(Closed) so sad over my eshoot pics…

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

MissAutumnBooksnTea:  I used this as a beginner’s guide http://www.thepaleomom.com/autoimmunity/the-autoimmune-protocol

Truth be told, it was a bit of an accident for me. It started as dealing with DH’s IBS misery. I wanted him to feel better, and was willing to do anything to achieve that goal. So I did a lot of reading, and we decided together to give primal eating a try. He started seeing changes, and, to my surprise, so did I. My body felt well enough that I could actually start noticing more subtle patterns. Like, every time I ate dairy, my skin would get warm and blotchy, and a new pimple would appear. So I started experimenting and keeping a food journal. From there, I did more reading, found the AIP protocol, and figured that it wouldn’t hurt me to try it for a month. So I eliminated everything on the list, and have been slowly re-introducing things. Getting rid of the sugars has really helped with my weight, and getting rid of the weight has really helped with my hormones and feeling well. It’s been a win all around (except for the lack of cheese part. That just sucks).  

Post # 17
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2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m sure they’re not as bad as you think. when i first got my engagement pictures back i didn’t like any of them. i thought i looked awkward, my arms were too skinny, i didn’t like my hair, i picked myself apart. but the next day i looked at them again and realized they weren’t as bad as i had initially thought. there are definitely some shots that aren’t very flattering, but over all i’m happy with them.

you have plenty of time to work on yourself so you’ll look and feel your best on your big day. you can do it 🙂

Post # 18
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800 posts
Busy bee

MissAutumnBooksnTea:  I just want to say that you’re not alone!  I am also dreading the full holiday cheeks for my engagement photos.  I was also diagnosed with food allergies recently and due to unhealthy eating (uhm, I like to bake cakes everyday?) I’ve gained some happy pounds, which of course first show in my face and stomach so it looks like I’m constantly first trimestering out.  I went on a a hike today for the first time in weeks and the fresh air felt great!  Try eating healthy foods you enjoy, perhaps pick up a few new things that intrigue you at the grocery store and do little things, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.  You’re not the only bride feeling this way.  Lastly, I’m sure you look gorgeous in your engagement pictures!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Honestly, exercise alone won’t do it – as someone said, you can’t outrun a bad diet.  What helped me tremendously was My Fitness Pal – it’s free and very easy to use.  You do have to log everything you eat, which involves weighing it all to get portion sizes right, but if you stick with it it works.  I lost twenty pounds over six months and it’s stayed off; the biggest eye opener for me was portion size.  I’d been eating what I thought were single portions but once I started weighing food I realised in some cases it was double portions if not more.  

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Wait to get the rest of your pictures back! I was a little grossed out by some of the teaser pictures I got back after my wedding… but loved most of the album! I think when other people pick out pictures for you, they may have a less critical eye. Or think you look fine. We are our own worst critics! 😉

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