Thursday 24th November 2016
It’s that time of year again when I need to start thinking about Christmas. Which means that I need to start doing my Christmas shopping.
I have always liked shopping but it’s so much easier shopping for yourself – at least I know I will like it!
But when it comes to shopping for other people, that’s a totally different ball game. It usually takes me 3 times as long and I get tired very quickly.
There was one shop I noticed today and I made a comment to my Mum that I used to always shop in there. It was a plus size clothes shop.
I then realised that not only did I always shop there, but earlier this year, as my weight started to come down, I struggled to stop shopping there.
It was like my head was saying I still needed to be wearing plus size clothes, but my body didn’t fit them anymore.
I have been a plus size most of my life. It was hard to change my thinking. I couldn’t believe that I could get into regular sized clothes.
Today though, seeing that shop has made me think that I have stopped believing I need those clothes anymore. I have stopped thinking I am a plus size.
I don’t know when the change came but I am glad because it has made me realise that I am becoming more ‘normal’ and I don’t see myself as being as large anymore.