My best friend is guilty of trying to convince me that the extra 10 lbs I've packed on in the last few months (15 if you count the few months before that!) is okay and I don't need to lose weight before ordering my dress.
I'm about 3 sizes bigger than I was when I started dating my fiance, and I HATE my "new" body. My best friend has always been a little bigger than me (though not overweight) and fine with it - hasn't worked out a day in her life, and has no desire to be thinner. I, however, am not ready to "give in" and get used to what I'm working with now! I know I'm capable of dropping the weight, but I just have yet to do so - I recently had a stomach bug that seemed to prevent me from losing anything, but it's gone now SO BRING IT ON.
Aaaaaanyway, the dress I have my eye on is quite tight-fitting, and doesn't have much room for camoflaging any extra chub - in my pre-weight gain body, I can pull this off easily... but with the extra weight (which is all my stomach area) there's noooooo way. So my bestie and I were out the other day, looking at wedding gowns (just because we were looking at bridesmaid dresses and got sidetracked) and she said, "You should just be happy with how you look now, you're not fat!" I HATE when people say stuff like this. I know I'm not overweight, but why the hell should I wait until I AM before I want to do something about it? If I were already married, or I was going for a more extra-weight-flattering style, I wouldn't mind that much - but that's not the case! Most importantly, I'm not happy with my own body... so what's the shame in wanting to change it?