Post # 17
I did not diet. Diets are a very unsuccessful way of keeping weight off. If I were to try to lose weight, it would be through a gradual lifestyle change – something that would stick and be successful. I have a LOT of “best days of my life” to live for – better to be healthy for all of them, than crash diet for just one.
Post # 18
I gained a bunch of weight in college that I’m currently losing. I use the wedding as one of my motivators, but it’s not my only one. 🙂
Post # 19
Not me! I would like to think I cut back on the munchie foods when it gets closer, but that probably wont happen.
Post # 20
i am not sure where i would classify. i always “want” to lose a few pounds and think i should exercise more. but when certain things come up (like a beach vacation), i kick my butt into gear more so and actually get what i want……then after the “thing” i have been trying to look good for passes, and i am back to the grind with work and school. i slide a bit.
so for my wedding, of course i am trying to lose weight and i definitely want to up my exercise routine. and i think my wedding of all events will motivate me more than ever…..but like i said, i do this for many things. my wedding is the just next thing is line to make me obsess about diet and exercise.
Post # 21
I didn’t. I reflected many times on how incredibly, gloriously lucky I was that my engagement time happened to coincide with a phase of my life in which my body is the most slim and healthy it’s been in my adult life. I’ve done the weight-loss slog before and I would not have wanted to deal with that while I was planning the wedding. And I know I would have tried to, if I’d been at one of my heavier points. It would not have been fun. Lucky lucky lucky.
Post # 22
This is terrible and stereotypical I know, but I will put it out there. I have been on a mission to lose 20 pounds that started November 4th. It has been a slow start, but I have lost a little over 7 pounds and I am really happy about it! I feel more confident and sexy and I am proud of my accomplishment! Once I lose the extra 13 lbs I will be at my driver’s license weight and I have only been 3 pounds lighter than that ever as an adult, and for me that was skinny minnie and loving it! But this is more than for the wedding to be honest, it is just nice to have a deadline to work towards for me.
I am just using a free website to track my calories and stay in the 1280-1550 range and tracking my workouts. I still eat ice cream all the time and I have a Hershey’s bar at least once a week LOL!
Post # 23
I don’t want to gain anything, but I’m not going to try to lose, either. Some of my friends in college that got married lost so much weight for their weddings that they made themselves sick; for those of you trying to lose weight, please be safe and healthy about it, and remember you don’t need to squeeze into a zero or a two to be GORGEOUS on your day. Your fiance fell in love with you as you are, not with you -30 pounds. 🙂
Post # 24
I plan on staying my current size for the wedding, which shouldn’t be hard, I’ve weighed the same since high school 10 years ago. The only thing weight-wise I really have on my radar is if I get pregnant.
Post # 25
I’m not technically losing weight for my wedding, but because I’m diabetic and want to lose weight and be more healthy because my sugars were running pretty high. My wedding is in a year and a half, and I’ve lost 20 pounds…but like i said, not for the wedding…in fact, I bought my dress the size I was a couple months ago. Hope it can be altered.
Post # 26
I did not diet or do any sort of fitness plan. The summer before we got engaged (we got engaged in early September so the summer leading up to that) I was working out a lot and lost about 10 pounds and was really proud of myself! Then we got engaged and I lost more weight but I was not dieting or working out. I was just really really stressed out! People actually told me I was “wasting away” but I was really eating a lot. Now that the wedding is over I feel more healthy because Im at a more normal weight.
Post # 27
@sweetpea1031: what website are you using to track? sounds like an interesting idea. i lost 15 pounds from seeing a nutritionist and she had me do food journals. i just can’t seem to keep up with them anymore and i have gained back about 2 pounds 🙁
now instead of 3, i have 5 pounds to go. any help i can get for this last stretch would be so appreciated 🙂
Post # 28
I got married last year, but no, I didn’t go on a diet for the wedding. I was really sick a few years ago and lost a lot of weight even for me. I’m petite, and my clothes were hanging off me, so it was bad. I never want to be that skinny again. I actually hate losing weight because of that.
I’ve never had to worry about weight much in general anyway, so it was easy for me to just decide not to diet.
Post # 29
I didnt diet, and I didnt lose weight. I just wanted to look like me. Plus, Darling Husband would have killed me if I lost my booty. lol
Post # 30
im not going on a diet 🙂 im going on a ‘lifestyle change’…. seriously though….. im never looking back! i want to be healthy for the rest of my life, not just for my wedding 🙂
Post # 31
I did develop a fitness plan for the wedding; however, not to lose weight, but to get tighter and eat healthier. I’m a very bad bad eater. I drink soda like it’s water, I eat out ALOT (when I’m back in the states) and its always really fatty/ calorie packed foods. I made a plan to cut out the soda and work out to tone. I cut out the soda while over here, but I now drink a Redbull a day to keep me going! Not good! And I started doing yoga and zumba for toning. 🙂 The food here sucks so it’s really difficult to eat healthy.