Early in the new year Ali joined a gym with the hope of losing a bit of weight. I was supportive, as it was good for her health. Unlike dieting it did not make her miserable. She had kept her hair around the same length, but had let it grow out a bit. She seemed to like it being short and easy, but was always self-conscious of it being too short and boyish. I preferred it when it was neater, but she was more comfortable with a bit more length to make it look more girly.
As Ali was not very confident about her looks, she seemed worried all the time about being seen as different. She was concerned that short hair would make her look like a guy. This was far from true, as she had a very feminine body and face. Having a bit of extra weight made her look even more feminine in my opinion. She still never seemed to be content with her appearance. I wanted to change this, but could not. Instead, I focused on letting her know how much I adored her.
Around the same time, she started to buy new clothes that actually fit her. As she was getting rid of her old clothes, it was a bit of a recognition that she knew she was never going back to being 130 lbs or even 160 lbs for that matter. I was happy that she was accepting who she was and who she would be in the future.
By the end of the winter, Ali cancelled her gym membership as she was not using it and wanted to save the money. She decided that she would start walking to get a bit of exercise. I was good either way and was not surprised when she made that decision. I do not think it made much of a difference with her weight.
She was busy at work and seemed to be doing well there. She took work very seriously and still tried to look good for work every day. She was now keeping her hair a bit longer in sort of a longer pixie style, so she was spending a bit more time in the bathroom getting ready every morning. It was still way less time than when her hair was long. She always tried to look neat and professional for work. I think she was a good worker and valued by her company.
We had a trip planned in May to celebrate our one year anniversary. We were driving down the gulf coast near Pensacola and renting a condo with the friends from Alabama who we met on our honeymoon. We were excited to get away and to see our friends. My wife even got a two piece bathing suit for the trip, which excited me.
Our trip to the gulf was great. Having so much time together was fun and relaxing. It was our first trip since the honeymoon and we needed it. We rented a condo with our friends right on the gulf. Our friends only lived a few hours away, so they knew the area and had been there before.
I was surprised to see our friends and how they had changed over the past year. He had gotten heavier and now had a beard. She looked entirely different. She must have gained around 25 lbs and was looking pretty round. The look was cute on her. When I hugged her I could barely get my arms around her. Her hair was also very different. She had a wedge/bowl sort of cut that was thick and a blunt cut on top with a weight line well above her ears. She had thick hair so it suited her. Her hair below the weight line was evenly clipped very short. It looked like it was recently done and her scalp was showing. It also showed sort of rolls on her neck which I found attractive.
My wife loved how she looked and was super supportive of her short hair. Her friend explained that she got the confidence to chop her hair after seeing my wife’s cut last year. That made her feel so good. I asked her husband after if he was okay with her look and I learned that he was a big fan He liked her big and said in bed, the bigger, the better. He also did not mind her hair and commented that he liked his wife looking like a married women. I had not thought of short hair that way before, but understood what he meant. He told me that with the cut she has now, he clips her hair on a regular basis and she only goes to her hairdresser every couple months. Like us, they were happy to save a bit of money.
I felt good knowing that other couples were similar to us. They had a very strong attraction to each other, as we learned by sharing a place with them for a week. There were times when they kept us up at night. It was great seeing my wife in a bikini on the trip and having the confidence to be on a beach with her belly showing. Of course, on that beach there were many women who were bigger than she was. She also must have gainer a few pounds that week alone. She was constantly eating and drinking. Her friend was a beer drinker, so she drank with her quite a bit.
After a week, we were sad to go home and were already talking about doing the same thing next year.