I realized I haven't been "wearing my curves". For months, I have been wearing a-line skirts and dresses, flowy tops, and jackets. I haven't worn things are more form fitting.
A week ago I was chatting with my sister and she asked about my first
weight watchers meeting. I told her I am overwhelmed knowing that I have to do
this again (lose 20 pounds). I
started to tear up...
She said "You have a beautiful hourglass shape. You don't need to lose any
weight. Plenty of women want your shape..."
Her words have been reverberating in my head.
I think almost everyone has a weight that they feel the best in. I do. I feel I look
really great about 134-137. Most clothes fit the way I want. I like what I see in the mirror - clothed and unclothed. But, 139-142 is
also really flattering. Alot of the clothes fit the way I want and I like much of what I see in the mirror - naked and fully dressed. 145-147 can be pretty good too. Not as great as the other weights but pretty darn good.But at the weight I am now - I do not feel my best. I don't like the additional weight.
I gave away my "fat" clothes...so I can only really fit a few things that have flared cuts. I picked up some really cute retro skirts from some thrift stores in the late spring but I purposely picked a-line cuts that I knew I could wear once I've lost the weight. Somewhere in the process of trying to wear clothes that fit and flatter w/ limited wallet impact AND losing this darn weight, I think I've forgotten to embrace the curves I do have.
The more I thought about it - the more I realized I had quite a bit to think about/talk about. So, this week I am going to explore being shapely...being curvy...being me...