MUFFIY831
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints 94,003
SparkPoints
 

Memory Lane

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Yesterday, I shared that I'm officially (by 0.2 pounds, but whatever) the smallest I've ever been. I was trying to think back to when I might have been this size growing up and my best guess is somewhere around 5th grade. That seems crazy, doesn't it?

I was always a chubby kid and just got bigger and bigger over the years, but there are a few points that stick out where I remember specific outfits. (For reference, I'm currently wearing a pretty solid 12 petite.)

Age 11. I wore a size 12 dress to my sister's wedding. I remember my grandmother making a comment about the dress looking nice and my mom saying it was a size 12 from the women's department because I'd 'outgrown' kids clothes. Which was really just a euphemism for being too fat for kids clothes. I remember being proud that I got to shop with the grown-ups.

Age 13. I wore a size 14 dress to my 8th grade dance. It was this utterly ridiculous poofy sleeved purple ruffled thing that I probably should have been completely embarrassed by, but at the time I thought it was the prettiest, coolest dress EVERRRRR. I remember the sales lady saying "you're a size 14 and you're 13 years old? You're gonna be a big girl!" At the time I really don't recall having body issues, but I remember that lady's comment stinging. It looked something like this:



Age 21. I wore a size 20 dress to a college ball. I *hated* dress shopping for that event. Everything I tried on was too small, or made for an 80 year old. I settled on the most boring dress in the world because it fit and it didn't look like it was for an old lady. Then I insisted on wearing a wrap around my arms to hide them. Body issues = out of control by then.

Age 23. My friend had asked me to join a gym with her and part of me knew I needed to do it, but part of me didn't want to because I was afraid people would stare at fat little me. Insecurities ran amok. I went shopping for new jeans, and the size 20WP was too small. I needed the 22. For some reason, 22 was my breaking point. (Why not earlier is beyond me.) I burst into tears in the fitting room, but bought the pants anyway because I needed them, and then immediately called my friend and said "let's do this." I'd say the rest is history, but, well, it's 15 years later and I'm still a work in progress. :)

I think it would be fascinating to go back in time and try on these dresses again. Especially the purple ruffly one because in hindsight that dress was hilarious.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • PUCCASHELL
    Congrats on your success.!!
    424 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
 

More Blogs by MUFFIY831