What Size Are You Wearing?
by Meggan Larson
I can almost hear the groans and awkward silence through the screen. Don’t worry, I’m not actually asking you that messy question. I had a revelation this week and wanted to share it with you. It’s not going to apply to everyone. Who this article is mostly for is the person who lost a significant amount of weight and then gained some, most, or all of it back.
Here we go…
I’ve told you before that I lost 60lbs doing Trim Healthy Mama in about a year but then it started crawling back up and then started gaining speed as though I was on a freight train express headed back to obesitown (I crack myself up too). It’s a scary direction to be headed in. What does it say that you lost the weight and put it back on again? Does it mean that it won’t actually work? Does it mean that no matter how hard you try you’ll always be doomed to gain back whatever you lose? No, no it doesn’t. All it means is that when you do get to your goal weight you are going to be a MASSIVE inspiration to those around you who are facing the battle that you overcame. And you’ll have more faith to bring to them than someone who just lost weight the first time and never gained it back.
So what does this have to do with clothing? I have a point, I promise. I kept feeling uncomfortable in my skin and getting frustrated whenever I had to go anywhere like to church because I didn’t know what to wear. When I lost all the weight the first time I went from a size 22 down to a 12 and I got rid of all of my clothing that was higher than a size 12. That was all fine and great until I started gaining weight again. I realized that I was still trying to cram into clothing that no longer fit but somehow believing that if I gave in and got bigger clothes then I was admitting defeat. I had to let go of size 12 but instead of accepting defeat I’m only saying goodbye for a time. I actually didn’t know what size I was even supposed to be wearing and to my delightful surprise, it’s only a size 14. What a relief! And I feel SO much better in clothes that actually fit! Instead of my stomach splooging out of my pants, my pants now tuck my stomach in. Instead of looking like I’m wearing clothes that are too small (because I was!), I now look good again and FEEL good again! Sure I’d rather be in a 12, heck I’d rather be in a 2! But for now I’m in a 14 and I’m gonna wear these clothes with pride! It’s still 4 sizes down from where I started! Chuck those labels out ladies and just wear what fits. Who cares about your past, deal with your present and move on! You’ll feel a LOT better, I promise.
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!