Post # 1
So I’ve always had an issue with weight, decided at age 25 and 315lbs, size 26 and decided this ish was crazy. Lost 100 or so lbs got down to a 16. I don’t desire to be a thin girl I like being shapely in the right areas plus I’m tall, my true goal is to be about a 12. But anyway, looking good started dating my now fiance gained about 30 lbs and just uncomfortable with it even before engagement would attempt to work on it (lose and gain).
So it got real for me when I started trying on wedding dresses and my mom was snaping pics the whole time. I realized I did not want to look that way on our day. So since Jan I have been at it and made great progress. When trying on dresses depending on style/ designer I was anywhere from a tight 18 to a 24 dress. So I purchased my beautiful dress and it is an 18, the bridal consultant told me that every 15 lbs loss is a dress size down I lost about 25. My dress ships on 5/14, and can’t wait til 1st fittin and they say girl we have to seriously take this in! My fat girl clothes are loose, and slimmer day clothes are fitting! Hey! Hey! So I’m working hard at diet, portion control and working on my fitness.
Why is it that everytime I put something in my mouth there is always someone questioning- should you be eating that? Aren’t you on a diet? Girl, you bet not eat that you got to get into that dress? I really try not to be rude in my response, because most of the commentors should be asking themselves the same question.
It really IRKS me! Sheesh! I have to eat something! It’s not like I’m eating a donut, or my plate is stacked. H3ll most of the time my plate is very stingy. I haven’t had any bread, soda, sugar, nothing! I just think its rude that everyone has something to say and are very vocal as to what I should like on our day? What if I was comfortable with the way I looked?
Post # 3
Ugh, that sucks. Maybe they are trying to be supportive of your wieght loss and health goals, but they totally failed. I would say to them, “Thanks for your concern, but I’ve learned how to manage my diet while losing 100+ pounds.” I hope your dress fitting goes well and you feel amazing!
Post # 4
@Soon2BMrs.A: You should be so proud of yourself! That is truely awesome! Just let me people know you have it under control and I always tell my self if I eat that or that it’s a extra 10 lunges or extra 20 crunches haha you make trades to have some yummy stuff sometimes! Other wise just tell them to mind their own business! 🙂 Keep up the great work!
Post # 5
People don’t understand that losing weight doesn’t mean constant diet. It’s a lifestyle change. So, that means, you can’t eat donuts every day, but hell. if I want a donut, I’m going to eat a donut. It’s all about moderation and portion control, not giving everything up to live on salad for the rest of your life. Over the past year I’ve lost 35 pounds, and I still eat chik-fil-a once a month, I get chinese takeout every few months, pizza still pops up… You just have to know portion control.
People just need to shut their mouthes!
Congrats on your weight loss, too! It sounds like you’re doing great!
Post # 6
Thanks girls!!!! I agree!
Post # 8
People are ridiculous. You’re counting your calories, if you don’t eat you’ll end up in the hospital, do they want you to be healthy and lose weight or develope an eating disorder? Seriously! You’ve proven yourself by losing 100lbs! That’s AMAZING. Let them know you have it under control and you’re making sure you get enough nourishment to stay healthy and if they keep it up after you explain everything to them and ask them to stop nicely I wouldn’t be afraid of being (slightly) rude and telling them to back the H3LL off!
I joined myfitnesspal too and it’s great, I only hope I’m as successful as you!
Post # 9
As a plus size woman, its great to hear that you made a decision and stuck with it. Good for you! It can get nerve wrecking when people are on your back all the time. Maybe they mean well, maybe not. But, please continue to stay strong and accomplish your goals.
Post # 10
I could not agree with you more. Losing weight it a LIFE STYLE CHANGE. Therefore, it takes a lot of work to just revamp everything your used to. Kudos to her!
Post # 11
Good for you for losing weight! PS… Your goal of being a 12 makes me feel good 😉 I always level out at a 12… When I was in college, I was a 16 and the clothes were getting tight… so I started working out, lost weight… I ended up at a small 12, sometimes a 10… But then I stopped working out and settled in at a 12!
Since getting married, I’ve gained some weight. I currently have an injury/sickness preventing me from working out… But as soon as that’s done, I’m kicking my butt in gear to get back at least to where I was when we got married 🙂
Anyways, sometimes I feel like 12 is big… So, I feel better when I realize it’s not! haha 🙂 I’d love to be a 10, but idk if that’s reasonable for me… We’ll see
Thanks for motivating me to get movin! 🙂 Great job on your weight loss!!
Post # 12
Thanks everyone! I lost 40lbs total and got down to a size 14!!!
Post # 13
@Soon2BMrs.A: Congratulations! That’s great!!!