Let bodies be bodies!
Body sizes are dynamic, and can change throughout our life for so many reasons. In a culture that tend to value thinness, gaining weight can be a challenge mentally.
When I gained weight, the uncomfortableness I felt about my changing body was exacerbated by clothes that had become uncomfortable because they no longer fit.
Seams that dug into my sides
Pants that made deep breathing hard
The sound of fabric ripping when I got dressed.
My solution became thrift shopping (because just buying a new wardrobe is expensive!).
I focus on buying clothes that fit my current body size, not some past or potential future size, and at first packing away the old clothes.
Now I’m ready to say goodbye to the clothes I’ve outgrown, selling them at a stand in a secondhand store. I’ve also been selling some of my active wear, as it’s about time I realised a chronically ill person does not need that many leggings!
What I’m trying to tell you is:
💜 Please treat your body with respect and kindness.
💜 Don’t change your body to fit your clothes – change your clothes to fit your body.