Monday, May 4, 2009

#627: my dress doesn't fit.

so. like i had my second fitting yesterday.

and my dress was tight. not the 'that's TIGHT' as in 'that's AWESOME'. more like 'that's tight [on you]' as in 'it barely zips up'.

great.

but not all is lost. it has motivated me to get my act together and put the extra poundage in check. i was going to start a 30-day running stint a few weeks ago but after 2 days, i had gotten way sick and ended up being out of commission for almost 2 weeks. i'm 98% now so i will start running again tomorrow morning.

but running alone won't help me. so i plan to change my diet. as in...no more fried foods, no more junk food, no more eating a full meal at 10pm and falling asleep at 10:10pm. all things i enjoy but can no longer afford to do at this point.

hopefully all things combined, in a few weeks, i will be a happy, healthy bride who can still breathe with her wedding dress on.

and yes, when i bought the dress, it fit perfectly.

29 comments:

Eva said...

Eeep I had this happen to me. I have had my dress for a while and it fit perfectly when I bought it. Then it didn't. Now I'm back to it fitting. :) Good luck and you can do it.

Mo said...

You can do it! I have total faith in you, even though fried food is really good.
I can't wait to see you in it.

Linda said...

No chance of letting out a little bit?

talda said...

you have a month right? that should be plenty of time. no worries! good luck!

patchfirstshop said...

Take care of yourself, don't push yourself too hard.. You can do it, Girl!!

Tafe said...

Read The Sonoma Diet. I'm not kidding, and I am normally not one to subscribe to diet crazes. You can buy a used copy at a used book store for cheap.
While it has "diet" in the title, it really is just a guide and inspiration for healthful eating: whole grains, vegetables, lean protein, fruit, good fats, a little vino, cutting out refined foods and sugar. What I really liked about it is how it explains all the nutrition and health benefits - made it less about weight loss and more about feeling healthy and full of energy. I also liked the fact that there is NO COUNTING. It's all easier said than done - I did awesome in the first month (I'll admit I was a little hungry at first, and crabby about cutting out sugar) then started to slip. But some of the habits have stuck, namely cutting out butter and opting for olive oil instead, and going for high fiber whole grain everything. And while I haven't lost anything more, I have kept off the initial 10 lbs I lost - in a month. Good luck!

Stephanie Lyn said...

Don't forget to eat your fiber! 20-30 grams per day & drink lots of water. I'm telling you, you'll feel satisfied & will likely shed 10 lbs this month. I lost 20 lbs doing this.

P.S. giving up sweets was the hardest thing. 2 days of withdraws.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

ah! i hate diets but 2 weeks on south beach and you drop 10 lbs easy!

Anonymous said...

Definitly try some weight lifting in addition to the running. I dropped inches once I added this to my workouts. Also, I only allowed myself to eat out 2x a week. I saw major results in 3 weeks.

Broke-ass Bride said...

Girl, you can do it! I've lost 15lbs since Christmas and I'll tell you my keys:
-no carbs after 6pm.
-no refined carbs, ever. Only complex ones.
-major fiber intake. Like fiber one cereal every morning.
-major lean protein.
-MAYjah water.
That's alls you need.

April said...

My mom's a personal trainer so I can give you some sound advice in quick weight loss.

If you cut out sugar, salt, & alchohol about a week before, and drink PLENTY of water, you will lose about 7 lbs of water weight. Works like a charm. (Running will also help with this).

Another thing that you might want to try is side crunchies & "bicycle crunchies." Your side muscles will get tighter and actually pull your waist in by about an inch.

Much easier than messing with your dress, right? Good luck!

Alison said...

So it sounds like you can get the dress on and done up, but it's tight, right? So you probably only really need to lose a few pounds. Like maybe 5. You'd be surprised how much of a difference 5lbs can make!

Also, where are you in your cycle right now? This may be TMI, but I tried on my dress again a while ago and was so disappointed that it was tighter at the top. Then I realized I was due for my period in like 2 days so my boobs were probably just swollen or whatever.

