Like InSearch, my weight gain was fairly recent...after giving birth to my boys, and having to stay home all day, 7 days a week with them. I became a hermit, depressed and stopped caring about myself and my appearance. Then one day I saw a picture of myself taken at my SIL's Christmas party...that was my wake up call to lose weight.
My weight loss has been on and off so many times that I sometimes still see this 'fat girl' in the picture. I know one day she'll fade away, but I don't think it will be any day soon.