(Closed) Gained weight after getting married?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Your BMI is still considered underweight at 109 lbs.

Focus on being healthy and making healthy choices instead of what’s on the scale.

ETA that you may gain weight from working out if you’re gaining muscle.

Post # 3
4644 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Just wondering… have you stuggled with eating disorders in the past or currently?


Post # 4
1308 posts
Bumble bee

It’s possible for your body to go into “starvation mode” and hold onto the calories.  1200 is very little if you are doing a lot of exercise.  I’m a bit biger than you (about 140 lbs, size 4) but I need about 2000 calories/day to NOT lose weight, which is a lot more than I thought I needed.  Are you paying attention to how your body is changing, or focusing on the scale?  It’s a bit dangerous to just be obsessed with a number.  Have you ever seen a nutritionist?  Your body likely needs more/different calories.  They are definitely not all created equal.

Since I started doing crossfit last year I have gained about 12 lbs, but my waist is smaller.  Legs are thicker and butt is bigger, and I now have arm muscles and some traps.  I don’t hate it.  I don’t think of myself as gaining weight though.  I also eat a lot more but look much better naked!  I used to have an eating disorder so I try not to focus on the number.  I’m a “small” 140.  Technically I’m at the top of my BMI chart (lol) but my body fat when actually measured is below 19%.  Weight is but a number when it comes to telling how healthy your body really is!

Being active puts on muscle.  It is possible that you are not eating the right foods (or enough of them) to stay healthy, though.  Hard to tell since I’m not licensed and you give very little detail.

Also if you are a cardio queen, I find that weight tends to go on or becomes harder to lose.  Lifting has definitely kept me more lean.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  doglover89.
Post # 6
1308 posts
Bumble bee

Birdiebaby4:  Well I’m not surprised that you have always struggled at only 1200 calories.  That’s very low, especially if you are a young active woman.  You need more food!  I’m not trying to be a jerk by any means, but you should seriously consider speaking with a nutritionist who can assess your needs and goals.  I was surprised at how eating more actually changed my body in a positive way in terms of my muscle mass and just overall health.  

Post # 8
3244 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Your weight is super low. Picture? Headless if you prefer anonymity but I’m struggling to imagine a weight issue with your height and weight. . .

ETA: looked up your past threads. Okay, you really are tiny. This weight gain probably looks amazing on you. You have a really hour glass figure so it will be heading to the right places. Forget about the number. Judge by tone and fat. Have you got a specific problem area? Mine is my ass and thighs. Like, it all goes there!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  Yipeebee.
Post # 10
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Birdiebaby4:  I would gain weight when I stayed at 1200 calories. My body likes to stay around 1500-1800 a day and I eat a little bit more protein on days I do weights. eating that low puts your body in starvation mode and messes with your metabolism. I also found that my body needed a cheat meal once a week to help me lose weight! Though I agree wit others that your probably look fine at that weight for your height. Focus on eating healthy foods and remaining active. 

Post # 11
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m a little confused about this post. Are you asking for advice on how to lose weight? Honestly, I don’t think you should be trying to lose weight at 5’6″, 108lbs. I also don’t think you should be concerning yourself with restricting your calories to 1200/day – not at that weight, and not with your level of activity. My advice would be to eat healthy, continue working out and not focus on calorie consumption or lbs lost/gained. 

Post # 14
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

How old are you? As a physician and as someone with a similar body type (I’m about 105 pounds but shorter at 5’3″. small boned but I carry weight in my belly) I think your body is just undergoing natural changes with aging. None of us can keep the slim figures from high school/college. Hips will widen, bellies soften, etc etc. weight loss will not change these things – it will just make you lose muscle mass and weaken your bones. Focus on 45 mins of activity daily and eating a well balanced diet. Take a break about looking at the numbers on the scale and instead focus on what your body can do and what it feels like.

Post # 15
1338 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Bosswedding2016:  +1

OP, I am very small boned as well and I don’t need as many calories to sustain myself as others do.  I was going to also suggest that your body is just changing as you are getting older.  You might also be gaining some muscle with your new routine which is off setting any fat loss on the scale since muscle weighs more than fat.  

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