I need clothes, bad. I also need shoes. Not to mention a dress for my 10th anniversary party. 90% of my clothes are too big or I have very few pieces. Seriously I have 1 decent long sleeve shirt. Not that I have any money right now but it doesn’t matter, I am too chicken shit to go shopping. Why you ask?
I have been shopping almost exclusively at Lane Bryant for at least 15 years. The smallest size they carry is a 14 and it in my opinion a generous 14. I may have occasional pieces from Target, Wal-Mart or Old Navy. I know in my heart that most of my body is much smaller than a 14 but my belly. My belly is still big. If something is fitted in the belly area (pants) I may not be lower than a 14. I may even be higher, like a 16.
I am scared to find out where I am I. I feel like I deserve to shop at regular store but fear I am not quite there yet. I am scared I will get disappointed and frustrated which could very easily lead directly to eating crap, especially at the mall, land of temptation.
Secondary to being scared I also don’t have the time it will take to try everything on. Blah, boring and time consuming. Maybe bringing a friend would help but most of my friends have very little time too. Plus with my hubby working weekends and theirs being normal 9-5 ers, it would be hard to carve out the time needed. I don’t think shopping with me would be high on their priority list. I was thinking maybe going with my mom when she visits next weekend but it depends on how she is feeling and would require someone else to care for the kids.
Third, I have no fricking clue where to shop.
For those successful weight droppers out there, what have you done?