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The clothes make the wo(man)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I don't know about you, but I can go from feelng thin to feeling fat in just about a second. I have loose jeans & tight jeans. Because sometimes you need to be comfortable (like after running 13.1 miles) & sometimes you need a little reminder to make better choices.

Typically I'll wear something tight to go out in -- not to show off my bod (well, not completely), but to give me incentive to make good choices.

I even have thinner & thicker underwear -- c'mon, you know it's true! -- and I will often choose a thicker pair to make sure my jeans fit a bit snugger -- which makes me think I'm heavier than I am & can again lead to better choices.

It's really tempting to dress in sloppy clothing to "hide" ourselves, but we fool no one and only remind ourselves what "losers" (in a bad way) we are. But when you look good you feel confident & confidence, not weight, is what makes us attractive.

Yes, it's hard to find flattering clothes when we're overweight -- but it's not impossible. You are worth the extra effort.

I thought about this today because I woke up feeling thin. Unfortunately I also woke up very hungry. I had to totally rearrange my eating plan today because while my plan sounded really good on paper, I knew it would be no match for my hunger level today. The day before WI, naturally.

I made a new plan which I think will work well for me & then I pulled on my thicker undies & tighter jeans. Suddenly I didn't feel so thin anymore. But that's ok, because if I stick to my plan, I'm hopeful about tomorrow's WI.

Right now it's just a not-very-attractive fleece turtleneck & jeans, but after I walk the dogs & take simba to the vet I'll change into something that makes me feel good about myself. Don't forget to dress for the life you want today -- not necessarily the one you have.
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    Oh so true
    about the clothes and about dressing ourselves for now.
    2002 days ago
    Clothing comes in only two sizes: fits and doesn't fit. We all look best in clothing that fits.
    2003 days ago
    They certainly do :-)
    Of course HUNGRY day is right before WI...why wouldn't it be ;-) I'm optimistic for your WI, though.
    I hope the vet appointment goes well.

    2003 days ago
    emoticon Absolutely True - If you Like Yourself, you WILL Dress well, no matter how far you have to go to find Nice Clothes. And, don't forget the Fat Socks! They are right up there with the Fat Undies!!!
    emoticon And Smiles are One Size Fits All so no one has an excuse not to wear one!!
    2003 days ago
    I love the way you tell it like it is...we all can agree, either openly or in secret but you are sooooo right. The way you dress is a reflection on how you feel about yourself. And remember, you are never fully dressed without a smile.
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    2003 days ago
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