Few weeks before I got married, a lot of people have warned me that I’ll gain weight once I put the ring on and… I did.
I don’t normally respond to these comments very well when they first told me. I’d just brush them off my shoulder denying such things would be true. I bet they’re lining up now to tell me, “I told you so!”
Before wedding, my weight was about 70-71kg, now hovering 74-75kg. How is that in size? Imagine a brick of butter, that’s only 250 g. So if I gained 4 kilos, that’d be like 8 bricks of fatty butter dangling on my body like packs of C4s. And that’s within a month.
There are many factors I believe contributing to these excessive fat.
1. Change of routine. I normally sleep for 6 hours, now 8. I no longer take the stairs (home) as frequent as I used to. Maybe because I’m shy, and I certainly do not want to go downstairs wearing shorts.
2. Change of diet. I don’t take breakfast, now I do. I have lunch at office like usual. I do dinner at 8-9pm, now 6-7pm. I snack a lot when in shopping malls. I still eat junk food like I normally do.
3. Exercise. I normally chase after my niece and nephews, now nothing to chase. I hit the golf driving range as often as I could, now only twice after I got married. I jogged once a week at least, now once a month.
4. Meals. This is the most sinful of all, home cook meals. The goal in my house is to finish everything, and normally it isn’t that much. But Ummi’s case, she cooks a lot and she enjoys it. So I tend to eat up as much as possible. Also because it’s delicious!
I’ve asked around for opinions, some say it’s because of sex. But I don’t think it’s true. I mean you’re burning calories, how can you gain weight at the same time? I don’t know. These are all theories, they’re not an accurate assumption.
Woman gain weight after marriage, men after divorce.
How true? Mat Salleh clearly have a different observation about weight gain. Also, husband gets the wife everything, for Malay, wife does everything even washing your feet (definitely not mine)!
I’m now watching my calories, trying hard not to exceed daily necessities. My father in law also got me a walk-o-meter to count my daily steps. Oh well, I have no one to blame other than myself. Now, let’s lose weight before my turn to change the entire garment.