(Closed) Newlywed weight gain

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@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
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 Darling Husband 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
866 posts
Busy bee

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
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
2394 posts
Buzzing bee


I definitely gained weight after we got married and went up an entire size in clothing (!!) during the first year alone.

Darling Husband 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 Darling Husband 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
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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
4692 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m in the chunky and happy club. Ha!  I gained weight pretty quickly after Darling Husband 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 # 14
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
817 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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!  Darling Husband 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.

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