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My dress won't zip!...And I leave in 12 days!

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#1 ErinB


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    Posted 04 June 2008 - 03:55 PM

    I went in for my final fitting last night. All that was left to do was steam the dress and I'd be ready to go.

    Well, the damn thing won't zip! It is almost there, but the seamstress said she didn't want to pull it up and risk breaking the zipper. I don't get it! I'm down 3 pounds from when I dropped it off!

    I'm hoping it's just because I had Chinese food and beer on Monday night and I was just retaining water. SHe did say that when people get hot, they tend to swell. WTF am I supposed to do in Jamaica!?!

    So, I need to lose a minimum of 5 pounds, preferably 10 so I can actually breathe, by next Wednesday. She's having me come in for a final final fitting and if she needs to, she can redo the back panel and re-configure the zipper. I'm sure it will cost me a fortune to do that!

    If anyone has any crash diet tips, let me know! So far, I'm drinking water like crazy (I'm afraid I will pee in my pants!), I've cut out carbs, I plan to work out as much as I can but I have a TON of stuff to do before we leave. I might just have to clean the house in a plastic sweat suit!

    I don't know how I'm not completely freaking out, but I'm pretty proud of myself. I hosetly think it is because I don't have time to have a breakdown right now!

    #2 Jenleopard

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      Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:03 PM

      I have been drinking water like a champ to curb my hunger....And with this heat on the East Coast, I am sweating the weight off!

      Good Luck!

      #3 amyrak

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        Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:05 PM

        Wow that is rough...not sure about the crash diet tips if you don't have much time. You need the bulging brides guys to come and save the day looks like. I'm not much help as I've only lost 1.5 lbs in 4 weeks of Biggest Loser :)
        Maybe you were just bloated though?? I bet if you lose a few lbs and take some water pills you should be good ta go!!

        #4 Nrvsbride

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          Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:05 PM

          Okay my wedding is only 7 days after yours and I also barely fit in my dress. We can do a crash diet together. I'm think no salt b/c it bloats, no alcohol, and no carbs. We will just have to suck it up together. Gym at least 5 days a week (we need to up the cardio) and only drink water. I think it will def help. Also, we are going to have to sacrifice and only eat small portions. Like really small. Yes people do swell in the heat unfortunately but I think its doable to lose at least 5 pounds. Maybe 8 if your lucky. Hopefully 10!

          I am going to PM you everyday to make sure you stay on track. We can do this! Your dress will fit and you will look amazing! I have faith!

          #5 KarmaB

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            Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:06 PM

            Oh, Erin I am so sorry to hear that. My dress doesn't zip either, but for totally different reasons. :-(

            I think you have a great plan, cut out the refined carbs and alcohol until the wedding. Try eating salads with fat-free dressing and limit cheese and drink your water. Watch out for hidden calories in foods (not all salads are good for you).

            Good Luck, I'm sure you will look great on your big day!!!

            #6 Hartyt509

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              Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:08 PM

              How about one of those body wrap things, they make you lose inches - only a temp measure but if you do it just before you go should be cool

              #7 Ana


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              Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:09 PM

              I've never actually tried this crash diet thing, but my friend when she wants to lose weight quick doesn't eat any carbs or fat. Pretty much she eats lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries etc... but stays away from any fat like cheeses, or breads or veggies and fruit with high carb and sugar counts, and she can drop close to 10lbs in about a week. but its no fun doing it

              #8 LisaG

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                Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:11 PM

                Originally Posted by Hartyt509
                How about one of those body wrap things, they make you lose inches - only a temp measure but if you do it just before you go should be cool
                Oh yeah!! The wraps totally work!!!

                #9 ErinB


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                  Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:15 PM

                  It just boggles my mind! It fit perfectly when I dropped it off!

                  The gym also has a sauna so that might be an option, sweat some of it off!

                  I'm also enforcing a strict no eating after 7pm rule and a you must eat breakfast rule.

                  Thanks Glenda! I know it can be done, it just sucks that we have to do it! I'll be good tonight and let you know what happens in the morning! I need some sit down exercises I can do while at my computer! I still have to do programs and iteneraries for all of the guests.

                  #10 melody

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                    Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:16 PM

                    This really helps...I have done it and lost 7 pounds...I had overindulged during the holidays.

                    Sacred Heart Diet

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