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ot--why didnt any body warn me that you pack on the pounds when you say i do?

smnikki's picture

i swear its only been two and a half weeks and i feel like ive gained 20lbs! Im starting running in the mornings tomorrow!


belleboudeuse's picture

It is a documented problem:

It happened to me, too (partly because my DH is an amazing cook and he does all the cooking in our family). I also gained about 10 lb. However, I have managed to lose almost all of it this summer!

I have an iPhone. If any of you has one, too, there's an AWESOME free app called LoseIt! You tell it info about you (how old you are, how much you weigh) and your weight goal, and it tells you how many calories you can eat per day to reach your goal in x weeks. And then you plug in your food and exercise for the day -- and the app has serving and calorie info built in.

Seriously, it was just the motivation I needed! Plus, it has cool graphs showing you how much you have eaten and how much you can still eat per day. And because I could see how many calories I burned during exercise, it totally motivated me to go out and be more active. It's awesome!


- You are not second best, you are not second class. Do not ever let anyone make you feel that way. (2Bloved)

jojo71's picture

because I've packed on 10 lbs in the past 6 months and I haven't said I Do yet. lol

Going to Bikram Yoga tonight. Have been doing it once a week for a few weeks now. I hate it while I'm doing it, but love it when it's over...I feel so calm and tranquil. It's been good for me and my *moods*.

Also, just started watching my calories again. I have a 20 year reunion coming up in October...gotta look hot! Wink

stuckinthemiddle's picture

Been married almost five months now and I have officially gained 11 lbs since the wedding. I switched to a sit down job about 1 1/2 ago and since then I have gained another ten lbs. I walked 2 miles today and I am hoping to keep up walking a few miles a week. Good luck with the weight loss.

Abigail's picture

I gained 10 lbs and I swear it is because I've had to deal with all the stress of BM and skids. Really, my life was so peaceful before.

"Evil Stepmothers aren't born, it comes with the territory"

Endora's picture

However not exercising as much!!!

I never had much of a bust but at 49 as my dear departed Dolly Parton mother warned me of genetics--

I feel fat with "the girls" I am not used to "supporting"

5'1- 125 pounds -y'all know where the fat is....

Step Parenting – you might need to step back before you step in something!

WowjustWow's picture

I've gained about 20 since the wedding. On my way to working it off and then some.

Try using a food journal to keep track of what you eat. It will surprise you. is a free online one that also tracks your activities. I'm down almost 4 pounds in a week and a half by eating less/better, moving my lazy butt and drinking lots of water.

stuckinthemiddle's picture

to work off the weight I have gained since the wedding. Today was a healthy lunch and almost another two mile walk.