Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
My husband and I have fattened up a bit since our wedding in August and are feeling chunky. I commented that I was surprised that 38″ waist pants weren’t too big for him and he said “yeah, we both have some work to do on our bodies.” True that! Has anyone else experience the post-wedding “eff it” weight gain? Cliche as it is, the new year is coming and we’re working on a plan to be healthier and thinner. What are some things that you and your SO do together to stay active?
Post # 3
@sherryberry: We started playing tennis together whenever possible. It was really fun and it didn’t matter when we both stunk at the game.
We also avoided eating late which helped a bunch.
ETA: We also started taking dance classes together. We left for deployment shortly after but I continued on my own. It’s the single best decision I’ve made for my health.
Post # 4
Ugh, yes, only me though.
Since I’m married, my whole routine changed. Now that I commute an hour home from work, the gym is out of the question. There’s just no time. I want to come in and spend time with the puppy, whose crated 9 hours a day. Then DH gets home and we both have dinner. By then it’s about 7 and we take the puppy out for about an hour. Then it’s 8 and I get ready for bed and I’m in bed by 9.
I bought a treadmill so I can be with the pup and work out at the same time. I’ve already started to eat less and will be on that treadmill starting Thursday.
I put a picture on the fridge of me when I was a stick for incentive lol.
Post # 5
I have had CRAZY post-wedding weight gain. i did so good and lost about 15lbs before the wedding. Well, just over 3 months later and I gained 20LBS! I have since gone on a ketogenic diet, I have lost 7 lbs in the last 12 days and am feeling really hopeful about the future.
Post # 6
Unfortunately just me. I gained 15 lbs since our March wedding. I also wasnt 1 of those who dieted like crazy before the wedding either. I had to go buy new jeans and work pants. So frustrating!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Honey I’m (we’re) right there with you… not doing anything until after the holidays though since I just know that’s fighting a losing battle. Hopefully just the chubbyness will motivate us to get started! We used to do yoga and biking (indoors with trainers) – unfortunately it’s too cold to run outside.
Post # 8
I’ve gained 4 pounds, but I was only like 102 at my wedding so that’s a lot for me. I needed them, so I’m not really trying to lose weight but I don’t want to gain anymore. I downloaded My Fitness Pal which is actually pretty cool and helpful!
Post # 9
I definitely gained weight after we got married and went up an entire size in clothing (!!) during the first year alone.
DH is very physically active — we have a very large property and he prefers to do all of the mowing and maintenance himself after work and on weekends. But I never exercise. Like ever. Before we got married, I was at the gym three times a week, but right around the time we got married, things took a turn for the worse at my job when we got new administrators. My work load has easily doubled and I’ve made some bad eating choices. Not an excuse, but still.
Fortunately DH has been super understanding, in fact to my surprise he’s never once mentioned my obvious weight gain, although I have mentioned it to him to let him know I’m concerned and want to work on it.
Right now I’m spending this week on vacation at home, trying to relax, enjoy the holidays and forget my $h1tty job. But after Christmas I am setting some goals and making an exit plan so that hopefully I can get a new job next year — even if it means a pay cut — that will allow me more work-life balance so I can start exercising again and not continue to donate my free time to my employer. As things stand now I’m working about 20 hours/week unpaid overtime. It’s RIDICULOUS….
Post # 10
@BelliniChic: I’m married 17 months and went up 2 sizes!! I said that’s it, I’m not buying anymore pants until I go down a size.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@sherryberry: My husband and I both have lost weight since the wedding. First, he bought me a Garmin Forerunner 110 which uses satellite to track my runs, heartrate, calories, distance, etc. It changed. my. life. Seriously. I am obsessed. I have lost 15 lbs in a year I think mostly due to that as it SO motivated me to run!!
We also cut out unprocessed foods, white bread and pastas. HOWEVER I eat full-fat everything and have a big serving of dessert every night. I rarely feel hungry or tired.
We hike and go to the gym and spin class and walk the dogs. We committed to a lifestyle of activity and stick to it (we were both athletes before as well). We love exercising and being active and feel lazy when we skip more than 2 days of exercising. Maybe a little extreme but it works.
Post # 12
I’m in the chunky and happy club. Ha! I gained weight pretty quickly after DH and I got married. It was weird for me because I’ve been the same size for years! But, to be fair, I moved across the country where I knew no one when we got married. I went from being active with friends and work to watching T.V. and cooking dinner. DH deployed right when I started working. I lost all the weight I gained while he was gone. Most of that was from not liking to eat by myself so I hardly ever cooked a real dinner. Now that he has been home for awhile, I have definitely gained back most of the weight. However, I am going to start the new year with a lifestyle change. I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world with tons of snorkeling and hiking options. Hopefully, I can find the balance of being comfortable with my weight while having my husband home. It is just so nice to cuddle and eat cheetos on the couch when he is home.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
@BelliniChic: That was my husband’s situation. Combined with being on call, he could never just go for a swim or take a class because the phone was always going off. Now that he has quit, he’s really excited about getting a gym pass and spending lots of time swimming. I told him I want to swim with him. It will take a few tries to get him to be serious and not just use the time to play and splash with me, but I think it will be really good for us.
I was sick for three weeks and I am definitely feeling fat. not chubby, but fat. No waist, jiggly, just gross. I get into the phases where I am at the gym 4-5 days per week, and it seems like there is always something to wreck it. This time it was shingles. I’m excited to get back into it.
Post # 14
Count me in!
Before the wedding, I was on track to lose about 10 pounds or so – nothing major, just enough to tighten everything up and get my figure back where I like it most. Then I had a bad endometriosis flare that forced me to cut out exercising for about 6 months. I’m planning to get back into working out after the holidays – slowly, carefully, to help avoid another flare.
I do usually cook healthy food though, so at least that’s something. I’m sitting around 130, 132 lbs right now at 5’7 – not overweight, just kind of shapeless and flabby. I have an hourglass shape, so my hips get muffin-toppy REALLY fast if I’m not careful.
Post # 15
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
Yup, we both did. Although the other day my husband called it “happy fat” and then groped me so I guess it’s not all bad. 🙂 We’re back to portion control–eating pretty much the same things we always did but not having seconds, measuring how much we eat, etc–and not having a glass of wine with dinner every night. It’s just empty calories.
Post # 16
I’ve actually lost about 12 lbs since the wedding! But I did it by getting super sick for like a month after the honeymoon, don’t recommend that. I might’ve even lost more than that, but gained some of it back when I could FINALLY eat again! DH seems to have stayed the same, maybe lost a bit since over the summer we moved to a place where we can walk around town more.