Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Body Image -- The devil incarnate.

When I was bigger, I knew I was big, hell my clothes reminded me of that daily. But I never felt "that" big. I didn't feel like I was as overweight as I really was. I was by no means happy with my body but I didn't think it was THAT bad.

Looking back now, its a whole lot of Oh damn! I CAN'T BELIEVE I WAS THAT BIG! How'd I let that happen?!?!?! Little Debbie gave me a helping hand...

Clothing was an issue, the whole admitting to yourself that your really not that size anymore, that you need to go up the size, no matter if you want to or not. Many a times I cried in the dressing room and left with out buying anything, only to go home upset and eat my feelings as I lived out my days in a sweat pants prison. It was a hard thing to really come to terms with.

Fast forward.

Now I'm having a hard time grasping the reality that I've gotten smaller, even dare I say, Skinny??

The dressing room is a whole new challenge.

The jeans I had gotten not to long ago were already loose. So I made a trip into the store for shits and giggles to try the next size down. 

They fit.

I bought them and took them home and as they laid there all tiny and new, staring at me, I couldn't believe that they belonged to me.


I was wearing a 28 jean. I'd never been that small, even at my smallest in highschool I didn't wear that size! This year back in January I was wearing 32's or 33's now here in October I was in a 28?! How was that possible!? I didn't feel as tiny as those jeans looked laying on the chair...

It's a tough spot to be in.

Its motivation to keep in that size but it's also a struggle. Cause if they were to get to tight, I'd know I'd let myself down. But If I keep in them I get to relive that happiness I had in the dressing room. 
A vicious cycle.

This is where the saying "you are more than a number" and "a number doesn't define your beauty" comes into play. Yes they are more than true, but the hard part is getting your mind to live by that rule as well.

Oh body image, you are a pain in the ass.

The cycle will live on, whether we like it or not.




  1. You are doing awesome girl! I love reading your blog daily. You look amazing so go out and rock those 28's!!!

  2. I don't usually write comments...however I do read your blog daily...you are an inspiration!! I have recently lost 32lbs and counting and I have had the exact same...I am what size? The ladies in the store ask what size I am looking for I always say Large...they look and me and say "You aren't a large" But in my head I still am, I still can't wrap my head around that I am a full on Medium...WHAAAAA? And I am getting rid of all my fat clothes because I never ever want to go there again...but I am scared that keeping this up is going to be HARD.
    Keep doing what you are doing, you are inspiring more people than you probably know:)

    1. It is hard but thats the fun part, what doesn't challenge you won't change you. So keep up the awesome work and you'll be smashing smalls before long!

  3. Inspiration!!!! Nice job, very motivating to others & myself. :)

  4. I can totally relate! Just bought a size 0 this weekend (I think that's a 25?), I have NEVER worn a size 0. I sat in the dressing room, staring at the jeans and almost didn't even try them on because I thought there was no chance I could fit my butt into them, even though my current one size up jeans were too loose. It's a pretty great feeling but I struggle with seeing myself as "skinny" now too because I still feel like I have a lot of work to do!

    1. Also, you look great! Just started reading your blog last week. Keep up the good work!!