I've put on a few pounds in the past year.
This is a good thing.
A year ago, after my illness, I was a real scrawny chicken. My butt had gone missing. My face was kind of pointed and weaselly. I've always been an ectomorph, but this was a step too far.
I worked diligently at gaining weight. I started eating an Mbar at snack time daily. These energy bars boast 380 calories per serving. (They're also delicious. I recommend Cherry Chocolate and Pineapple Coconut.)
I gained back all the weight I'd lost, and a few pounds more. I'm as well-padded as I've ever been, and despite the inconvenience of growing out of my pants, I'm happy about it. I'm definitely still thin, but no longer scrawny. People have been telling me that my face has filled out pleasantly. Also, my butt grew back.
I actually feel warmer. True fact: fat really does act as insulation! I'm much more comfortable with a little cushion against the cold.
Up until last week I was squeezing into my old pants, but I finally couldn't take it anymore. I ran out on Friday for an emergency larger-pants purchase. I bought 3 pairs at a store where I've never been able to buy pants before, because their smallest size was too big for me. Now it's just right.
The new pants are at the shop being hemmed. Until then I'm wearing only my pants that contain at least 3% Spandex. Thank heaven for a little give.