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Being nice to myself, continued


Monday, November 11, 2013

This weekend, I bought shirts. I know, not exactly earth-shattering news, but it's not something I normally do. I tend to acquire new clothes haphazardly, at a thrift store, or at some massive clearance sale. They tend to be plain, scoop-neck or v-neck t-shirts, usually in bright colors, but really kind of boring. I have been wearing the same bunch of scoop-neck T-shirts for more than a year, and they are getting old and sad and worn-out.

Lately I have been feeling embarrassed when I am trying to get ready to go somewhere and I realize that I have nothing decent or flattering to wear. I end up putting on something I don't like and I feel like crap about how I look. I've known for awhile that I needed to go shopping, but two things were stopping me: first, I have a really hard time spending money on myself; second, trying on clothes is usually an unpleasant experience that makes me feel even worse about myself than I did before. However, this weekend, I got brave and went shopping, and actually bought FIVE new shirts! Only one of the five was a t-shirt. I bought them all on clearance (baby steps, people), but they are all pretty, flattering, and in different styles than I usually wear. It feels good to know that there is something in my closet that I will actually want to put on tomorrow morning when I head to work!
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BIGPAWSUP 11/14/2013 10:28PM

    Awesome - congrats!

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CAPECODBABE 11/11/2013 8:05PM

    emoticon Are you going to post pictures???

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KAB7801 11/11/2013 7:51PM

    That is such a good feeling, sounds like me!

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NILLAPEPSI 11/11/2013 5:02PM

    emoticon You go girl!!! emoticon

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JACKIE542 11/11/2013 3:52PM

    Glad you got some new clothes, you deserve them, we need to do things to feel happy. emoticon

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EVRLNGFOO 11/11/2013 3:34PM

    WOO HOO! way to go! i have the same problem. i really need to get out and buy some new clothes. but i hate buying plus size. it's so depressing. i'm going to work up the nerve, follow your lead and buy something flattering.

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KIWIANN 11/11/2013 3:24PM

    Good for you!! Smile big when you put them on and you will look even better! emoticon emoticon

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JUST_BRENDA 11/11/2013 3:21PM

    Great job at shopping! I know it's not in my nature either, but it good to have clothes we like and we feel awesome wearing... it helps with the mental/emotional which helps in the diet/exercise.


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LOOD1962 11/11/2013 2:34PM

    Sounds just like me! emoticon

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