Newlywed 30?

Before the wedding, I went from the 260s to the 240s. It was so awesome to lose that much weight and to notice my XL workout shirts loosening more and more. I was excited about the prospect of continuing my weight loss journey, fitting in a L tee, and possibly, shopping in regular clothing stores for the first time since I was in high school!

I should have known better. In May, at my last dress fitting, the seamstress politely told me that I cannot lose anymore weight or the beadwork on my dress would be affected. So, I decided to still work-out to keep with the routine, but to go back to eating junk. I know, weird thinking right? I did maintain though, and felt pretty darn slim on the wedding day!

Fast forward 11 months, my scale says 270.9 lbs. Why is that, folks? Because my month of slipping turned into that ugly habit that I’ve had for most of my life. I ended up quitting the Y, because I had better things to do, apparently, and well, cooking healthy just didn’t matter so much anymore (no dress to fit in).

So, I gained a newlywed 30 in less than a year. What am I going to do about it? Back on track…

I’ve been debating sharing these pictures on the Internet, but I joined Bobbi+Mike’s healthy train, so it’s not like I can hold these as a secret for much longer.

Before - Side

Before - Front

I hope to take pictures like this monthly in the same get-up to show progress. Heck, I just want to see some progress. These pictures are TERRIBLE, and I know I can’t live life like this forever. Wish me luck, folks. It’s time to lose this flab!


  1. You can do it! I know it’s hard without having the wedding day goal. I’ve definitely gained some weight since the wedding as well that I’m trying to lose. Just remember these pictures because you’ll soon be much skinnier!

  2. Oh girl, you are SO not alone!!! I have put on at least 30 pounds in the 8 months we’ve been married. How awful!!! I had refused to even get on the scale b/c I knew that I had gained an obscene amount, but at the doc’s office last week I had to face it… and it was NOT pretty! So, I’m on the same journey you are, maybe we can support each other!

  3. I, too, have gained 30 lbs., so I totally understand what you’re going through! You can do it! I’m right there in the same boat with you!

  4. Good luck! I have also gained back the weight plus some since our Sept 09 wedding. When I saw the scale at 258 I about died at the doctor!

  5. You can totally do this!

    I haven’t gained anything since my wedding, but I haven’t lost anything either. I take that back. I’ve gained and lost the same 10 pounds for almost 8 months. I’m determined to break out of the 200s if it kills me. I’ve kept off 40 pounds in the last year, but I have another 40 to go.

    I love your blogs (by the way). Found you through Weddingbee.

  6. Good luck, Amy! You already know you can do it, it’s just about getting motivated again! I’ll be following your journey – as I have been trying to kick start healthy eating and living for awhile now…

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