Post # 62
I’m in pretty good shape and have almost always been considered slim. When I took measurements for my dress I was very lean (had been working out 3 or 4 times a week consistently) and right now I am probably 5 lbs heavier than I was at that time. I am 5 months away from my wedding (and it’s summer) so I want to get back to that size just for vanity and not specifically for my wedding! The number of pounds isn’t really what’s important…but for my body, in order to lose some tummy, I have to lose weight.
Post # 63
I plan on loosing 15ish lbs but that’s because I think I need to in order to be my ideal weight (115lbs or so). I’m not big by any means but I feel unhealthy at the weight I am now and I’m using my wedding as motivation. I don’t want to lose just to lose and to be skinnier than I was before, that goal was established way before I got engaged and now I just have a reason to stick to it
Post # 64
I didn’t and I feel like I should have I’m not super happy with the way I looked. But I’ve had issues in the past and I was determined to be happy. I also lost 15 lbs (not for the wedding but because I was actually sick in disgust with the way I looked) in the last 2 years that I had gained due to other things.. I don’t even know. Right now and at the wedding I was a BMI of 20.9. I’ve almost always been a normal average (cringe) girl.
Post # 65
I’m losing weight, but not for the wedding. I’m losing it for me, to be healthier and to feel better about how I look. I started losing before we were even engaged, so it’s definitely not for the wedding, and I have no ideal goal weight to be at the wedding. I’ll be me, I’ll be happy, and I’ll be confident…that’s all that matters.
Post # 66
I love this thread! I am pretty average to slim for my height (5’8″) but feel a little self-conscious in my dress – who doesn’t? But I hate the idea of losing weight and gaining it back right after the wedding, and always comparing myself to my wedding pictures! I just want to be MYSELF for the wedding – all pale-skinned, slightly-curvy me. I agree with the PP about just trying not to chop off all their hair! I don’t think Fiance will let me get a major haircut even after the wedding, he loves long hair… Sigh.
Post # 67
i have probably lost around 10 lbs since getting engaged, but it was just a coincidence. I was a healthy weight before, but now I am more slender and toned and that’s something i would have been working on regardless, engaged or not. Some people will probably think i just lost weight to fit into my dress. Some people will probably not notice the difference. Oh well, I don’t care what anyone else thinks as long as I’m happy and healthy.
Post # 68
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I lost weight before my first wedding due to stress not diet or exercise. I planned the entire wedding (Saturday night, plated dinner, for 60 guests) in less than five months and I was under a ridiculous amount of stress. Luckily, I bought my dress with a corseted lace up back so I was able to just tie to tighter on my wedding day.
Post # 69
I’m not trying to be bride skinny but it is a push for me to actually watch what I eat….I want to be strong and toned….not skinny
Post # 70
Know the feeling. I’ve lost about 5 pounds over the last few months and am now at BMI of 22, perfectly healthy, but still would like to drop maybe 8 pounds. (I’m short so that amount would def. show.) But I’m embarrassed about my motives and the idea of getting noticeably thinner for the wedding because it seems kind of vain and silly, and I dread people commenting on how thin I look. “Thanks” strikes me as a kind of icky response to that comment. Plus I just don’t like the body policing that weight comments imply. And anyway I like how my body looks at this weight. But I have a round face which carries a LOT of fat in proportion to my body weight and I’m self-conscious about it when being photographed. At the lower end of BMI scale, my face looks slimmer, and I feel like I don’t have to worry as much about being caught at a bad angle. And I really don’t want to be disappointed about my wedding pics because my face looks fat. (Feel vain and silly.)
Post # 71
I was just entering “overweight” when I got engaged. I went dress shopping, ordered my dress, and once the new year turned around I started to lose weight. I’ve lost 30lbs to date, but my weight loss was about me, not the wedding. The wedding may have been the motivation, but I hadn’t felt comfortable and confident in my skin for awhile.
Post # 72
@csteen85: I can understand you. I put on 30 kilos since 2010 when I moved to Germany to live with my now husband (already got married in the courthouse, ill have the religious cerimony and reception begin of 2014).
so I just wish I c ould go close to what i used to weight before. i started to eat healthier. not exactly a diet, just cutting off the chocolate i was eating everyday and pizza that i ate a lot too.
in 3 weeks i lost more than 2 kilos and a half, o exercise, no strict diet, just eating less junk food! dear husband and i will start the gym the next week more likely. so eating less sweets and other junk food and exercicing, i hope i will lose at least 15 kilos in this one year and a half. wouldnt be my ideal weight or anything, but anything will be better than the weight i am today. I was never really skinny to begin with, but i used to have a healthy weight. i want that back. 🙁
Post # 73
I am always up and down in my weight, usually between 122-132. I am now at 132 and totally getting down to 122 for my day. But to be honest my main motivation is my honeymoon, I don’t want to be self conscious on the beach.
Post # 74
I was going to lose weight for my wedding but then I tried on dresses and thought that I looked fabulous! My sister and fiance both said that they didn’t want me to lose weight (although my fiance wants me to be “healthy.”)
I’m going to try to stay at around a 22 or 22.1 BMI. I don’t really feel fat at that BMI level. I was above it when I started trying to lose weight, then I lost about 2-3 lbs through calorie counting/exercise and now I’m back at 22 or 22.1. I’ve gotten better at watching what I eat without really sacrificing like I did when I calorie counted and I’ve noticed that it’s making my weight stay where I want it to be–sometimes I even randomly lose a 1/2 lb or so.
Post # 74
I know this is a super old thread, but this is me right now. My dress fits perfectly (if I lost 1 or 2 pounds it would fit even better) but I’m really not stressing. I tried to lose weight, but like many ladies have said, my Fiance loves me the way I look now. I’ll watch what I eat as far as sweets and possible carbs and workout like I have been, but I’m not going to kill myself.
Post # 75
It depends on why you want to lose the weight. I lost 50 pounds before my wedding, but it wasn’t only for the wedding. I lost it for my life. I wanted to be healthier and stronger. However, for those who want to crazy diet and lose just for the wedding, I see that happen all of the time. If you love yourself and you are happy with yourself then I wouldn’t worry about changing. If you wat to change, then do. It is all about you and what you are happy with 🙂