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It's smoke! It's mirrors! It's Spanx!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I had no clue I was getting fat again. Well, no, I KNEW I was gaining a few pounds when my inventory of Spanx increased from two pair of control top undies to a spandex wardrobe of tanks, body shapers and bras. It wasn't until my jawline got soft and I got cellulite on my upper arm, did I realize that I was disillusioned.

The beauty of Spanx and other control garments is that they are a master at compressing loose skin. That is why I initially bout them. I was loosing weight pretty rapidly and my stomach was like a soggy rag. I needed to get that under control, and it really did help. The problem with it is that if you wear it enough, you ignore what is really going on with your physique. I BELIEVED that my body WAS the way it looked in the mirror. And as soon as I took of my control top it was like popping open a can of Pillsbury Grand Biscuits!

Now I realize that all that compression wear just allowed me to eat without repercussions. It led me to believe that my body was something it is not. Will I stop wearing it? No. I am wearing it now, but I took it off long enough to realize I needed to snap to it!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
READY4CHANGE81 4/18/2014 8:49PM

    OHhhh can a girl relate!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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ALLIEALLIE2 4/17/2014 5:28PM

    LOL you are too funny girl! But I hear you 100% on the spanks issue I wear them daily too because of the pillsbury effect but they do sort of become a "crutch" until you want to wear something that a spanks can't be worn with dun, dun, dun....ahhh story of my life. emoticon

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MAINEALI 4/17/2014 4:14PM

    Your blog post title was so funny, I just had to read the post!


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SUGAR0814 4/16/2014 10:29PM

    OMG! LMBO You have me ROTFL!! emoticon Leave those Spanx alone! We have a love hate relationship. Love the way they make me look, but hate trying to get into them! It's a workout! I end up breaking a sweat. Then, don't have to go to the restroom AFTER you fought to get them on! LOL I just let my "biscuits" giggle. LOL

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STEPH-KNEE 4/16/2014 8:05PM

    LOL, I love what you said here! I have been buying compression shorts because of the loose skin as you mentioned. My stomach is awful and if I'm wearing jeans they prop up the droopy stomach but if not, I need the extra support. The funny part is, I think I actually look worse wearing them, because the funny stomach that is above the belly button just hangs there. So in a way maybe it's good, because I don't look skinny or shapely because of it, and it reminds me I still have work to do. I think my tummy tuck year is going to be the beginning of 2016, assuming I can get to goal and maintain about a year. That is just because I want to prove to myself I can do it.

Anyways, I am rambling, that is because I missed you LOL! I was so excited to see a comment from you and see you were back. The busted biscuits will be no more soon enough and you will be back to where your spanx is only holding up loose skin, and nothing more. :)

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SUSIEMT 4/16/2014 2:39PM

    So glad you saw the light! It happens to us all from time to time! Welcome back girl!

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