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Friday, April 7, 2006
A weighty issue
Among my girls there seems to be varying opinions on whether or not you loose or gain weight when starting a new relationship.

There's the common idea that new lovers are too in love to eat (um haven't had that happen) and there is also the idea that someone is now seeing you naked so that makes you keep in shape (been there), thus at a start of a relationship you are at your best.

I was just watching a rerun of Frasier and Daphne Moon tells the Cranes that she's already experiencing the 3 signs of being in love, she says, "I'm not eating, I find myself thinking about him all the time and buying new underwear." :)

My friend though, pointed out the flip side by saying that when you're dating you are eating out all the time and or drinking. Thus, you're actually gaining weight because you're happy and don't care about mundane things like working out or have the time to fit going to the gym in your even busier schedule. There's also the bedroom activities that can help work up an appetite, but then again you're also burning calories too. I guess the debate continues. What do you think?

Posted by Tara at 1:33 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, April 7, 2006 8:08 PM PDT

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 11:34 PM PDT

Name: H. (aka. NC_State_gal)
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Must admit that I've gone both directions. In past relationships, I've lost weight. Yet, in the current relationship, I've gained weight. I don't understand the phenomenon, myself :).

Sunday, April 9, 2006 - 10:02 AM PDT

Name: Kat
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Well, I dont think ive ever had weigth gain or loss while dating. But I have gained about 30 pounds in the two years Ive been married. So I dont know if that counts for anything. Its just so hard to cook the right proportion for two! And we end up eating out A LOT! lol.

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 5:00 AM PDT

Name: Shae
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I will confess to being one of those girls who loses weight when in the first throes of (let me be accurate here) requited lust. It's not that I don't eat, but some weird biochemicalhormonal response in me says "Lunch, pshaw! Let's think instead about what we're going to do to him when he gets home from work/class." Not entirely sane, but it's happened often enough to be a verifiable phenomenon.

It usually only ends up being 5-10 lbs and then either the crush ends or it settles into a more mature type of love - I gain all of the weight back in either case. So it really is more of a pain in the ass (requiring $$ spent on new jeans that'll fit for all of three weeks) than anything.

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 7:25 AM PDT

Name: Marilyn
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I say you gain, at least that's been my experience but it also happens to the guy too.

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 7:34 AM PDT

Name: Kate
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I always heard that you gained weight if you were in a healthy relationship, and lost weight if you were in an unhealthy relationship. Not really sure what to do with that- my friend told me that in the first part of her relationship, and it proved she had a healthy relationship!

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 10:23 AM PDT

Name: Tara

That makes some sense, my friends who lost weight weren't in very healthy relationships, so I'm gonna go with your friend's train of thought too.

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