Shopping for clothes is hard. Especially when you are larger than you would like to be, or “should” be based on science & such.
I’m going to share something that many of you may not have even thought of sharing. You may be asking how I can be so open with this knowing that people I work with may read. I hope my experiences and my struggles show that you’re not alone.
I recently broke the under-wire in my bra. Sitting at work one day I realized I was having an awful fight with my bra and one side was being less than cooperative. Discovering this news I figured I’d spend the afternoon at a retailer looking for a bra or two.
Let me just start by saying who the heck decided that women needed so MANY bras? It’s a little crazy and overwhelming walking in to a store to look for a simple, tasteful, cute bra.
I found a few that I think might fit me and take them in to the dressing room to try them on….
What I immediately realized was my bra was old & out of shape and a size too small. So much for picking out the same size as I was wearing. My next thought was “OMG!! I have back boobs!” This is very discouraging for me. (between that and having cankles.) I got dressed again and put the bras on the return rack and went in search of some closer to the right size. (Which is discouraging because it’s “bigger”.)
I turn the corner from the “memere bra” section and find a whole section I missed. Some more suited towards more “voluptuous” women. I pull a few of these and go back to try them on. And still…..
NOTHING FITS!! *insert curse words here*
I spent about an hour just searching for a bra. I couldn’t find anything I liked that felt right that wasn’t gawd awful ugly as heck.
I’m not much of a girly girl, but I still like to feel pretty in my bras. Yes functional too.
I walked out of the changing rooms without a bra to buy and went shopping for a shirt instead. I ended up cutting a slit in my bra to push the under-wire out of. Not the first time I’ve done this to a bra. It will work for now. I only have 2 bras.
This experience has motivated me. I don’t want to be fat. I don’t want to be winded trying to walk up the stairs at work. I don’t want to squeeze my self in to a ride or whatever. I feel a little helpless, angry at myself, and discouraged.
Over the past month I put on ten pounds. The conclusion was due to stress. The stress of possibly not getting paid in July. Now that, that is settled, with in a week I dropped three (3) pounds and haven’t done anything different. It’s amazing what stress will do to you, even if you don’t realize it right away.
So what am I going to do about this back boob issue?
Get my ass MOVING!!!
I’m such a slacker when it comes to the fitness side of things. It is my BIGGEST obstacle. I get everything else. What is your biggest obstacle?
What are your Non-Scale Victories?