The Numbers Problem
Six… eight… ten… twelve… twenty-two… twenty-four… twenty-eight… They’re all the same right? Oh am I wrong? My brain sure seems to think so.
You see I have I shopping problem. Sure I do it too much even though I don’t always buy anything. The sale racks just call my name to look at all the great deals on the past seasons clothes. But that’s not the real problem. I always pick the wrong size. We aren’t talking the problem with the fact that every clothing manufacturer has a different sizing scale and I could be a Six at Old Navy and a Ten and Banana Republic. Wouldn’t it all be easier if we had sizing like men…ineam and waist. My waist is a 30 and my inseam is 30…how much simpler would that be to find pants.
But I digress. Whenever I go into the stores and especially the sale racks I always look at the wrong size. I look at clothes to fit this body…
And I’m not that size any more. I should be looking at clothes to fit this body…
But my mind still wanders to the sections with clothes in the XL or the pants that are 18’s and 20’s. My mind doesn’t understand what my body looks like. My mind still thinks that there is more of me. And honestly until I just posted these two pics in one post I hadn’t really noticed how much of a difference there really was.
Now listen to me brain….my size may differ slightly by brand but I’m not that big any more. I’ve worked hard and can enjoy purchasing clothes in any store now. And because I’m a smaller size now most of my size is sold out before it even gets to the Sale Rack. Enjoy the new size and allow Cynthia to enjoy her now wider selection of clothing options.
I guess I still have a bit of a hurdle to cross even if I’ve lost the weight. My mind needs to lose the weight too.
Do you have a distorted image when you look in the mirror?
And my breakfast I took to my WW meeting on Saturday was a delicious simulation of Angela’s PB&J Oatmeal but I had to put it in my to-go container to well…go. Therfore the picture was not so good and you’ll just have to take my word for it…It was delicious. Thanks Angela for the idea.