(Closed) Wishing I lost more weight before my wedding day!

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am 5’2 and 185 lbs. Honestly I tried but I knew I wasn’t going to loose the weight I wanted. I just looked in the mirror and said you are beautiful no matter what. On my wedding day I felt gorgeous!

Post # 4
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682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am 5’4″ and weigh 142 ๐Ÿ™ I’m the heaviest I’ve EVER been- I’ve recently started going on the treadmill at least twice a week (I HATE running) and am hoping to get to 125-130, which I would be very happy with.  My high school weight was 120s but I think that is just too lofty of a goal for someone who never worked out before…  We’ll see, I have 7 months to go

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m 5’4″ and I lost a total of 11 lbs from the time we got engaged to the time we got married so I weighted 179 lbs on my wedding day.  My original goal was to lose 16 lbs to weigh 175 so I didn’t make it.  10 lbs was my “second goal’ and I met that.  I wasn’t disappointed b/c my dress fit, as long as the dress fit that’s all that mattered.  Do I look as some pictures and think “geesh, you look thick, shoulda lost some more weight”?  Sure, but that’s just life.  I’ll never be 120 lbs, it is what is it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think a lot of people don’t end up losing the weight. That’s why conventional wisdom dictates not buying a dress smaller than the size you are currently.

Photographers, MUA and hairstylists can work magic. The latter two can make your face and porportions look amazing, and the photographer can stand you in certain poses and shoot from certain angles to flatter you. I am sure your pics will still look great!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’m 5’8 and on my wedding day I probably weighed between 175 and 180. I was already active before I got engaged, but I did amp up the weight training. I did not lose any weight, but I did tone up some. I love my body. I wasn’t worried about it. I am who I am and my family and husband and friends love me.

Post # 8
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588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I weighed about 165 on my wedding day. I’m 5’5″. I lost about 30 pounds for the wedding and I still want to lose between 20 and 30 more before I start TTC. Just my personal goals.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m not trying to lose weight. I started working out about a year and a half ago..Starting weight 120 (i’m 5’6)..and I am up to about 128, which I’m thinking is muscle because I look and feel better and some of my clothes are a little loose. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I lost about 5 lbs, but I was more concerned with gaining some muscle rather than dropping pounds (I wanted those sexy arms!). I was 118 lbs on my wedding day, normally I average around 123 lbs (I’m 5’6″). I ended up losing that in the last like, 3 weeks.. I think it was from stress though, as I’d stopped working out by that time. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I’m 5’2 and 140, I’d like to be more like 120 by the wedding but if it doesn’t happen, whatever! My main goal is to tone up my arms. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 12
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - ceremony at a gazebo outside, reception at neighboring restaurant on a lake

@shopgirl1:  you must stop comparing yourself to other people.  you can only judge yourself off the information you had at the time you made decisions and the mental and emotional state you were in at the time you made decisions.  cut yourself some slack!!  comparing yourself will result in you thinking you are better than someone else or worse than someone else.  neither is good.  why would you measure your own wedding weight loss off what everyone else has done?  they aren’t you.  you did the best you could do.  don’t start being perfectionistic and saying i could have done MORE.  you did what you did with your mental and emotional state at that time.  it took me years to be able to do this and I still have to stop myself from comparing myself to other people.  I will always be paler, fatter, more stupid, uglier, less accomplished, less mature, more gossipy, etc than SOMEONE that I know.  if I compare myself to everyone around me, I would never be happy with myself.

I only share this, because I have my own obsessive perfectionistic struggles of my own which have never furthered me in life, only hold me back. Learn to love you just as you are and those around you will follow suit, and if they don’t, fuck ’em.  

XOXO

Post # 13
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511 posts
Busy bee

I’m 5’9″ and 142lbs, and I can’t see that I’ll lose any weight between now and July other than from stress.  I do, however, plan on doing some toning because no matter what we look like, we always seem to want to look a little different ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 14
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2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m 5’6″ and 130lbs. If I lose more weight, I won’t look right. But I’m definitely going to tone.

I don’t think you should be too hard on yourself. Your husband thought you were beautiful, right? You married the love of your life, correct? So everything went well. You have plenty of time to keep working towards your health goals now! Maybe you and your husband can work on them together as a couple!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m 5’8″ and 130-135 lbs. I haven’t lost any weight yet, but would like to tone up and maybe loose 5 lbs before the wedding.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@shopgirl1:  I can understand how you feel, but be kind to yourself and let it go.  I’m sure you were a beautiful bride.

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