Tongue-in-cheek title. Not really, I’m actually here to talk about my weight. It’s always been a struggle for me. But really, isn’t it for the majority of people.
I remember reading a quote once that said, “I wish I was as thin as I was when I thought I was fat” and it’s so true. Back in college, I was a lot thinner. Even from high school, I didn’t gain the “freshman 15,” I lost it. Mostly due to ROTC and having to work out constantly in order to be in shape.
Here I am, my senior year of college.
I chose this picture because it shows just how skinny my face used to be. Down right adorable.
And a full length body shot.
So, then life started up. I was a grown up, living on my own and slowly, despite all that wonderful Army PT, I gained more and more weight. Then I got pregnant. And then I gained a lot of weight. More than I should have.
Then the Army gave me 180 days from Piglet’s birthday to lose the weight and get back into fighting force. Never mind that it took 40 weeks to gain it all. But that’s another issue. Luckily(?) for me, I didn’t have 180 days left on active duty so I tried to lose some weight but I didn’t work too hard.
Then, I was done with work. It was just Piglet and me, Hubster was deployed. And I was unhappy. I needed to change my body for real because just getting dressed upset me. I just wandered around in pj pants and the Hubster’s shirts that should have been too big but they fit perfectly. No bueno.
So, I’ve been hitting it hard lately and I lost 20 pounds between May and November of last year. I still want to lose some more weight but I’m happier.
The problem now is that I have no idea how to get dressed. I am tired of wearing just jeans and tops from Old Navy. No disrespect to Old Navy but I feel like I dress like a 16 year old.
So, what is in fashion? What clothes are in? Pinterest is helping me but I cannot afford half the outfits I find.
Aye! Sometimes I think it was easier on Active Duty when I could wear a uniform everyday.