Either way, I'm sure you can do it! Like someone else said, lots of fiber and lots of water. Fruit as snack.... mmmm apples. And you'll be golden! (I'm trying to motivate myself as I try to motivate you.. I want to lose 3lbs, and instead I put 1-2 on. boo.. at least I've got a bit of time though)

Desaray said...

totally feel you.

midwestelle said...

Oh no!
I still recommend sparkpeople.com. It's amazing and it's helped me and my friends a LOT. And, it's free! (and addictive, but in a good way!)

Best Wishes!

MidwestElle @ iowabride.blogspot.com

lazybride said...

blerg.

you can do it. water water water. no salt. no sugar.

everyone told me the weight would melt away from the stress the last month? not true? liars?

invisiblyrose said...

please be careful on this running program. i know you have a few weeks and this tight dress is probably freaking you out, but the last thing you want is to get injured just before your wedding. losing weight and being healthy is a great goal but don't go crazy and starve or hurt yourself!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

HEALTHY is the key word. Eat right and all the good stuff, drink water, etc.

But don't go crazy please!!!

LPC said...

go you.

Surprise Wedding said...

My dress arrived the other day and it is way, WAY too big on me. As in, I can put it on and take it off without unzipping it. Eric asked what I'm going to do about it and I told him I have to gain 40lbs.

Ha!

(I'm so not going to gain 40lbs).

an aqua juel said...

Goodness... here I am thinking I'd be original and send along a tip to help you get through it! Anyway... I echo everthing above, and what helped me with cravings and to overcome the boredom of water, water, water, water, water, water, and more water... I kept green tea bags with me at all times. If I needed something, I'd have some green tea first and usually it helped me with cravings. Just plop a bag into your waterbottle and let it sit for a little while.

Good Earth Green Tea with Jasmine is my fav!!

Anonymous said...

Aw, I am soo sorry!! I know how that is..the lady who did my alterations for my wedding actually made it soo tight we couldn't zip it up with a bra..so because it was so close to the wedding(a couple of weeks) I was like well I will go without a bra. Which worked out, but I was still upset. I hope everything works out.

sara-grey said...

i am in the same boat as you. Today is day one of diet change. I am hoping to convince myself to start exercising next week.
Best of luck, you can totally do it!

JustaRabbit said...

Yeah, just to second what everyone else is saying... 1) yeah, what part of your month are you in, that adds/subtracts a lot for me 2) green tea, totally curbs cravings for me 3) My wedding is in 3 weeks and I've decided to really focus on healthy eating, so mostly home-cooked (well, prepped) meals. Lots of bean salad, bean or chicken soup (make your own, to cut down on the salt) and your five-a-day. Oh, and I've been walking 2+ hrs a day, which is a total luxury I know.

Julia said...

oh no!!

it'll be ok though. Change in diet (though nothing extreme -be careful!), drinks lots of water and exercise; it'll make all the difference and you'll be in the dress in no time!!

One Love Photo said...

good luck-this made me giggle. I love all those bad things and now m jeans are tight in a really bad way. you can do it!!!!!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

im going through the 'gotta fit in the dress' work out like crazy phase too! ugh.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting married this Saturday and I'm having the same problem. When I got the dress, it was a little big even though it was made to order. During my final fitting, the seamstress and I spent at least 5 minutes trying to get it to zip up all the way. She even asked me if I was on vacation (hinting that I've gained weight)!!Last Friday, my sister and I tried and we couldn't get it to fit. Since then I've been eating well and exercising and now it fits...barely. At least you have a month left or so, right? If you're worried, take it to the seamstress and have them let it out a little. Or if you eat well and exercise, you have PLENTY of time to fit into your dress!! Good luck!

The Perfect Pear l.l.c. - Jeremiah K said...

diet! diet! diet! :D

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wedding dresses said...

I have ordered my wedding dress and like many of you I have opted to have it slightly larger incase I put on weight between now and the wedding in 6 months. I guess it better to have it larger and then either eat lots :) lol or have it fitted closer to the time