(Closed) Another post where the bride freaks out about the dress not fitting…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7414 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

pick healthy foods, easy on the carbs, drink lots of water (avoid juice) try your best to get to the gym ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Given your past, I would encourage you to focus on making this happen through small changes. I believe your goal should just be making the dress fit better, not a specific lbs number — 10 lbs seems arbitrary in terms of how the dress fits — it might be more than you need, in whcih case you’d probably be adopting to aggressive of a weight loss plan for what you need.

I am certain that you can make your dress fit better so that youare more comfortable in 50 days. I’m a few weeks out and focusing on weight management by replacing one meal a dal with all veggies (I basically just replaced lunch with a salad with lemon juice, tofu, and a lot of sugar snap peas and baby carrots to fill up).

Best of luck!

Post # 5
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@modernriot:  The best advice I’ve ever been given is drink in ounces at least half your weight in pounds of water daily. Check Pinterest for some exersizes that will focus on your back. Print off a small picture of yourself in your dress (surely you have one somewhere from shopping/a fitting?) and keep it with you essentially at all times… it’ll be a great deterrant against eating anything unhealthy.

Post # 6
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Cut out salt, where possible. Drink lots of water. Eat well.

What about Spanx? Would they help at all? 

Post # 7
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What I’m doing is getting a longline bra, it totally pulls me in a little bit. I’m pretty happy with my weight and don’t want to lose anymore, but my dress is still a little snug. I also had an unhealthy relationship with food (I’ve actually never told anyone about it though) and want to focus on staying healthy. With the long line bra though it totally makes me have room to spare. 

Post # 8
938 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I had an eating disorder (I use past tense because even if the image distortion is there, I can eat a cheeseburger happily and if I want to lose weight I can do it through mild diet and excercise). I understand how difficult and scary it is to intentionally ‘feed’ some of those thoughts sometimes, simply by doing what other people do normally, start a diet on monday sort of. My recommendation is to not weigh yourself, at all. Instead, use a tape measure. Mark a goal on the tape measure for bust, waist and hips and work until you get there, and then stay there. It can be only an inch, because if it fit before and doesnt fit now then you probably only need that or probably even less. But that mark is somewhere you cant go past, its a goal and a stopping point. This works for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ And yes, it can totally be done in 50 days! Do a video program, p90x is great for strength training and insanity is great for weight loss but its killer on your knees!

Post # 9
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Don’t let this push you bacdisorders eating disorder. By all means eat healthily but don’t be restrictive. See if your dress can be let out slightly at the seams – it sounds like its nearly fitting you properly so shouldn’t take much. Do not let yourself get sick over this!

Post # 11
18 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

@modernriot:  Have you considered bringing it to a seamstress to get it altered? I know you said you can’t put a corset back on it… but what about seeing if the dress can just be let out slightly in the places where you need it to be a bit looser? Seamstresses can do pretty amazing things. When my dress came in, it was too tight on my hips – one of the only places on my body that I can’t make smaller (not for lack of trying). Instead of going on a crazy fitness regime/diet (that probably wouldn’t make my hips smaller anyway), I’m sticking to my regular exercise, trying to eat healthy… and I brought my dress to a seamstress! She let the seams out a little bit in the hip region. Now it fits! She did great work! So, this is another option for you to consider. Most dresses have at least an inch or two of wiggle room/extra fabric in the seams, and the right seamstress will know what to do to make it fit you!

Best of luck! I’m sure it will all work out and you will look amazing on your big day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What does your bra situation look like?

I’d planned on wearing a full longline bra, but then I started working out harder- my back and ribs expanded and bit and my dress wouldn’t zip two weeks out.  I got a low back longline, and the dress zipped, magically; the little bit of space the bra took up was what was not letting it zip completely.

So look at that first.

Then the other bees gave good advice- lots of water, watch the snacks. If your dress will zip and it’s mostly aesthetic stuff you’re looking at, 50 days is plenty of time to make the very small changes necessary (heck, just coming off the BC might do it!).  Don’t freak out yet.

Post # 13
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

one thing that helps me lose weight when i need to in a pinch is to cut out all beverages that have calories. all of them! diet soda (occasionally – like at a party when drinking water would be odd) and water the rest of the time. 

sugary drinks and juices are empty calories and don’t satisfy you the way food does. so if i want orange juice, i eat an orange etc. fewer calories, satisfying and better for you. 

don’t worry – you’ve got 50 days! be sensible and healthy and add a 20 minute walk after dinner each night and you’ll be fine ๐Ÿ™‚

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