It wasn’t until after I saw pictures of myself at my best friend’s wedding back in January of 2018 that I began to dig deep into finding the answers to all of these questions.
He asked me to be a groomsman at his wedding in September of 2017 and soon after he told me what he wanted all of the groomsmen to wear. A white oxford shirt, a bow tie of his choosing, and some gray slacks with suspenders. I already had a white oxford that I had bought from H&M years before, so I figured I would wear that instead of buying a new one. It fit me perfectly when he asked me to be a part of his wedding...
But by the time his wedding rolled around, I had gained so much weight that the same white oxford barely fit me anymore! In just four short months, I had managed to truly let myself go. I was disgusted when I saw the pictures of myself.
Sure, I could have blamed it on college finals. After all, finals week for a chemical engineering student at the University of Maryland was no time to joke around or waste time exercising.
But I chose to take responsibility for my actions.
I had gained tons of weight because I wasn’t prioritizing my fitness or nutrition, nor did I inherently know what I was doing when I did prioritize it! After the wedding, I decided to take better care of myself.