On an impulse, and excited about having lost another couple of pounds, I went clothes shopping yesterday, shopping in actual stores, which requires putting on OTHER clothes and leaving the house instead of settling into a comfy overstuffed chair with the laptop and zipping through cyberspace to virtual stores with a few mouse clicks.
Perhaps it’s the dressing-room mirrors that I’m trying to avoid by shopping online. I hate looking at myself in the mirror when I’m obese. The lumps, bumps, and bulges that I have managed to live in blissful denial of are magnified and multiplied in dressing room mirrors.
The blouse or dress or skirt that I LOVE LOVE LOVE on the hanger morphs into an ugly set of grandma’s draperies when wrapped around my protruding gut and big thighs.
Dressing-room mirrors make me look like the Michelin man, just shorter and rounder. I hate that.
The Sugar Queen is:
weighing: 242 lbs. (-10 pounds; BMI down from 45 to 40.3 – Hurray! I’m bordering on being “obese” only)