Don't worry; this isn't the dress. LOL! :)
The problem I'm dealing with now is will my dress still fit me come wedding day. The date is July 10th. That is about two months from now.
My lowest weight (during the period where I had health issues) was 147. I am now, for the last couple of weeks, fluctuating between 148 and 152 (usually right around 149/150). I had gotten up to a 154 about a month ago right after I began feeling better. So I guess I am down 4-5 pounds this month? But it's not really a good guage on future weight loss since I was here before--albeit when I was having issues. Before then, I want to say that I was around 157 (although I'm not as good of a tracker as most, so I might be off a little--plus I was dealing with a HEAP of other things).
I also wonder if I am I close to my set-point weight (where I won't be losing much--if any--more). I am, of course, over the year hump (banded December 18, 2008), so I'm not losing quickly either. Actually, I never really did lose quickly; the most I've lost in a month was probably 10 pounds...it may have been one or two months that I lost that much...and that would've been right when I began losing. There have been some months where I've lost nothing whatsoever, in fact. There may have even been periods of two months where not one pound was shed.
I am never opposed to losing weight and would like to try to lose some more before the honeymoon (we are planning for a tropical honeymoon, where I'll definitely want to wear a cute bathing suit--bikini maybe?). I even scheduled a fill for May 19th since I have been eating quite a bit lately. I am also getting back into jogging (I was unable to do much for a couple of months due to the health issues, but I can still do a mile of straight jogging, which makes me feel good--and maybe I can do more if I push myself). With the wedding so close, I definitely have an imminent goal to work toward--and, hopefully, some extra motivation.
But I want to fit in my dress most certainly. Now, saying that and still holding that it fits perfectly, it is a little on the tighter side (but without any bulges or fluff coming up in the back area, under the arms, or anywhere else). With any luck, it will just begin to fit on the small-medium side instead of the tight side (although I don't want to sacrifice the good look of the snug fit--if that is even a conceivable thought to anyone). And maybe I'll lose in areas where the fit won't be affected (toes and wrists maybe? LOL!). Seriously, I would like to lose tummy weight, but we'll see I guess. Please cross your fingers for me.
At any rate, I LOVE this dress; it is everything I was looking for and makes me look thinner to boot. It is a size 10. It is a zip-up dress. I had debated on getting it altered and adding a corset for the back; however, there is a lot of detail there, and I don't want it to look too busy. I am not good at visualizing things in the abstract, so I have no clue how it would truly look if I add the corset. I have also read some bad stories about alterations--and since I shopped around everywhere to find this particular dress (it was the last one I tried on at the last store I went to), I could not imagine having to deal with shopping after an alteration-gone-wrong on my perfect dress (and don't want any other anxieties about the wedding since I feel stressed enough). It was also pretty pricey for that particular alteration. My guy's stepmom has the dress at her house in another city right now for a few reasons, so I really can't take any pics or anything like that. :( I guess I just need you to send me good vibes for it to still fit on the wedding day...and for me to lose weight too, however that works! :)
I will tell you though, ladies, it is VERY difficult to deal with the wedding dress dilemma while losing weight. Everyone has been thinking I'm a complete slacker because I didn't get my dress six months ago (and I have still only told two people about the band, so no one knows why I waited other than that I have told them I'm trying to lose weight, which some seem to roll their eyes at). With some church-booking issues too that were outside of my control, I think people think I'm just lazy. One of my worries is that I won't have many people come, so I hope that doesn't make them not come (because they think I didn't put much into planning). But, saying all of that, I'm SO glad I didn't buy my dress before now because I've gone down a few sizes since then (would've never fit in this dress, and the bigger ones looked REALLY bad on me last year--I don't carry extra weight in a cute way at all). And I am STILL worried it won't fit. AAAHHHHHH!!!! I want to steal the picture of the Home Alone kid that Catherine posted the other day. It would be fitting here (hey, at least something would definitely fit!!! LOL!) :)