Post # 1
I know its wrong to be down on yourself but….. are there any bees out there who are struggling with their self image?
I know I’m not obese by any means but when I put on my wedding dress I feel like my arm fat is taking over the dress and that back fat has as much cleavage as my chest.
I know models are unhealthy underweight but are there any bees out there thinking of going the same route? Ugh! I hate being this down on myself….
also I will add that during my last fitting the seamstress and my mom decided to have a 10 minute conversation on how I should lose like 5 pounds. Which completely floored me. I’m 5’0 and 106 lbs.
Post # 3
*shyly raises hand*
esp lately….i haven’t even gone dress shopping…i feel like none of my clothes fit right anymore…doesn’t help that i keep wearing sweats and a hoodie more and more… and to find the motivation to do someting about it? forget about it….. ugh… kno what you mean hun!!!
and omg really??? that would’ve ticked me off to no end…
i’m 5’3, 147 lbs…26 bmi 🙁 heard the term ‘mushroom top’? i fear i’m in that category :-/
Post # 4
I had an eating disorder for many years and I still struggle. It’s hard to tell yourself you’re beautiful when society sends such a bad message with bony models and the definition of “fat” being anyone with a BMI over 15. I’m 5’10” and 150 lbs… a size 8. There are days when I feel really beautiful and confident, and days where I just want to run on the treadmill all day.
Being a woman is hard.
Post # 5
@jamiemichelle: I completely agree. I just want to work out and diet like a mad woman. But I just love food soo much. And when will it end? 101 lbs? 97 lbs? it also doesn’t help to surrounded by 00s
Post # 6
Oh my gosh I feel the same way. When I’m in my dress it never ends!
“Oh my gosh! My back is FOLDING OVER the dress!” (it’s not really but it feels like it.)
When I’m in my dress I keep my hands on my hips because I don’t want to see the way the sides of my arms look when I put my arms down flat. And the fat that is right at the armpit that spills over the sides by the boobs…. don’t get me started.
I’m not obese either and I’m actually in pretty great shape, but I feel awful that on such a special day I’ll be constantly thinking down on myself. Hopefully I’ll be fine.
Post # 7
Im 5’3″ and 107 and I feel horrible about my body. All I feel is fat. It is so frusterating. I want to be 100 for my wedding. My family says I look sick and too skinny but my doctor says I am a healthy weight. I just see fat!
Post # 8
I just had a baby a few months ago and, though my dress size hasn’t changed and I don’t look any bigger than before I had him, I feel huge. I bought my dress wondering if people will notice the little rolls of fat hanging in the back. I’m desperatly trying to lose the extra fat I put on durring the pregnancy by eating nothing by a salad at lunch and a little something at dinner and the only dessert I eat is one little weight watchers ice cream bar. I’m luck I had my soon-to-be sister-in-law there with me to tell me I look great in my dress because if not I would have been freaking out. I’m just glad it’s not a bikini or anything that could show my streatchmarks and the little extra flab on my belly.
If I was 5’0 and 106lbs and someone said I needed to lose weight I’d freak out too. As it is, I’m 5’6 and (after losing some baby weight but not all) 142lbs. The only reason I think I need to lose weight is because I was only 125 before I got pregnant and I want to get back down. I think you should wear your dress and only lose the weight if YOU want to. There is a post on here called I’m Fat and I’m Fabulous and I LOVE it. Read it and it will make you feel better about this whole thing.
I’m Fat and I’m Fabulous….