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“I left the Bridal Shop in tears…then came back FULL of confidence ALL because of the Healthy Mommy”

Healthy Mom, Bree, shares how her first visit to a bridal shop left her in tears. After joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge she went back feeling much more confident and happy to try on her dream dress.

“So you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to be kind to myself. I’m going to love the way I look in my dress and on my day because I’ve worked DAMN HARD to get to this point.

“I may be going to be a plus-size bride, but I’m going to be one of the most beautiful plus size brides you’ve ever seen!”

 

“I left the Bridal Shop in tears…then came back FULL of confidence ALL because of the Healthy Mommy”

Bride to be Bree Thompson is a 29-year-old Mom of a one-year-old boy.

Her Healthy Mommy Journey began in March 2019, 6 months after her son was born.

Bree shares, “I have since gone on to lose 55 pounds with another 66 pounds to lose until I reach my goal. I am getting married in March.

“The first time I went to try on wedding dresses was around the same time I had just started my Healthy Mommy journey.

“Over 12 months ago I went to a local bridal store to try on dresses for my big day.

“Unfortunately, the lady I was lucky enough to land myself with was the most horrible woman who made it quite clear she was not overly excited about dealing with an overweight bride.

“She told me I only had 2 weeks to lose weight – even though I had over a year until my wedding day – the dresses she picked for me were completely unflattering and I left the store that day in tears.

“On that same day, I went to another local store, I was too distraught to actually try anything on at the second store, but the lady who worked there was absolutely beautiful.

“She reassured me that I had plenty of time, to focus on my weight loss and come back when I was ready.”

“Today, I found my wedding dress!”

 

Bree shares the exciting news after she returned to the store to find the perfect wedding dress.

“Today, I went back to see that beautiful lady. And while I might not be the size 12-14 that I was hoping to be or the 160 – 170 pounds I was hoping to be at, I have had a victory!

“Today I didn’t just find one dress, I found THREE!

“In each one, I felt beautiful and on top of that, this time around I had the confidence to emerge from the change room and stand on that platform in front of the mirror and the other women in the store.

“I found my wedding dress today. I have only gotten myself downs to a size 18 but I’ve done the best I could do to lose as much weight as possible before my wedding.

 

“So you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to be kind to myself. I’m going to love the way I look in my dress and on my day because I’ve worked DAMN HARD to get to this point.

“Remember that ladies. We are much too critical of ourselves and we never see the amazing things we are achieving throughout our weight loss journey.

“I may be going to be a plus-size bride, but I’m going to be one of the most beautiful plus size brides you’ve ever seen!”

How did I know it was the perfect dress?

“Walking into a bridal store the second time around was a very nervous moment at first, after the first experience 12 months ago, I wasn’t sure if I could handle it again.

“I thought we were just there to find a bridesmaid dress for my sister but my mum convinced me to have a browse and I ended up finding I think it was about seven dresses that I loved!

“I took all seven with me to the change room and out of the 7 I decided on three that were absolutely perfect!

“How did I decide which ones were the perfect ones? Because I had the confidence to come out of that change room, stand on that platform and look back at the women in the mirror. And you know what, she looked absolutely freaking Beautiful!

“Every single part of me that had the confidence to actually come out of that change room and look at herself in the mirror in front of every other woman in the store (and there were a lot) is ALL because of the Healthy Mommy.

Bree’s weight loss story

“Yes, after my horrible first experience I did put a lot of stress and pressure on myself to be an incredibly thin bride, which is why I haven’t reached the 160 – 170 pounds goal I was aiming for.”

“I may still be a plus-size bride on my wedding day, but I am 27 kilos lighter and that is all thanks to the Healthy Mommy Meals, Smoothies (twice a day) and the Healthy Mommy workouts (mostly Dance Strong).”

“I am happier, I have so much more self-confidence, I can see me shrinking (even if it’s at a slower rate than I want), I can see me becoming the woman and role model that I want to be and the reason I can see all of this is because of The Healthy Mommy.

“I have had so many women say to me that they have either been through something similar or that me sharing my experience has made them feel better.”

Bree’s tips for other Brides

Bree’s advice for other brides, “To any of you beautiful future brides out there who, like me, have put WAY too much pressure on yourself to be the beautiful thin bride that you THINK you need to be, my advice to you is STOP.

Stop criticizing yourself, stop putting pressure on yourself, stop setting yourself up with expectations dictated by judgemental people.

You are doing an amazing job, you are going to be the most beautiful bride that anyone has ever seen, your future husband is going to see you on that day and he is going to fall in love with you all over again regardless of the number on those scales.

You ARE going to reach your weight loss goal! No, maybe it won’t be in time for your wedding day but that doesn’t matter because you will embrace the beautiful, strong, fearless women that you are.”

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Tracy Hardy

Tracy has been a digital content producer for the past 9 years. Mum of two boys, slowly finding her way through the tween and teen years at the same time. Beach lover. Terrible housekeeper. Tea drinker. Wine sipper, who sadly can't eat cheese or ice cream. Life is cruel!