(Closed) Spinoff: for your wedding do you want to lose/gain/maintain weight? Ideal BMI?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Two questions: Do you want to.... / What BMI would you want to be for your wedding?
    Lose weight : (93 votes)
    33 %
    Maintain weight : (38 votes)
    13 %
    Gain weight : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Become healthier/ More fit : (68 votes)
    24 %
    Don't care either way : (2 votes)
    1 %
    less than 19 : (15 votes)
    5 %
    19-20 : (24 votes)
    8 %
    20-21 : (23 votes)
    8 %
    22-23 : (22 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1110 posts
    Bumble bee

    I really have no reason to lose weight, or at least that’s what people would tell me if I made my goals known.

    I’m looking at about 10-15 lbs, but not explicitly for the wedding.  I probably would be fine joining some toning program or actually exercising.

    Post # 4
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I wanted to lose weight but did that happen? Nope. Looking back at my wedding pictures, I wish I would have been smaller but I can’t change that now. My husband loves every inch of me so that’s all that really matters. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I want to tone up and maintain my current weight. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would like to lose at least 15lbs in time for the wedding.  I could stand to lose more, but I’m not going to kill myself right now.  I have too much going on.  I know I’ll be beautiful no matter what my weight is.  Just have to make sure not to gain any weight.  My dress is the perfect size right now.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    As of today, I’m down 28lbs (Started 1st Feb). I think another 7-10lbs will do.

    Post # 8
    Member
    9650 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’d like to maintain my current weight, but I also feel there’s always room for improvement, lol.  I’m in the stage of having nightmares about not being able to fit into my wedding dress!

    Post # 9
    Member
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I gained a large amount of weight due to a medical condition last year and it has been hard to lose it 🙁 but planning for the wedding is helping me to acheive the goal of losing weight – 21lbs down since Feb… but another 60 to go!!!! good job I have a long time to the wedding!! 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @MapleMoose:  Same, I want to tone up and maintain weight. I figure I want to tone my arms most since everything else will be covered by a white poofy dress…

    Post # 11
    Member
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    my biggest thing is that i want to be toned. and i am SLACKING. big time.

    i’m definitely a healthy weight, but i have a wee belly. i just carry a bit of unncessary fat that i’d love to get rid of, but i don’t think it’s possible. i used to row and even then, after working out 6 days/week i still wasn’t pleased.

    i know i can tone my arms/back though, i really need to start soon.

    anyway, my BMI right now is 22.8

    i wouldn’t mind losing a few pounds, but it’s not a main focus

    Post # 12
    Member
    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    I’m curious as to reasons of the two Bees who voted that they wanted to have a BMI of over 35. Care to share?

    Post # 13
    Member
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I’m fortunate to be at a healthy weight, and I want to maintain it. AND, work on my arms… I have about 50 days to get some better muscles! 🙂

    Post # 14
    Member
    1737 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve been wanting to lose weight for years, but never found a strong enough motivator. I gained 15 pounds in college and am still holding on to 30 pounds from when I was pregnant with my daughter. And she’s 3! So I’ve been overweight for a while. If I have to look at my wedding photos for the rest of my life, I want to know that I felt and looked my best on that day. So that’s my goal!

    I don’t plan to crash diet or anything unhealthy like that. I have lots of time to make healthy changes to my diet and add exercise to my routine. You’re right about the fad diets and how terrible they are. I get upset when I see those threads on the board, because I had a friend who got married a few years ago and went on one of the popular fad diets. She ended up in the hospital and did some serious damage to herself. She now lives on a super-restrictive diet and still has to get testing done because of all the problems the diet caused. Definitely not what I want to do!

    Post # 15
    Member
    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I began to work out back in December in order to become more fit, it has helped and I have never been so proud of myself! I took my time and have changed my eating habits….issue is I have gone below my ideal. I realized this when I went for my fitting and the 6 wouldn’t even stay up, luckily DB exchanged the dress for a smaller size 4P and it still had to be taken in.

    It’s bittersweet I guess. My BMI is 18.7, which is good but slighlty on the lighter side but there isn’t a lot I can do about it until after the wedding anyway. My final dress fitting and pickup is tomorrow so I am trying hard to maintain. Issue is, I have to count calories and have because I want to maintain and not lose as much as I have (only a total of about 10 lbs) but I was only 117 to begin with. It is hard to know what you burn for calories during excercise, you can only really guess. I have clearly underestimated so far, it’s a numbers game whether your trying to lose, gain or maintain. My life was so much easier before!

    On the plus side! My arms rock, my legs are muscular and my stomach is flatter than ever. Not sure how well I’ll keep it up though! We just recently had health assessments at work (where I got my BMI) and they also checked cholesterol and all that, everything came out ideal so maybe I should try!

    Post # 16
    Member
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I need to lose three more pounds to hit goal.

    It’s just because I’m vain and I want my pictures to look good.  There.  I said it.  

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