Watching this episode of What Not To Wear…
They’ve got this woman on there. She’s lost quite a bit of weight just very recently, and is still losing weight, and they seem all surprised and shocked that she can’t shop because in her head she’s still the size she was and is trying to wear things that are for that old body.
This, to me, is not a surprise. It took me, seriously, YEARS, before the person in my head started to match the body I was wearing. It takes time. Heck – right up until 2008 I still would buy things in XL because that’s “the size I wear”. That’s not true… this year I finally figured out that in something like a tshirt I wear men’s small. I should be wearing size medium shirts and sweaters. My pants are, even now, mostly too big for me.
It’s something that I am finally pretty much reconciled to… and I think the tummy tuck is the final step in this. But, seriously… that’s SEVEN YEARS between when I lost the first giant chunk of weight, and FINALLY coming to terms with myself as I am now and pretty much mostly thinking of myself in terms of the body I am carrying around now rather than the one I had my whole life up until age 28.
And on the show, they are all like… “Why can’t you see yourself as you really are?” Ha! Takes a little more than a couple of stylists and some new togs.
Or maybe I’m just jealous because I’d like to be on the show myself!!