Hi fit4luv, thanks for the link, there's loads of great stuff there (might take me a while to go through it all though lol.
To be honest, I'd originally planned to lose the weight before now but didn't seem to be able to get together the motivation to stick to it until the bridal shop told me that's when I'll need to go in to have my dress fitted.
I used to be about 135lb but started putting on weight when I moved in with my fiancÚ. He loves to eat but unlike me he has a great metabolism and until now, I have been taking on his eating habits. I put on a further stone when I quit smoking.
Hi Sara750S. Congrats for the 9lb. That sounds like a good reason to go slow. I've heard that losing weight too quickly means it won't stay off but I've also heard other research recently that suggests otherwise. Personally, I think it depends as everybody has different body types, metabolism etc.
I think it mostly boils down to what is most comfortable as people are less like to stick to something that is like slow torture.
I'm going to try to start getting used to exercising more often too so that after the wedding, hopefully I won't pile it all straight back on again (plus I want to tone up a bit).