The idea that women like to shop for clothes is a myth.
At least around here it is. I am a woman. I hate to shop for clothes.
But I looked at myself in the mirror today and decided something had to be done about my appearance. The favorite tee shirt I had on hung like a sack, and I have noticed an increasing problem with my elastic waist pants wanting to slide down.
I probably should have hung onto the thin clothes I tossed last year, but I never expected to be this weight again. I know this is not a bad problem, but for me shopping for better looking clothes is a nightmare!
I spent seven hours shopping today! Well, the first hour or so was not exactly for clothes.
I went to REI to look at a topographical map of the Death Valley area. Our trip there is not until Christmas, but I can't help starting to explore from my recliner in the evenings. You can go into the park from either the East or the West on Hwy 190. The West entrance would be the closest for us, but I have been reading RV forums and consulting the "Mountain Directory West" and have learned there are several curvy mountain areas with up to a 9% grade if you go in from the West.
Every one suggests the East entrance. When I checked out the topographical map I can see why.
While there I browsed the sale racks, and found something I have been looking for. A simple windbreaker jacket. This Sierra Designs was on sale for $11.98. Originally $44. The nice thing is that it comes with a little bag that the jacket can be squished into and you can then hook it onto your back or waist pack. Great for hiking. It also has a hood so if we get caught in the rain or strong wind my head will be protected too.
Feeling good about that purchase, I decided to go across to the mall and look at some other new clothes for myself.
The biggest problem is I don't really know what I'm looking for. I did manage to find two tops that I liked, but that was all. Everything is either to dressy or to young. I don't want to look like an old lady who is wearing teeny bopper clothes.
But, I feel like I have a new body and want to put prettier clothes on it!
Speaking of which, I reached my goal of -45 pounds while in Yosemite. My BMI is now 25 which is "normal". No longer "overweight"! I had new blood work done when we got back, and although my 3 month average blood sugar is a little high, my fasting glucose was under 100 for the first time in my adult life!
I feel great! I wish I had a fairy godmother who could wave a wand and bring me new clothes.
If nothing else, I can always put in new elastic or get some suspenders.