First let me give you a little back story, at 16 I was 6ft 4 inches and weighed 175. For some reason, I stopped at 16 gaining weight and getting taller. I will NOT say I cared anything about calorie count, good for you, bad for you, or anything like that. If I liked to eat it, I ate and boy did I! When something said family size, that was my size ALONE. I continued to eat like this until I was 33 years old.
At this point in my life, I and the love of my life got back together. I changed my routine. I quit smoking for her, which is another story entirely. As my wife’s favorite comedian says, “She’s NOT fat, she’s Fluffy.” She is a nice cuddle Fluffy. So, she wanted to become less fluffy and we did let’s count calories. I did it with her because I was being supportive. Didn’t work for HER. For me, I started to put ON weight.
We tried switching from the normal ground chuck to turkey. We cut back on normal foods that I was always eat to what the general public says is healthier for you, and I gained more weight. She stayed about the same.
We went through diet pills and supplements. You named it, we’ve tried it over the years. Her weight goes up and down. Mine just goes on a steady INCLINE.
How I Became Over Weight
To let you know how it’s inclined, for the first five years of our marriage I stayed very active, but my waist sized gained 2 inches a year. Now 2013, my health started to declined. I have not been able to be as physical as I use to be by throwing pallets, cutting grass as much as I use too, doing my wood working, and rearranging my house all the time. Yet, my weight not took a dramatic increase. It’s been a steady increase in gain since. I have become an over weight man at 41.
Quit Smoking Gain Weight
I know what a lot of people say, “Quit smoking and you gain weight.” But even quitting smoking, eating what people consider healthy foods, and being physically active I still gained weight. My wife ate the same things and never smoked, she had three kids, and has not been able to do anything the weight except for a 10-15 weight differential EXCEPT when she was pregnant with our last child where she lost 45 pounds. After she delivered she gained it right eating the same food while she was pregnant, and she even exercised more to keep the weight off. It didn’t help. She went back to her average weight that she was weighing and stopped.
Marriage and Weight Gain
People also say that when you get married and you’re happy you can put on weight. If that is the case, I’m in heaven already, but I’d like a little hell. I can’t keep growing. They don’t make pants readily accessible in my pant size now. If I keep increasing in happiness, I’m going to be out of luck.
Has your significant other gained weight since you’ve been married?