Hey ladies. I haven't been on the Nest yet, but I loved the Knot when I was getting married. I have kind of an embarrassing story to share, but I just need to get it out there so maybe someone can help me, haha!
Yesterday was our 1 year anniversary. We had a great time together, and really enjoyed it. BUT part of our anniversary celebration was watching our wedding picture slide show. I knew I wasn't the same size as I was then, but looking at those pictures made me realize just how much weight I've gained since the wedding. I was thin and in shape and had a flat tummy. I had been avoiding the scale, but after watching that I had to know. I weigh 173 (that's a gain of 50 pounds)! In a year! Looking at those pictures of me was a huge wakeup call. I look completely different now. My squishy belly rolls over my pants and my thighs are huge. My face is round and fat too I know this might sound weird, but I feel suddenly embarrassed for people to see me. I'm sure everyone has noticed by now, but looking at those pics made me realize how much chubbier I look.
My mom has made a few comments to me about my weight, but I didn't really pay much attention. Just saying I should think about a 1-piece when we were at the pool, and when I kept needing to stop because I was tired or my thighs were chafing when our family plays sports (we play a lot of soccer, pickup basketball, etc.) she said I never used to have a problem. Come to think of it, I was asked by a few of my coworkers if I was pregnant too! I assumed they just thought that since I was newly married and were being nosy. All that was probably people noticing my weight gain, and I had no clue I had gotten so big! Mortifying.
I don't need advice on how to lose the weight. I know what to do. But has anyone else ever been in complete shock about their weight gain? Any advice on how to feel ok about seeing people and going out knowing how I look?!