Post # 17
i’m going back and forth. I used to be an 8/9 “/ so for me to actually be considered a plus size is scary to me! the dress i purchased was an 18 although i measure at a 16. I know i could lose the weight by next summer and be down to probably a street size 10. i just have no ambition! Fi doesn’t care how much i weigh as long as im happy.
Post # 18
Ive been on some type of diet since I was 5 years old (doctor ordered) after 19 years of it I’ve gotten to the point now were Im happy with the weight I am yes im not small and should loose weight for my health but the biggest thing is I’m happy. And I don’t see a reason to put myself through another stress coming up to the wedding when I’m happy and my partner loves me as I am. 🙂
Post # 19
I think I am one of the very very few that is completely comfortable in her skin. I was already confident in my looks before, but if you’re looking for a bit of a “counselor” on body image, read “Big, Big Love” by Hanne Blank. It changed my world, in a good way of course.
In a nut shell; I don’t plan to lose weight to fit into a smaller dress or look thinner for wedding photos. I’m just as blessed in a size 20 as I would be in a size 10 🙂
Post # 20
As i feel 🙂 I think there is no point in getting to a size that you arent going to be usually just for wedding photos… as at the end of the day if you are happy with your size & have your day true to you, you will be more likely to look back at your photos and be happy rather than look back wishing you were that size again.
Post # 21
To be honest, I just want to be able to dance the night away – would be a waste of a great party otherwise!
Post # 22
I do waiver, but I don’t as much anymore. I used to feel like my inability to lose weigh was a personality flaw, but I realized there are lots of things I’m bad at that I don’t judge myself for (learning spanish for example) and there are things that I’m awesome at that someone else isn’t.
I actually bought a dress that fit me PERFECTLY so I’m trying NOT to lose weight which has been very good for my sanity. The only thing is I would like to tone up my arms, but I’ve been to lazy to go buy some 10 lb dumbells every time I’m out 🙂
Post # 23
I was happy in my own skin in October, but I decided to join Weight Watchers becuase I just wanted to see what would happen. 25lbs down and I can tell you this with certainty: absolutely nothing, NOTHING, tastes as good as losing weight feels.
Yeah, that’s a take on Kate Moss’ “nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels”, but whatever. It’s very true – I feel amazing not only because I keep seeing the number go down on the scale, but because of how my clothes fit, the way NEW clothes look, the way my face is more defined and my stomach is flatter… girls, it’s SO worth it. And I honestly haven’t ‘given up’ anything – just slight modifications to my diet. This coming from a total foodie, too.
TOTALLY worth it. You won’t remember how that cookie tasted 6 months from now… but you WILL see the results of not eating it. I promise.
Post # 24
I have been yo yo-ing ridiculously lately… Some days/ weeks I am making good choices and trying hard to work out, drink my water and load up on fruits/ veggies…. other days- I am stuffing a candy bar into my mouth 🙁 …. I’ve lost 16 pounds and so I did have my dress taken in a little… Now I am afraid I will sabotage myself with the emotional eating.
Post # 25
I was miserable at 220 lbs. I gained 50 and everyone says “I wish I had your body. You rock it”. I’ve had at least 20 people say I don’t look a pound over 190. It’s all in how you carry yourself! If you feel like a frump and act like a frump, people will see you as such.
The scale shouldn’t define who a person is. If you want to lose weight for health reasons, by all mean, go do it! But, if you just want to fit into a dress that is 4 sizes too small, that’s just not my idea of a stress-free engagement. The engagement/wedding is the easy part. Why do people think others gain weight after the wedding?