As you can see by the pictures below, purple is one of my favorite colors and the purple blouse I am wearing is one of my favorite pieces of clothing. At least it was, until I saw the pictures. You see, I thought that wonderful blouse camouflaged what was beneath it a bit better than it actually did. I have been fighting weight issues for a little over eleven years now, and have tried to cover those issues with dark colored clothing, black skirts, dark pantyhose, and brightly colored tops. But looking at those pictures, it appears that I was just kidding myself. Ouch!
It isn't that I haven't tried to lose weight and get back into shape. No sirreee! I have tried numerous programs, signed up for meetings, taken shots, swallowed pills, bought shelves full of books, and prayed for strength to overcome. Oh I've had some success, but with each success there have been an equal number of failures. So what is my problem? Exploring that question would take volumes and would wear my fingers to nubs trying to type. In a nutshell, though, I think I listen to too many voices.
What I think I know now is that I have gone about losing weight a little cock-eyed. I stick to a program to lose weight, but I don't really think about what I am going to do to keep it off when I get to that point. I now realize that those things are two sides of the same coin. The changes I need to make to get this weight off are the same changes I need to stick with to keep the weight off once it is gone. Light bulb moment.
My goal is to go from looking like a Purple Pumpkin to being a Statuesque Stunner. Or to at least not having to try to camouflage my bumps and rolls.