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I didn't lose weight for my wedding, and it didn't matter at all

Thursday, January 08, 2015

I have been meaning to post about this since I got married in June! I finally just posted three blogs with many, many wedding pictures (ever since I started wedding planning I have loved looking at wedding pictures from all different kinds of weddings, so if there is anyone else who loves looking please enjoy!).

I had hoped and planned and dreamed about losing weight for my wedding since we got engaged a year and a half earlier. I thought that this would be *the magical thing* that would motivate me to lose the weight I gained after my father passed away.

Guess what? It wasn't.

But you know what? It didn't matter at all.

I found a beautiful dress that I loved.

I felt beautiful and special all evening and I didn't think about my weight once.

I worried about the photos after the fact but when our photographer brought them to us I did not think about how much I weighed at all, but about all of the shiny and bright and sweet memories with family and friends that were captured.

I was at my highest weight, and it was still one of the best days of my life! I am so grateful to have had that day to mark the beginning of my marriage to my wonderful husband Hal, and the union of our families.

So my point in writing this is if anyone else out there is feeling pressured about losing weight for your wedding, or having a hard time losing weight beforehand, try not to worry. Lose weight for your health, lose weight to feel good about yourself, but don't let your weight influence how you feel on your wedding day.



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  • PICKIE98
    We must all insert appropriate words to replace the last two in your blog. Thank you for that....
    2144 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    This is such a great blog!

    We are all guilty of those feelings and you are so right!

    2145 days ago
    Hey Patti!
    Thanks so much for the goodie!
    I love this bloga and completely agree with you. I had planned to lose weight for my wedding. I thought it would be the best motivation. It turns out that it wasn't. I found wedding planning very stressful and I had less time to focus on me than ever before.
    But you know what, it didn't matter AT ALL! I loved my wedding day. I loved my dress and I felt fantastic in it. I don't regret a single thing and I'm so happy to hear that you don't either. Let's lose this weight now together! Happy and married and ready for babies :)
    2154 days ago
  • CRINS15
    I love this! I agree... I had planned on losing much more then I did for my wedding, but didn't end up doing it. With all the other planning there was, it was a bit over looked. I still worked out and eat as healthy as I could but I didn't focus so much on losing weight but keeping healthy and I feel the same. I look back on those photos and remember how beautiful and amazing the day was, not how much I didn't end up losing! Ps Congratulations!!! I was married in May!
    2154 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2015 7:33:36 AM
    Congratulations! You looked very beautiful and happy. May 2015 be your best year yet.
    2155 days ago
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