my wedding day weight issue.

For some reason, as soon as a ring is slipped on our finger, something triggers in our minds and all of a sudden we feel the sudden urge to diet, get a gym membership, a get on the scale every two seconds. When I got engaged in May of 2008, I was about 20 - 25 pounds lighter than I was on my wedding day. My problem is that I am an emotional eater...when I get stressed I bury my face in the refridgerator like a fiend and sneak through drive through windows like a thief in the night. With college, planning a wedding and other personal issues, the pounds piled on. Long time readers of my blog have read about my many struggles with my weight and I've read countless blogs of brides to be freaking out about shedding weight for their big debut down the aisle.

Of course every woman wants to look amazing on her wedding day...but looking amazing doesn't neccesarily mean being thinner. Yes we should eat properly and work out to be healthy everyday - but there's no reason to obsess about your weight just for your wedding day. You're going to look beautiful no matter what! No one is going to care or even notice that you didn't shed those last 5 lbs...no one going to peak inside your dress and point and laugh at you because it's not a size 0. Hell, the size of my bridal gown was comical, especially because they run a size or 2 too small. I ordered my gown custom - my gown measured me as a size 18 in the bust area...a size 14 in the waist...and 12 in the hip...double digits all around, what was I supposed to do cry? I looked hot in my dress!

Eventually I stopped putting pressure on myself about my weight...I was finishing school, working and freelancing - I had no time for it, I was too busy having fun and living my life.

When I received my gown 4 months after ordering it, the thing fit like a glove - I loved the way that the mermaid style showed off my curves!

2 weeks prior to my wedding I went in to my fitting, only to see that it was now huge on me - everything had to be taken in. Between work and running around doing wedding stuff, I was pretty active and somehow the pounds seemed to shed whichout much effort. I don't know how much weight I ended up loosing, nor did I care to step on the scale. What did it matter?

I've been struggling with my weight for a while...I go up...I go down...in large numbers...

Last week mom and I decided to go walking in the mornings. Most of the time we end up walking for about 2 hours without realizing it because we're talking about all sorts of things. I'm not on a diet per say, but instead just paying more attention to what I eat and in smaller amounts more frequently throughout the day. I'm starting to feel better already. I don't have a specific number that I'm trying to get to...I'm not obsessing...but just learning how to be a healthier individual. 2010 is all about me getting myself together in every which way possible.

If you are on a weight loss journey as well, I wish you the best of luck but don't let it consume you - you are beautiful!

PS: My wedding photographer sent me this photo on my Facebook - I'm in love with it!

5 comments :

S. said...

beautiful picture:)

My Dream Ring said...

You were (are) such a beautiful bride, I love that fact the you are happy with who your are because you're beautiful! Work it girl!

CR said...

Great topic. You look gorgeous.

Jonezy said...

You looked fabulous!

P.S. I love this... said...

You look stunning!! Are you going to share more photos?

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