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Old 06-11-18, 01:18 PM
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Got married, LOL.

Before marriage, I ate two $0.99 Whoppers with cheese every day for lunch and dinner. After marriage I had a home cooked meal every night. Wife cooked everything from scratch. Don't know how I could be 160 lb soaking wet eating Burger King Whoppers every night and balloon up to 245 by eating home cooked meals.

Waiting for it to reverse. Divorced 3 years now. It's not reversing....
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Waiting for it to reverse. Divorced 3 years now. It's not reversing....
Eat more whoppers
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Eat more whoppers
and they ain't no $.99 anymore..
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This is why this thread is important

As I said in the OP it isn't just as simple as calories in / calories out. 4 whoppers = well over 2000 calories so unless your wife was cooking ribs every night you were eating less calories during marriage.

My own case is the opposite of yours. I lost 15-20 pounds eating a French diet high in wine, butter, bread all those things they say you shouldn't. But I did exercise 1-2 hours every day since I do not own a car and I wasn't stressed (since work was under control).

Not to pry, but was there any differences before/during married life? Was it stressful?

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Got married, LOL.

Before marriage, I ate two $0.99 Whoppers with cheese every day for lunch and dinner. After marriage I had a home cooked meal every night. Wife cooked everything from scratch. Don't know how I could be 160 lb soaking wet eating Burger King Whoppers every night and balloon up to 245 by eating home cooked meals.

Waiting for it to reverse. Divorced 3 years now. It's not reversing....
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I'm a snacker. I will mindlessly snack on anything and everything all day. Has been a struggle to get it under control, but using MFP to track my calories has been an eye opener. It's easy to add up the calories with a candy bar here and a bag of chips there.
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It's easy to add up the calories with a candy bar here and a bag of chips there.
Or even just a candy bar here... 40-50g sugar is a LOT!

Eliminating (or let's face it, reducing) snacking has been critical to my weight loss. I am learning to maximize smaller sugary treats (like a fun-size candy bar or a quarter of a donut) by taking smaller bites, chewing them longer, savoring the remaining taste in my mouth before taking another bite, etc.

Also, as everybody here probably already knows, fruit juice is just as sugar-filled as soda, often worse! If you want fruit, eat fruit. Don't drink your calories, eat them!
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Not to pry, but was there any differences before/during married life? Was it stressful?
As I've told my wife, I didn't have any grey hair before we got married...
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Or even just a candy bar here... 40-50g sugar is a LOT!

Eliminating (or let's face it, reducing) snacking has been critical to my weight loss. I am learning to maximize smaller sugary treats (like a fun-size candy bar or a quarter of a donut) by taking smaller bites, chewing them longer, savoring the remaining taste in my mouth before taking another bite, etc.

Also, as everybody here probably already knows, fruit juice is just as sugar-filled as soda, often worse! If you want fruit, eat fruit. Don't drink your calories, eat them!
Yes, I've had to change my snacking habits as well, choosing baby carrots or a hard boiled egg over chips or candy. And you're completely correct about fruit juice, from what I read eating fruit is OK because you have all that fiber from the fruit for your body to break down. Fruit juice often has added sugar, which often means high fructose corn syrup, and only around 5% juice. It's important to read nutrition and ingredient labels on all food you buy.
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and they ain't no $.99 anymore..
That's for sure.

Originally Posted by raria View Post
As I said in the OP it isn't just as simple as calories in / calories out. 4 whoppers = well over 2000 calories so unless your wife was cooking ribs every night you were eating less calories during marriage.

My own case is the opposite of yours. I lost 15-20 pounds eating a French diet high in wine, butter, bread all those things they say you shouldn't. But I did exercise 1-2 hours every day since I do not own a car and I wasn't stressed (since work was under control).

Not to pry, but was there any differences before/during married life? Was it stressful?
Yes, difference is I got married. Had to now do marriage stuff instead of playing softball, basketball, hockey, vollyball, and swimming all the time. Instead of push mowing my parents' half acre for an hour and a half I was riding my 2 acres. Instead of going out and doing single guy stuff, I was at home doing marriage stuff with a woman which means a lot of TV and movie "our time" activities.
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Good point

Good point. I lost my first 20 pounds just by reading labels and given choice, choosing the item with lower calories. It's suprising that there are so many hidden calories everywhere.

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It's important to read nutrition and ingredient labels on all food you buy.
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A lifetime of eating too much bad food.
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Good point. I lost my first 20 pounds just by reading labels and given choice, choosing the item with lower calories. It's suprising that there are so many hidden calories everywhere.
What's worse is that in many foods labeled "fat free" they add loads of sugar in order to make it taste better, so you're trading fat which isn't wholly unhealthy for extra sugar, which is unhealthy. I totally avoid anything labeled "fat free."
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As I've told my wife, I didn't have any grey hair before we got married...
As I tell any of my kids when they point out the grey in my beard "It's your fault"
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What's worse is that in many foods labeled "fat free" they add loads of sugar in order to make it taste better, so you're trading fat which isn't wholly unhealthy for extra sugar, which is unhealthy. I totally avoid anything labeled "fat free."
I lived in England a couple years, the non-low-fat (i.e. 'real') versions of foods are labeled "Full Fat". I can't imagine "Full Fat Sour Cream" or "Full Fat Yogurt" selling well in the U.S.
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I lived in England a couple years, the non-low-fat (i.e. 'real') versions of foods are labeled "Full Fat". I can't imagine "Full Fat Sour Cream" or "Full Fat Yogurt" selling well in the U.S.
Well they also have something called "clotted cream" over there which doesn't sound appetizing...
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Ha, sounds funny, but is really just thicker cream. "Black pudding" though, you might want to avoid
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Eight kids in nine years... Im 48 now and my husband is 58, so I think were almost safe.
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I was 11 lbs and 2 feet long at birth. I have always been big. @ 325 lbs and 6'6" now I just consider it normal size. An addiction to sweets doesn't help either.
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