(Closed) Big day is a few weeks away and I'm DISGUSTED with my size!!

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m kind of in the same boat as you.

I was super in shape in high school, and once college and responsibilities came, I got a little soft. For years, I was able to maintain my weight within a 5 pound range. However, within the past few months life has been crazy, I have managed to put on about 15 pounds. I am so conscientous about how I look every day, especially my arms and my stomach. 

 

I have 2 months until the wedding and need to start working out, because something is better than nothing. But I am frustrated because I didn’t start sooner and feel like I can’t make a difference..

Post # 4
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119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

The lady was right-you surely see yourself in a worse light than anyone else does!

Don’t crash diet-it will make you feel way worse. My suggestion, if you can, is to work out for the next few weeks. I know that I feel WAY better about myself even after like 3 days of working out, and that’s what really matters-how you FEEL about yourself. 

 

Regardless, you will look beautiful on your wedding day. Everyone does! Everyone will have fantastic things to say about you, and you should take them to heart! Try not to be so hard on yourself, especially on your wedding day!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i feel like i could have written this myself (exceot my wedding dress is like a 32)… i started doing well and then last fall my mom was the victim of a homicide which just threw weight anything out the window. I can say I do love my dress though.. HATE my arms, love my dress lol…

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@vicozzie:  Can totally relate, was a competitive athlete in school. I tore almost everything up to my left knee in a few really bad injuries. I started working out in April last year  to get back into shape,and then I got pregnant.  I had bad morning sickness all the way through and was unable to workout. Now im stressed about my size, didn’t help that my mil( trying to be helpful) said, ” It’s ok you just had a baby, no one expects you to look perfect.”

Just remember your Fiance thinks you are beautiful 

Post # 8
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224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

do you have a shaper like spanx or something? I bought the spanx high waisted shorts from torrid in natural so that my legs do not rub together too bad and have a semi-longline bra. the spanx are a bit of a pain to get on the first time, but they definitely help smooth my bumps out a bit.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@vicozzie: I was where you are now a few years ago right before my wedding. I had lost some weight and then gained it back right before the wedding πŸ™ but, a month before I decided I wanted to FEEL better on my big day. I lost about 5lbs and then the week before another 5 just dropped off! I was a size 16W when I got married, and weighed like 220. cleaning up my diet and exercising helped me feel better about myself!!! you can make a difference in 3 weeks! You can loose a few lbs and feel better about yourself. Clean up your diet and hit the gym πŸ˜€ It will help with stress. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I would say to try and really clean up your diet and exercise before the wedding because in 3 weeks you could lose 5-10 pounds and that would probably show in your face. But the main thing is I see you say multiple times that your stress causes you to gain weight (common!). You need to find a more constructive outlet for your stress than eating. Do you like any exercise or activity that could take that place? You will be a beautiful bride, so just focus on making some lifestyle changes that are permanent, and starting now might give you an extra boost for your wedding. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

have you watched the dove real beauty sketches on youtube? if not you need to watch it. its a real eye opener about how we see ourselves compaired to how others see us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=litXW91UauE

you should watch it.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@vicozzie:  Have you heard of highlighting and contouring you make-up?? You can make your face look more defined and chiseled!! It’s awesome!! It really is the  difference between us and the celebrities πŸ™‚

(look how much SMALLER her nose looks in the second picture!! ^^^)

 

 

There is an awesome tutorial HERE

Goodluck!! πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Quinlan:  wow this is crazy!!!

Post # 14
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391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Aww honey I could have written this myself!

My bridal shower pictures make me look like a stuffed sausage.  I feel huge in this big white dress.  Pictures of me just make me want to eat away my feelings.

I’m 2 months out.  I get motivated pinning exercises on Pinterest and such… and then never follow through!

Post # 15
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398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@vicozzie:  same boat, im 5’11 and 175 my wedding day is June 1st. Im most worried about my arms. I just started doing arm weights, but its too late now. You just gotta know you will look different all done up and make the best of it πŸ™‚ rock your dress!! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@somerrae:  I feel EXACTLY EXACTLY EXACTLY the same way..except I’m 4’11 and have managed to gain 15 pounds in a year..so it’s REALLY REALLY REALLY noticeable! ((sigh)) I am so disheartened by it but I’m going to behave myself for the next 3 weeks and 5 days and hope for the best! 

Yoga, running, more running, and some weight lifting.

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