Post # 1
Because it’s expensive!! I can’t afford to buy all new clothes after investing in so many nice things and having them perfectly tailored. I’ve gained about 3-4 lbs post wedding (which is a lot on me) and I HAVE to lose it for this reason!
Also, I never want to get into the mentality that it’s “just a couple of pounds, no big deal”. My pre-wedding weight was healthy for my height and I looked darn good! I want to stay that way for both my husband and myself!
Post # 4
I’m so with you! I just had this convo with my friend last night… while eating chocolate cake :o/
Post # 5
Such a good point…buying new clothes is expensive and annoying, especially when you like the stuff you already have! I haven’t really been trying to lose weight, per se, for the wedding, just kind of tone up/maintain. So hopefully that will make it easier to not “let myself go” after the wedding!
Post # 6
Agreed. I put on some weight in the 3 yrs that Fiance and I have been together (in my defense, he is an amazing cook, lol)- and I was glad to have the wedding as a motivation to get off my arse and get the excess weight off. I dropped 15 pounds for the wedding and I have no desire to gain it back.
Post # 7
Awesome! I am totally walking home from work today and jogging tomorrow with Darling Husband.
Post # 8
I am really trying to stay motivated with this as well! I just don’t want to get caught on the trap of “letting go”.
I know this is horrible, but one of my motivations is to get in shape to have a baby some day. Gotta keep those ab muscles strong!
Post # 10
im actually gonna plan on losing more weight after my wedding as well. the stress level and pre weddin workouts have put me within my goal weight – for the wedding. but i was being relistic for the time frame. my ultimate goal is a bit further away. but after my dress was tailored to me i cant lose or gain anymore until after the wedding!
im with you!
Post # 11
I think that is awesome for you! When I gained weight after college I had to buy almost all new clothes, but I kept my “skinny clothes” honestly because I couldn’t let go 🙂 With my wedding diet I’m almost exactly back to where I was (about 5 pounds to go) and can fit into my “skinny” outfits again! I want to be in the best shape of my life for my wedding, I’d love to stay that size forever but I just don’t see it happening. I miss my ice cream and fried foods, and I REALLY miss McDonalds lol. I don’t plan on getting obese or anything and I’ll still be healthy and continue to workout but I don’t mind not being the skinny girl. Plus since I have my big clothes waiting in the background I’m financially ok with it! Even at my biggest I’m still fairly small, I think if I go over that mark I’ll have the same feelings and want to kick it back into gear and lose weight! I won’t lie. I’m going to enjoy not being on a hardcore diet/exercise program after the wedding!
Post # 12
I was exactly on this plan, but by the time the honeymoon was over, the bliss was faded a little and I was ready to get settled down into our new life: 10 pounds gained.
Post # 13
I agree! I haven’t gained any weight since the wedding… or lost, unfortunately(I’d like to be a little thinner), but I am in better shape than i was when I got married! I work out a lot and ran a half marathon this summer–my husband used to be a personal trainer so he works out even more–every single day. And we try to eat healthy.
A lady at my work told me in the bathroom a few months ago “how long have you been married? 3 months? You are the only person I know that hasn’t gained weight after they got married.” Didn’t know what to say… but thanks!
It’s a good goal to be healthy post-wedding. To me, the wedding is a big day, but being healthy the rest of your life is even more important.
Post # 14
I also agree with you. I used the wedding as an excuse to start exercising for the first time in my life, and now that it’s over, I want to keep exercising. It’s partly because I don’t want to go back to the weight I was at before, and I don’t want to “let myself go” now that I’m married, but also because I just want to be healthier! I want to try to be around for a long time for my husband, and to be a good role model for any kids we may have…plus it just makes me feel good, being someone who exercises. It’s nice to do something that’s good for you, instead of all of the crappy things I used to do–smoke, eat macaroni and cheese three times a week, sit on my behind all day, etc.
Post # 15
I was fairly slim before the wedding, but then went straight to baby weight. I’ve got to finish losing the baby weight and then I’d love to get to my pre-wedding weight, but that’s gonna be a stretch at this point.
I’ve dropped 2 lbs in 2 weeks with Couch to 5K though.
I don’t want to buy new work clothes!
Post # 16
@Mrs. DG: Do you like Couch to 5K? Does it work? I have been running for a few months but I can’t seem to run for longer than 2 miles. Plus I feel like I am dying as I am running (is that normal?). I would like to run a 5K but at this point I don’t think I could do it. For some reason I’m scared of the Couch to 5k thing!