Do I look good today?
Now, in my own defense, I am not trying to look good because I want to impress other people. I mostly want to impress myself. I struggle with weight and have most of my life. Therefore, when I get compliments on my outfits, I feel like size does not matter and I really enjoy that, and I firmly believe you and look good at any size if you know how to dress for your body type. Plus, after I lose weight, I tend to get rid of all the "biggy" clothes and
Anyway, still fitting into most of my smaller clothes, I have on an outfit that really makes me feel confident. At a meeting this morning, the compliments arrived. It felt good.
Now, there is always that one person that takes it too far. Usually I try to embody my Mom's Christian sayings, "offer it up," or "be thankful for what you have, " type of mantras. Anyway, this person asked me where I got my shirt and then immediately LOOKED AT MY TAG. As in, reached down my collar and read my size and label.
Should that offend me?
Since I often times feel like two different people, let me just explain to you what went on in my head(s):
IrisTook #1: "Huh, that's weird. That will make a funny story later. Where did I get this shirt?"
IrisTook #2: "AREYOUFINGSERIOUS? Did she see the label? Did she see the size? What size was it? OMG - what if she tells someone what size it was? I wonder if she knows it was not a name brand shirt? Did she notice that my neck was sweaty? Did I shave my armpits? She will for sure tell someone that I am sweaty and smelly. My life is over."