Oh guys. This post is hard to write. Mostly because it’s embarrassing. And, I kinda feel like a failure. But I try to keep it real, so here you go… the dreaded wedding weight update post. *deep breath in*
Back in May, I told you how I’d lost 45 lbs. I wasn’t quite done with my weight loss though. In June, I showed off my results from the 100 push up challenge. Well, then life kind of happened. My dad got sick, and I was in Arizona for three weeks. And then August and September hit. I’m not even quite sure what happened (I wasn’t going crazy with the food, or anything), but I gained about 15 lbs.
Everything is just a bit bigger. (I Freudian typed “bitter” the first time I wrote that out. I stand by it!)
You know what else is (a great deal) bigger? My chest/upper back area. I went for a dress fitting in November, and the worst thing that can happen to a bride (dramatic much?) happened… the top part of my dress didn’t fit. I could get the dress on and laced, but I had a big section of back skin showing in the dress:
I’ve been stressing out about this for the past month. I feel like all of October and November have consisted of: 5 lbs up, 5 lbs down; I couldn’t gain any traction. I started Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution program, and I jogged 3 miles 3x’s a week… but, there was no scale movement. This was a super stressful time for me.
I had my final dress fitting last week. And… good news / bad news… My dress fit (YAY!), but it’s because my seamstress took it out (BOO!). I am trying to be okay with this. The dress fits. I need to focus on that.
It’s tough feeling so much pressure to look a certain way on your wedding day. I wish I could lose 10-15 lbs before my wedding (I’ve been saying that for the past three months!), but, it’s not looking good. At this point, I think I just have to accept that this is it.
Hive, did you have any major dress stress in the months leading up to your wedding? Did your dress *gasp* not fit at your final fitting? Anyone else feeling a lot of pressure to lose weight before your wedding?