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Corona Quarantine Weight Gain

The whole world is going to have be on Weight Watchers after this is all over.

Ive gained 5 pounds and my coworker just told me she's gained almost 20 since all this started

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by Anonymousreply 7907/31/2020

Same. I now have a fat roll for the first time in my life.

by Anonymousreply 107/01/2020

I’m only up 5lbs from my Feb weight so I consider myself fortunate! Especially since i’m not being super careful. Cut the M-F booze and that’s been very beneficial

by Anonymousreply 207/01/2020

I, myself, have gotten huge.

by Anonymousreply 307/01/2020

13 pounds and counting.

by Anonymousreply 407/01/2020

I've ballooned too. I used to go to the gym before this happened but I can't make myself exercise at home.

by Anonymousreply 507/01/2020

I've lost 30 pounds since February.

by Anonymousreply 607/01/2020

Only in America, O'er the land of the fat and the home of the bloat.

by Anonymousreply 707/01/2020

25 pounds... thank goodness I'm quite tall.

by Anonymousreply 807/01/2020

I have lost almost 20

by Anonymousreply 907/01/2020

I've had no trouble maintaining my boyish figure.

by Anonymousreply 1007/01/2020

Me too r9.

by Anonymousreply 1107/01/2020

I've lost about 7.

Depression either makes you eat too little or eat too much. In my case, it varies day to day.

Luckily, my cabin fever is compelling me to go running every morning. Makes up for the occasional pint of ice cream.

by Anonymousreply 1207/01/2020

I've lost about ten pounds -Cooking for myself vs. eating out all the time. Just goes to show how nasty all the processed/packaged "food" stuff is. Cooking at home involves fresh produce and whole foods. Way fewer chemicals.

by Anonymousreply 1307/01/2020

I'm up 6 but fighting everyday to go no further. I'm on WW and thought to myself "I'll be happy to just maintain until workshops begin again." But I've allowed myself to snack on things that aren't WW-friendly. My problem is, my main meals aren't very filling or satisfying because I'm not making the effort.

I'm getting back on track, though. There will be alcohol for the 4th of July. Just going to my sister's house. She's single and has been working from home since April. I'm on vacation next week so no excuses!

by Anonymousreply 1407/01/2020

Dear [R14], are you single??

by Anonymousreply 1507/01/2020

I lost 12 pounds. WFH, here. I'm not munching on the cookies, bagels, catered lunches, and the vending machine chips and pretzels and all the temptations at the office.

by Anonymousreply 1607/01/2020

"I’m only up 5lbs from my Feb weight so I consider myself fortunate!"

Me too, but since I've lost ten pounds of muscle mass I don't consider myself fortunate.

by Anonymousreply 1707/01/2020

My weight has remained the same. I get out and walk 50-60 minutes every day and my diet is basically the same. Doing gardening and yardwork helps.

by Anonymousreply 1807/01/2020

I'm about the same weight, but I've been dieting for the last 2 weeks.

by Anonymousreply 1907/01/2020

You’re all fat fucking liars.

by Anonymousreply 2007/01/2020

R15, yes. I am single. Why do you ask?

by Anonymousreply 2107/01/2020

Shouldn't we all be looking like Dorothea Lange Okies or Walker Evans "holler" denizens?

What good is a Depression if we can't get fashionably gaunt?

by Anonymousreply 2207/01/2020

Just wait six months, R22.

by Anonymousreply 2307/01/2020

Weight gain is simple math. Calories in > calories out. How ignorant or lazy do you need to be if you can't figure out how to avoid it?

by Anonymousreply 2407/01/2020

Shut the fuck up r24. We like raisin bread

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by Anonymousreply 2507/01/2020

No incidental activity. I just walk to the next room to use the restroom, I no longer have to walk a long hallway. No walking to the conference room for a meeting, just connect to Zoom.


by Anonymousreply 2607/01/2020

I'm no longer in mandatory self-isolation, so I have no excuse not to go to the gym... after I finish my strawberry-rhubarb pie.

