Post # 1
I’m feeling kinda blah about my wedding weight loss (or should I say, lack there of). I had every intension of starting my diet once we hit the one year mark but did that happen? Of course not. In fact, I just had a McDonalds double cheeseburger for dinner.
I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m not going to be my ideal size 14 come time for our wedding so I’ve decided to embrace the curves.
I still plan to try to diet and lose a few pounds but I know I’m not going to get to where I would like to be.
So size 20+ bees (street size, not dress size), I’d love to see some pictures of you in your wedding dress so that I can assure myself that I WILL look fabulous on my wedding day.
Post # 3
Oh man, I wish I had some photos to share (we should get them back today or tomorrow).
I know EXACTLY how you feel. I wrote a post similar to this about a month or so ago. I was worried how I would look, what people would think, etc. Let me tell you…I did not have a care in the world. Everyone told me I was beautiful; but mostly importantly my husband thought I was gorgeous.
No matter what, you will feel like the beautiful bride you are 🙂 It’s nice to see you have such a great outlook and have decided you are going to embrace yourself as you are.
If I get pics back tonight I’ll be happy to share them:)
Post # 4
First of all, I’m sure you’ll look fabulous on your wedding day no matter what if you hit your goal or not.
With that said, if you’re wedding is a year away, you have more than enough time to reasonably set goals and work towards them. I wouldn’t give up now! We all know weight loss takes a lot of mental and emotional willpower. You can do it!
Post # 5
@StarryNight2011: You look fantastic. I LOVE your dress!
Post # 6
@UpstateCait: You are going to look great on your wedding day no matter what, because it’s your wedding day! 🙂
And, thanks! the reassurance is helpful, especially since when I showed my grandma a photo of me in the dress, she said the dress will be ‘ok’. 🙂
Post # 7
Hi – First, don’t be so hard on yourself. Wedding planning can be stressful, so it’s possible that the lack of weight loss is because of that fact alone. The last 6 months before my wedding was when I took off the weight. I used Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred a few times a week and used the Weight Watchers guidelines to reduce fat. I still had McD’s, but had a Happy Meal instead. On my wedding day, I felt beautiful in a size 20 gown (needed alterations in bust only). Good Luck and remember you’ll be gorgeous no matter what!!!
Post # 8
Mrs. Oyster was a plus size bride and she was AMAZING!!!!! Her bridal shot was one of the most beautiful ones I have seen….plus size or regular size. Totally a gorgeous bride…..don’t be so hard on yourself……xoxo
Post # 9
Ditto not being so hard on yourself and oyster’s bridals were amazing!!!!!
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I wore a size 20 on my wedding day and felt as gorgeous all day long. Sorry my picture is so big, I am not a good resizer!
Post # 12
@jhphi: Thank you so much for posting that!
Post # 13
I only have a few, but rest assured you will look great! I too wanted to lose weight, and didnt. I just kinda got over it and realized I am who I am and no matter what, my wedding day will be great. And it was!!
Post # 14
All of you ladies look amazing!
And CaitMarae, Im sure you will too!! AT ANY SIZE!
Post # 15
Anybody interested in selling your beautiful dresses after you get married, lol? I’m a size 18/20 right now, and I don’t think I’ll be losing any weight any time soon. You are all gorgeous!
Post # 16
I COMPLETELY understand how you are feeling. I vowed to myself that I would start trying to lose when I got engaged (May ’09), and then at the one year mark (Jan ’10) and at pretty much every month mark since then. I have come to terms that I won’t be my ideal size 14 either – but I really don’t want to still be my size 20 self. I am 3 months out, so I don’t expect miracles, but I am trying to do what I can (she says after scarfing down a Halloween sized Mars Bar). I have started doing Bikram Yoga, and I am BOUND to lose SOMETHING! …Here’s hoping.
And, to make matters worse, I have had major dress regret for months and am pining for a dress I tried on at the beginning of my shopping. I feel like my size 20 body ROCKS this dress, but it just isn’t me.