Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Muffin Top - It happens

You know how you see those women (and sometimes men) out in public and they're kind of falling out of their clothes and you wonder "what were they thinking?"

Well, now I know.

It starts like this... You gain a bit of weight but you're sure it's temporary and your clothes still mostly fit. So you ignore the fact that some don't. But then the weight doesn't come off and more comes on and now more and more of your smallest clothes don't fit and your largest clothes aren't loose any more.

But, again, you are sure it's temporary. As soon as I can work out again, you think, I'll drop ten pounds of fat and everything will fit again.

Eventually you accept reality. But now you have a choice. Do you throw out everything that's tight? I can't really afford to buy a whole new wardrobe. So I start with the cover up. Certain shirts ride up in the back so I only wear them with jackets. I don't think I'm fooling anyone though. Plus they are mega-uncomfortable.

I have a very strong policy of only buying clothes in the size I am, but this experience has really tried that. I think what I'm most afraid of is that I'll end up with a bunch of clothes that are way too big on me as soon as I can work out again which I'm sure I'll be able to do any day now.

It doesn't help that I think of myself as being way bigger than I am. I grab clothes that I think will fit (I go by visuals and not the size) and they do fit and I look at the label and I'm shocked that they are only a size Small which is a size that I wore sometimes even before.

However, I have been buying new clothes and gradually replacing my smallest stuff with bigger stuff. When I do, I'm happier. Clothes that fit make you feel so good and actually make me feel less fat than clothes that don't fit.

I guess I see some clothes shopping in my future.
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