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Who is That Woman In The Mirror?

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Let me start out by saying"I hate stores dressing room mirrors". For years I have been avoiding them. I have my routine, I walk in take my time (reject all help from the sales representative) and carefully pick the garments I want. I get up to the register and ask can I return these? I know a lot of us can relate to avoiding the mirrors in the dressing room. Well yesterday i came face to face with one of my biggest fear. I am spending the weekend with my friend and we love to shop , so i decided to purchase some new spring clothes. We went in the store and I picked out some nice clothes. I watched her as she picked out her size 10 dress on her 5ft 8 in frame and went into the dressing room coming out to model each garment she tried on. When she was finish i heard the words i had been avoiding for years. Ang it's your turn to go into the dressing room and try your clothes on. I broke out into a sweat and politely said that's ok., I know they will fit. But my friend thought that was total nonsense and took the garments and placed them in the room. I followed her like a scolded child fearing what I might see in the mirror. I closed the door behind her and proceeded to undress and try on my first garment, I slowly pulled my head up and looked at the reflection in the mirror. I was shock at first and horrified at what I saw. Yes! I have mirrors at home, but they are different, the lighting and the angle of the mirrors placed in the home reflects a complete different image. Now we all know the dressing room mirrors shows every lumps and bumps it can fine, it shows no mercy. I stood for what I thought was a second and stared at the unrecognized woman in the mirror. It must of been more than a minute because, I heard her say let me see, what's taking you so long. I held my head high and opened the door in my new size 22 jean (down from 24W )and walked around with pride. I heard her say you look so good in those jeans, they fit you well. I went back in the room and looked at the woman in the Mirror and she smiled. I realized facing my dressing room mirror shows I am ready for the next step. I am looking forward to the next time I go clothes shopping to face the woman in the mirror and my question will be "Where is that Woman in the Mirror"? emoticon
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    I love this blog! You got this!
    641 days ago
    i realy enjoyed reading youre blog we all have the same feelings and fears well done for going down a size it gives you such a good feeling when that happens doesnt it good look with youre journey i know you will get there
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    3204 days ago
  • ROSEHIP:-)
    Down a jean size that is so great. You have every reason to be proud of yourself.

    I finally started looking at myself in the bathroom mirror, oh maybe 40 pounds ago. I found my cheek bones again and my jaw bones are starting to come around again.

    I remember the last time I took off weight, but I was not this heavy back then. My mom made the comment, you have a neck again.

    Let us both start looking at that woman in the mirror more often and be proud of her.
    3293 days ago
  • TOMSK916
    Your friend is a very good friend indeed to show you the woman in the mirror, who is making progress, and is feeling good about herself. I hate those dressing room mirrors, but now maybe I can take your words with myself and be able to go into the dressing rooms to try clothes on. Thanks! emoticon
    3352 days ago
  • MARILYN150
    That woman in the mirror is a beautiful woman who is taking steps to be healthier in every way and enjoying the changes that are happening to her shape. I recently went to a 22 (from a 26) and I don't care what the mirror says, I'm making progress and I feel HOT in my smaller jeans! Love that woman in the mirror, she's amazing!
    3363 days ago
    I can so identify with what you say.I tend to wonder if those mirrors actually show the real thing,or if they make us look so bad.I mean no other mirror has made me look this terrible.I hate the person that I see in those mirrors,I'd really love to know which set of mirrors is right.
    3364 days ago
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