As you guys know, I'm trying to get back in shape. I have no idea what I weigh, but I know that I don't fit into my beautiful skirts and cute outfits anymore and it bums me out.

I'm working on it. I'm not strictly dieting yet, but I'm getting more exercise and trying to be healthier. But I'm so discouraged. I'm going out for birthday drinks and am in one of my larger dresses, but I just don't look how I want to look. It's so easy to get discouraged, and I fear that I'll never look the way I want to look again. I've only been at this for like three or four weeks, and I'm still establishing habits in terms of the gym and stuff. But I'm feeling so discouraged and so unhappy.