lose more. That is what I’m going to do. Whatever size I happen to be, the dress just has to fit.
Also, ask about pushing your fittings back. They recommend May, but my salon was willing to push back the fittings to accommodate me losing weight if I want.