I'm curious to find out how many other brides aren't on a diet...I sometimes feel like I'm the only one who isn't trying to lose weight for the big day! I don't really know why not
; I mean, I'm not skinny and am technically obese even though I carry my weight pretty well. (Fact: My dress was purchased in the largest size it comes in and it's a good three inches from closing- easily solved with a corset back.) And I'm not completely immune to getting down about my looks, I hate my gut and my thighs- and don't even get me started on how for all my extra padding I still have no boobs! I even know that the calorie counting works because at one point I was almost 30 pounds lighter and in the past two years I've gained it all back. But it's the size that I was when I first met my FI 4.5 years ago and I know he loves me no matter what.
I do believe in being healthy and eating right (I've been a vegan for about six years and always cook balanced meals for me and FI, who's omnivorous.) The truth is I have always been a bigger girl and even if I'm not always happy about the way I look, I am healthy. I don't even doubt that some day I will probably try to lose some weight again. But I can't imagine trying to plan a wedding and being at a new job (started in October, a few months after getting engaged) and attempting to lose weight all at the same time. I guess I had to pick two, so I decided planning a wedding day that we love and working hard at my job were it!
So if you're dieting or not dieting prior to your wedding, why or why not? I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks.