(Closed) Do you regret not losing weight for your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 106
2989 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

No. DH loves me the way I am, so I decided to maintain the same weight (though I lost a little due to stress and needed an emergency dress alteration, ugh), keep my short hair its normal short length, and wear my makeup the same way as I would on any other dressy occasion. I did get a professional hairstyle and a mani-pedi, but that was about it. DH loved how I looked, and that’s the most important thing, right?

So I think there’s no need to torture yourself with a diet. I’m sure your man will be wowed by you, looking all beautiful with your wedding glow. <3

Post # 107
2170 posts
Buzzing bee

This is a good post. I had lost a good amount of weight and inches when I purchased my dress 5 months before my wedding. 2 months before I stopped working out & started eating poorly, due to nothing but my own lack of will power, and gained it all back. Luckily, I work in a costume shop so one of my coworkers altered my dress for me for free. I was really beating myself up but I let it go. My husband loves me. I love me and my body. Stressing out about anything, weight included is not healthy nor does it help with weight loss. I am trying to be healthier, making small lasting changes toward a healthier, more active lifestyle. Do I look at my pictures and wish my arms were more toned? Sure, but I don’t hate myself. I don’t regret anything as that does no good. I look beautiful in my wedding photos because I AM beautiful!!!! I look like me, how Ive always looked, with a little flab on my arms. I am happy and carefree because I married my best friend who loves me how I am because he has some flab too and I love him as he is as well. 

Do what makes you happy. Want to have a cheat meal/day? Do it. Try to limit it to one though as I have yoyoed a lot and that isn’t healthy either. Try to find activities that get you excited, instead of hating every second of it. Find a way of eating that you look forward to and not dread. Think long term health and don’t just focus on one day. Its not worth the stress. 

Post # 108
22 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

I drove myself crazy with dieting before my wedding but when it actually got close I ended up gaining weight because of all the stress. I still felt beautiful and my wife agreed! There’s not one way to be a beautiful bride. What makes you so stunning on the day is your happiness and the love you and your partner share. Enjoy the day for what it is…a very special one, but still just one day of your life. I don’t reget not losing weight because that’s not what mattered on my day. And I have many days ahead of me to lose weight if I choose to!

P.S. this is coming from a bride that was googling ways to get rid of a double chin in two weeks and how to tape down backfat. I was determined I would look disgusting on my day. Don’t let yourself cloud your special day with self-negativity!

Post # 109
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Before our wedding, I felt like this was super important. I had a mantra “wedding arms” I was always overweight until I was about 19 and I’ve done a lot of work over the last 6 years to be healthy.

Im definitely at a healthy weight now but I have some toning up to do for sure. I really really thought it was important to have fit arms. 

In all reality? On the day, it was like 5-10 degrees colder than expected and I wore my shawl THE WHOLE TIME. I never took it off. All the stress and worry and over exertion turned out to literally be over nothing. 

My look at pictures now and I feel like I look absolutely fantastic! No regrets 🙂

Post # 110
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016 - Church by the beach,

I would regret it so badly if I didn’t I only have about 20 lbs to go and hard as it is I know it will make all the difference to looking and feeling amazing in that dress vs frumpy and fat.

Post # 111
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

No I don’t I’m overweight always have been to some extent although I’m a long way down from my biggest (yea!) if I was going to lose weight I would do it for me and my health not so I looked better in a dress on one day of my life

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