Wedding Dress before and after 40lb loss (pics)



  • Carolyn_79
    Carolyn_79 Posts: 935 Member
    Fantastic job! My hubby and I are renewing our vows and I can't wait to get a new dress and pictures done!
  • grward612
    grward612 Posts: 72 Member
    I've just been sitting here thinking that I'm not sure I can stay on track today....that I want to go bake cookies and eat half the batch. Then I saw your post and how beautiful you look and feel. Thanks for the inspiration to stay on track.

    This is exactly what makes MFP so great!! You look amazing and have already helped others! Thank you so much for your post!!!
  • sgtrowley
    sgtrowley Posts: 246 Member
    Congrats! Good Job!
  • SparklyPinkMom
    SparklyPinkMom Posts: 50 Member
    You look amazing now and you also looked stunning on your wedding day, you just have this natural sparkle that eminates from you.
    Congrats on your success!
  • nturner612
    nturner612 Posts: 710 Member
    way to go!!! u look great! job well done!
  • sunnyskyjb
    sunnyskyjb Posts: 258 Member
    Wow, congrats!!
  • Catwoman1037
    Catwoman1037 Posts: 102 Member
    Good job!!! Your arms look great! :smile:
  • chelazar88
    chelazar88 Posts: 106 Member
    Awesome job!! Thanks for did look beautiful on your wedding day!! Congrats on getting close to your goal! Keep it up You've set some awesome goals for yourself too, not just the weight loss. You've been my inspiration for the day to get my butt in gear!!
  • karibj2010
    karibj2010 Posts: 264 Member
    Awesome job!! BTW, love the tattoo :smile:
  • Catskillet
    Catskillet Posts: 34 Member's hard to believe that anyone as gorgeous as you ever lacked confidence! Congratulations on your marriage, your weight loss and for treating yourself so well now!
  • KAJ1963
    KAJ1963 Posts: 1 Member
    Thank you for your story & pics! It got my attention because you are the same height & and final goal as myself. I could never picture how I might look down that much and was it really attainable - but you've put it into reality for me! (Only you are much younger :( but still it gives me hope that this is possible. Thanks & keep up the good work. I only hope I can have your determination!
  • samkelly89
    samkelly89 Posts: 198 Member
    WOW, I am overwhelmed by all the comments! Thank you everyone =) Also, I am very excited to renew our vows maybe in a few years in a brand new dress! I still love my wedding dress but it is fun to see the difference now.
  • wow awesome ! beautiful before and after pics. very inspiring for sure, thank u and stay the journey always ! :>)
  • HatherM
    HatherM Posts: 404 Member
    Wow you looked gorgeous in your wedding dress, I can't believe how much it is hanging off you now!

    thanks for the inspiration & posting this, it's helped me.

    I'm having a hard day today & this really has helped to get me back on track & focussed.
  • lpekny
    lpekny Posts: 63 Member
    You look fantastic!! great job!!
  • samkelly89
    samkelly89 Posts: 198 Member
    Good job!!! Your arms look great! :smile:

    Thank You! I owe those to Jillian Michaels lol I have never had definition in my arms before. Now I feel strong and I can see my arms have really taken shape.I think it helps with the loose skin too.
  • You are such an inspiration!!! thank you, you've changed my life-i needed this lil push!!!:D
  • Janelle173
    Janelle173 Posts: 396 Member
    Amazing!!! Can you tell us more about your journey with your weight loss? You look fantastic!

    Thank You! Yes, I can.. I have been overweight my entire life and never had any confidence to do anything about it. I never had a boyfriend in highschool or did sports or wore shorts. I wanted to do all the simple things that I felt every normal girl should be able to do. In college I started to try to lose weight. I had some success(10lbs maybe) and started to run a little (1 mile here and there) but it wasn't until I got marriend and had my daughter that I became serious about losing weight. After I gave birth I weighed in at a depressing 220lb! I knew I needed to change. I dropped the first 35lbs with basically just breastfeeding and cutting portions. Then about 6 months ago I got serious about working out. I started running alot (I'm now training for a marathon) and I started doing a lot of Jillian Michaels workouts (I've never had so much definition in my life!!). With that and counting calories through mfp, I have lost about 40 more pounds.

    I owe most of my success to my mfp support group and seeing the ppl I know lose weight before me. Seeing some of my friends be able to lose weight made me realize, "Hey, I could do that too!" and now with the running I just keep telling myself that I CAN do this! I started at 3 miles for long runs and now I am up to 10 miles. I am so excited for all the things my body is able to do now and I have come so far from the chubby, insecure, sad high school girl that I used to be.

    Thank you so much for sharing!!! I am so proud of you! It is funny when I feel proud of someone who I don't know personally or had no part in their success, but I guess because this is such a personal thing to so many of us, and it takes a lot of work and dedication, and for that, I am proud of you for succeeding at finding your healthy and happy place!! You were beautiful before, and you are beautiful, healthy and fit now!! You go girl! So, so soooo inspirational! :)
  • So I saw some posts of women in their wedding dresses before and after losing some weight. This inspired me to try on my wedding dress! I have been married for a little over 2 years and in that time I have had a baby, and lost about 80lbs. At the time of my wedding I was 185 and I am currently around 145.

    Here is me in my dress at my wedding. I was bubbling over the top and I remember having a hard time breathing in it!


    And here are a couple of me tonight at my current weight in the same dress:



    Sorry this is my first time posting pics so I'm not sure if it'll turn out!

    Anyway, My stats are:

    Height: 5'4''
    HW: 220(postpartum)
    CW: 145
    GW: 135 ( my goals are more fitness orientated than weight though)

    hmmmm yes I think that is all! Feel free to ask me anything!

    awesome! Very motivating- thanks :)
  • kardsharp
    kardsharp Posts: 618 Member
    You look beautiful in both pictures.

    Thank you for sharing your story. Very inspiring!
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