by Anonymousreply 2707/01/2020

I’m kinda fat and happy.

by Anonymousreply 2807/01/2020

It might be good to consume as much as possible now, just in case we're reduced to roadkill and dandelion leaves as successive waves of the virus decimate all food production and supply lines.

by Anonymousreply 2907/02/2020

Down 25 lbs watching carbs very carefully on workdays, eating whatever on weekends. No takeout, chips or ice cream since January 1. I wish I like exercising more than I do, but for me it’s mostly watching net carbs that helps. After the holidays I took a hard look at myself, and decided I needed more discipline and less take-out in 2020. Losing the bloat has helped me feel a bit better, but this is still a rough year overall. I eat a lot of eggs, turkey, broccoli, almonds, things like these. Surprisingly not much taste for beef anymore, or cheese. Maybe I weened myself off these.

by Anonymousreply 3007/02/2020

So it looks like most people are losing weight. I wouldn't have thought that.

by Anonymousreply 3107/02/2020

Good for you, R30! And I mean that seriously.

I know what I need to do but just don't feel like doing it. I need to lose 45. I do really well eating chicken, fish, and vegetables. I just don't want to eat those things right now. It's not a junk food thing. I like wine. I need to limit it to weekends only.

by Anonymousreply 3207/02/2020

I gained about 10 lbs., so I'm busy trying to lose at least that much. I've lost 7 so far.

by Anonymousreply 3307/02/2020

Ditto 32. My weight gains happen from family-loss grief and proximity to European-style bakeries. I know how to lose the weight, but whey shakes and eggs don't deliver the same sense of comfort sugar and carbs do. However, I have a lifestyle-improvement buddy starting this month and free access to a gym.

by Anonymousreply 3407/02/2020

R34, congrats on the lifestyle-improvement buddy. Just please be careful at the gym.

I will try to double-down after the 4th. I've lost 25 lbs on WW and want to go back to workshops (whenever that happens) at a lower weight than I was in March. Good luck to us both!

by Anonymousreply 3507/02/2020

Yeah! I want to look good in my bereavement duds, and I don't want to have to order new clothes -- I miss the thrift stores. Good luck to you! I want my waist to reduce to 32".

by Anonymousreply 3607/02/2020

I lost 10 lbs. I don't get it since I'm always snacking now. I feel like I'm trapped at home and I hate quarantine, does stress make you lose weight?

by Anonymousreply 3707/02/2020

Yeah - it's not the weight, it's the loss of muscle mass and redistribution to fat.

I've been up and down about 7 pounds, but I wanted to lose around 15 and it's just not happening.

I'm so sick of this damn house and there are only so many places to go for a walk.

by Anonymousreply 3807/02/2020

R32 and R34 I totally agree. We are living in a period of toxic stress, and I confess on some days midweek, the strict limit I put on carbs left me blue and a little numb. Family loss and grief like that is, to me, a deal breaker for any Really restrictive diet plan. You need comfort. I’m working a fairly big job, but very far away from my siblings and parents, and that social isolation (and being in a food city) led me to put on weight. The COVID shutdown and limited access to restaurant food helped me in some ways. I’m also focused on the potential that I might end up on the job market, and if that happens to me, I want to look leaner and healthier in interviews. Everything is so unsteady and disrupted today. I can only do my best with what is on my plate, literally and figuratively. We are all, in some way, just muscling through. Times aren’t that great for most people. Hopefully that will change.

by Anonymousreply 3907/02/2020

I've lost weight too--about ten pounds. I knew I would gain weight when this began if I weren't careful, so I've been very good about avoiding sugar and most carbs, and eating only fruit for dessert (especially frozen grapes).

by Anonymousreply 4007/02/2020

I had to go on Jenny Craig in late May because I’d been eating restaurant food for lunch & dinner, plus I wasn’t too slim to begin with. I’ve lost 10 lbs. Looking to drop 15 more. I actually eat less than they want me to, because I’m short & don’t need all of those calories. A lot of the time I eat oatmeal for dinner. I’m in no danger of starving or getting ill. If I could, I would fast.

by Anonymousreply 4107/02/2020

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 4207/02/2020

Same, r40. I haven't lost ten lbs, more like 2-3. I cycle between not giving a shit and being overzealous about carbs and exercise. I'm currently home with family and binging on Pillsbury sugar-free brownies. It was my birthday yesterday, so I'm trying not to be too hard on myself.

