It is a truth universally acknowledged that dropping a dress size leads to a shopping spree!
I came to this conclusion the other day whils reading some of the posts by fellow dieters on the Easter Challenge. Myself and others are visualising our slimmed down bottoms firmly tethered in new denims. Others have mentioned a nice little outfit they have their eye on.
Now this is all very well, it is better than planning to reward yourself with the biggest Easter Egg you can find.
However it can lead to a problem for someone like me, who loses a stone to get back to healthy BMI, then puts it on again over time, then loses it again and so on. The problem is this. I am so pleased when I get back to a healthy BMI I treat myself to quite a few new clothes, then of course I put the weight back on, and they don’t fit. The end result is a wardrobe full of clothes that are too tight or don’t fit!!!! I believe this is a common problem.
It is not going to happen this time. I have promised myself new jeans if I meet the Easter half stone challenge and I know I won’t be a size smaller by that point but I will feel good because I have made healthy choices and ate thoughtfully.
We must stop thinking we don’t look good unless we are slim being a healthy weight is about being healthy,. Looking good and feeling good is another matter.
My husband has been losing weight too and was delighted when he could fit into a suit he had bought for a wedding 4 years ago and only worn once. I love him whether he is carrying an extra 2 stone or not but I am glad he is taking control of his health.
So let’s think more about health, less about looks, and love ourselves for who we are, whatever weight we are, and if you fancy a new outfit this weekend go for it! Don’t wait till you slim into it! Glam up and feel fabulous!
Love to all, have a fab weekend 😘