Thursday, June 03, 2010
Warning: PMS Rant
It's official. Today I reached a milestone: I've now lost 25 pounds since I joined SP. So why am I not ecstatic?
I have been exercising a lot. I could use some new exercise clothes (especially sports bras) but have been waiting until I lost some weight because, when I got outfitted in February, I could not fit in any of the women's clothes in my neighborhood sporting goods store and had to buy XL men's shirts. How sad. Well, this morning when I passed the 25-lb threshold I thought it might be a good time to revisit the store because, as I said, I'm in need of some exercise clothes.
What a mistake! The stupid store barely carries XL tops for women and the few I could find among the racks and racks of adorable, colorful, and feminine clothes were black. Yawn. Oh, wait! But fat girls LIKE black because it makes them look THINNER! Therefore, the store is doing us fat girls a FAVOR! What do they have against larger women? Can't a fat girl wear cute clothes? Apparently not. So I go to a changing room with XL black shorts and XL black sports bra along with a few cute pink items that I HOPED might fit. But, no. Black it is. On top of that, trying to squeeze into the cute pink items and seeing myself all lumpy and jiggly was just too much. I feel like I've come a long way, but I have SO far to go and I still can't walk into a store and find cute and feminine items in my size.
I was so irritated. So I asked the sales guy, "What's up with the lack of larger women's clothes?" He tells me he doesn't understand it either. Apparently, I'm the second woman in a week to ask him the same question. He told me that for each item, the store gets a ratio of something like 3 S, 4 M, 4 L, and 1 XL. ONE! Should I stake out the store on delivery day? Give me a break! The funny part is the sales guy actually said that I'm "not obese or anything" so I should be able to find clothes that fit. Actually, technically, I am obese, but I agree with your point Mr. Sales Man.
What will I wear to exercise in tomorrow? Oh, yes. Black shorts, black sports bra, and a men's XL shirt. Bleh.