(Closed) Married Bees: Did you gain weight after the wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
  • poll:

    Yes! I gained 5-10 lbs. after getting married.

    Yes! I gained 10-20 lbs. after getting married.

    Yes! I gained more than 20 lbs. after getting married.

    No -- I have maintained my weight.

    No -- in fact, I have lost weight.

  • Post # 17
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Like PPs, I wonder if post-wedding gain correlates with pre-wedding loss.

    I lost 5 pounds due to stress in the last month, and they came right back after the wedding.  But I don’t really consider that weight gain.  Then again, it’s only been a month, so we’ll see what happens!

    Post # 18
    1275 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Hell yeah did I gain weight married! I’m at my largest weight at the moment but I don’t think I was thinner for my husband or the wedding. I think my job caused me to grow since i’m no longer unemployed and solely wedding planning. I’m now sitting at a desk for the majority of the day. By the time I get home, my hubby isn’t in cooking mode and we have been making poor decisions with food. 

    On a side note, I am totally in need of a workout/dieting buddy so if you do end up in this position and you want to change it, hit me up!

    Post # 19
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I gained around 5lbs but now being pregnant i feel huge!!!!!

    cant wait to go back to my skinnygirl habbits such as iced coffee for a meal lol

    Post # 20
    1626 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Gained 5 then lost 40 πŸ™‚

    Post # 21
    5982 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    yes, I gained all the weight I lost for the wedding back within a year πŸ™ Although I trained for a half marathon and several diets and went to a personal trainer that year. I am one of those people who doesnt loose weight when they increase exercise. I finally have realized not to focus so much on exercise but more on what I eat. Since I went paleo that 15lbs have melted off in a month and a half! πŸ˜€ 

    Post # 22
    23585 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I gained 6 pounds on the honeymoon! Lame. πŸ˜› 

    Post # 23
    2467 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I lost about 15 lbs when I was engaged, and then basically gained it all back in about a year and a half after the wedding. it didn’t have to do with being married though–i started grad school after the wedding, and it was a big change it lifestyle, i had a lot less time and my time was less structured than it was when I was working…I started kicking up my exercise habits though and started weight watchers last winter and have lost about 10 of those lbs…I still want to get rid of the rest, but it’s really hard, and I’ve been slacking off on tracking my food and exercising….

    Post # 24
    5237 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have pretty much maintained my weight our entire relationship, except for in the beginning when I lost 15 pounds and have kept it off now for almost 3 years

    Post # 25
    8468 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yes..Cry as I sit here, my size 4 work pants are tight!  And I was so happy to be a size 4.. My eating habits have changed obviously… or wait,, no my snacking habits have changed!  My husband and I like our salty and sweet snacks at night while we’re watching tv.. He’s an excellent, healthy cook.. but we still do order out from time to time and still go out to eat… Plus I have not been to the gym since September… But I’m happy that I’m still thin.. People actually say I look better with the 8 or 9lbs I gained.

    Post # 26
    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @pinkshoes:  Same here. +/- 1 to 3 lbs. always.

    Post # 27
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yes unfortunately I’ve put on 15 pounds πŸ™  It wasn’t intentional but I never got into my workout routine after our 3 week honeymoon.. and started eating bad again so the weight went on easily.  So I’m wanting to kick my butt again and get back in shape.   But hubby has actually put on weight too so I don’t feel as bad πŸ˜›

    But actually.. I lost 10 pounds for the wedding and gained it back.. So its really 5..  Is that a good excuse? πŸ˜‰

    Post # 28
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @MrsOliveBird:  Me too!  A week at an all inclusive resort in Mexico for our familymoon where in the pics you can see me getting rounder and rounder.  I def gained ~5lbs that week.  It has stayed with me until we went to Paris for the honeymoon and was there for 2 weeks.  All the walking and stairs and I lost the weight!  Have to be careful now that I am back since we are not as active here as we were in Paris.

    Post # 29
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Yes. I’ve gained about 10 pounds

    Post # 30
    4997 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think it’s pretty common and there are 3 main reasons…

    1) women try to lose a bunch of weight for their wedding and then once all the pictures are taken they go back to “normal” and gain the weight back, and then some (as is characteristic of yo-yo dieting)

    2) women often gain weight when they move in with their SO and often that doesn’t happen until they get married

    3) women figure they got the guy, now they can relax and don’t have to try so hard

    I think it just depends on how important it is to you to be healthy and look a certain way. This is very important to me and I’m an athlete, so I made sure not to gain weight through grad school or when moving in with my SO. A lot of people just get happy and let loose, which is great but it can lead to unhealthy habits. I’m sure it’s even harder if your SO isn’t into a healthy lifestyle. I think all you can do is try to make it a priority and establish lifestyle changes that you can maintain throughout your life.

    Edit: Oops, after I posted I read that Cosmo article and saw they said the exact same thing I did!

    Post # 31
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @RunnerBride13:  I really don’t think women think that way (that they got the guy, they don’t need to try anymore) No one likes to buy clothes in larger sizes or to outgrow their favorite clothes. I think that people gain weight after marriage because they work so hard to be thinner than usual on their wedding days, that they often are at weights that are not really easy to sustain on their wedding days.

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