Thursday, May 30, 2013
I wasn't going to do it. I wasn't going to say anything about the little black skirt I tried on the other day while just nosing around one of the stores. I found this cute little skirt in block colors of black and white, with a blouse to match with a peplum hemline that was just adorable. The best part was that when I tried it on, it fit. I was pretty excited, but because I am also pretty critical of myself in the mirror image, I talked me out of it. I walked away.
My husband has been on a fishing trip to Canada with several other guys, so I am journaling my days for him. I told him about the skirt and blouse outfit and that I walked away from it, because of my knees. He knows how I feel about my knees. Perception is everything and how I perceived myself in the mirror looked good until I got to my knees. Now, if he were here, and had he been with me, he would have said he liked the outfit. He is, to my delight, my greatest support system for this journey of weight loss for me. He celebrates every pound lost with me and understands when things plateau. He encourages me in every way possible.
So, with that in mind, I gave that little black skirt and blouse a second chance today and tried them on once again. I looked at myself in the mirror and stopped before I got to my knees. My perception today stopped when I saw the smile on my face. My knees are 65 years old and can't really help the way they look, so why should I pass up this cute little outfit because of my knees. Silly me!
This is the outfit I bought today. I am within 10 pounds of my goal, so I'm thinking it will fit just fine, even after I reach goal! I have always wanted a little black skirt and this one fits the bill! Even better, it fits me!