(Closed) Post Wedding Weight Gain

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have gained weight since we got engaged, and it hasn’t really stopped even though thr wedding is over. BUT, that is mostly becuase we’ve been CRAZY busy with my husband starting a new job, me looking for a new job, house hunting, and now getting ready to move into the new house. And busy translates to a lot of eating out ๐Ÿ™

Are you thinking of joining a gym or anything, @spraguebride? This week I am joinging curves. It’s time to take back some control of my weight!

Post # 4
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2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I did gain a few pounds after the wedding but little did I know only two weeks after the wedding I was preggie (which I didn’t know for anotbher 4 weeks) so that may have had something to do with it. But I can honestly say that after the wedding I was more relaxed and didn’t do a damn thing other than work and come home.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve been fighting 5 extra pounds for how long now?! it is NOT coming off. Even with diet and exercise. wtf.

We’re going on a vacay in 8 weeks and I’m thinking about taking a Pilates Jumpboard class for 5 weeks before. I really need to be more hardcore. More cardio, more intervals. Sigh.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I gained about 5 back pretty quickly after the wedding, mostly from letting myself splurge and relax after paying so much attention to my weight in the months before.  Since then I’ve gained up to 10 over, and gotten back down again, but found my body is most comfortable about 5 over my wedding day weight, when I’m eating well and exercising regularly.  You have to decide what is reasonably maintainable for you.

About a month after the wedding, the hubs and I joined a gym together, and I set a goal of running a half marathon with a friend about 6 months later.  It was really great to have that goal in front of me to train for and to get my butt to the gym, especially in the winter!  Now, even though there’s less of a ‘goal’, I’m doing more group classes at the gym, weights and cardio, and find that I push myself harder and I actually enjoy it.  Not for everybody, I know, but it really makes me look forward to my workouts now.

I try to remind myself that, for us, these are the few years we get to ourselves before kids, when we have the most free time and disposable income, if I can’t make a commitment to making myself as healthy as possible now, how will I be able to do it later?

Post # 7
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3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

not yet…knock on wood!

Post # 8
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1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Actually we both did!  Because we got married over the holidays, we were visiting family and stopped weighing ourselves every day.  Over the week before the wedding and the week long honeymoon we gained 14 lbs!  I couldn’t believe it!  We have both lost some of the weight a few lbs each, but I plan to start working out big time next month when I am done doing so much post-wedding stuff!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our honeymoon was a 10 day cruise…all we did was eat. I think I gained about 5 lbs then, but I’ve probably put on less than 10 altogether. It’s been a year, so I think that’s not too bad, seeing as we didn’t live together before and have completely different eating habits (he’s a meat and potatoes kind of man). 

I lived with my sister before the wedding, and we used to work out together religiously. My husband has no interest in working out with me, and I’m too far from my old gym to go with my sister still. I’ve gotten much less active since we’ve been married. 

Post # 11
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1357 posts
Bumble bee

Oh girl. Once again, we are going through the same things at the same time! I gained 7 lbs since the wedding. But I’ve been trying to watch what I eat, and keeping track of weight watchers points. I’ve lost 2.5 lbs in the past week! But considering I was 10 lbs overweight at the wedding, I still have a long way to go!

Post # 12
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1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

yeah I have definitely gained since I got married, maybe 5 to 7 pounds in 4 months, havent weighed myself but my pants are snugger but I havent been working since I got married and moved to Europe, I used to walk about 4 hours a day at my job, running for the bus and running up the stairs on the  subway which was my treadmill and cardio everyday. I used to be 109lbs at 5 foot 1

 

So now I go swimming 2x a week 1 hour straight, I jog 1 to 2x a week for about 30 minutes when I’m feeling extra fat, and try to walk at least 1 to 2 hours a day

 

I knew it was time to be more aggressive about staying slim when my nighttime outfits got snug for valentines, I tried my looser dress and that was snug yikes!!! wake up call; my job situation appears bleak right now nothing immediate so i try extra hard to work out; staying home and cooking rich food doesnt help either

 

easier to keep it off than to gain and gain and try to get rid of weight

Post # 13
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2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

yep, like 8 pounds.  But I haven’t been going to the gym.  I had some surgeries and then I got sick.  I could go back to the gym now finally but I don’t have the motivation anymore!

Post # 14
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3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

oh my goodness, totally! We basically have been eating all winter long, haha. NOM NOM NOM NOM. We’ll skinny up soon, but for now I am not sure either of us cares. I have been doing the shred, then eating ice cream.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m holding steady at +5. Even though I’ve been incredibly diligent about gymming it up 4-5 days a week and eating 1500 calories a day.

Grrrr.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We don’t have a scale so i don’t know how much I’ve gained, but I’ve gone up a pants size.  it’s killing me!

But I also have been eating like crap and have only worked out 3-4 times this year. ugh.

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