- 5 years ago
TLDR; Ordered a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for a wedding next July, in the middle of weightloss. Should I hold off losing weight, or continue and get it tailored. I am worried about losing momentum.
So I am a bridesmaid in a wedding next July (10 months!), and I absolutely love my bestfriend and am so excited for her to get married!
I myself got married this past August. A bit of a backstory, I have always been a bit of a larger girl. This past December when I got engaged, I decided it was time for me to lose weight. Through healthier eating, and getting a more active job, I went from 200 pounds to 170 in time for my August wedding.
At the beginning of the summer, before I lost another 15 pounds, we went bridesmaid dress shopping for my friend’s wedding next July. Yes, it was early, however the colour she wanted was about to be discontinued. Knowing I planned on losing weight, I ordered a size smaller. Our dresses just came in, and the size 12 is already a tad loose (Just a little).
Now, not thinking, I joined a 6 week bootcamp for weight loss which I planned on starting next week. I would ideally like to be in the 130s, but would like to hit 149 by the end of the year. Many members of my family have joined this gym, and this past year my dad was in their 12 week bootcamp, and just for an idea of how successful this program is, he went from 290 pounds to 220 in 12 weeks and is keeping it off. It is a whole lifestyle change.
I told my friend about this very excited to continue my healthy life style change, and her answer surprised me (though I understand her concern): But what about your dress? She was obviously very upset and was not very supportive of me joining the program
While this took me off guard, I can see her point. Should I delay the rest of the weightloss for another 10 months? I am scared about losing momentum, I no longer have the active job as I am back in classes now, and also would hate to not fit into the dress because I gain the 30 pounds back! 😛
What would you guys do? Would you hold off for another 10 months and try to maintain the weight, or would you continue your weightloss and suck up the tailoring costs?
Just a bit of a background: Before I gained all this weight I was always a solid size 10. I can’t see me being anything less than a size 8 (2 sizes lower than the size 12 of my dress)
Thanks in advance <3