(Closed) Trying on Dresses as Motivation to Lose Weight?

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Should I try on dresses to help motivate me to lose weight?
    Yes! : (8 votes)
    31 %
    No! : (18 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 3
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    If nothing else, you can find what style of dress you like.  I say go for it!

    Post # 4
    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I thought this would help me but it made me feel worse. what you need to do is get a work out buddy and do weekly weigh ins or something along that line to hold your self acountable…

    Post # 5
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Honestly, trying on dresses probably won’t make you feel bad, I have never felt so skinny as I did when trying on wedding dresses, because they are made to make you look good.

    Id just buy a pair of pants a size too small or something and work on getting into them.

    Post # 6
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    i was already trying to lose weight when i went to try on dresses and i don’t think that trying on dresses did anything to make me want to lose weight, neither did getting engaged. it is all about personal motivation and mental attitude.

    Post # 7
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t think it will make much of a difference. Wedding dresses are built to make you look good and feel fabulous whatever size. And what if you fall in love with one now?

    It’s all about motivation from within and truly, truly wanting to change your lifestyle. No amount of too small clothing is going to motivate you to eat right and exercise if you don’t truly want to.

    Post # 8
    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have never been a proponent of trying on or buying something not your size to try and motivate you to lose weight.  I would second the suggestion of finding a workout buddy, either a friend or someone online…someone to keep you accountable and have some healthy competition with.  That has always been the best motivation for me.

    Post # 9
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I told myself I couldn’t go try on dresses UNTIL i lost the weight. That’s what motivated me to get losing — I wanted to go dress shopping!!

    And I did it. And man, it felt good to try that first dress on, 30 lbs. lighter.

    Post # 10
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I also agree that buying something that is a smaller size doesn’t work and normally by the time it actually fits, i don’t like the way it fits or it is out of style.

    i second a buddy or a group. Weight watchers has helped me a lot. jilliam micheals 30 day shred, couch to 5k.

    I also tried to wait until i lost weight until i lost weight to buy a dress, but it didn’t happen. i bought a dress and have since lost weight. I have lost 15lbs since I bought my dress and I plan to lose more, I have 8 months until i get married.

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