Agreed! My goal is to lose it and actually keep it off this time! I usually lose around 20 pounds by the end of the summer every year, but then by Christmas it is ALWAYS back on plus more. Hence, why i am now than maniac size I am now.
So if I can get past the 20 pound mark, I will be really happy! My goal is around 50 pound as well (apparently I have no shame on these boards). I started off the beginning of the year around 192. I am now sitting at around 180 (give or take mother nature's monthly interference). Ideally, I would like to be down to 160 by the end of the summer, which gives me until around Christmas to get down to the 140/130 range I would like to be in. I want to get to my goal weight faster than necessary, so I can keep it off. If it is continually a slow, steady pace, I more than likely won't lose as much as I want. So my goal is to be at my goal weight by the end of the year. Which would mean essentially a 50-60 pound weight loss in one year! Yikes. Highest I have ever had to do, but man, what I wouldn't give to be 140 pounds right now!
I completely agree! Wedding dress sizes should be bigger than normal, to make us all feel beautiful. Too bad the fashion industry doesn't give a crap about how we feel in our bodies, and just wants us to feel even worse, so we eat our feelings, and then have horrible guilt and buy a gym membership/ buy bigger fat clothes. Vicious circle.
Originally Posted by CAKnight
Even though it's not at the pace you would like, at least you LOST weight instead of gaining it! Plus, it's better to lose it slowly rather than losing 4 pounds in one week, then expecting it to happen every week. Know what I mean? (I have to remember this too! lol)
But, I agree. The wedding pics will be around forever. With everyone from my friends and family to my parents' friends, my future kids, grandkids, etc., so it's one of those pics I want to make sure I look amazing in! It seems kind of crazy how much work the brides put in for just one day! Could you imagine if we just put this much effort into everything? Imagine what our lives would be like! lol
It seems we have similar. I recently lost a dress size so now I'm a size 10. But, I would like to be in the 6-8 size range by April. The size aspect is a little ridiculous. Let's have the bride feel like she is bigger than what she is?! Why can't a size 10 be a size 10 like normal clothing? Better, yet wedding dresses should be sized like this, ie. size 10= size 8? Then, brides will feel better about themselves and confident and happy!! You know how we are supposed to feel!!! I mean really who created this insane system? *sigh*
What is your weight loss goal (if you don't mine sharing, that is)? From the start, mine was to lose 50 lbs (extra would be awesome...but, I'm trying to be realistic). So far, I think I have lost almost 10 (but I will know tomorrow morning because it is weigh-in day). Anxious to see what the scale says!