Post # 1
I was supposed to have lost 12lbs by now, and I’ve lost…NOTHING! I wasn’t expecting my dress to come in for another month or two so I thought I could still shed 4-5lbs before it did, but they called today and want me to come try it on within the next 2 weeks!
I started “trying” to lose weight at the beginning of the year and had a modest goal of 2lbs per month and I’m a complete weightloss fail. In fact, I gained 6lbs that I had to struggle very hard to lose again. I have hypothyroidism and it seems so difficult to lose weight even though I am on Synthroid. Now I’ve got 4 months left and while I would love to lose 20lbs by the wedding like originally planned, I’m pretty sure it’s not going to happen. I’m beating myself up for not losing any weight over the last 6 months, for not working out and being “bad” on my Weight Watchers diet this week because I have a cold.
Ugh, I am so terrified of going to try on my dress. Any bees are/were in a similar situation and still managed to lose weight for their wedding? I am not extremly overweight, but I have about 10-20lbs of chicken wings and muffin topage.
Post # 2
Most places recommend that you buy a dress in the size that fits your current size. It’s much easier to let a dress in than out. Too bad they didn’t you this earlier.
Post # 4
12 pounds is only about half a size. I am sure that even if you do not lose the weight, the seamstresses will be able to alter your dress to accomodate.
Choose to exercise, choose not to eat just because you have a cold and you will be fine. Eat lots of vegetables, some fruit and lean protein.
Post # 5
Stop eating all processed food. Cook all food homemade, and healthy. A tip that helped me: lemon and herb chicken breast. Cook it, cut it up into small pieces. Add it to sandwich wraps, salads, etc. Add lots of produce to your diet. I lost 15 lbs doing this.
Post # 6
“12 pounds is only half a size”
Is this true of all people? I would think it would depend on how you carry your weight. I’m pretty sure 12 lbs on me (short and fairly athletically built) would be a lot more than 1/2 a size, like 1-2 dress sizes. On someone who is very over weight to begin with, I’d think 12 lbs might not make any difference in size at all.
Post # 7
I have hypothyroidism too and also take Synthroid so I feel your pain. Your wedding is still some months away so you can achieve some modest weight loss if you get serious about it. I do suggest that you strength train. Lifting weights will activate your muscles and increase your metabolism. I found that it was the only way that I could lose weight. It also has the added benefit of toning and tightening your body. I did not bulk up like a man. I can’t recommend it enough. Proper form is important so don’t just fling the weights around but be aware during each movement. Good luck and even if you are unable to lose weight you will still be a beautiful bride.
Post # 8
i know it might be hard but try looking at the situation different. Imagine if your dress was delayed and you found out much later that it didn’t fit. This is actually good it came in early. Think of how awesome it would be if you worried for nothing and it fit perfect. so that would be best case scenario. The decent scenario would be seeing just how far off things are and seeing that it almost fits. then there is worst case scenario where it’s so far off that there is just no way it will happen- but you still have time to order another dress so it’s not like you would be stuck finding just anything to make do that day. So really even the worst case scenario would still be manageable.
Post # 9
Have you lost inches? If you’ve been working out remember that muscle weighs more than fat. I’ve been going to the gym and watching what I eat and I’ve gained almost 7 pounds but I’ve lost inches.. it’s definitely a process… drink A LOT of water to flush the toxins out. I also drink a protein shake every morning at work. Seems to help.
Post # 10
We’re you able to lose weight while taking Synthroid? I also have hypothyroidism and my Dr said if your thyroid levels are balanced on thyroid, then the weight loss shouldn’t be an issue. I have a hard time believing that though!
I feel your pain Bee! In January 2014 I decided to be a whole new me! I was going to work hard and lose the 20 lbs I felt I needed. By June I hadn’t lost a pound and by September I gave up. I actually gained an extra 10lbs by the end of the year. So, January 2015 I said I would do the same – whole new me! And here we are iN June and nothing. I would say 50% is my fault and lack of motivation/will power and 50% is my thyroid issue. When I do try, work hard, eat less, the scale doesn’t budge much. I wish there was a major answer!
Post # 11
I don’t think I made it clear, my dress was ordered in my size (bridal 10) as suggested by the salon and according to my measurements at the time. It was not ordered smaller in anticipation of weight loss. I am currently the same weight as I was when I ordered the dress. I just mad that I am not 12lbs thinner according to my weight loss schedule.
For what it’s worth, I cook every day for our meals and hardly ever eat processed food. Fiance and I go out to dinner once a week, and it’s never overly fattening foods – usually sushi because I am never going to make that at home. I have been avoiding alcohol, starchy carbs and added sugar to stay on a 1300-1500 calorie diet, and I do T25. I think Fiance and I live a pretty healthy lifestyle but I’ve always been a little soft around the edges, thanks to some not-so-awesome genes.
Maybe I should just take a deep breath and try it on, it looked great when I ordered it and if I am the same weight, it should look just as good??
Post # 12
I found that going on Synthroid did nothing for any of my symptoms. My doctor actually said that I wouldn’t notice any change, but that the hormones are prescribed to prevent other ill effects of hypothyroidism that are more important than weight gain, feeling tired/cold and thin eyebrows. But of course as a bride-to-be, having eyebrows and fitting in the dress are of utmost importance to me!
Post # 13
Synthroid never did make it easier to lose weight and it didn’t increase my energy. However it stopped the constant shivering. Now just my fingers are cold all the time. You sound like you live a pretty healthy lifestyle so you probably don’t have much weight to lose. I still suggest strength training to tone your body. Lifting with heavier weights than what you would use for circuit training will really tighten your body even if you don’t lose weight.
Post # 14
Just relax! Obviously you ordered it because it looked good on you, so it will still look good on you regardless of your 12 lbs! Also, 12 lbs may not make that big of a difference in your dress size. I’m not sure how you lose weight, but I lose weight mainly in my face, arms, and upper back. My measurements stay pretty much the same within a 10 lb range in either direction.
Post # 15
You are 100% correct. I’ve lost 13 lbs recently and am down 2 dress sizes.
OP, don’t sweat it! You ordered your dress in your size because it looked good on you, right? Also keep in mind that a good seamstress can work wonders and make you look that 12lbs thinner with a properly fitted dress.
I’m sure you will look lovely!