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Poll: How many pounds have you gained since you got married?

Me: 8 pounds. And I needed to lose 10 before we got married.

Mon. Aug 8, 7:26pm

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Ooh, this is a good one. I gained about 30 lbs. in the first two years of my first marriage, then lost it all and more when I got divorced. I gained about 13 lbs. in the first four months of my second marriage, and that's when I joined PEERtrainer and I have lost it all in about 3 months.

Monday, August 08, 2005, 8:26 PM

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"fat and happy," huh?

When I met my husband, I weighed 115 and was a size 4. I started gaining weight when we got engaged, and by the time we got married I was about 128 and a size 8. Five years and three kids later, I'm trying to get back down to 125 from 150. It's so easy to get lazy and complacent when you're with someone who loves you just the way you are - no matter what you look like. But you wake up one morning and look in the mirror and it dawns on you - - "uh oh! I'm fat!"
I've lost 11 pounds in the past 2 months and my muscles have gotten much more toned. And my husband, who thinks I'm sexy anyway, is finding me just a little bit sexier! : )

Monday, August 08, 2005, 8:32 PM

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at least or about 10 lbs for each year... and I was about 30 over when I got married... When we met I was at my goal weight. He is a gooood cook. I have finally convinced him to not cook with butter.

Monday, August 08, 2005, 8:33 PM

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approximately one pound for each year of marriage (26 years), but recently lost 10 lbs on this site.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 7:08 AM

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why do you think this happens?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 7:47 AM

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I just got engaged! I gained about 5lbs in the first 8 months that we dated, and I've taken about 2 of those off in the last 4 months. We're getting married in 13 months... Am I doomed, or is it good that I'm on PEERtrainer now and learning to curb my eating habits with my sweetie now?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 7:52 AM

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I think we get "fat and happy". It's relaxing. You no longer have to be in tip top shape. But isn't that kind of a falsehood, you should want to look even better for the person you care most about.

For the above poster, you are not doomed! It's all a choice and you can both be active together. Make healthy dinners together, and keep one another in check.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 10:03 AM

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I gained seven pounds in the first 6 months. Then I got pregnant. Then I gained 40! My daughter is almost 2, and I've got 11 lbs. to go! Then I'll pack it on with another pregancy! Not 40 lbs. though..

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 10:20 AM

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we both gained!

My husband and I both love to cook and throw dinner parties, which is something that brought us together in the first place.... HOWEVER....
Over the first 4 years, both my husband and I gained about 30 pounds. Then we tried Atkins and we both lost about 20. Then we gained the 20 back, plus a few more pounds. I topped out at +35 pounds by the time we had been married 6 years. My husband had gained 60 pounds! At 9 years, I'm now down to my wedding weight, he's stalled at +30.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 11:07 AM

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20-25 lbs in 6 years. Took about 20 off on Weght Watchers, put it all back on when I left off the discipline and now I'm losing it again (5 lbs so far).

It's definitely that you're more relaxed with the person you marry and tend to not worry so much about weight and looks.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 12:22 PM

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