Tuesday, 31 March 2009

The Wedding

Well, the wedding is set for 9th April and we fly out to Las Vegas this Sunday. I am so nervous but equally excited.

I bought 'The Dress' four weeks ago and there is now 4.5lbs less of me to go in it (this is no bad thing). As much as a trauma the dress purchase was, I am in love with it.
The gold trim around the waist is very flattering and the detail to chest will draw attention to my best attribute.
The wedding ceremony is due to be performed by an Elvis impersonator at 'A Elvis Chapel' in Las Vegas. The whole thing is very 'Us' and will be a nice balance of humour and sentimentality.

I will need to continue with the weight watchers even in Las Vegas as I am at the point where I NEED to lose the weight. Opt-outs, even for my own wedding, are not an option. Besides, I'm pretty sure I used all of my holiday points on my hen night alone!

Starting Weight Watchers

I first started to put on weight seriously after meeting my boyfriend, Steve, 5 years ago. Since meeting Steve I have put on a total of 4 stone 10lbs, a weight gain of nearly 13lbs a year. Looking at these numbers shocks me. I have gained the equivilent of ten new born babies in weight and my BMI has gone from 24.8 to 34.6.

I first realised I was fat four weeks ago. Shocked? I have been fat, truely fat, obsese, for the last two years, but it is only recently that I have realised the full extent of my weight problem. I have always felt comfortable naked and even at my biggest, I love buying clothes, but shopping for a wedding dress was the most gutting experience of my life.

Steve and I got engaged a year ago - I wish I knew then, what I know now. We are getting married on 9th April and inevitably, I will be a fat bride. I cannot change this. I made a bargain with myself that I would lose 7lbs before the wedding; I gave myself five weeks to do this. So far, I have lost 4.5lb. I need to lose 2.5lbs this week in order to reach my goal of half a stone.

Although the weight-loss is so far small, this is the first time I have lost weight in nearly two years and feeling my trousers becoming loser rather than tighter is a real novelty. I am determind to achieve a healthy BMI and to feel sexy again. My health and fertility are huge concerns for me and I also want to be sexy for my boyfriend again. Although looks shouldn't matter, they do.