Remember when Facebook called me fat? Well, here's a lovely continuation of that (and by lovely, I mean upsetting):

I just found out that the #1 keyword to my blog is skinny-bride.com! I also have searches for: skinny-bride.com diet, comments about skinny-bride.com, does skinny-bride.com work, and skinny-bride.com fake or real.

I guess the good news is that these (I'm assuming) women are doing searches before jumping head-first into this skinny bride nonsense. The bad news is that out of all these hits, only 2 people have actually glanced at my post! That means they were not able to get the wisdom/wake-up call that they need:

YOU DO NOT NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT FOR YOUR WEDDING!!!!!

Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking women who want to lose weight, build muscle, and have general good fitness for the sake of improving their health. I love the gym & if my favorite cardio cross-training class was offered every day, I'd be there! But please, oh please, do not put yourself through some crazy diet just to fit into a dress that you'll only wear once and might never even fit into again.

First of all, a lot of these diets DO NOT WORK for everyone! Second, even if you lose the weight for that one day, you are more likely than not going to gain it all back and maybe even more than you weighed originally. Third, most of these focus on losing weight without actually considering your health (because, apparently, being healthy is just not cool?).

I say you should buy another dress! But if you must insist on losing the weight, go read this to get yourself on a better track.

4 comments:

At Mon Aug 04, 12:15:00 PM feministblogproject said...

I found that if you really want to lose weight for your wedding, just get a massive attack of jitters 3 days beforehand. Then you'll be way too nervous to feel hungry and you won't eat! That's what happened to me . . . LOL.

The last thing I cared about before I got married was my weight. My mom was telling me I needed to, my MIL was telling me I needed to, the seamstress was telling me I needed to. Somehow, I manged not to listen. Which I think was best in the long run. I was stressed out enough with those wedding plans.

 
At Mon Aug 04, 03:45:00 PM frau sally benz said...

haha, that's pretty funny!

What is up with all the pressure to lose the weight? What exactly is the reasoning behind this? My guess is that all eyes will be on you... but doesn't that mean you should be comfortable with being your normal self?

 
At Mon Aug 11, 03:18:00 PM Renee said...

Great now the exploitative diet industry has married the wedding industry to further gain from womens fears that are constructed from a male lens. I vow never to diet and never to get married.

 
At Fri Dec 12, 12:46:00 AM sarah said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Sarah

http://www.thetreadmillguide.com

 

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