(Closed) Did you gain (back) any weight post wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t lose weight before the wedding, but I definitely gained some after. I worked to avoid the ‘freshman 15’ but wasn’t as successful avoiding the married 15. It’s so annoying to hear comments about how you gain weight when you get married…I didn’t want to believe it. I mean, how does being married cause weight gain? …I attribute it to my desk job. 

So a few weeks ago I bit the bullet, joined a gym and some days actually look forward to working out after working in the office all day.  On the days I don’t want to go I tell myself how much better I feel afterwards and that’s usually enough motivation.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I gained after we got married. I hate it b/c I used to joke with my hubby that I would just get fat after we were married b/c I could. And then I did. I have a good reason, I was pregnant so I gained, and then miscarried so I’m still stuck with the weight. I am eating healthier and very very slowly losing it though.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I only wanted to lose about five pounds before the wedding and tone up, which I did. 

However, after the wedding, I totally let myself go. I recently went to try on my wedding dress, and it wouldn’t even zip up, yikes! So I started to eat right again and work out regularly, and the weight came off.

When I say, “let myself go” I mean, pizza delivery once a week, ice cream whenever I wanted and carb overload this past winter due to SAD. I was so bad. Probably the worst I’ve ever been. I was just SO exhausted after the wedding, and I’m not one for working out, either, so combine that with no wedding obligations, and no white dress to look awesome in, I did whatever I wanted.

I felt so crappy once it hit me, and I probably won’t get like that ever again.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I gained almost 20 lbs! I have lost 10 of them so far. Which brings to mind that old joke – “What’s the difference between a girlfriend and a wife? Answer – about 45 lbs.”

OUCH!

Post # 7
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I gained about five pounds on our honeymoon.  It was hard not to overeat at an all-inclusive.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I lost about 7 or 8 lbs before the wedding.  Then, we got home for our honeymoon and all of our good eating habits and working out that we did before the wedding fell to the wayside.  I gained every bit of it back plus a few.  Where we were once so dedicated, we aren’t any more.  I have zero motivation to go to the gym after work now.

But, I’m going to see a nutritionist today to start getting back on track!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I lost about 10lbs before the wedding and ive gained about 8lbs and im not gonna lie…I feel like CRAP! i am determined to lose it by thanksgiving!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes and no. Technically, yes I gained weight since the wedding. But I am back to the weight I had maintained until 3 weeks before the wedding at which point I lost about 5 lbs from stress and forgetting to eat. So I’m actually back to where I was and hoping to maintain that.

Post # 11
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572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Uh, yes.  It’s only like 10 pounds but it feels like 50.  Clothes feel so differently; some I refuse to wear even though I wore them when I weighed more than I do now. 

Bad thing is while I lost weight in the year before the wedding and wasn’t an emotional eater, house hunting has done me in.

 

Post # 12
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m definitely back to my original weight, everything I lost for the wedding is gone. But I got on a fitness kick and the weight refused to come off. I feel stronger and happier, but I don’t know if I can keep it up. Maybe I’m just meant to weigh more. It’s depressing that I know I weigh 30 pounds more than my mother did at my age, but she was TOO skinny and I’m just two pounds above a healthy weight according to weight watchers.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m in the process of putting some weight back on! Before the wedding, I was working out two hours a day. No time for that now–I’m lucky to get in my 20 minute 30 Day Shred twice a week. Plus I munch on snacks when I’m sitting and working.

I’m trying to get in a better routine, but it’s tough.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

YES. I haven’t weighed myself but I’m pretty sure I’ve gained back close to the 20 pounds I lost before the wedding. None of my clothes fit. But to be brutally honest, I love not watching what I eat!!

Post # 16
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I gained back some weight after the wedding, but I think I have lost it again (it was probably just a few pounds). I try to avoid the scale so I’m not exactly sure! I stopped working out for about a month all together, before & after the wedding, but I am back on track now. I am trying to take exercise seriously and make a real lifestyle change, because I have the tendency to be a real couch potato and also I hate watching what I eat so I need to exercise to balance it all out.

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