Winter Wardrobe!

Oh what fun!! I obviously need an entire new wardrobe for winter, since everything I own was for someone 70lbs bigger. I went through it all and nothing fits. I was shocked and quite disgusted.  I have filled three large suitcases and 3 black bin liners full of my “fat clothes”.  How did I accumulate so much clothing?? I just kept buying in the hope that something, magically would make me look slimmer. Pwhahaha, fat chance. 

Rebuilding a wardrobe from the ground up isn’t cheap, so I suggest purchasing some key items to get started and then growing it from there. Because fashions come and go, try to buy classic, simple items to start.


1. Blue, Black and or White Jeans

2. White Shirt/T-Shirt

3. Black  Shirt/T-Shirt

4. Black Blazer

5. Warm Jersey

6. Cardigan

7. Warm Coat

8. Boots

9. Dress Shoe

10. Leggings


Once you have these key items you can mix and match and dress them up with accessories.







Sick World!

We are living in world that calls this girl “Plus Size”. I don’t really think I need to say much here….it speaks for itself.


Be Realistic!

I’m finding that I have to keep reminding myself to have realistic expectations. The media bombards one with images of the “perfect” woman and I sometimes get it into my head that that is what I have to look like. But the reality is, that’s never going to happen. No matter how much weight I lose I’ll never look like that. We have different body shapes and types and what we see in the media is NOT realistic.

Yes, some women are naturally built that way, but they are few and far between. In reality, most of us have curves, flat chests or droopy breasts. Some of us have big thighs and some have no thighs at all. Some have long slender necks, other short. Some have gaps between their thighs, some don’t, some have flat tummies and some rounded fuller tummies.  Whatever your shape, celebrate it and concentrate more on being healthy than looking like a model in the magazine.   I’m no saint, I fall into the same trap all of you do too.

Here are a couple videos you may or may not have seen. Just to give you an idea of what it is exactly that we’re trying to live up to.

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The fun side of losing weight

As those pounds melt away you start to notice your clothes don’t fit you so well and before you know it you literally don’t have anything to wear. Especially if you’re losing significant numbers.

The first two times I needed new clothes I bought 2 pairs of shorts and borrowed a couple of t-shirts from my mother. I knew I wanted to lose more weight and shopping for a new wardrobe now would be a huge waste of money.

As I am approaching my goal weight, I am realizing that this new body of mine is going to need a whole new look. A full on make-over. That means new hair as well as well as new clothes. I want to wash away the sad fat girl that still lives inside me. That insecure girl is still inside my head and I need to find a way to get her out. To show myself that I now deserve to have confidence in my appearance.

So I’ve been perusing the internet looking for things that I like that hopefully will help keep me inspired to finish this journey. For the first time, I’m looking for things that I like instead of looking for things that will hide my flaws.

As far as I am concerned, the world would be a prettier place if we could just get over the 80’s phase.  Back when it was still 1988 it was awesome.  The fashion was new, exciting and “oh so modern”.  After that I remember reliving the 60’s and 70’s. In the 90’s we all stopped wearing pretty clothes and the grunge look took over.

In the 2000’s we had the boho/vintage look, but come 2010 the 80’s came back. Okay, it was fun for about 5 mins, reminiscing about my youth. But it’s still here, and what’s worse, grunge is coming back now too, so right now we have a fusion of 80’s and grunge, neither of which were great on their own but now we have both coming together.

If they want to bring back fashion of the past, why can’t they bring back something with a little class that still made women look like women. Like the 20’s?

Katie Holmes has impeccable taste in clothing. Whether she is dressing up or dressing down. For me, she knows how to be feminine, elegant and she somehow makes baggy jeans look fabulous. At least someone in this world isn’t wearing neon.

Katie Holmes dressed down in baggy jeans

Katie Holmes standing on the red carpet wearing an elegant black dress.

Katie Holmes sporting a pair of boyfriend jeans, white short sleeved cardigan, black scarf with white polka dots and dark sunglasses.