(Closed) Spinoff: Do you gain weight in the winter and lose it every summer

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have the exact same cycle. Mine is usually +/- 5lbs. It’s crazy!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@bells219:  I am the exact opposite!  Since I am off from work all summer, I’m up late snacking.  During the 10 months of work, I’m at the gym faithfully and eat like the same things every morning and afternoon.  I gain on average 5 to 7 lbs over the summer.  Plus I refuse to go to a hot gym and work out.  And I never quite got the expression “it’s too hot to eat.” lol 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I gain in the summer and lose weight in the fall/winter. I hate the heat and it actually makes me really sick, so I am the laziest critter when the temp gets to be 75+

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

ugh I get fatter in the summer, always.  I don’t know if it’s the heat or what, but I feel constantly swollen.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t eat as much in summer.  I never feel hungry.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I do the same thing! I’m up and down 5-7lbs every few months. I gain about 5 lbs between Nov-April from the cold weather, holidays, celebrations and vacations etc. When it’s cold I always find myself craving carbs and melted cheese. Then over the summer it’s always so hot and humid that I don’t feel like eating much more than salads and fruits. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I do Definitly. During the spring,I do the best.It’s not too hot or cold and I can’t use weather as an excuse.My fi says I am more fun in the spring.lol.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@bells219:  That’s what I’m talkin about!  Wink

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yes I do, I think it’s normal and since I know it happens i work hard on shedding those extra pounds before the summer comes around!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I hate getting on the scale but I have noticed that my jeans are WAY too tight now….I figured it was all the cokes I have been drinking but it’s probably a seasonal thing.  We’ve been stuck inside for most of the winter but with the warmer weather approaching, we will get out and travel more so I’m hoping to lose some by walking everywhere.  

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a certain winter/summer cycle – I have a hard time staying motivated to work out when the weather is cold and gloomy – all I want to do is curl up on the couch, snack and snooze!  But as soon as it turns sunnier and warmer I can’t wait to get back out there moving around.  Also, what I eat is different, in the winter I crave more calorie-laden comfort foods (chili, macaroni and cheese, etc.), but in the summer I crave fresher, crisper foods like salads and steamed veggies.  It’s a continual battle to get those extra 5-6 pounds gained back off again.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yeah I’m almost always thinner in the summer. Exercise doesn’t impact my weight nearly as much as diet, and my diet definitely gets lighter when it’s hot. We’re stingy with the AC at home so I really feel the difference in seasons. In the summer it’s too hot to cook much, so we eat a lot of main meal salads. Also there’s so much fresh produce readily available in the summer that eating light is easier and more appealing. And it’s just more comfortable to feel lighter when it’s hot out.

When it gets cool it’s like bring on the stews, the casseroles, the abundant carbs…and Thanksgiving and Christmas in the span of one month don’t help matters.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I do tend to pudge up by 5 lbs. or so during the winter months and then lose a few lbs. again by summer — this year in particular. I have gained — gulp — 14 lbs. since last Thanksgiving.

I can only keep making excuses and blaming it on wedding stress for so long.

😛

Warm weather is coming soon and I won’t be able to hide behind sweaters and long sleeves much longer. So, this week I have renewed my Weight Watchers account and am trying to get back into the swing of healthy eating and exercise.

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