(Closed) How do I fit into my dress…

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
23589 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Join us on MyFitnessPal! A whole bunch of weddingbee girls are there – it’s a free website that we use to log all of our food and exercise each day, so that we can count calories in/calories out, as well as log how many glasses of water we drink each day! It’s become something fun for the weddingbee community to do together over there! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 4
1623 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Sparkpeople.com is another great weightloss site!

However, I would suggest taking your measurements and ordering based on that size (if you have enough time for alterations in the other *state).  You could either gain or lose, unfortunately, but at least this way you’re not ordering WAY off your size.  I will tell you I’ve ordered my normal size in bridal shops (for bridesmaids dresses) as well as a size smaller, AND 2 sizes bigger.  I just think you can’t really tell unless you try it on and have a better perspective for that particular designer/dress. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 5
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012


I know you have heard this before…but…

NO SUGAR, no sugar, no suger, no sugar. None. Zippo. Zero. Nada.

How many times have you heard of people that eat 1200 calories a day and work out an hour a day and cannot lose weight? When you ask them what they eat they say a bagel for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and pasta for dinner. Sugar. Sugar and sugar. Their chances of becoming lean is about zero.

I have lost 20 lbs since March by eliminating sugar. No pasta, no  bread, no wine, no sweets, no diet coke, no condiments with sugar in them…(you can find condiments without sugar but you have to look). 

I now eat twice as many calories as I did before and I keep dropping weight. I am now getting a bit too skinny.  I eat meat, cheese, avacado, almonds, greek yogurt, vegtables…just nooooo sugar. Yes you can have fruit but stick to berries, grapefruit & apples. (lower in sugar) Did you know that one glass of wine is like eating 5 slices of bread?

Warning: You will go through withdrawl for about 5 days. You body will fight you on this. You will want to kill someone. You will want to chew your arm off. After that you will feel better than you have in your life. 

I originally did this because I have a thyroid disorder and an autoimmune disorder. Both of them are practically non-existant now. I am almost off all medication. The weight loss is just a bonus for me. I basically was in chroic pain for over 2 years. Barely functioning. And I really did not eat tons of sugar to begin with.

I have 6 girlfriends who have all gone off sugar. Every single one of them is down 15-20 lbs in a very short period of time…about 8 weeks.

There is a great article…if you google “why sugar makes you fat” you will find it. I do not have the link right now. But look it up and it goes through all the science of how your body struggles to process excess sugar and stores it as fat. Pretty interesting.

Now this is not to say that you can never have a glass of wine or piece of pizza ever again…but after you detox from sugar which is anywhere from 3-6 weeks…you can indulge 1 or 2 times a week and still reap the benefits.

Just another tidbit…when they did studies with mice….Mice choose sugar over heroin everytime. Just to let you know exactly what you are dealing with here as far as how addicting it can be.


Post # 6
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@dancingstems  People always say stop eating sugar, but I always wonder how do you maintain this for the rest of your life? I feel like I would get tired of it, and have a sugar bindge freak out. It seems SOOO restricting. 

Post # 8
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

No sugar diet is a temporary fix. You will regain the weight as soon as you start adding back carbs. It is great for a special occasion where you want to drop pounds fast and then don’t really care much after. It is very hard to do as a lifestyle. I suggest South Beach Diet, it starts with the no carbs and sugar initiation for 2 weeks but then allows you to slowly reintroduce good carbs such as whole grains, legumes, fruit, etc without weight regain. You still lose weight just a bit slower. There is no calorie counting just watch the food you eat, it emphasizes whole foods rather than processed. I’ve lost 35 lbs since I started back in November. I’ve hit a few plateaus but busted through them with workouts.

Post # 9
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can you have your Mom take the measurements of the dress so you know exactly where you need to be? I don’t think trying a size 10 dress on will even necessarily be comparable to a 10 from 30-40 years ago. I could be completely wrong of course. Bridal sizing isn’t always off 2 sizes either depending on how you are built.  Anyways I would try that before you go cutting out certain foods unless you already want to do that.

Post # 10
2157 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I lost 30 lbs using Weight Watchers and have kept it off for over a year. There is a reason it is considered the most effective weight loss program. It focuses on making smart choices and limiting portions. Most importantly for me, you don’t need to cut anything out of your diet. No offense to anyone, but I think cutting out all bread, all pasta, all sugar etc is an incredibly unrealistic diet. You don’t need to, nor should you, cut anything out of your diet completely. I eat bread, I eat pasta, I eat sweets, but I adjust my diet accordingly. Counting points is easy (especially if you have an iphone) and the weight came off almost immediately. I stopped counting points 5 or so months ago and have kept the weight off. It’s not necessarily cheap, but I personally would rather spend the money for something that works and is sustainable. Good luck!

Post # 11
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I totally agree Krises. I too live the WW lifestyle. Never felt like it was something I couldn’t do forever. If you remember to portion properly it doesn’t come back, some of us forget to do that lol and some comes back but never all of it in my case.

Post # 13
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

The question was “how do I fit in my dress”. 

My answer was quickest way I have ever found was to eliminate sugar. I lost about 14 lbls in a month. Another 6 have come off after 3 months.

This was after eating like a bird for 8 months, running 3x a week and doing a bootcamp every morning that would make most people cry and only losing 1 pound. 1 pound.

I finally heeded the advice of a nutritionist and eliminated sugar, went to a more realistic workout routine and the weight came off quickly.

If after you lose the weight…you choose to continue that for the rest of your life, modify it and eat some sugar here and there or eat donuts everyday that it your choice. 

I was just answering her question with what has worked for me. I now mostly avoid sugar and only have it on occasion. 

And this is in no way a “low carb” diet, so please do not confuse the two.

I eat steel cut oatmeal, brown rice and after the initial weight loss …whole grains. I am in no way “depriving” myself and it is in no way “unrealistic”. It just means I cannot stuff my face with junk food, I pass on the drive through, and I make compeltely different choices than I used to. 

In fact I eat way more calories now than I did before. Almost twice as many. 

They are just with real food that my body actually can use and not with junk that my body immediately stores as fat.

Just my experience. It may not be for you.

My fiance is a mutant…he can eat a pint of ben & jerrys, a large pepperoni pizza and a mountain dew in one sitting and his abs look like they are airbrushed on and he hardly works out. And he is over 40. Hardly fair. 

Everyone is different.





Post # 15
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I changed my workout from heavy lifting bootcamp to Pure Barre classes…(any barre class will do) and spinning. I do each 2 times a week.



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