I had an epiphany yesterday. I have been hiding myself from the world. I realized that I allowed the Ex to keep me down, which I knew to an extent, but didn't realize how deep it really was. I allowed him to "put me in a corner" and that is unacceptable. Afterall, "nobody puts Baby in a corner."
I realized all the weight gain, lack of energy, reluctance to go do anything, and crappy clothing choices were because he either made comments or ignored me. So, I ate more to gain weight and downplayed my looks, subconsciously thinking that if I made myself more invisible, it would justify these actions on his part.
Well, no more of that. I got rid of all the granny clothes; I'm comfortable in my looks and carriage. No longer will I be the wallflower I found myself to be in recent years. That's right, the Bitch is back and I take no prisoners.