I'm in the same boat. Gaining weight rapidly, started after my accident and I can't get it to stop! I also don't want to ride Rick because I feel too big for him. I feel for you!!! How old are you? I'm 32 and it's already getting harder.
Stress, pain, late work nights, and not exercising correctly is packing the pounds on me. I lost 15 lbs. This summer and was feeling great but now it's back on plus some... Happy weight could be the cause! Most women will struggle when they get on the typical schedule of eating/being with a man. Add in snuggle time and watching movies, and you get POUNDS! Happens all the time.
DH has been trying to get me the Insanity workout off Ebay. (Have you looked at that?) I WILL do it but refuse to pay over $150 especially right before Christmas. My cousin did it and she had to stop because she was losing too much weight! I've been using the elliptical but hate it, the movement hurts my neck and shoulder. Yoga is the only thing keeping me from looking like a hippo! It keeps me feeling good and limber and strong, but it's packing on muscle.
So the only way for me is to eat lots of lettuce and celery with something yummy like grilled shrimp or chicken and a bit of olive oil. I eat eggs and tomatoes for breakfast, limit my salt intake (watch it and you will lose quite a few pounds from swelling, the food you are eating is loaded with it). I have to eat carbs or go crazy, so look at Sam's and check out their pita crackers, buy bulk fruit and veggies. I eat those more if I know they will go to waste.
Hang in there!
I'm miserable too and only fit in one pair of jeans and a few flowy hippy pants. NOT GOOD! I'm also going to freeze until I lose some of this weight, CAN'T ZIP MY COAT! Need to get moving...