Congrats on ur Plan !!!! Good for u... I know the feeling.... I was a size 20, a year and a half before my wedding ( 5 years ago). And like u, I wanted to look good in that wedding dress. I tried to eat right, and exercise, and with all the planning, it was possible not to concentrate on food. I also developed a new plan for motivation and staying focused. I went to one of these Bridal Stores, and picked out an amazing dress (size 8), and cost around $3000.00. Of course the sales lady was thrilled to see that I am actually considering getting such an expensive dress. I told her I would buy it only if I could fit in it (Size 8). Of course, she gave me a (yeah right !!! look). But I told her that this dress was my motivation and she has agreed to let me come in the store and look @ it when ever I felt like giving up. I also had my friends throw my bridal shower way towards the end becaus eI did not want to get these huge pieces of lingere. Shopping also helps a lot.....U get to pick and plan, but wait on buying until u reach the desired size.