If I could choose one part of fat on my body that irritates me the most I would say the fat that is on my lower back. I used to wear my pants in a low rise fashion because that was cool in middle and high school, then one day I had fat protruding over my waist band. What the heck?! The answer is I was growing up. I was getting curves and I was also realizing what I eat can make a statement on the exterior of my body. I haven’t figured out an exercise regimen that can get rid of the fat, but I have gotten used having the fat. I am not going to allow the fat to affect my mood. I was blessed with a body that allows me to do the things I enjoy in life. I am not going to punish my body for displaying fat in areas that I would rather have put in other spots. I do have days where I look at other women and think I would love to look like them but that is impossible. I will never be them so why try?
My favorite Dr. Seuss quote is “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
When I was fifteen, I got my first concert tickets and I was so excited to go. The tickets were floor seats and my friends were coming and I was really pumped about it. The day of the concert I wore sweatpants. I cringe just thinking about it. I wore sweatpants!!!!! My body was changing a lot at that time and I was no longer fitting into child size clothing. I was a small child growing up so I was always a bit behind in the normal clothing size for whatever age I was. For instance, when all my friends were shopping at the adult Abercrombie&Fitch, I was still shopping at Abercrombie kids. However, I woke up one day in high school and could no longer fit in my jeans. I hated my new curves and just felt fat. I wasn’t fitting in the ‘skinny’ sizes when I went shopping. I didn’t feel comfortable in my skin so I wore sweatpants to the concert. I look back now and realize that I was a slim, healthy fifteen year old kid. It is such a bummer that I didn’t go to the concert in a pretty outfit that I loved. A few weeks ago, I went to the Taylor Swift concert and I can promise you I danced in one of my favorite outfits. I may want to lose weight but I sure as heck am not going to let that put a damper on my fashion choices.
I am still struggling with eating out especially when it comes to brunch. I am always starving when I go to brunch so it becomes even harder for me to eat healthy. If a waiter/waitress puts a bread basket on the table I can’t seem to stop myself from putting my hand in to grab a piece. This past weekend I was thinking about restaurants that I love in my hometown and I asked my parents if they wanted to go to one. We decided on an Italian restaurant and I quickly started worrying about that bread basket that would be at our table. Sometimes I eat so much bread that I will lose my appetite. When I started worrying about the bread basket, I came to the realization that I did not choose to go to that restaurant because of their bread. I came to the restaurant to eat a yummy dinner. My hometown is known for selling delicious bread anywhere so I could pick up good bread at anytime. By not eating that bread I am not really missing out on anything. Now as far as brunch goes, I still can’t stop myself from grabbing the bread so here is a picture of brunch meal I ordered from the Cheesecake Factory.
I am sorry that this post was so long! The words just kept on flowing as I typed.
Happy Tuesday! Tomorrow will be fashion Fashion Wednesday. 🙂