Do Relationships Make You Gain Weight?

Kelly: I swallowed a tapeworm last night. It’s going to grow up to three feet inside of  me and then it eats all my food so that I don’t get fat. And then after three months I take some medicine and then I pass it. Creed sold it to me. It’s from Mexico.
[cuts to Creed in an interview]
Creed: That wasn’t a tapeworm.                        –The Office

I’ve kind of wondered about this for a long time. It seems like when us women get cozy and comfortable, and when we’re happy, a trigger goes off in our body saying bring on the cellulite! I wonder if it’s biology saying put on weight it’s time to make babies, or if it’s just that we’re not as busy? I do know I eat more with Match than I did when I was alone, because seriously, who wants to cook for one?

I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, but I’m now also the heaviest. I know part of it is that I’m getting older, but I’m also very active. I’ve been so frustrated with my weight it almost makes me want to read up on the diet pill reviews out there and see what one works. I wouldn’t really do that, but it’s tempting! Match is so encouraging and tells me how beautiful I am. What I love though is not only does he tell me I’m beautiful, he encourages me to work out with him. I love that! When I gained weight when I started dating Flame Boy, he used to just point out how I was getting fatter, then bring home fast food. Match eats healthy with me, and we go out and exercise.

So maybe it will just take time to get past that extra weight gain that comes with a new relationship. I’m curious though, have any of you experienced this? When you start a new relationship, do you pack on the pounds?

7 Comments

    SINgleGIRL

    It doesn’t happen to me because I tend to eat LESS when I’m happy (I’m a stress eater and good relationship = more sex = less stress). I think the fact the way Match is reacting tells you a lot about him. You are a very lucky person. You’ve got a guy who adores you and who is supportive. I think that the extra weight will probably disaster once you adjust to this new phase of your life, and if it doesn’t you know your guy will support you as you try to lose it.

    Heather Leigh

    Omg!!! You know what? I’ve noticed that, too! I’ve put on weight since I’ve been with Derek. And I’m looking at myself in the mirror thinking wtf, what have I been doing? I “live” healthy; I don’t eat meat that isn’t fish, I work out frequently, I cut back on sweets, etc. However I find I enjoy being lazy on a couch or bed with Derek much more than I did when I was alone. So yeah! I feel you on this!! :/

    pinkjellybaby

    Oh yes, or sure! You get comfortable and start staying in with a take away all the time, it’s easy!

    E

    Oh yes! I think this happens to everybody! I didn’t really notice at the time I was gaining weight but looking back at pics I can tell that I did. X gained though to and together we both started exercising and eating better to get the pounds off. But yes its very easy to do. Why it happens not sure??!! Maybe because like you said you eat more ~ meals are easier made for two. Whereas when I’m byself I am more likely to just grab a sandwhich versus cooking a big meal. 🙂

    Coast Sister

    I think we’ve all experienced this. I’ve been with my hubby for 8 years now and we both go through phases. We’ll start gaining the weight and we’re like “OH CRAP” and so we start eating healthier and working out more. Then after so much of that we get burnt out on chicken, fish, and salads….so we start gaining the weight again. AND THUS THE CYCLE JUST KEEPS REPEATING!!!

    Currently I’m in the “OH CRAP” phase….so I’ve started back dieting. Which sucks with the holidays just around the corner.

    Don’t feel bad…. You’re in good company.

    Jen

    I totally know what you mean, and yes I think that does happen b/c we get so comfortable with ourselves once we’re in a relationship.

    Gabrielle

    Add me to the list. Shoot, add Bebe too! I think for us, it’s because we have such hectic schedules with me running my shop and Bebe working 12hr graves. We enjoy meals out together and we also like to cook for each other when we have down time. Time to relax,cuddle, de-stress? Not a good combo! I am glad Match doesn’t criticize you.

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