Mirror, mirror, on the wall...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
GOOD GRIEF!! I tried on clothes at AVENUES yesterday on a shopping expedition to a mall nearby. I had coupons, so I had to use them. I took some summer weight pants and tops into the fitting room and proceeded to try on. I stayed sitting on my scooter as that is the easiest way to sit in front of the mirror. Tried on a little tank top with spaghetti straps and that was an immediate disaster. I couldn't bear the sight of my arm wings; I'm no longer a sleeveless person. Then tried on a few more tops. I could write some really comical stuff here, but suffice it to say, my chest has become part of my waistline measurement!! So I chose a basic black with short sleeves, and a little grey tank to be worn under a white fishnet cover up I already own. I found a pretty light grey skirt to go with the tank top and used my $10 off coupon for that. I didn't even try the pants on. I'll do that at home and take back whatever is too big or small for an exchange. Enough of the mirror for one day!
Today I'm scared straight, as the saying goes. It's depressing to look in the full length mirror at home, so I'll have to visit the fitting rooms at the store more often. I usually order from catalogues and judge my clothes by fit rather than looks, just because it's easier that way. But I needed to see me, full length and in truth, yesterday, and I'm so glad I did. The 12 step groups have a saying,"The deception of others is rooted in the deception of ourselves." How true. If I don't see it, maybe it doesn't exist. Surprise!!