We're all doing our best.

by Anonymousreply 4307/02/2020

Ive been doing ok for the last 3 days, but the withdrawals are a mutherfucker. Out of nowhere I want Taco Bell and I haven't eaten at Taco Bell for years. WTF

by Anonymousreply 4407/03/2020

This thread is useless without pics.

by Anonymousreply 4507/03/2020

Happy birthday, r43. I hope you had a good one.

by Anonymousreply 4607/03/2020

I've actually lost 30lbs during Corona

by Anonymousreply 4707/03/2020

I’ve gained at least 10 pounds and lost a lot of muscle tone. Alcohol, prepared foods, and lack of exercise

by Anonymousreply 4807/03/2020

I've lost about ten pounds. It's easier for me to control my food intake at home, I'm always tempted to overeat (and drink too much) when I go out

by Anonymousreply 4907/29/2020

I don't know a single person who hasn't gained weight since March. They gyms being closed wreaked havoc with everybody's waistline.

by Anonymousreply 5007/29/2020

My gut is finally disappearing after some intermittent fasting and cutting out some carbs. I want to do more exercise but it is just so hot right now all I want to do is lounge around

by Anonymousreply 5107/29/2020
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by Anonymousreply 5207/29/2020

I’ve gained 8. The dog has gained 2.

by Anonymousreply 5307/29/2020

I've gained about 20 but as a gay man in his 70's, I'm proud to still be able to wear skinny jeans over my depends.

by Anonymousreply 5407/29/2020

I have lost weight. I don’t understand why everyone is gaining weight.

by Anonymousreply 5507/29/2020

I’ve been consuming too many calories but also working out. I’ve gained 18 pounds since April. I’m fit-fatter than ever, and my phone is ringing off the hook, so to speak.

by Anonymousreply 5607/29/2020

R55 you’re joking, right? Where I live anything you want can be delivered to you. Groceries, restaurant food, weed, even booze! I keep hearing on the news to order out from restaurants to help them survive. I’m trying to do my part by ordering delivery maybe twice a week. I do cook at home though most of the time. But I’ve just been craving really tasty foods! When I was working I did not have time to cook maybe once a week. But now I have all this time on my hands to watch YouTube recipe videos. Cooking is extremely calming for me.

So should I start with Jenny Craig or is weight watchers better?

by Anonymousreply 5707/29/2020

I've lost about 10lbs for the same reasons as r13 and r16. I also force myself to take a walk every day.

by Anonymousreply 5807/30/2020

Thanks r46!! Always nice to see other ladies on DL.

I've been maintaining a healthy weight. Getting tired of my mediocre, low carb cooking--a person can only eat so many fucking avocados and scrambled eggs. Anyone have recipe suggestions?

by Anonymousreply 5907/30/2020

Now that I have so much time on my hands I think about food A LOT! This is dangerous.

by Anonymousreply 6007/31/2020

*reading this thread while slapping instant cake in my face

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by Anonymousreply 6107/31/2020

Put on about 10 lbs, which put me at 20 lbs over my ideal weight. Started NOOM a week ago. So far so good. Lost 2 lbs already,

by Anonymousreply 6207/31/2020

Ucch, was furloughed for 3 months, ,got the call to come back to work last month. Wake up Monday morning to get dressed and...I CANT FIT IN MY PANTS!!!

