At the beginning of 2017 I went to David’s Bridal. I was in search of a dress to wear as Maid of Honor in my sorority sister’s wedding. Another mutual college friend joined me to take photos and send them real time to the bride. As I was scrolling through the pictures later, one in particular caught my eye. It had been taken from the back and was a strapless dress. My skin was quite literally spilling out the sides of the top of the dress. I immediately weighed myself (Yes, I had been avoiding the scale) and sure enough I was up 10 pounds. No, I was, and am not fat, but I was definitely sloppy. An additional 10 pounds is a lot on my short girl frame. I had not been consistent with my workouts stemming from the busy season at work, six weeks of bronchitis and of course, delicious holiday food over-eating. (We’re all human!) I decided right then and there something had to change and FAST!