Opinion: It Happened Again! I No Longer Fit in My (S) Clothes

Alejandro Betancourt
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“Our bodies change. Our minds change. Our hearts change.” — Emma Stone

Since I was a teenager, I have been the same size; there hasn’t been much change in that arena, and it isn’t much of an afterthought until now.

I always heard people say to me, “You are so lucky!” “You eat everything!” “Gosh, I wish I had your metabolism.”

And it’s not like I didn’t take care of myself; I did. But I’ve never been the kind of person who is always on a diet or counting calories and exercising.

In the past year and a half, I have gained 25 pounds. It all seems to be in my belly. And while I refuse to buy into the whole “Pinterest” idea of workout routines and extreme dieting fads, I need to figure out what I want to do about it.

I know what is going on; I’ve increased my sugar consumption in the past two years. I no longer have the daily cocktails I started to drink when we were in total lockdown, but Krispy Kreme and Haagen Daz have replaced that.

For most of the last couple of years, I have been living in my beach home, where I could wear swim shorts, and the few extra pounds weren’t even a problem.

But the other day, I tried to wear one of my favorite suits, and the pants didn’t fit. I could barely get them buttoned. That was a wake-up call for me.

I don’t want to give up my carbs and sugars, but I need to find a way to eat them in moderation and add some form of exercise into my daily routine.

Of course, there’s the reality of me not being a teenager anymore, but that’s no excuse for me to continue to pack on the pounds.

I need to figure out a way to get my metabolism going again and slim down some of this excess weight. I’m at the point where I have to decide if (M) clothes are worth buying and give up or get back on track.

Despite this challenge, I refuse to give up on myself or my health.

To get my metabolism going again and start shedding some of these extra pounds, I know that I need to change my diet and incorporate regular exercise into my routine.

A couple of years ago, I followed a diet for the first time. I read a book on the Keto Diet, and it made sense. I will try that again! Let’s see how it goes.

So this week, I’m starting on a journey to get back into shape. It won’t be easy — but as they say: no pain, no gain! Wish me luck as I embark on the challenge and try to fit back into all those (S) clothes.

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