Did you gain weight after the wedding?

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Did you gain weight after the wedding?
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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 2:51pm

Did You Gain Weight after the Wedding?

iVillage is working on a feature about couples that put on a few pounds after saying their “I Do’s.” We're curious to know why you think the pounds crept on, and what you did differently as a married person to get rid of them. If you'd like to share your story and advice, please e-mail our writer at reportercynthia@gmail.com.

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Registered: 11-20-2008
Wed, 06-16-2010 - 3:57pm

I actually gained weight between my divorce being finalized and the wedding.

The choices we make in thought, word and deed inevitably return to us in kind.


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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 06-16-2010 - 8:30pm
Pam, that's funny cause I think I lost about 10 lbs. since the divorce from 2nd DH. First of all, I did join a gym last year and have been trying to work out more--I'd like to be able to get there more during the week but I have to go after dinner and esp. in the winter, it's hard to motivate myself to get out of the house. 2nd, I think I am eating healthier. First of all, I probably go out to eat less. W/ my 2nd DH, we went out to dinner once a week and a lot of times on Sat. or Sun. a.m. he liked to go out for a big breakfast, like omelets or a buffet. I don't think I've gone out for breakfast in a long time. I actually don't like eating a lot in the a.m. Plus we would go out for ice cream a lot more and he would buy a lot of junk food. Now that my DD is home from college for the summer, she is always pushing to buy fruit and a lot of healthy food--so she's a good influence. I figured if I didn't do something now, then I'd just keep getting fatter & fatter and I couldn't deal w/ that.
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Registered: 11-20-2008
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 8:38am

Liz - I lost a lot of weight, BEFORE the ex moved out.

The choices we make in thought, word and deed inevitably return to us in kind.


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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:23am

I am lucky that I belong to a gym that basically only costs $10 a month--it's one of those no frills kind. It has machines & weights, but no classes. I do find it's hard not to eat any processed foods. I really hate cooking and I have to rush home from work & cook for the kids--on the nights they aren't home, I don't really cook for myself. Now I wonder when DS goes to college & I'm home every night alone (or most of the time) what I'll do. I can't really eat frozen dinners every night or sandwiches. I suppose I'll have to cook something & then have leftovers. And it's too bad that stores like Whole Foods are so expensive! Actually I don't go to WF that much because it's a town over and out of the way, but we just had a similar store called Fresh Market which opened not far from me. It's nice to go once in a while but too expensive to do it all the time--you know what it's like to try to feed a teenage boy.

And I say this as I'm sitting here drinking a coffee coolata from Dunkin Donuts. HA! I work next door & most of the time I just don't go in there--luckily I'm not a daily coffee drinker so I don't have to go in there & look at all the donuts & muffins.

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Registered: 11-20-2008
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:48am

Yeah, I was using the gym here on campus right across the street during my lunch hour (two birds, workout and don't eat), but they have raised the fees to $30+ a month and it is bare bones as well, just machines.

The choices we make in thought, word and deed inevitably return to us in kind.


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Registered: 04-21-2008
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 12:20pm
You guys are awesome!

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Registered: 10-04-2006
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 1:59pm

Oh, I've gained a TON of weight. Since the wedding, I am up about 30lbs. Never been this heavy in my life and I can't say it's good for my body either.

I know a lot of it is due to having someone else in my house/life. The fact that you live on their schedule too now. The fact that you eat foods they eat, or the fact that they eat more junk food, etc. When I live alone, I don't eat a lot and I have time to do whatever I want, when I want, w/o someone looking at me, or waiting for me, etc.

So, my exercise time is either after dinner (because DH cooks and gets upset when I don't eat dinner right after work - I'm sure many women who cook for their SO can understand) or early in the morning (and I'm soooo not a morning person). So losing weight has been a problem.

I don't blame my DH, but when he refuses to go to sleep w/o me or decides he wants to wait for me and I start to feel pressured, it makes exercising that much harder for me.

On the upside, because DH and I golf, that tends to help maintain any weight I get to. Because of the economy and his loss of job, we haven't golfed much in the past 2 years. Hence the massive weight gain.

 





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