Facing the ups of downs of weight loss and self
Friday, April 01, 2011
As I have said before I am a Stay at home Mom with lots of kids. Like many mothers with a limited income I have at times put my clothing needs last. If I am honest part of it might be out of desire to take good care of the kids. But lets face it buy clothes for cute kids is WAY more fun than trying to figure out what will look good when you are feeling fat. For me most days when I am shopping turn into fat days.
The clothes rarely fit how I think they will.
But, alas I AM becoming smaller. I am trying to stop wearing the baggy shirts and the stretchy pants that may be big enough for a small child to climb in with me. The clothing sizes are unpredictable and causing me stress.
I went to Walmart yesterday and saw some long racks of mark down clothes. The most expensive were $7. I found a few cute things. But as these were the left overs the selection was terrible. I left all the clothes that were the size I just grew out of at the store. That was hard to do. But, I don't need more clothes that are too bit.
I did find a shirt that fits and is cute enough. The pants won't work. I will decide tomorrow if I want to take them back or use them for motivation. They are close.
I guess I have to admit that even if the journey is slow I am on the journey. I am becoming healthier and smaller. One small choice for ME.
This last little bit I am learning that the number on the tag (like the number on the scale) is not that important.
I am also learning to accept the compliments from people. That is a whole struggle unto itself.
My friend and my son both told me I need a new Facebook picture.