Post # 1
I get married 4 weeks from today. Yay! So excited. EXCEPT for that I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I didn’t lose the weight I wanted to lose. A year ago I lost about 30 lbs, then gained back about 5. I’ve maintained that. I’m still heavy. I certainly don’t look the best I’ve ever looked. And we have really expensive photography for our wedding, and I feel like I’m going to look beautiful because I’m so happy to marry my favorite person in the world, but I’m going to look heavy. I feel like my dress is all “boobs-in-your-face”… I know I have 4 weeks left, I am actually not working for 3 of those weeks, I am planning on 2-a-days at the gym, and increasing my workouts with my trainer to 2x/week, and eating more strictly. I guess I just need to accept that this is who I am, this is how I look, I’m getting married, and that is a happy thing. Words of encouragement?
(there are pins in the bust in this picture because they’re sewing hte bra in)
Post # 3
@ferdie224: you look great! 4 weeks is plenty of time to still loose weight. If it is truly important to you, you will make it work.
Post # 4
In 4 weeks, you can lose 8 lbs healthily, but it will be calories in vs. calories out. And 8 lbs of fat is a lot!
I personally think you look fab in your dress, but if you want to continue on your journey PAST the wedding, you don’t have to wait! 🙂
Post # 5
Fat Smash Diet! Seriously amazing. The first phase is 9 days (you can lengthen it if needed), and you eat fruit, veggies, brown rice (limited to 2 cups/day), skim milk or reduced fat milk (or greek yogurt) (limit to 2 servings a day). Meat is off limits during this phase, as it cleanses/detoxes you. Here’s a link: http://suburbangrandma.com/health/the-fat-smash-diet/
Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions
Post # 6
First and most importantly, your groom asked you to marry him in your “normal” body, whatever size that was. He loves you for who you are, not for how you look. You will be beautiful to him at any size. We tend to judge ourselves more harshly than we should because of the images we get from the media that only size two women are beautiful. Your plan for working out in the next month sounds reasonable. It will give you more energy, help you tone up, and perhaps lose a few pounds. But these should be things you are doing for yourself to nurture yourself, not to punish or somehow “improve” yourself. Best wishes for a successful workout program, but also hugs to the beautiful woman you already are!
Post # 7
I think you look amazing in your dress, and working out watching what you eat Im quite positive you can shed a couple pounds
Post # 9
@ferdie224: eat whole foods only for the next 4 weeks. you can drop tons of weight and not kill yourself with 2 a days by following this for the next 30 days!
its helped me loose 60lbs!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2013 - Casa de España
@ferdie224: Sweetie! Today was my first fitting. Just like you, I wanted to lose weight for my wedding. However, I ended up losing fat but gaining muscle… So, my dress fit but differently… You are beautiful the way God made you. Moreover, your Fiance loves you exactly the way you are.
Post # 11
@ferdie224: oh my gosh, honey you look AMAZING! Congrats on the weight loss! If you just keep eating healthy and maybe just even go for a walk every day you’ll get where you want to be, i’m sure of it! The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is also AMAZING! Honestly though, you look incredible!
We’re our own worst critics. I was really hard on myself after we got our wedding photos back, but remember that your fiance is marrying you for who you are now. 🙂
Post # 12
Congratulations on your weight loss, you look fantastic! I’m dealing with the same thing, but it is what it is and no matter what, this’ll be the best day of your life! Have fun! 🙂
Post # 13
@ferdie224: I think you look really great in your dress. (I love the detail on the bottom- I’m a little jealous of women who can pull off more unusual and unique dresses.) Weight loss is really really tough, but it sounds like you’re on the right track. Try not to get down on yourself. My favorite advice for being healthy and living well is “Slippiing up doesn’t mean you should give up for the rest of the day. That’s like dropping your phone and trying to smash it.”
Post # 14
@ferdie224: He asked you to marry him exactly as you are and that is who is going to show up! I want to lose weight for my wedding and I really hope I can. However, if I can’t (or I am too lazy to :P) then I know it will still be a special day.
Also, look at it this way – you are doing all of the right things and getting your butt in gear for the last month. If you stick to your plan, your weight will decrease. I always say to myself even though it’s hard and time consuming that I will never be as big as I am today because each day I am having successes 🙂
Post # 15
@MrsSweetT: Interesting. Have you tried this yourself? Did you have positive results? Perhaps I should PM you so I don’t keep asking you questions, lol.
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn
I agree with @bestbuddies — my best friend and I have been eating Paleo (her for 13 days, me for 5) & she’s lost 15 pounds & I’m down 8 already! We’re never hungry, the food tastes good & it’s healthy! 100% recommend!