You know, despite the fact that I had a rather shitty day on Tuesday, my week has been phenomenal.
I’m starting to feel like me again. My medication is definitely working and doing what it needs to do for me. Since I’ve begun it, I’ve lost about 18 pounds and I’ve still got more to go. The majority of my weight is fluid that has been retained due to my PCOS that I’m finally being treated properly for.
Mom and I went shopping Wednesday and she encouraged me to try some clothes on. Now, if you know me, you know that due to my weight gain and fluctuating swelling in my tummy, I’ve hated shopping. I hate trying things on just to be disappointed. I caved. “She’s my mom,” I thought. “It’ll make her happy.” So, we proceeded to pick the racks at Burlington and went into the dressing room.
I was stunned. Nearly everything fit me perfectly. I almost cried with happiness. That has NEVER happened to me before. I’ve been convinced that I couldn’t shop anywhere but Lane Bryant. I was proven wrong. Lane Bryant’s clothes never made me feel good about myself. They always made me feel fatter. These clothes? Totally different story. My mom was so happy. It brought a smile to my face to see her so happy for me. It’s been a while since we’ve been able to share a moment together. Let me break here and give you a bit of background as to why this was so important to me. Read more…