I love weddings. I love dressing up. I dreaded wedding-dress shopping.
I really didn’t want to be a bride on a diet. I have struggled with my weight my entire adult life, and I was determined to get myself in shape before our engagement so that I didn’t have to worry about weight loss the entire time we were engaged. I didn’t want to have to worry about being photographed from certain angles or about being able to fit into sample dresses at bridal salons.
I had great weight loss success over the summer and fall before we got engaged, but then I gained it back…and then some. When we hit the one-year countdown to our wedding, I realized that I couldn’t delay the inevitable any longer. I would have to go shopping for a wedding gown even though I wasn’t happy with my body.