Monday, April 11, 2011
whew. finally went shopping for clothing yesterday. this has become a very low priority for me in the last years, as wearing my 'home pants' is way more common than it used to be. however, there is a time for acting like you care, and God is telling me that it's right now.
i wouldn't say i've had serious body image issues in my life, but i did spend a good chunk of it thinking that if i were thin, i would be happy. that particular line of thought is interesting to me now, and i cannot believe that at least 15 years was wasted in it. i guess what i now know is that if you cannot be happy with yourself no matter what you happen to LOOK LIKE, then you won't have joy later when you look differently.
that being said, i believe God chooses for us to be stewards of many things, including our bodies. i have not done that so well the last few years, mostly choosing food as my comfort over the stresses of life. it doesn't help that i love food. but anything we love first, before God, is a problem.
so, i'm owning up to it. it's weird when your particular sin is what others can plainly see. however, i am not hoping to be skinny, i'm hoping to be healthy. so giving up worrying what others see is probably on my list as well.
in any case, whether you are a size 4 or a size 16, i would highly recommend Gap jeans. i actually sprung for 2 pairs at (nearly) full price, and even a thrifty girl like me thinks they are actually worth it.
yay! here's to being cute! especially on the inside!
ps. i have no grand sermon about the shoes. but the shoes are pretty good, too :)
Posted by bobbione8y at 4:51 AM