(Closed) Worried my dress won't fit :(

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve lost 17 lbs since November, hoping to lose another 15-20 before my July wedding using myfitness pal and cutting carbs. Just remember it’s not even one day at a time, it’s one MEAL at a time. Don’t feel guilty because you got off track once, just work on getting back on track for the next meal. Track everything you can, even if you’ve gone way above in calories, it’s still better to be in the habit of tracking, even if you don’t like what you see.


Good luck!

Post # 4
1333 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Saddiebug:  I think a lot of to-be brides are in the same boat with the fear that their dress will not fit!  The good news is you have plenty of time to lose what seems like some pesky inches (if the size you bought was the same size of the dress that fit you snuggly!).

Although I did ultimately order a size up from the dress I tried on that pretty much fit me, for fear that the inch I needed to lose in my hips would not happen for me – because my hips do not BUDGE, I also had a goal to lose about 20 lbs from the point I ordered my dress til our marriage date (about 9 months thereafter).  I lost 10, then gained 5, and now the scale will not budge!!

HOWEVER, due to the long winter, and lack of motivation to step on the treadmill one more freaking time, I turned to Jillian Michaels 30-day shred.  I am 1/2 way through, and see a difference in my body shape!! My arms are toner. as are my legs, and stomache is more defined.  Although the scale is not reflecting how I feel, I know I have lost inches in places!!  And, that was done by dedicating 20 minutes or so per day 🙂  Once the weather breaks, I plan to hit the pavement, which has always rendered weight loss results for me,  and re-do the 30-day shred to hopefully keep me toned.  I hope that in a few weeks, for my first fitting, the pictures i see then are someone whom looks more defined, since I have technically only dropped 5 lbs since August. 

YOU CAN DO THIS, I promise, but do not stress yourself out too too much about a magic # on the scale, because it sounds to me that you need to worry about an inch here or there.  Good luck!!

Post # 6
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Saddiebug:  Counting calories is a great step in the right direction! I find this makes me much more aware of what I am eating, even if I don’t know the exact ingredients (ex. eating out at restaurants). It will keep you honest and that is what will prevent you from overeating.

I will say I immediately started dropping weight when I cut out bread, sugars and cheese. It was really hard the first couple of days but if you plan ahead, it’s doable! I eat eggs and canadian bacon for breakfast, lunabar or some fruit & almonds for snacks and then a protein and veggie heavy lunch and dinner.

I see you are a bartender so I don’t know how much you consume alcohol but I will say that will help weight loss too. I have been trying to cut back myself but it is hard when I <3 my wine. Trying reducing or at least picking drinks with less sugar if you can!

Good luck, you have plenty of time!!!

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