- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Even if you weren’t planning on it?
Even if you weren’t planning on it?
I’m expecting myself to lose weight. I don’t know if anyone else cares. 🙂
6mos before the wedding I had someone in the family (husbands family) tell me I should start losing weight. I wasn`t overweight by anymeans, kind of pissed me off.
I voted yes because I’ve been telling my family that I’m determined to lose weight so kind of brought it on myself! Noone would have made comments but they all know how unhappy I was at my weight so they’re being supportive of the sensible eating/exercise road I’ve started on.
My mom just said I had to yesterday. I’m 5’6” and 127ish lbs.
I voted yes! I don’t feel I need to lose any weight although when wearing white it kind of can’t hurt. A ton of people have made comments or asked me what I”m doing, at which point I look at them and tell say I’m happy with my normal routine and I’m not going to do anything extra to lose any weight for my wedding.
I also don’t think it’s mean spirited I just think its one of those things which have become a cultural norm and since alot of people attempt to do it they assume I will too.
My mom: “if you could get down to 120 lbs you’d really look great!”
Gee thanks for the vote of confidence mom. And this is after I’ve already lost 45 lbs.
As soon as we got engaged all I heard from my mom and family was about how much weight I should lose and the dreaded “Don’t you have a wedding dress to fit into?”
I lost 20 pounds right before we got engaged, and I’ve lost another 5 since. So I think if people think anything, it’s that I started “losing weight for the wedding” early, when really it was to get healthier, look better, feel better, in general.
yes, well Mom expects me to loose weight regardless of the wedding. and i do too, im doing it for myself though not for the wedding im at my heaviest and i actually lost 10 lbs so far so its for me.
I voted other. I don’t really know if people expect me to lose weight or not. I don’t really care either. I’m continuing my normal routine, so I look like myself on my wedding day.
Could I lose a few lbs? Sure. But a crash diet with a month to go means I won’t be able to sustain the weight loss.
I don’t know if anyone else expects me to, but some people know that I would like to lose about 15pds. So far, I have lost about 4pds…lol I was hoping to have it all lost before I tried on dresses on the 13th of this month, but I haven’t been as strict with my diet and exercise as I should be.
Yes and it’s annoying. I love the way I look and my dress fits perfectly already. I am 5’4” and 135lbs. The only thing I’m working on is toning my arms just because they’ve always bugged me. But people make comments all the time. Like on 4th of July as I was filling my dinner plate, my sister in law’s mother said, “Woah woah, you know you have 4 months to go and have to fit in that dress.” First of all, I’ve never fluctuated in my weight…I have always been consistent and have a normal diet. But I came back with this comment…
“Didn’t you hear? I am the first bride in history trying to gain weight for her wedding.”
Everyone got a good laugh…but seriously…back off people…I look damn good already 😉
I was laughing so hard when I read this. My whole family was terrified that I am going to be a skinny bride and my husband is not going to “keep me” if I don’t fatten up. It’s a cultural thing, for sure. My parents have lived in North America for over 20 years but they are still brain washed by back home mentality bigger body=wealth.
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