(Closed) Why do we brides do this to ourselves?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I KNOW exactly what you mean! I cheated on my “diet” and felt terribly guilty afterwards. 🙁 It was ONE MEAL out of months of rigorous workouts and healthy eating. We need to be more gracious to ourselves!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Legallyblondiebride:  Good question. Wish I had an answer.

I started “the diet” on Jan. 1 this year, but I know I’ll go off it right after the wedding. It isn’t sustainable. I just want to look really good in the pictures I’m paying several thousand dollars for!

And the feeling of “everyone does it for their wedding” just contributes to it. One of my BMs lost 30-40 lbs for her wedding two years ago (and has kept….some of it.. off)!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I feel the same way – minus the exercise part. I have been watching what I eat and will only have one drink when I go out, because there’s so many calories in alcohol. In the end, I think it’s worth it. I want to look the best I possibly can for my wedding day and honeymoon. I try not to think of it as doing it for one day, but I think of it as doing it for myself so I can look how I used to before I graduated college. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have no idea why we do this, but I am slowly starting to fall into this trap as well.UGH.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like to think that I’m making lifestyle changes with diet and exercise so that I have a healthier lifestyle in general.  If I look awesome on my wedding day, then yippeeee- but I want to feel awesome and be fit (not skinny!) and live a long healthy life with my nearest and dearest.  Don’t look at it as a finite goal for ONE day, treat it like a lifestyle goal for your entire life- then you won’t pack on the pounds after you say “I do”!!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I didn’t want to look at my pictures and regret not doing more to look my best.

I stuffed my face for a solid month post-wedding.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I vow to be healthy and fit… wedding or no wedding. This is a MUCH LESS stressful way to look at it and makes it MORE LIKELY to continue after the wedding. I have seen many lovely ladies lose weight for the weight and gain it all back within the first few months of marriage. I refuse to do that, just like I refused to gain the freshman 15.

You are sexy at whatever weight if you are healthy. if you think of it that way, an egg roll every now in then isn’t so bad.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Legallyblondiebride:  Wow, tinier than a size two?? I want to get back into my size 8 to 10 pants.. that’s crazy!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

It really does make me sad how many brides I see who are pushing themselves unnecessarily to achieve a certain look. Personally, I am obese and trying to lose weight/get healthy for more than just my wedding. I’m not sure I’ll reach my goal by the wedding, but I’m okay with that. I think you should be focusing on living HEALTHY, not just losing weight to fit into a certain size/reduce a certain body part (you can’t spot train anyway, so that’s pointless).

Eat as many whole foods, fruits, veg, lean protein as you can. Find FUN things to do for exercise – join a Zumba class, go biking, learn how to ski – and just try to be more active in general (stairs vs. escalators, park in the back of the grocery parking lot). And from that you will be healthier and happier – no need to starve yourself, count every single calorie militantly, overexercise, etc.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Totally get what you mean.  When I am sitting here hungry I think, “I can’t wait until after the wedding where I can indulge”.  I hope to still keep working out after the wedding but I can’t wait to eat some cheesy fries every once in a while.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Because I’m vain and I want to look the best I can in the photos.  That’s the sad truth.  lol

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