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.

 

 

 

 

 

“Diets Made Me Fat” a successful weight loss journey and how to do it.

“Diets Made Me Fat” is about a mental and physical journey to a successful weight loss.

The problem with excuses is they keep you from achieving your goal. I had all the excuses in the world not to lose weight and I let them hold me back.  A big part of over eating for me was depression.  I had suffered numerous traumas. I’d been sexually assaulted at gun point, been held captive by a deeply disturbed man, I fell into a cycle of getting involved with emotionally abusive men and I had suffered a serious back injury which rendered me unable to walk or function unassisted for nearly a year.  If anyone had a good excuse to gain weight and feel sorry for themselves, it was I.  And not only did I allow these things to be the reason for my overeating, I allowed them to break me down.  I was in a dark place for so many years and I never realized the damage I was doing.  Weight gain for me was not just a matter of eating and being lazy.  It was a reaction to events in my life that I allowed to break me down. I had no self esteem and even less confidence. Food was my friend, my comfort. 

An emotional and physical journey to successful weight loss.

An emotional and physical journey to successful weight loss.

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.