I used to love to go clothes shopping. But that was many years ago when I was thin and I liked trying on clothes. Then I decided to let myself go and put on lots of pounds. When you’re only 5'4" it doesn’t take many pounds to become round, and most clothes really don’t look good on round. I know this from personal experience. I would go to the mall and see something that looked so nice on the rack, take it and try it on in the dressing room, quickly take it back off and return it to the rack. It was disheartening and I stopped shopping except when I absolutely had to have new clothes. The worst was when I had to move to the women’s sizes because the XL would no longer fit. Ugh.
Well, Monday was one of those days I was dreading. My blue jeans were worn so thin they were beginning to get holes in a few places. Time to get some new ones. I had put this off for a long time because I was determined I wasn’t going to buy anymore clothes until I lost some more weight. Anyway, off I went to Kohl’s where I could get in and out quickly. Like my last few trips, I headed to the women’s section and found a couple pair of jeans and started looking for shirts to go with them. Oh my gosh, I got so frustrated at the clothes in the women’s section. Who decided that elastic around the bottom of a plus size shirt is a good thing? All this does is accentuate how big my butt is! Arghhh.
Luckily, I did manage to find a couple shirts that, while not great, weren’t hideous. Then something amazing happened; I took them into the dressing room to try them on and they were TOO BIG! And the pants were too loose also!
WooHoo, I was able to put them back on the rack and find pants and shirts in the regular clothing section. My shirts are still XL, but that’s a big step for me. This was just the motivation I was needing right now.
Furthermore, since today is the first day of lent I’ve decided to give up soft drinks.
I love them so much, but I know they’re really bad for you. If I can give them up for the next forty days, then I can kick this habit.
Tommy had to go today to get his chemo pump removed. Since it is raining outside, he dropped me off at the mall so I could walk indoors while he went for his appointment. Afterwards we went to a local cafeteria and I had pinto beans, broccoli, a cup of fresh fruit and unsweetened tea (with a little Spenda).
Yep, I’m ready to finish what I started so I can feel healthier and enjoy my hikes more this spring.
I hope everyone has a great Valentine’s Day tomorrow.