(Closed) Anyone else NOT trying to lose weight?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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299 posts
Helper bee

I’m with you! I’ve just never cared that much about my weight- never weighed myself or kept track of my calorie/fat intake. People always ask how much do you weigh now? Shit if I know, hah- the only thing I care about is what goes into my body- I’m a very health-conscious eater, all natural foods. I know that six months before I got engaged, I became a vegetarian again, and I can tell from having to buy new clothes that I lost a lot of weight, but it wasn’t intentional, it’s just a side effect of vegetarianism, which I do because meat gives me a lot of upset stomach issues. If I look in the mirror and feel good, that’s all I need! I’m a size 8-10, a curvy one- DD’s, round booty, small natural waist, extremely pale, black hair- I’m exactly what I want to be, and Fiance loves it! My sister had an eating disorder through HS, and to this day the girl has abs and still thinks she’s fat. I hate it, I can’t understand why she has such a twisted opinion of herself- watching her become that kind of person is what makes me so against weight obsession. The girl doesn’t even enjoy her food, she just eats whatever it takes to make her stay skinny- I’m a foodie, I’d be in hell. A steady diet of steamed vegetables and turkey patties every day, ugh I’d rather be a couple sizes larger and happy! But, everyone is different! So no, I won’t be one of those exercise/diet nuts just to get into a dress one day of my life. In fact, the girls that I’ve seen do it, have gained the weight back plus extra after the wedding just eating junk food that they missed while on their crash diet. It’s so bad for your system!!!

Post # 4
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898 posts
Busy bee

I’ve always been a very slim person, but over the years I’ve gained some weight and I’m totally happy with it. In fact, I don’t think my Fiance would have given me a second look if I was still as skinny as I was in high school. I’m not the most healthy person, though. I don’t want to lose weight at all for the wedding, and as small as I am people still ask when I’m going to start “shaping up” to fit in the gown. Um…I don’t have a gown yet, and isn’t that what alterations are for?????

Post # 5
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2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve been about a size four since I hit puberty…why the heck would I want to lose weight? If anything, I want to gain weight for my own health. “Skinny fat” is just as unhealthy as “big fat.” A little more muscle and insulation would be fantabulous, haha.

Post # 6
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1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am teeny tiny! If you see my DIY boudoir photo post you can see a pic of at least part of my body. I think when I first tried on the dress (had just gotten back from vaca) I was like I think I’d like to loose 5 lbs. Then I kept putting off starting my diet and putting it off some more untiil finally I was like … wait a minute … and I got on the scale and the 5lbs were already gone! So much stress caused me to loose it without even trying. So now I’m not trying to lose more weight, just stay the same for six more days πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have to say….I am not a skinny girl. I am a plus size and I think that is fine. Would I like to lose some weight, Yes. Am I going to give myself somethng else to stress about while I plan the wedding, NO. My FH fell in love with me at this weight and I have been this weight for almost 10 years. So why would I add something to my plate that will make me feel bad and cause me stress. I found a dress that is flatering to me and my body shape, will get me some Spanx and I will rock my party not feeling one bit bad about my weight or what I am eating at all the wonderful things we have planned in the days before.

Post # 9
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200 posts
Helper bee

Sigh.

I’m one of these women who really struggles with her weight. I am really good at losing weight, but I cannot manage to keep weight off when I lose it. I seem to be able to maintain a low weight for a year or two and then inevitably it creeps back on. I sit around feeling fat for another year or two and then I jump into exercising and calorie counting and lose weight and feel great and then the whole thing starts again. It’s very annoying!

Sadly my wedding occured during a high weight rather than a low weight phase. I’d been wanting to lose weight even before we decided to get married, but I still haven’t really gotten around to it. It would have been nice to be a toned size 6 for the wedding but I wasn’t. I was a happy 10/12. And you know, in the end, it really wasn’t such a big deal. We look happy and lovely in the photos and we had an incredibly fun and wonderful night. I don’t think the wedding would have been any better if I’d been skinny rather than chubby.

 

Post # 10
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4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m not trying to lose weight, but i would like to tone up a bit… also i’ve been going to the gym to be healthier, not skinnier πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Unfortunately, I do need to lose some weight (I was a size 8 when Fiance and I met almost 9 years ago and now I’m a 14). My Future Mother-In-Law loves to remind me of that too, albeit she doesn’t have any room to talk. Tell people, nicely, to mind their own darn business and you will do with your body and your weight, what’s right for you. Good Luck with that! People tend to stick their noses where they don’t belong. Oh, and don’t get me started on people who think it’s ok to touch pregnant girls’ bellies JUST because they are pregnant. Would you touch them without asking, any other time? No. Ok, getting off my soapbox now. πŸ™‚

-Bella

Post # 12
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3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

No, I actually need to gain a little. But I am trying to tone up – that’s the hardest part for me. I’m really lazy and HATE to exercise. But just because I’m skinny, it doesn’t mean I’m fit – my muscles are like jello. 

Post # 13
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541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

LOL I got the same question from people. But when I was engaged I was a size 10/165 lbs. I started eating better because I wanted to feel better (I ate a lot of sugar and fast food). I’ve slimmed down to a size 6/135 lbs, but some people still ask if I’m going to go crazy at the gym so I can get smaller. I’m sorry, but I’m very happy being the weight I am! I don’t want to look like a waif on my wedding day.

Stay strong and be proud of your size 8 status. I’m right there with you!

Post # 14
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2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Nope, both my parents are relatively thin, so I got those genes.  I also maintain a healthy diet and hit the gym often. I like my size and more importantly, I like feeling healthy and toned.   πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m not trying to lose weight.

I’m a size 6/8 depending on who makes the clothes.

I never watch what I eat or care really. My fi would love me if I was a plus size..I do eat healthier than I used too. I would really like to tone up and get my cardio back up because I used to play softball. And, now I’m flappy and getting love handles. But, like I said–I don really care. It’s still me.

Post # 16
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1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Would I like to look like I did 3-4 years ago? UMMMM yes. I was so darn fit then and didn’t even realize it. Now I weigh 15 pound more and am a lot softer than I used to be. I really don’t mind the weight gain itself, I just wish I was a muscular as I used to be. I miss the confidence and power…I need to start weightlifting again. So no I’m not going to  try to lose weight for my wedding. In fact I start to binge eat junk any time I try to change my eating very drastically. So yea I might exercise a wee more and eat a bit more fruits and veggies, but no intention of losing weight.

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