- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Since getting married five months ago, I’ve put on 5kg (11 pounds) onto my 5’3″ frame, reaching 79kg and nothing fits me anymore except my wedding band.
Since getting married, I’ve exercised less, developed bad eating habits and drank more. I’ve gradually gained about 5kg per year since I met my husband in and I haven’t been able to wear jeans since 2007, but it wasn’t until last night when I was heading out for dinner with my friends and I had to turn back and change out of the dress I bought just a few months ago because I could hardly breathe. I was mortified, especially when I saw a slab of side fat (not the same as back fat) in the mirror.
I’m obviously unhappy about my weight and I KNOW what I have to do. It’s really quite simple. Eat well and exercise more. I walk every day and I realise that my biggest downfall is my diet. I’m trying to improve but it is slow going. What I’m after here today is a bit of a ‘quick fix’ more than anything. I want to re-do my wardrobe so that i can wear things that make me look good and feel good.
At dinner last night, I wore a skirt that I wear to work twice a week and a loose top with sandals. My friends all wore really nice dresses with heels and matching clutches with hair and makeup done nicely. I’ve never really been fashion concious by any means, but I try my best. I’m the sort of person who has to try on 30 items before I find one that compliments my figure. Shopping can often be a miserable experience for me.
This Christmas, I’ve asked my DH if I can spend $700 of our money to re-do my wardrobe. i want to find things that fit me and make me feel good. I would like to ask you lovely bees if you can recommend some good staple items for my wardrobe that would make me look and feel good. Even perhaps a haircut / colour I should try. I don’t normally wear makeup on a daily basis, perhaps a little foundation when I need it and mascara here and there.
My friends are all very fashion concious and last night we spent a good portion of the conversation talking about fashion things…. I had nothing to contribute. They were talking about stores I’ve never been to ‘that sold really nice clutches’… I don’t own a clutch, not one. All my money goes into our house saving account and I very rarely buy anything throughout the year.
Please help a fellow bee out.
Here is me at our reception – I’ve put on about 5kgs since here, all on my stomach, butt and thighs. I am somewhere between an apple and a pear shape, 27 years old and work in an office as an Executive Assistant.
THANK YOU for any advice, I’ll take whatever i can get 🙂
Cher’s main thrill in life is a makeover, it gives her a sense of control in a world full of chaos