Monday, May 18, 2009

Changing body image

I need to stop shopping. I have bought a lot of clothes lately, mostly because I'm finding good sales and liking what I see in the mirror more. I tried on a skirt and a little cardigan yesterday at Ann Taylor Loft -- the full skirt and the fitted cardigan highlighted the best things about my shape. I bought a blue dress at the Gap that just lights up my skin, highlights my small waist and, again, has a full skirt that covers a multitude of sins. I got a nice pair of cotton twill pants and a couple of casual tops.

Someone stop me. But it is fun to like myself in clothes again, and because people are cutting back, stores are sending out coupons, slashing prices, and it's all drawing me right in.

I'm still having some minor trouble with allergy-induced vertigo. If there is anyone out there who has found a good solution to this, please post it in the comments. I tried Sudafed (the real kind) and it didn't seem to have much effect. The Zyrtec I tried made me feel like I was completely dried out and gave me a hacking cough.

The dizziness has affected my exercise routine. Today I swam, but I kept it short (25 minutes) and easy (plenty of breaststroke and backstroke) and did not do any flip turns. I haven't been doing as much running because after the last run, I felt like I couldn't walk straight.


  1. Why should we stop you? If you can afford it, I say go for it. Be happy and enjoy yourself!

  2. there is nothing better than liking yourself again----in clothes and out :)
    we arent gonna tell you no....


  3. You say that like shopping is a bad thing - I say get your shop on and enjoy every minute of it! :)

  4. Dude, finding clothing that you feel good in and makes you happy is worth all the money you've been spending!

    As for the allergy thing, might want to try to go to your doctor rather than get stuff over the counter. I'm on quite a medicine cocktail, but I can breathe!!! Good luck!

  5. I think you should buy something new but I also realize how addicting it can become. I had my Mom in town and went shopping 3 times in one week and bought something each time. I was online this week with a 30% off coupon and had to remind myself that they will send me another 30% off coupon another month. I need to pay for what I bought already. Just remind yourself that you don't have to have everything. It can be tempting though.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07