I retired two years ago and since that time I have gained approximately 35 pounds. I have gone from a very comfortable size 6 to a very uncomfortable size 14. When I was slim I had many clothes/ outfits to choose from because, let's face it, shopping at a size 6 is way more fun than looking in that mirror at 145 pounds. I weighed, at my lowest, 107 pounds. I had been heavy before but managed to keep it off for over 8 years.
You know when you lose weight, even a small amount, people say something to you, not so when you gain, but I know what they are thinking, just not saying at least until I'm out of earshot.
What happened? Who knows. The last two years have been nothing but a series of health problems.
I now have three pair of pants that fit. It was so disheartening to take out all of my 'summer clothes' only to find that none of them fit. I have a real body image problem. Not going out much any more and avoiding people I would like to see.
This is kind of depressing so I guess I should stop and think of what I'm going to do about this.