I am getting to a point in my weight loss that I LOVE shopping again. This is a blessing and a curse. For so long now I have had one pair of jeans...because they are the only ones that fit. And five of the same t-shirts...in different colors. One dress that hid my tummy a little bit more. I used to look for clothes that had to have a certain amount of stretch in them so they fit better. I wore lots of baggy sweatshirts. I wore my hair straight more often because I thought my face looked thinner. Freaked out if anything got put into the dryer for fear of it shrinking. All these little tricks that I thought hid my body. Who was I fooling besides myself?
Things are changing. I just got a package in the mail from some gift cards I received. A dress that was a size medium, a pair of Calvin Klein jean shorts, and another pair of bemuda shorts. I bought these all on line. The dress looks amazing. The Calvin Klein's fit!!! (I have always wanted Calvin Kleins but they are not made with a lot of stretch.) And the Bemuda shorts were HUGE on me.
I did a happy dance. Ok, I did a few happy dances. I can buy something sight unseen and it fits. I don't cry when I try on jeans anymore. Sure some of them still aren't the right style for me. And sure I'm a size up or a size down depending on the brand. But I'm not quietly ashamed of myself.
I needed a boost. Been feeling crappy because I can't train hard with my muscle pull (it is getting a little better) have had an ongoing headache all week, and Easter candy kicked the shit out of me. So the package from Macy's came at the perfect time!!
I could get into this.