Seren, I'm so sorry you're going through this. You'll probably find a lot of people here have regained (myself included) due to various reasons, and it's beyond depressing and stressful. I also agree about possibly being treated for depression. It is very real and very serious, also pretty common after injury.
Add to that the wedding... I've been there. Two years ago this last October I was Maid of Honor in my best friend's wedding and going through my own divorce. When I went to have my measurements taken the lady told me "I don't think they even make this dress that big" (gee thanks). I was 255'ish and mortified that now I'm going to ruin the wedding (oh, look at the fat maid of honor with a dress that doesn't match). Well, I was still 255 when my girlfriend got married, the dress WAS made that big and while I *hate* almost all the pictures of me at the wedding, it still was a beautiful ceremony and it was all about the bride, not me - hard to keep in mind when you feel like a house, but still, remember that - they'll be looking at the bride and groom, probably not you.
You've got 9 months - that's a long time! We all lead busy lives - I work, in general, a 45-50 hour work week for my family's company but I *make* the time to exercise - even though I swear I'm too tired to (I always feel better after a workout). My weight's down, about 20 pounds - but stress affects us all and I still go up and down. The most important things I can tell you is this - come here for support (we're a fun bunch), start changing your lifestyle now (not a crash diet to look good in 9 mos.) and you'll be surprised at what you can accomplish! So what if you're still overweight when your girlfriend gets married. She cares that you're there because she loves YOU - not that you're model thin.
Please stick around! Busy people, stressed people can be successful, but you've got to have support.
(sorry for the length of this!)
Last edited by Punkinseed : 11-12-2002 at 05:57 PM.