Post # 1
So…there are 5 months to go before the big day. I have my first fitting coming up soonish and in a discussion about this with one of my bridesmaids we started to discuss weight loss…
I’m not fat by any means, I wear a street size 10 and am VERY curvy. Like Byonce curvy. If I put on weight its in my boobs and my butt. I do find that I probably look bigger than I am because I’m curvy. My dress is beautiful and flattering, but it might not be very forgiving.
I feel comfortable in the dress and think I look good. I’m worried about a few things though.
…my arms…unless I am keeping them at my side, but not resting them (because that will just make them look bigger) I am going to obcess about the dreaded Oprah arm (ok, not that bad, but still)
…I don’t wnat to lose weight just for the wedding. I feel like that implies I think I should lose weight…I know my family will JUMP all over that. Make comments because I am the only woman in my family above a size 4.
BUT…I don’t want to look back at my wedding photos and think ugg double chin, ahhh Oprah arm, or worse.
Really, I just want to be myself.
Post # 3
It’s your wedding. You’re going to look back at those pictures forever. If you are afraid you won’t be happy with how you look then I would maybe think about losing a few pounds… or just tone up your arms! If you are 100% confident then I wouldn’t change a thing. I know I personally want to lose at least 20 pounds before my wedding day… I don’t want to look back at pictures and looking at my arms, and double chin.
Post # 4
if you are comfortable right now then dont lose any weight or worry about it. Just start doing some pushups. You have plenty of time to tone up your arms.
Post # 5
When I got married I was a size 12. Less than two years ago, I was a size 4… When we first got our pictures, I picked them apart and was critical of every little roll that showed that I decided shouldn’t be there.
But it didn’t take long before I just looked at the pictures and saw the pictures for what they were…Pictures of the best day of my life, the day I married the man of my dreams, the love of my life. And when I started looking at them for that reason, I stopped noticing all the little things about myself.
I bet it will be the same for you…