At the risk of everyone hating me forever I have an atypical weight issue as I approach my wedding. In the time since I bought the dress I've been through a lot. Pregnancy, breastfeeding for 13mo, not one but two surgeries and all the ensuing stress caused my body to change shape several times. I happen to be a small person naturally, but when I'm stressed my appetitive is the first to go. I go into survival mode and become super low maintenance. That coupled with how much work it is for me to get around means I burn a lot of calories.
I accept that most people reading this hate me, but I did some research and I'm not the only one. As a matter of fact I'm in royal company. According to this article the prince's bride had the same issue. I know there are more of us out there feeling guilty for not being stress eaters, but we sit mute and frustrated feeling guilty.
In the years since trying on my dress the first time I've lost weight and apparently my bust. So, being that I'm a commoner who can't afford a nutritionist to advise me on weight gain I am trying to go the common sense route. More carbs, more meals and more rest. That part is tricky. I have a lot going on right now it's hard to be still.
I'm afraid you can in fact be too thin. Here's first time I tried on the dress: Summer 2008 The dress was a size too big, but it was close. It seemed meant to be that I found it. Here's my dress fitting last week:Wondering if it was this loose up top before. Checking to make sure I'm in there somewhere.
Yesterday, Mike asked if I wanted a milkshake and I said "I have to." I'm not gorging myself. I'm just trying to take in more calories so I don't burn them all. I would hate to look like this on the wedding day:
Alterations and proper undergarments will help, but I want to be at the weight I was in 2008 again. I like how I look there. I'm not such a fan of the Olive Oil clone in the other pictures. I just thought it would be nice if someone with this issue said it out loud. I'm not looking for pity, but I will gladly except pie!