I referred to myself today as still being in the “fat girl” mindset. Even though I see this newly emerging woman in the mirror, I still have the mentality of the fat girl I used to be. I put on a T-shirt this morning and questioned if it was too form fitting. After turning around in the mirror a few times I realized I don’t have the fat hanging over the sides of my bra anymore, and as my friend Velina said, my back has really thinned out! When the heck did that happen?
One of my favorite readers talked yesterday about being self conscious wearing clothes that “fit”… I think this is part of that mentality that we hold on to. If we wear looser clothing, no one will notice how fat we’ve become. I am wearing clothes that fit and I know when there has been a slight change in my weight, based on how they fit. It makes sense to wear clothes that not only “fit”, but look and feel good to wear.
I vow that today I give up who I’ve been! And love who I’m becoming ♥
You are right on. Wearing a larger shirt that “hangs” covers the fat.
I love who you were and who you now are!
Love you too, my friend xoxo
Can’t wait to shop for my new and smaller size next month. I have no idea what size that will be. But will be fun to find out. Nan is taking me to this thrift shop. Says I will find some great things there. Thanks for encouraging me. ❤ Mom
Thank YOU for encouraging me!!! Can’t wait to see pics of your new outfits! Love you!
Loved you then, love you now and will continue to love you in the future…just hope I recognize you 🙂
Awww.. thanks, Teri… Love ya, too!! 🙂
The oversized clothing makes women especially look several sizes bigger. If the shirt/dress hangs straight down from your bust, you end up with no waist and look much bigger than you actually are. I’m a dedicated viewer of “What Not to Wear” the U.S. version, and the ladies they dress frequently look like they’ve lost 30+ pounds just by wearing clothes that fit. It may not make sense to buy a whole new wardrobe as you shrink, but it’s important to wear clothes that are flattering and fit so you can see how much you have achieved, and feel better about yourself.
Excellent point… and I love that show… miss watching for the last 3.5 years living overseas, but boy here in China I am constantly saying to myself, “need to call Stacy & Clinton and get them over here to help these people”.
As always great advice Sandi. I wish I could be as confident as you, to make the same vow! I will try my very best, and when I succeed, then the greatest weight of all will have been lifted xoxo
You ARE succeeding!!!
i can so relate to this! i am wearing a size i haven’t donned since jr. high school & it was really hard to wrap my head around that — i still thought i was 6 sizes bigger! but then i saw a couple of random photos taken of me when i wasn’t posing (sucking it in) and i was shocked that i looked good & that my clothes fit!
that *fat girl* mentality is just in your head — you look FABULOUS & thin!
keep rockin’ it mama!
Thanks, Cyn! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! Your crockpot recipe looks fab.
You are such an inspiration… I was feeling blue but read your blog and am feeling much more sunny now!!
I’m glad my post could brighten your day. I’m so sorry to read about your cat. They are like family and it is so hard to lose them. Sending you healing hugs!
I really like reading how much you have inspired others through your weight loss. LOVE
Thanks, Alice… I am humbled beyond words that I inspire others… funny thing that, they all inspire me, as well. Some of the bloggers I follow have the most awesome recipes and workout routines and stories!