(Closed) Keep trying to lose lbs after buying the dress or quit?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Should you keep trying to lose weight AFTER purchasing a dress?
    Yes! It can always be altered. : (39 votes)
    89 %
    No, be happy with where you are right now. : (5 votes)
    11 %
    Other, please explain in the comments. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    526 posts
    Busy bee

    Lose as much as you can, dresses can be altered and when you look back (pictures!) you will want to know you did everything you could to look your best.  I lost 35 pounds after buying my dress and they took it in 4 sizes! (18 to a 10) Don’t let other people tell you what to do about your weight, everyone has an agenda! Except me, I want you to feel as great as I did in my ‘skinny’ dress!

    Post # 4
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I ordered mine too small so that I would HAVE TO lose the weight, and I’m doing well…

    Post # 5
    2340 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think you should keep trying to lose weight, not just because of the dress but to make sure you are happy with what you look like on your wedding day and every day.

    Post # 7
    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I lost 30 lbs after I bought ny dress and it was altered beautifully. Keep trying girl!

    Post # 8
    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Also might I add I am so.happy I lost the weight. I know if I hadn’t I would be kicking myself looking at the pictures. Now I look back on them and am so happy… I felt so beautiful, healthy, energetic and thin.on that day and my honeymoon.

    Post # 9
    1279 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I ordered my dress and it was like 2cms too small… I knew I could do it, so I ordered it anyway and thankfully a few months on it fits! 

    Post # 10
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I bought my dress just weeks after getting engaged and a year and a half before my wedding (bought it in January).  It was half price, discontiued and super unique!!  I haven’t seen anything like it on here, or anywhere for that matter.  It’s too small and I’m not sure by how much, but we couldn’t zip up the back at all.  I’ve been stressed about it for 6 months – it’s a lot of pressure and I’ve been worried about it. I’ve got a year to get into it and I’m guessing 20-25 lbs will do it.   Even if I lose 15-20 lbs, I’m sure putting in a corset back will help with providing some wiggle room.  I haven’t tried it on since I bought it, so I’m not sure. I’ll try it on in a few months after I’ve dropped some lbs.

    It’s been stressing me out, but I’m feeling on track and taking it SLOW! No huge last-minute pressure. My weight has crept up on me, so when I saw the number on the scale, it was no longer for the dress, but for my own health.  I by no means hate my body or even have a real problem with it, but I am concerned that things have gotten a bit out of control in the last 6 months (since I bought my dress… ).  I wonder if I’ve been stress-eating worrying about my dress – how ironic (and plausible) would that be! 

    Just be wary of the pressure and have a back up plan.  Lots of people have great intentions but life doesn’t always go how we planned. You don’t want to be stressed about your dress.  You’ll be stunning regardless – ALL brides are 🙂

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