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Is Dating Making You Fat?

Fall in Love Without Falling Off the Wagon


9/14/2017 2:10:19 PM

FISHGUT3's SparkPage
don't remember
8/15/2017 3:53:25 PM

JUDY1676's SparkPage
5/21/2017 7:37:03 PM

My dating days are over, so I can't blame that!
1/19/2017 10:37:35 AM

Even though married - if one person is gaining weight, the spouse probably is also!
3/4/2016 8:10:01 PM

My BF is a professor on loan to NASA for 5 yrs. Knowing he loves data, I gave him a Fitbit and a Fitbit scale. He is OBSESSED about it! LOL He enters ALL his food and makes sure I do too. (I have one, as well.) To his full credit, when I met him I weighed over 200 lbs due to a thyroid disorder. And I had already lost 45 lbs! But he was in AMAZING shape because he has been swimming on a Masters Swim Team for over 35 yrs. I mean, honestly - he has the body of a Greek God! LOL But this brilliant, fit, handsome man saw SOMETHING in me and we started dating. I lost about 15 more pounds and then started to gain back a few pounds - like maybe 5 lbs. Thankfully, that is when we got our Fitbits and I religiously walk 10,000 steps daily. I have lost about 10 more lbs and I am now almost a normal weight. Get a Fitbit together!
2/1/2016 1:33:46 PM

LITTLEBITT65's SparkPage
My husband and I (30+ years married) were both very active and very slim until I was badly injured in a sledding accident (broke my back in three places). Then both of us quit our activity but didn't stop eating the way we always had. Ten years later, I had gained an embarrassing amount of weight and he was beginning to gain. I have struggled now for five years to lose it, his came right off. He was badly injured on the job in 2014 (fell off a roof and crushed both ankles in more than 100 pieces each) and his Dr. told him, he was fortunate to be slight and to never ever gain any weight because the added weight would ruin his healing forever because of the extra strain it would put on his feet. This scared us both into action! I am walking, learning to run, again, and doing yoga every single day. Both of us cut our food portions in half, then in half again! Sugar is off the menu. We must BOTH be slim and healthy by summer 2016. Now that we are both on board with the plan, it is working for us. It is nearly impossible to lose or even maintain good weight and health when your partner negatively sabotages your every positive effort.
1/28/2016 7:19:44 AM

Next article title: "Is working making you fat?" ..............lets admit we enjoy eating because it's pleasure, shall we? Satisfaction!
8/28/2015 9:53:03 PM

I gained 20 pounds between courtship and marriage, then another 40 pounds between years 1-10 of marriage. Now we are reversing it. My husband has lost about 50 pounds in the past year and I've lost 30. Love is not blind, though we chose to close our eyes to the truth because we want to. Don't do it. Stay healthy, Stay alive, Stay in love!!!
1/28/2015 11:29:13 AM

I lost 30 lbs(without trying that hard) when I separated from my husband of 23 years. I managed to keep it off while dating for 4 years until I met my 6'4" partner (I am 5'2") who loves sweets and obviously is a much bigger eater than I am. Over the last 2 years I have gained back the 30 lbs :(( by eating more with him, exercising less and eating desserts and sweets especially when we go out for dinner. We moved in together a few months ago and we aim to cook more at home, healthy meals and I would like to exercise more though he has to be encouraged. I used to walk an hr a few times a week. We joined a gym a few months ago but neither of us like to go.
2/10/2014 9:51:28 PM

My hubby and I refer to our added pounds as our "happily ever weight."
2/10/2014 11:16:22 AM

CLAYLADY001's SparkPage
Falling in Love that is a great concept until you find out how difficult it is.I have been married for 32 yrs.and finally have come to the decision I need to take care of myself as he doesn't know how and I have to take care him as he just doesn't know how.He has managed to lose a lot of weight but now he has gotten old and has a lot of health issues.I am still a little younger but I too have health issues but we respect one another and manage to get by.Love is really just a four letter word!
2/10/2014 3:44:32 AM

but I prefer to remember the good times the first time I fell in love
2/9/2014 1:10:50 PM

other than getting 'be my valentine's' in grade school - no one has ever treated me to anything - it is a non existent day as far as celebrations of any kind. so i guess i don't have to worry about anything.
12/5/2013 7:49:31 PM

As long as I don't wrap the dates in bacon, I won't gain weight...
12/5/2013 9:30:19 AM

DEPSERV's SparkPage
It seems like the more secure you are in a relationship the more likely you are to gain weight, because often we keep ourselves in good shape to make ourselves more attractive, and if we have already attracted someone that becomes less necessary.

The more food you shovel in at dinner the more likely it is that there will be a notable side effect as the food is digested, which can have a bad effect on the rest of the evening. Too much alcohol can have a dampening effect too. This is all in addition to making yourself fatter. Also, you're showing a prospective lover what kind of self control you have. I have friends who talk about having had too much to drink on a first date and because of that there wasn't a second date.

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