Post # 31
While I think a wedding can be a good catalyst for a healthy change, I hate the pressure put on brides. It makes me sad. The wedding expo I went to had a bunch of booths for cosmetic surgery, laser scar removal, gyms, etc. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with those things, but all of them together next to the dresses and photographers… I was like, “What are you jerks trying to say???”.
Post # 32
I’ve definitely been working out more, but that strarted before I was even engaged. I’ve been a runner since middle school. I worked hard in high school, earned a scholaship to a division one school for track and then I quit my junior year. I just stopped running because I had been doing it for so long and it stopped being fun. I definitely don’t regret quitting because I experienced a lot more in college after that, but I’ve missed it and it’s super hard to get back to where I was after all of these years. I gradudated college in 2007 so it had been a while. I had been trying to get back into running for a while, but I wasn’t able stick to it until recently. I finally have been able to get back into the shape I was in. I’ve been running consistently since last August and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s been going. I’ve also been doing 100 push ups (which I was NEVER able to do) every day.
So, back to your original question. No, I’m not losing weight for the wedding, but I am in better shape than I was. I have always been thin, but my body is more toned now and I just feel healthier.
Post # 33
Not only do people assume but for some reason they keep “complimenting” me by saying I lost weight when I have been rock solid. I workout on a regular basis already and I bought a sample size 4 dress that fit perfect. I don’t want additional alterations. the annoying part is when people say, “oh don’t lose so much weight for the wedding.” Um, you’re implying that I should lose some to begin with? Is a size 4 really still too big? Wtf.
Post # 34
I’m not! I’m exercising more than usual to tone up but I’d honestly be fine if I only lose 1-2kg (or none at all). I’m not particularly large but my weight stubbornly hovers around the same number for years.
I think the key is to get a wedding dress that flatters your body. I have a bit of a belly so I picked a dress with a corset back and sturdy satin material that has flattering folds on the torso that completely hides the belly. I know I’d look terrible in a drapey, form-fitting dress (as pretty as some of them may be!) so I avoided those.
I couldn’t be a bride who picks a dress and plans to lose a lot of weight to fit into it… the stress and pressure would be unbearable!
Post # 35
I’m not. I’d be a lot happier with my body if i lost 10 pounds, but diets don’t work for me–i inevitably gain back what i lost plus then some, so i was afraid this would happen to me for the wedding. I’d rather stay where i am than risk gaining! I’m just going to watch my salt intake and alcohol for 3-4 days before the wedding so that i don’t bloat. That i know i can control.