(Closed) Married Bees, do you regret pre-wedding weight loss?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m not so much losing weight as attempting to improve my health.  Rather than changing my diet I’ve started karate and have really noticed how much better I feel – I’m sleeping better, my stamina when exercising is far improved, I have more energy, I’ve lost some weight and I’m much more toned.  I’ve actually found myself snacking less and I’m less hungry than I used to be.  There’s still a long time until the wedding, but I feel that because I’m concentrating less on the diet aspect and more on the health, it’s just becoming a way of life for me.  I think this will be more sustainable post-wedding than a strict weight loss diet would be.

Post # 5
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did try to manage my weight for my wedding.  I just bought a dress that fit and moved on.  It’s an important day, but it’s just one day.  I already turned my life upside down enough with all the other planning.

Post # 6
409 posts
Helper bee

I lost 4kg’s due to stress – i liked how my dress looked on me, but in some photo’s my face looked a bit too thin, a little not like me and that was just after 4kgs so im happy i didnt lose any more.

Post # 7
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I said I would work out and lose weight, but I haven’t and my wedding is a month away. I’m only about 10 lbs over what I’d like to be, but with the stress of planning and everything I totally lost motivation (and the energy) to hit the gym like I should.

I plan on eating better for the next month and toning some parts of my body like arms and back but no drastic weight loss. My Fiance loves me for who I am, and asked me to marry him when I was the weight I am now so I’d like to think I don’t need to change for one day. Obviously looking good is one of my priorities too, but I like the way I look in my dress now so I guess that’s probably why I haven’t been kicking myself to lose some lbs.

Post # 8
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am simply changing my lifestyle. It just so happens that I’m getting married in September. I am losing weight slowly, but this is a side effect to eating healthier and being a little more active. I don’t want to stress myself out further by going on a crazy diet, then gaining everything back and getting depressed. Which would then only make me want to eat more, a vicious cylce for me.

My friend lost LOTS of weight for her wedding, and she looked beautiful, though still plus size. However she did gain all of it back, and then some. Now she does look at her wedding pic (which is a huge piece hanging in her living room), and just feels rotten. So sad. I hope I don’t feel bad about myself when I look at my wedding pics because I didn’y put enough of an effort to lose weight and look good.

Catch 22 for me. :-/

Post # 9
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I lost 7kgs, didnt like it so gained 2 for the wedding. I am anticipating putting on 2 now the wedding is over but would like to stop there. All in all I will aim to be 3 kgs lighter than I was before I started planning.

Post # 10
13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can keep it off after the wedding if you are conscious about what you eat and keep exercising.  I think too many people fall into the trap of “the wedding is over, I don’t need to care anymore.”  It’s your health, after all, so you should keep caring about what  you eat, going to the gym, and exercising.  The wedding should serve as a stimulus or motivation, but not the end of the weight-loss journey. 

Post # 11
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I did lose about 20lbs for my wedding and did gain it back and more. Here’s how I feel about the entire situation:

I have absolutely no regrets about the wedding weightloss. I looked sooo beautiful on my wedding day. My face wasnt puffy, my stomach was flat and I felt comfy in my own skin…(and looked good in my swimsuits onthe honeymoon)


While it is true that I did put on the weight after the wedding, I always had my wedding pics to motivate me. I told myself that if I did it back then, I could do it again and this time maintain it. And I am on my way to looking like the sexy wife I know I could be.

Post # 12
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I did not regret the loss before the wedding.  I was a bit sad about the gain after the wedding, but there was no way we would honeymoon in New Orleans without eating and drinking a lot.  It was well worth it, actually.

Post # 14
28 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

@missjuli:  I think you’re really smart to think of it that way. My wedding is in December, so I started eating better and working out differently, and it’s totally made all the difference. My fiancée actually loved my new routine now bc I workout from home, and spend less time at the gym!

Post # 15
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I did the slow burn. I lost 30 lbs in the past year. I didn’t work out that much just stopped eating proccessed food and carbs. All my snacks are gluten free. I am getting married in december so now all I have to do is maintain my weight so I can fit into my dress!

Post # 16
3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have been planning things through it to keep me motivated after.  I have a 10k in September (that I am totally not ready for…oh well) and then we’ll honeymoon in December.  I am hoping that having these other things planned that I can avoid ricocheting right back to wear I was – lazy and miserable.

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