(Closed) had my first fitting…what a nasty surprise

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My sister in law walks now five miles a day and she is losing a bunch of inches, she bought her dress a size smaller then she was wearing while shopping, at her fitting they have already had to take it in 3 inches, the seamstress has told her not to lose any more. We started planing our wedding (we are having a double ceremony) less than five months ago so it can be done. Just start walking, maybe get a walking partner.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I completely understand.  I had a bridal appt. this past weekend to try on gowns (my wedding is in Oct. 2013 and I’m just starting to look for gowns) and reality smacked me right in the face.  I’m an emotional/stress eater and have always struggled with my weight.  I knew I gained weight in the last few years but I simply did not realize how BIG my arms and back have gotten.  The good news is that there is still time to lose weight.  Your wedding is in May so your final fitting won’t be until April right?  If you lose 1 lb/week from now until April you can realistically lose around 18 lbs maybe more.  I recently joined weight watchers & a gym and that has helped me to lose a few pounds.  I have 50 lbs to go before I reach my goal weight Frown  That said, YOU CAN DO IT!  

 

Would you be willing to post the pic of yourself in the gown?  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If thiis is how you’re feeling, then all you need to do is print that pic and keep it with you.  Remind yourself that you need to get in shape and take better care of yourself or you’ll regret it and your photos.  Try and stay positive as you have lots of time to lose one inch.

When you feel like eating something to make yourself feel better, look at the picture.  Here’s a trick I use to not over eat – when I’m full but know I’ll continue eating what’s left on my plate – I pour water on it.  Ruin the food so you can’t keep eating whatever it is that you have left.  I find it works because it only takes a second of willpower to do it, whereas it’s much harder to just stop eating what is sitting in front of you.

Remember that you’ve spent a lot of money on this dress, and you don’t have time to order a new one, take some walks and drink water between meals instead of snacking on junk.  Good luck, I know you can do it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@Adams_bee:  Well, I think that’s a flattering dress! I am plus size mself. For some reason, light fabric (as you’ve chosen) seems to flatter plus size brides In My Humble Opinion. And it’s so pretty the way it’s lightly gathered at the hip.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Adams_bee:  exactly! Either you waste it by eating more than you need or you waste it by ruining it so you can’t continue eating it.  One of these things will help you, and one most definitely won’t.  It works, give it a try. I’ve had many waitresses in restaurants look at me like I’m insane, but I don’t care – I’m fitting into that fkn dress damn it!!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Adams_bee:  i definitly understand ; ( i have more time then you but im trying to do it i have to lose weight as well. i havent even found a dress that i like bcaz of the way i feel in the dresses.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Aww when I was first reading this I thought your wedding was like next month. You totally have time to work on this! An inch or two can totally be done between now and May.

What are your main challenges with losing weight? Like what sabotages you?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Actually, I think you look beautiful. Just wanted to tell you that. I realize that it’s not about what WE think, but about what YOU think so I don’t mean to tell you how to feel, but honestly and truly from an objective observer who knows nothing about you (or what you looked like a few inches ago) I think you look gorgeous and the dress is very flattering on you.  Good luck and stay positive!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

If it makes you feel any better, I’m having a similar issue.  I bought my dress and brought it home.  Three weeks later I found out I am pregnant.  I’ll be 14 weeks at the wedding.  I have a wonderful tailor working on it who has agreed to do a fitting two days after Christmas for a 1/12 wedding.  If need be, we’ll be putting a corset back into it, so that’s always an option for you.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I honestly think you look beautiful. If you want to lose weight, there are a couple easy tricks: don’t shop in the center of the grocery stote. Stick to the perimeter where all the unprocessed, healthy food is. Don’t keep junk food in the house. It is far easier to resist oreos when you have to get off the couch and go to the store to get them. Finally, find a workout plan that works for you. A lot of brides I know joined a gym that offered bodypump. It is a cardio weightlifting class of mostly women and is a lot of fun. It is hard work, but going to 2 one hour sessions a week has caused me to lose inches. I also find that 3 days a week of cardio works wonders to get me skiny. I started with getting to the point where I could easily walk 30 minutes, then started couch to 5k. Good luck!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

One last tip– make breakfast and lunch aheadof time. 1.5 cups of rolled oats with half a bag of frozen strawberries, 1.5 cups of 1% milk, and 1.5 cups of water can cook on the stove as you are doing dishes (stir frequently) and makes 3 easy breakfasts that you can microwave and eat.

For lunch, half  a can of black beans with a little salsa and a large pinch of cheddar is healthy and filling. I eat it with baked tortilla chips and a tupperware of frozen broccoli.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think it’s a really flattering style and you’ll look beautiful in this dress no matter what, but I understand how you feel. If you don’t feel happy in yourself it doesn’t matter what anyone else says. Good luck with losing the weight you need. You have time so just stick with it.

I joined a gym this week and during my first cycling class when I thought I was dying I just kept thinking “wedding dress, wedding dress, wedding dress”. It’s a pretty good motivator!

Good luck and stay on the bee. There’s lots of great tips and stories in the fitness section.

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