Post # 17
I gained 8, but I gained it all in the two weeks after stopping birth control pills. (Yay! I gained about 8 lbs when I started and now about 8 lbs when I stopped). My body tends to have an "ideal weight" that it tries hard to keep. I can eat more or less but I tend to stay the same. (As an example, I have been 144 or 143 every morning for the past month, despite holiday eating vs. not holiday eating…and believe me, I eat.) In some ways this is good, but it’s tough for trying to diet b/c I have to eat almost nothing to lose weight.
Post # 18
- Wedding: October 2007 - a beautiful church and hotel reception
wow, I gained about 10 lbs but I feel a lot better knowing that so many people are fatties with me!! And I hate the 5% that haven’t gained anything!! SADNESS!… Penguin you are so funny! However, my wedding was over a year ago and the holidays just came & went… so there’s my excuse =)
Post # 19
haven’t gained any, but husband has. i doubt he could fit into his wedding pants wearing a girdle.
-stop drinking calories, they add up easier than if you chew them
-housework will burn calories, especially if you do your work to music and take breaks to dance
-avoid snacking while you cook, instead drink a glass of water
hope that helps!
Post # 20
My extra 5 pounds actually showed up the month before the wedding when stress eating became the norm. Four months into the marriage and I’ve dropped the extra 5 lbs. because I cut out the snacks and got back to regular meals. We also have restricted our dining out to twice a week for dinner, and once a week for lunch. My husband has actually lost weight continuously since he got rid of the 2 – 3 sodas a day (chemchopity is exactly right, don’t drink the calories or sugars) and cut out the ice cream. The other change we’ve instilled is getting a second dog so walks tend to be more labor intensive and last longer during the week. Also, home ownership is a never ending project and it keeps both of us active on the weekend . . . if it isn’t painting or new baseboards it is moving the attic ladder, putting in faux wainscoating, or cleaning from top to bottom.
Post # 21
I gained 10 and have nothing to blame it on but pure laziness. But now we’ve got P90x and are working it off!!
Post # 22
You know, a TON of my girl friends complain about gaining weight after their weddings, BUT most of them only gained back what they initially lost FOR the wedding… I dunno, is that unusual?