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***holy crap I am beginning to panic!***

Monday, November 26, 2012

I have 7 weeks until I am forced to order my wedding gown. I know that the gowns run 2-4 sizes larger. I get that. It doesn't change the fact that mentally and emotionally I cannot order a size 18 gown after working my ass off for six months to get away from that number. When I tried the dress on Sept 7th, that is the size they said I would have to order based on my measurements. I was 243 lbs. Today I am 228. I don't know whether that 15 lbs is going to get me into the 16 dress. So I am telling myself that I need to lose AT MINIMUM 10 lbs by January 15th. I know that sounds doable but the past two months my weight loss has been sporadic at best. I know what it is going to take the question is can I give that effort 6 days a week? I'm telling you, that HIIT training could help me drop 10 lbs in three weeks but I don't have the energy to do it that regularly. I would kill over! I would just hate to order an 18 dress and in the 4-5 months it takes to get here, have to have it taken in two sizes and pay double on alterations. I am officially in BRIDAL BEAST MODE. I need to tame the tummy, scult the arms, and refine my chest and collarbone.

This is me in the dress on Sept 7th. I was 15 pounds heavier

This is what the dress looks like on the model

Of course, I do not aspire to look like this model because she looks extremely frail and hungry. However, I do intend to be under 200 lbs on my wedding day and if I can knock out these 10 lbs, I will be 19 pounds from that goal.

Wish me luck!
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  • EUEK098
    Good Luck, emoticon , I say you have it in the bag, order the 16
    2004 days ago
  • DAWNESS0404
    Your dress is beautiful and you look great in it! Good luck on making it to your goal. emoticon
    2004 days ago
    The dress is stunning. And I honestly applaud you for working to be the size you want and not "pouring" yourself into a gown that is way too small to look attractive like so many do. You looked fabulous in the photo (much better than the model!!) And I'm sure you will be radiant, no matter which size dress you order. After all, the dress size will surely be much smaller than your heart! emoticon emoticon
    2004 days ago
    "Of course, I do not aspire to look like this model because she looks extremely frail and hungry" -- Bahahaha... so true! You look gorgeous and happy in that dress. I'd tell you to ignore the size of the dress, and remember how AMAZING you look in it! Take a side by side shot of yourself when you go back in, and just look at the difference. Its there. People notice, and a happy bride is always more beautiful than a stick with a scowl and an empty stomach.
    2004 days ago
    YOU look beautiful. SHE looked terrifying!!! Ugh.

    You'll be fine. At the end of the day, you'll be married, and that's what matters, right?

    (Says the girl who will immediately forget that once she's getting married herself.)

    But, really, you do and will look beautiful! ^.^
    2004 days ago
    One word: Stunning!
    2004 days ago
    You look so beautiful! I actually teared up a bit. SO amazing, I dont care what size you get, that dress & you in it look perfect!!!
    Anyway, who cares about the size...what matters is how you feel in it!!! I bet the answer is "awesome," because it is.
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    2004 days ago
  • DALID414
    You don't need luck, on beast mode you'll definitely get there!
    2005 days ago
    You're definitely going to be a beautiful bride. Gorgeous dress, love it!!! I'm sure you'll make it to your goal. I believe God is going to bless me with my husband one day soon that's why I've already started working on my body so I can be a healthier bride just like you. You continue to be my SHERO!!!! Go for it - we can do it!!!
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    2005 days ago
    You look BEAUTIFUL in that dress! I laughed out loud when you said that model "looks frail and hungry" too funny! Don't put so much pressure on yourself with regards to those numbers. The one on the scale OR the tag in the dress. There's enough to worry about on your wedding day. Do what you need to do and you'll get to where you want to be = )
    2005 days ago
  • SARAL72
    Whatever the size, you looked already very beautiful in that dress in September, so you're going to be so gorgeous when you reach your goal! (and you will look better than the model in any case!)

    I think that 15 pounds could be a little more than one size down, 1 size and a quarter if that make may be you could order a 14 in January? but they can also alter both ways anyway, so just ask them how much they could alter if you order a 12? because if you can squeeze into a 12 in January (be like 1 inch away to close it) that would be probably the best way to go....but I'm no expert...

    I just know you will be a beautiful bride in any size emoticon
    2005 days ago
  • EZRIN101
    You look amazing in that dress!!! Keep up the good work and don't stress yourself out too much before the big day
    2005 days ago
    You look beautiful in the dress! You can do it! I know you can!

    2005 days ago
    I think you look absolutely awesome in your gown!! (I agree with you about the model. She looks very unhealthy!) I know you can do it! You've been working out like crazy. Anything else you can think of that could be tweaked to get you to your goal?

    I know I had to take another look at calories and my eating. I had to start eating more protein to help me feel full and lots of fresh fruit and veggies for the same reason. Those two things helped me start losing again. I also drank lots of green tea to keep me from my mindless snacking. (I just bought a box for home!)

    You've got this. At least you know you will be a gorgeous bride because you already are a beautiful person!

    2005 days ago
    Don't panic. That's the worst thing you can do! Take a deep breath and just take it one day, one meal at a time. You can do this. SP is with you all the way.

    Congrats on your marriage. You look so cute already everything will be fine!

    Good luck
    2005 days ago
    You look so cute and happy! You must look even better now at 15 lbs less!

    How tall are you? I weigh just about 11 lbs. less than you do and I wear a street size 14, which is smaller than most people at that weight. Are you saying that you wear a street size 12 right now?

    Aim for the smaller size and then see where you are in seven weeks. You don't have to decide today. Though you should probably round up at that point because it is easier to tailor a dress down than up. Have the tailor take out the blasted tag! It really doesn't mean anything.
    2005 days ago
  • MISSB8604
    I wish you the best my dear! You look absolutely wonderful!
    2005 days ago
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