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  1. Melina Elisa says

    omg, Laura! This spoke to me so much. I’ve been dating J for almost 2 years now, and before we met I was the fittest I’d ever been. I loved how I looked. Then slowly but surely, I started gaining weight. While I’m not the heaviest I’ve ever been, I’m also currently not very happy with my weight. I have started working out again, and eating less junk food and sweets. It’s like you said, you take on some of your partner’s behaviors. My bf has always someone who had heavy dinners and then had a midnight snack. While before dating, I’ve been having heavier lunches, and lighter dinners. And while I occasionally had a snack, it was a lot less occasionally. Add in the fact that I was working out 3-4 times a week, and there you go! Now I’m lucky if I get 1-2 workouts in a week. I’ve become more comfortable, and am able to tell him let me just get this workout in really quick, and don’t feel bad about it. And I am absolutely not trying to lose weight and get healthier because I’m not happy in my relationship. I’m just doing it for me xx

    Melina |

    • LauraJ says

      Our stories are very similar. In the beginning, so much of your time is spent together and I feel there is a pressure to present this easy-going lifestyle where you don’t come across as too preoccupied with diet and exercise.

      I’m now in a much better routine and we’ve cut right back on weekend bingeing and eating junk just because we’re together. xxx

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