This is my second pair of faux leather pants since the ones I got around the time of my wedding simply do not fit anymore. A few weeks back I took them out of the closet and although after much tugging and pulling they were able to close, they were RIDICULOUSLY UNCOMFORTABLE. And really didn’t look so great unless I threw on a big bulky sweater to cover the waistline. Needless to say, I’ve definitely gained a few pounds. Does anyone maintain their wedding weight anyway? Seems like a total impossibility if you ask me. I had a moment of beating myself up about it, wondering how I let this happen, and getting angry for allowing these few pounds to creep back up. But then I came to my senses and reminded myself that our bodies are ever-changing and go through ups and downs just like all else in our life. I remembered that I need to be kind to myself and forgiving. I remembered how crucial it is to accept and love who I am no matter what size that may be. And then after resolving that being a few pounds heavier won’t make or break anything in my life, I marched myself right back to H&M and bought a similar pair, one size larger!