Anyhow, at work now I don't even think about food, so weight is starting to come off. I worked from home for one freakin day last week and all I could think about was food.

by Anonymousreply 6307/31/2020

I've lost around 10lbs since April. But bear in mind I've been working from home for several years already, so I've already been rather sedentary. I'm chalking up the weight loss to mainly cooking for myself, not going out to restaurants and bars, and walking regularly to nearby stores since the weather is nice now.

I'm less self conscious about walking to the store to buy stuff (I live in the suburbs) since everyone is out and about these days just to get some fresh air. When Fall and Winter rolls around, things may change though, I'm going to have to be more disciplined with my eating habits.

by Anonymousreply 6407/31/2020

My skinny jeans are definitely tighter in the thigh, but they still fit!!

by Anonymousreply 6507/31/2020

I've eaten all the requests I had packed to take home just before deciding a 13-hour flight wasn't the thing to do.

I've eaten plain graham crackers; honey graham crackers; chocolate graham crackers; Trader Joe's cookie butter; Reese's Peanut Butter Cups; Reese's Pieces; Reese's Peanut Butter Cups with Reese's Pieces embedded in the filling; butterscotch, mint, and Baileys chocolate chips, and more.

By some miracle I'm only up 6 lbs. since March.

by Anonymousreply 6607/31/2020

Went from 232 to 242 . Im 6 ft tall,and carry weight well,but now Ive got a gut hanging that looks like Im six months pregnant. its ironic since I went from eating out all the time to cooking at home,and not particularly heavy dishes either,but its the goddamn pies and cookies and cup cakes and ice cream thats did me in . I just cant stop eating crap. Dont even drag a bag of chips in here,its gone in one sitting. The only reason it really bothers me is my clothes are getting tight as hell and I refuse to buy more.

by Anonymousreply 6707/31/2020

R67 try not to buy that stuff when you go grocery shopping. If it’s in your house already it’s too easy. If you really want a dessert you’re gonna have to make it yourself.

by Anonymousreply 6807/31/2020

[quote]now Ive got a gut hanging that looks like Im six months pregnant.

This what I hate the most. It all goes to my gut and man boobs which I hate.

Im not a big ice cream, cookie or candy person. I LOVE well prepared pastries, pies and breads, which is probably worse because often times they have the same amount of sugar or more but you do taste it as much.

by Anonymousreply 6907/31/2020

I'm up 8lbs and it's trending upwards. Help me Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 7007/31/2020

oh, Jesus is the trainer at my CLOSED gym.

by Anonymousreply 7107/31/2020

r67, it doesn't matter if you are cooking healthy foods, its the fact that we all cook so much and then go sit on the couch and watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon or Disney for 10 hours a day, snacking non stop.

by Anonymousreply 7207/31/2020

[quote]This what I hate the most. It all goes to my gut and man boobs which I hate.

Same with me. Gut and man boobs, 100% of the time. If I didn't work out and watch my diet, I'd probably have bigger tits than a lot of women.

by Anonymousreply 7307/31/2020

For me, it’s not the food, it’s more the lack of activity. And when it’s hot, I can’t abide moving. I fell off the keto wagon just a little bit during the lockdown when we were in the country. It wasn’t hot out and we have lots of hiking trails near the house.

No excuse, but it happened anyway. I’m trying to right the ship, now.

by Anonymousreply 7407/31/2020

The boys during the quarantine.

Superman needs help flying too.

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by Anonymousreply 7507/31/2020

I’ve lost 12. 1800 calories a day and 8/16 fasting.

by Anonymousreply 7607/31/2020

I find I fast much easier in the mornings by not eating anything until 2-3pm in the afternoon. Food just tastes better to me later in the day. Id kill a bitch if they stopped me from eating after 7pm or some shit like that.

by Anonymousreply 7707/31/2020

R77, me too.

by Anonymousreply 7807/31/2020

Eating at night is my problem too. I'm really good during the day, but there's just something about sitting at home at night that makes me want to eat, eat and eat some more. I hate it.

by Anonymousreply 7907/31/2020
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