(Closed) The Dreaded Post Newlywed Weight Gain

posted 11 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: How has your weight changed since your wedding?
    I haven't gained or lost anything : (9 votes)
    18 %
    2-3 lbs : (6 votes)
    12 %
    5 lbs : (11 votes)
    22 %
    10 lbs : (14 votes)
    29 %
    I don't want to talk about it after the holidays : (5 votes)
    10 %
    I've lost weight and I'm going to share all of my fabulous secrets so Mrs. Avo can too! : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    Yes! I don’t weigh myself much, but I know that I am not as fit as I was before the wedding.  I still work out and eat reasonably well, but the wedding was a great way to never miss a work out and to always make the right food choices.  I am probably up a few pounds, oh well!

    Post # 4
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I’m up about 5 lbs since the wedding…I’m blaming it on the holidays!  I think wedding planning made me lose my appetite because there were so many things to preoccupy my time so I spent less time cooking and eating.  After the wedding I found myself cooking, baking and snacking way more often.  My husband and I are both trying to focus on eating healthier and being more active 

    Post # 5
    30 posts

    I’m a "modern wife," meaning I don’t know how to cook or do most housework, but I can clean very, very well since I’m a bit neurotic with traits of OCD. LOL  The poor man in my life has since lost weight too, since I’m now "responsible" for his care and his mother (who’s a fantastic cook) no longer feeds him.  His mother is so worried about him that she’s started nagging me to learn how to cook since she thinks her baby is starving (she might be right on that one!).  However, he does go home to his mother’s on the weekends and gets food….so I’m thinking maybe his mother can start packing him "care packages" of tubberware food to last him the entire week.  As for me, with daily stress and no longer being under my own mother’s roof, I started losing weight as well.  I guess I was pretty well-taken care of before!  In addition, I been using the Wii Fit too, so the pounds keep coming off….I’m down from a size 2 to a size 00 in one month’s time (about 10 pounds)…but now the doctor says I’m underweight and nalnourished!

    Post # 6
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2020 - Auberge du Soleil

    I’ve gained about 3 and Mr. PN has gained about 10 🙁 We are getting back on track though!!

    Post # 7
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    I’m down 25 lbs in 6 months! Woo!

    Actually, no big secret to share.  My migraine meds caused me to gain 35lbs in the 3 months before my wedding, so when I switched meds when I got back from the honeymoon, I started to lose the weight.  Of course, it’s not magic, I’ve had to work hard to lose the weight (losing is still the same regardless of how you gain) and be extremely disciplined with what I eat (working 80+ hours/week means I don’t have a lot of time to work out)…. but for me, I was just determined to lose it all.  You know how before you get married you are super determined to look great in your wedding dress?  Well, I never had that opportunity since I gained so much weight beforehand despite eating and working out, so the reward now is that I actaully CAN lose the weight, so instead, I am going to a wedding the weekend of my 1 year anniversary and I am motivated to look great then!

    Post # 8
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I’m really not sure how to answer the poll. I gained 15 pounds (yes – FIFTEEN pounds) when I started dating Darling Husband – as in the first two months. What can I say – he’s a wonderful cook! I returned to my target weight within a couple of months by working out daily. (I was actually underweight when I met him, so keeping some was for the better. That’s another story.)

    Then we put on our "marriage" weight when we moved in together a year before the wedding. Sigh… But we resolved to loose the weight together!

    — Together we improved our diets and reduced our portion sizes. Once you’re sharing a kitchen and meals with someone, it’s much easier to make changes together. (And we realized one reason I gained so much weight was that he was serving me the same amount that he serves himself – and I had switched from my ultra-healthy diet to his more typical American diet).

    — Darling Husband joined my gym, and we started working out together. It was a smart move, because I go more frequently but Darling Husband works out longer. Plus, it didn’t feel like I was missing out on time with him or throwing off our schedule by working out, which had been keeping me from the gym.

    — We actually did our own "biggest loser" and weighed ourselves each week. It was really fun to track our weight loss together – in a supporting environment. We celebrated the big loss weeks together, and comforted each other through the re-gain weeks. (Warning: he lost weight at twice the rate I did, which was a little discouraging at first).

    Together, we got to our target weights AND developed a healthy lifestyle as married folks. Six months after the wedding, no weight gain!

    Post # 9
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2020 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

    I gained 4 pounds….. ON THE HONEYMOON!  Mr. Cupcake gained 7.5, haha…. we were only away for a week!  But the food at our resort was SO good, and I had been watching my weight for so many months before the wedding, that I just let loose.  I don’t regret a bite 🙂  Or a sip….

    However, then I got home, was feeling lazy and loving not having a wedding to plan, and then the holidays came.  So I think I’m 7 or 8 pounds up now from my wedding weight (which was my lowest weight since like senior year in high school). I know I may never get back to that weight b/c I’m sure stress had a little bit to do with my weight loss pre-wedding, but I’d like to lose 4 or 5 pounds and get back to feeling cuter in my clothes.

    Post # 10
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I gained 5 lbs and Darling Husband gained 8 lbs since we got married! We went to visit his parents and everyone commented on how much weight Darling Husband gained, so the point that he’s embarrassed. I think he was too skinny before!

    Post # 11
    19 posts
    • Wedding: October 2007

    Oh man, I have got it on all of you… at least as far as the weight gain goes! I couldn’t vote because there’s polling option for what I gained! Of course, I was the skinniest, best I’ve ever felt at 185 lbs. (I’m 5’9" and big-boned) when we got married. And then moving in together, eating 3 squares a day, on top of cooking those 3 squares a day, all added up to me gaining about 30 lbs. in the first 5 months. Yeah, NOT good! What was really frustrating was that I had a very physically active job milking cows. It was a job where I pretty much never stopped moving (up and down steps, walking, etc.) for the entire 6-7 hour shift. And then I got pregnant and had to quit my job several months later. Yeah, if there’s anyone who should feel bad about the weight she’s gained in the last 15 months, it would be me! And the hubby has gained maaaaaaaaaybe 5 lbs. since we’ve been married.

    My baby is 2 1/2 weeks old now and one of these days I’m going to break out his stroller and start walking. Well, one of these days where the temps aren’t hoving in the low 20s!

    Post # 12
    497 posts
    Helper bee

    I gained 20 lbs when i first started dating Mr Corn.  It was because we were eating out all the time.  Also, I ate like him…which was, skip breakfast and lunch and totally pig out at dinner and eat unhealthy snacks!

    One I discovered that I could be my own person and eat what I wanted to eat, I started bringing my own food to his house every weekend.  A practice that was made MUCH MUCH easier once we bought a house together. 

    It was a hard lesson to learn, but I am glad I learned it before the wedding and not after.

    Post # 13
    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    i’ve gained 5lbs over the past 2 months.  i blame it on the holidays and the honeymoon!

    i had my body fat % done at the gym the other night and for the first time ever, i wasn’t in the good range – i was in the fair.  gotta ramp up!

    Post # 14
    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

    Gained 10+ Pounds!  I AM JIGGLY!

    Post # 15
    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

    I’m up about 7lbs. It’s HAPPY weight! 🙂


    Post # 16
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2007

    Of the 20 something lbs I lost before our wedding, I gained 10 back which I’m comfortable with. Knowing the holidays were coming, I kept track of what I was eating and didn’t over do it. I lost 3 lbs and just felt good for not splurging.

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