I’ve put on weight. Big surprise as I’m sure you can see that in the pictures I post. But I’ve put on some significant weight. What is hilarious, is I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time. And by happy I mean HAPPY. Not happy that I show the world, but I wake up happy and go to bed happy. Blessed that I’ve been able to experience another day with my family and friends.
So when I started this blog, I wasn’t happy. My marriage was in a shambles. I hated my job. My friends were only only friends when it was convenient for them. But now… now… the problems hubby and I experienced last year… made us a stronger unit. And my kids are liking the changes I made in myself along my journey. I’m not saying I was a crappy mom. I just wasn’t the mom I wanted to be. But all that has changed now…
To give you a list of everything in my life that has changed would take forever but here is what I am going to do… Starting tomorrow (yeah… today is shot) I’m going to begin Weight Watchers again and start working out. Because before I was a size 16 (sometimes an 18) and to be honest… the 20s I’m rocking lately are making me miss my smaller clothing. So if I need to lose weight to wear my clothes… I will be a selfish dieter… because it needs to be done. But during this time of larger me… I’ve loved myself regardless of how much stomach I’m carrying, and how tight my jeans have gotten. Which in itself has shown how much I have grown in the past year. Don’t get me wrong, my life is not all rainbows and unicorns… but when the tough stuff hits. I am prayed up and faithful and believe that goodness will follow the storm. I wanted to say this on my blog because I know there are many of us that gain weight and we determine our beauty based on what we can fit into… don’t do that. You are beautiful regardless of the number read on the scale. I am losing weight for me. But you have to do what makes you happy. Don’t do it because you are trying to live up to someone else’s expectation of what beauty is…
Okay… I’m off my soapbox… Now onto the fashion. Do you gain or lose weight when you’re happy? Will me going on a diet make me a bad blogger in your opinion? How do you feel about so many bloggers losing weight lately? Hasta la proxima ~besitos~
What I Wore While Being HAPPY:
Dress (worn as skirt): Pure Enery (Target)
Denim Vest: Ashley Stewart
Earrings: Burlington Coat Factory
Ring: Charming Charlie
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes (X-Appeal)
This is the picture hubby takes without me knowing… I knew he was laughing for a reason… now I know why… no clue why I made that face LMAO!!!