(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 # 17
    45 posts

    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
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • 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
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    haven’t gained any, but husband has. i doubt he could fit into his wedding pants wearing a girdle.

    my suggestions:

    -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
    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    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
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    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
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    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?

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