Post # 1
I got married in December of 2007, weighing in at 252 lbs. The heaviest I have ever been in my life. I hated it. I looked awful and nothing I tried on helped my figure any. My wedding photos were my biggest dissapointment.
Now its 2010 and Im a divorcee trying to plan my second wedding. I got determined to lose all the extra weight before I walked down the aisle a second time. In 2 1/2 years I have dropped down to 175, something I never thought possible a few years ago. And while I thought I would be happy this time around, trying on dresses and whatnot. Im still dissappointed. I wanted to look thinner and have more styles to choose from that would look good on me. I feel like maybe Im being too hard on myself, but I just dont want look at myself in the mirror on my wedding day and see myself as overweight.
What do you guys think? Im hoping I can drop another 10 15 lbs before my jan. wedding. But we will see.
Post # 3
Wow! Congrats on the weight loss. I think you can lose 10-15 lbs by your Jan. wedding. I am planning on losing 10 lbs by my wedding! You look amazing btw!
Post # 4
Wow – You look so great!! Congrats on the weight loss! I don’t think you should be stressing about it! You look fantastic. 🙂
Post # 5
You are being too hard on yourself. You look stunning and should be celebrating your new body! I think there are a ton of dresses you are going to look great in.
But, a lot of times we think our esteem issues stem from the weight when really they are related to other factors in our lives. Might that be something contributing to your situation? Regardless, have fun and enjoy shopping!
Post # 6
UMM I think you look GREAT!! Congrats! And you have plenty of time to loose 10-15lbs by Jan. Technically they say you can loose 2 lbs per week – the healthy way (which is easier said than done) but it gives you plenty of time! But honestly i think loosing that much weight would be too much! You look great now!
Post # 7
you look like a completely different person!!! and way younger. honestly, you are inspiring me. you can totally do it, but you look beautiful as you are.
Post # 8
You are beautiful in each of the pictures.
You don’t look overweight at all in the now picture. I think you are being to hard on yourself. Try looking at your pictures of yourself like a stranger would. I think if you can do that, you will see yourself as a confident young woman who has accomplished something very hard to do. You don’t even need to lose anymore weight. You are perfect just the way you are.
Post # 9
i also don’t think you are in the “full figured” category anymore! congratssss
Post # 10
I think you look great. I know what you mean though. I dropped 43lb.s in 6 months (started the day after I got the ring) and I’d still like to go more. I didn’t lose weight because of the dress, I was just sick of a sore back, joints, etc. and thought what better reason to get fit than reach my goal around my wedding day? That’s 4 days away for me, and I’m still stuck at 159, my goal was 145. I workout 6 days a week and have been stuck for 5 months. You look solid, like me, maybe 175 is just what your body is supposed to be. I’d have guessed you were closer to 150!
Post # 11
Wow! You look great and I agree with the others that you are being too hard on yourself. Losing 80lbs is a MAJOR accomplishment which I know ain’t easy (been there, done that)! I think if you keep it up you will drop the rest of the weight, but if not, you still look great and you should be very proud of yourself! Hang in there and be nice to yourself! 🙂
Post # 12
wow you look like a totally different person! you are gorgeous and you are being too hard on yourself!
Post # 13
Wow! You look fantastic. I think you think your larger than you are and trust me your not.
Post # 14
It’s not about the number, it’s about how you feel (and I mean healthy). When you have been heavy and then lose a lot of weight. It takes quite a while to get used to your view in the mirror — that’s why it is a better idea to focus on the healthy aspect of where you are now.
You should be very proud of yourself because this is not an easy process. You look truly beautiful. Best wishes.
Post # 15
Wow, you look GREAT!! Congrats on the weight loss – you clearly worked hard and the results have paid off! Have you really looked at yourself in the picture of you in the ‘now dress’? I think that style looks great on you so hold your head high, shoulders back, and walk down that aisle with confidence knowing you look great!
Post # 16
You look fantastic! I think you’re being too hard on yourself. You have lost over 75 pounds, that’s a huge accomplishment. I’m not saying you should try to lose more if you want to but I just want to make sure you know that you look amazing the way you are right now.