(Closed) Dress is here and I'm terrified

posted 6 years ago in Dress
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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MsBear:  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.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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kisa15:  That was helpful?

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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MsBear:  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.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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julies1949:  “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. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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MsBear:  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. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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. 

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Busy bee

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delphinia:  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! 

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MsBear:  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!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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.

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Newbee

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.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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carolinabelle:  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!

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