Post # 1
Ok, this is probably because I’m severly unmotivated right now, but is all the weight loss effort worth it? I mean, is this JUST for the wedding or is it a lifelong thing?
I lost almost 40lbs now (over about a year, have kept it off for about a year), and I’m ok with where I’m at now. I have some definition in my triceps, but there’s still stomach fat that I hate. But I figure that unless my body fat % is so freaking low that I’m just going to have to live with the way I am. I just feel like that last 10-15 that would make me look GREAT is so hard to achieve… any advice/suggestions/support?
Post # 3
Here is the thing – YOU HAVE TO WANT IT!
If you are happy with where you are that is FANTASTIC – then don’t worry about it! The only way you can get that last 10-15 lbs off is to really want it and have the will power to be strict with your diet and your fitness plan. I think the reason that so many women go for the weight loss when they are getting married is that it is GREAT motivation. These are pictures that you are going to look back on for the rest of your life and personally when I look at my pictures I don’t want to be picking apart my body like I often do!
Post # 4
If you feel good, and you are healthy, and you are happy – don’t sweat it. However, if you think you are cheating yourself and giving up just because it’s “too hard” – I say start climbing that mountain and conquer it! 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Don’t give up, and yes, it is worth it. 🙂
Congrats on losing 40 lbs! Think about how much better you feel now than when you were 40 lbs heavier!
Post # 6
I’m right there with ya! Those extra pounds and toning are probably even harder than losing weight!! But I’m going to keep trying.
Congrats on losing 40lbs!!
Post # 7
Yay for such a great accomplishment! I agree, you definitely have to want it…I didn’t start to see the final changes in my body until I really, really wanted it…and it’s worth it. Congratulations!
Post # 8
congrats on the 40 lbs, what an amazing accomplishment!! i know it’s hard to stay motivated, but YES i think it’s worth it! try to keep thinking of it as a life long committment to stay healthy, as opposed to just looking good in your dress.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House
Congratulations on your weight loss- that is quite a feat! I say if you’re happy the way you are… just enjoy yourself!! If you’re still set on loosing more weight, you may need to change up your workout routine to hit the areas you want to trim/firm up. Above all, be proud of yourself of what you have accomoplished thus far. 🙂
Post # 10
Seriously! Congrats on the weight loss! You know, at first I didn’t want to be the woman who loses weight jsut for a wedding – but I think of it this way – now I have a reason for shedding the pounds, whihc I’ve been trying to do for the last couple of years, and not only will I look great on the bi day, but hopefulyl I can maintain it afterwards! Do what feels right for you, but always be sure it’s the healthy choice!