Saturday, February 14, 2009
Are you hanging on to clothes that you once fit into? Maybe from before you married? Maybe from before the babies? Maybe from when you perceived yourself "in your prime?" I advise you to do some cleaning out. I hope that everyone reading this blog will consider weeding out these old relics.
Some of us have "skinny" clothes we may never have worn! We may have bought these items in a misguided attempt to motivate ourselves to slim down to fit into these things. Why should we wait until we are perfect (this day will never come) before we wear nice-looking and fitting clothes!
Some of us are possibly wearing clothes right now that are really tight, uncomfortable, and unattractive because we don't want to invest in clothes while we aren't at our ideal weight points. I advise everyone who doesn't feel confident and attractive in the outfits she wears while greeting the world to go on a shopping spree! We need to look and feel our best at any weight. Even though we may not be at our goal weights at present; even if we are working mightily to get to our goal weights, we are alive right now and need to look and feel great RIGHT NOW!
I gained a lot of weight when I became a mother. I didn't really have nice things or the money to buy them at that point in life. I really didn't feel pretty schlepping around in old maternity clothes and things that were too tight. Gradually, I realized I needed to take my life off hold and go ahead and get some well-fitting things. I was and am not at my ideal size, but I want to look and feel nice even though I'm over 200 pounds heavy. Even though I'm not perfect now, I still want to enjoy myself at this size.
If you are a person clinging to old clothes--give them away! Bless someone with your generosity! When you do get to that smaller size, you'll want more up-to-date things anyway! If you are someone wearing unflattering clothes until you lose weight, shop and get yourself an outfit or two that really fits--you'll feel great right now instead of waiting to feel great at some unspecified date. I know times are tough and clothes are a serious investment, but in my opinion, we should NOT be wearing clothes that don't make us feel pretty!
Sorry this blog is so long, it's just something I feel really strongly about! Check out my favorites for a great article from Spark on this subject.