I had a bit of an experience today.
I hate shopping for clothes, I always did - I guess it's not something "bigger people" enjoy as nothing ever fits the way it should or one simply resembles a sausage rather than a person.
As I have mentioned to moreless the other week, I don't see myself having changed - when I look in the mirror I still have the same appearance as I had "43 kg ago".
As I was making my way through Debenhams' usual departments I stopped and looked at things I would have bought in the past, only "problem" were the sizes, nothing below a 12? And there I was, accidentally picking up a size 20 jeans, a size I once needed, if I didn't need a 22...
I held it up against my waist, one leg of these jeans covered both of my legs as they are now, I could have quite easily stepped in just the one leg of those trousers, at which point I finally realised, my appearance must have changed, A LOT!
I went away without trousers, I couldn't find anything I liked but I managed to work my way downstairs to the "younger" sections and ended up buying some size 6 and 8 tops!?
I'm still not in the "healthy" BMI range (currently around 25.5), I'm about to get there, but I would like to be in the middle of that range, just to have a "buffer" for a bit of laziness related yo-yoing. I am worried I will struggle to find clothes then, just as much as I was struggling to find clothes in size 20/22!
It makes me wonder, what is "healthy" and what is "normal" in today's world of extremes?