Friday, June 13, 2008

Flowers Are For Skinny Folk

Driving home from work today, I saw a woman in flowered capris, as is the current popular style. Allow me to rephrase - it is a current popular style for some people. For this poor woman, the capris transformed her moderately oversized ass into a rounded, flowered beacon, visible for nearly half a mile. I feel for this woman. She probably doesn't even know what's lurking behind her, and it is just not the type of thing people will tell her. She looked (at her front) in the mirror at her otherwise normally proportioned body, and thought "These look all right."

I have been there. One day, our unsuspecting flower with catch a glimpse as she turns in just the right angle and realize the horrible mistake she had made. It can happen to the best of us.

One thing I found to be immediately noticeable after the first month or so of my diet was that my own clothes appeared to fit better. I often suffered the wedgies, tight spots, and unsightly bulges of clothes that weren't clinging properly to my body. Warning - this is extremely subtle, so you will have to pay attention as you begin losing weight. It is not as though your pants will suddenly slide off your body. But I encourage you, my fellow loser, to pay attention to these subtleties, because they keep you motivated when the scale is refusing to budge.

Now, it has been about 6 months since I began, and I have noticed that I have been wedgie-free for some time. (Of course, that could be the underwear I mentioned a while back...those suckers are on top more than ever...) I have even nearly conquered the bulging of the stupid pockets on some of my gym shorts.


1 comment:

Mom o'Bean said...

Kudos for any accomplishment you can make in the weight-loss department. I've been working out and (sort of) dieting for 4 months and have seen very little movement on the scale or in the way my clothes fit. VERY disheartening.