- 1 year ago
- Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI
You look radiant!
You look radiant!
“I don’t know what to say, I guess I’m just not used to that face shape. I weigh over 200lbs now and used to weigh 150-160 and never really noticed how it looked on me until the wedding.”
I understand this completely. When we got our engagement pictures back. I was so disappointed in how I looked. I knew I still had baby weight to lose, but I thought I looked awful.
So what I did was keep looking at the pictures over the next few days. And with time, I could look past the double chin and see the love in the pictures. We are genuinely happy and love each other very much. That is what those pictures represent.
And for the record, you look like a beautiful bride. Congratulations.
You look amazing! You and your new husband both look fantastic. Congratulations to you both and believe me and the other bees when we say you look great! X
I think you look beautiful and, most importantly, happy!
I was expecting some kind of hosebeast picture from the way you were talking and expected to just not respond because I wouldn’t know what to say. But my first reaction was WOW! You are beautiful and not in any way like you see yourself!
You look spectactular and radiating.
I actually think you look pretty but we’re our own harshest critics.
For me, when I’ve seen pictures of myself where I thought I was fat or ugly or whatever negative word, I would use those pictures/videos to motivate me to change the things I see and dislike. So taking something negative and turning it into a positive! I’m not saying you need to change cause I think you’re lovely as you are, I’m just saying if you don’t feel happy with what you see then you have the option of changing it to something else, that’s the wonderful thing about our bodies/beauty.
You look so beautiful!!! Such a classic bridal look!
melobean : We all do this Bee! I am 56 and was just married last Saturday. We got our pics immediately because my dh did the editing. All I could see was my aging arms and neck! Focus on the story line of your pics. I think you looked stunning…so fresh and happy.
If you decide to change something about yourself – do it to be a better healthier you…not from self hatred.
Girl, you’re gorgeous! Listen to your hubby, seriously. I know, we all do it, but look at the pics and video from an outsiders POV, and they are gorgeous!
Because of reveryone here I was able to get ready for my day feeling a little bit better about myself. I even wore a shit that shows off my shoulders/arms. I may not look the way my way I did years ago but I do know for sure I’m much happier now than I was then. Thank you everyone for reminding me of what’s important and that I can still be beautiful.
Truth is I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life as a plus size girl. When I was 150-130 I suffered serious depression and ED for years. The pictures may look better but I remember hating how they looked at the time too. Thank you everyone, you really reminded me of some things I’d forgotten and needed to remember. I think I’ll stick around here 🙂
You look like an absolutely beautiful bride! More important than that, though, is how apparent your happiness is in these pictures! Focus on loving you for you, and enjoy life as a newlywed!
melobean : omg – you look great! I was expecting.. idk what i was expecting from your post, but certainly not that! I think you look beautiful.
you also have to remember, no one posts the photos with themselves having double chins or bad angles, or laughing like a seal. We see pintrest and FB approved photos. I LOVE my photos, but there are a good 30% im like dear god, who is that? and people still say “oh how beautiful” as i quickly try to change pictures LOL
that should be a thread – everyone post your WORST photo of you from the wedding haha.
L606 : that’s a really good point actualy. Anytime in my life I accidentally took an ugly photo or saw one my SO took I didn’t look or deleted it. So I guess when I look really hard of course it’s a shock. I don’t have any social media so I never get “tagged” and see bad photos so that probably also played a part too. I would love a thread to see everyone’s “worst” photos that show them laughing and having a good time.
I’m going to be honest here. You’re really pretty. You have great features and great skin, not just the smoothness but also the evenness of complexion. But you don’t like the fact that you’re overweight otherwise you wouldn’t be upset about a double chin or big arms/stomach/back etc. So, lose the weight, and you will be happier.
The way to lose the weight is to cut your meal sizes, or as they say smaller portions. Of everything. Measure your portions of pasta, rice, everything and don’t exceed a limit and don’t go for seconds. If you like to eat 3 donuts at a time, cut it down to one. I hope it’s easy to understand. You’ll notice I said nothing about joining a gym or exercising, or spending any money. All the best.