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What am I going to wear now that I’m FAT again?

I wrote this blog post almost two years ago. I had gone through an emotional year after moving and gained more weight than I want to admit. I was down in the dumps. I found myself crying in my closet and was inspired to write the following. I am sharing again because I recently let go of the boxes of clothing spoken about in this post. I feel liberated. I feel free. I am learning to love me. My hope is that by sharing my story I might inspire others to love themselves regardless of their weight.

 xoxo, Amylia

Sunday, March 30, 2014

What am I going to wear now that I’m FAT again?

The above was the question that came into my mind as I walked into my closet this morning. Looking around I cringed at the boxes on the top shelf of “skinny” clothes I can’t bear to part with. Below on hangers are clothes that fit just a year ago, and strewn around are clothes that somewhat fit. Pending doom began to overcome me as I began to get ready for church.But before I got sucked too far in self pity I stopped myself. I am so much more than a number on a scale or a dress size. I have amazing individual worth and my Heavenly Father loves me just as much as he would if I were thin. The problem is that I should love myself.

Deciding this I held my head up high knowing exactly what I’d wear today…

I’ll wear my smile – I’ve been blessed with many reasons to smile.  Today I will think of those.
I’ll put on self-confidence – I can do hard things
I’ll wear my personality – life is more fun with a good dose of wit
I’ll wear influence – influencing my children and others to live their dreams
I’ll wear creativity –  my greatest joys come through creating happiness, through good design or kind words
I’ll wear high self-esteem – I’m confident in myself
I’ll carry a purse of Pride – I’m proud of myself and my family
I’ll wear my invisible crown – I’m a child of God

After putting on this awesome wardrobe I left to church. And do you know what happened? It turned out to be a pretty great day.  🙂

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