Plus Size Clothing From ASDA for a New Me
Being overweight is never fun. In fact, I’ve struggled for years with my weight. Whilst I’m not the perfect healthy eater, I have attempted to follow many health plans in the past including Weight Watchers.
I even went to the extreme of having major Bariatric surgery by undergoing a Gastric Bypass, however the procedure was not done correctly and failed within 6 months.
The harsh reality is I am too unwell to go out and walk or do light exercise due to my health conditions and Adrenal Insufficiency and I am dependent on steroid medication which causes me to gain weight like crazy.
I managed to lose 9Lbs back in February when I was having a better time with my health, however as soon as I became unwell the weight piled back on plus more and I’ve been struggling for many months from the bedside.
Plus Size Clothing
Being overweight can at times be depressing and cause me to feel sad and miserable. I know it’s not the ideal and I have really tried, heck I went through the biggest operation of my life and it still didn’t work.
When I saw the Bariatric team, they said I needed to accept my health situation and that I’m likely to be overweight for the rest of my life.
I don’t accept this. I often think, what more can I do. However I then see the reality, that my body only requires around 800 calories a day as that’ about all I burn, yet I would be starving if I didn’t eat much and even when I do follow a plan it is a massive struggle.
So I’ve decided to embrace my body for now and purchase some new plus size clothing so I can feel good in the body I have.
Focussing on Nutrition and Vitamins
Either way, I decided to take 6 months off from worrying about weight loss. I decided back in April to just focus on nutrition and getting the vitamins and nutrients my body needs.
Yes I have gained a little weight but I have finally after a few years got my Iron levels, my zinc and folate in good order. I am having Vitamin B12 injections and my Vitamin D is currently okay. Sometimes having nutrition is more important that losing weight.
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
So yes while I am not happy to be so big and whilst I’m back to my original weight, I know I have focussed on important things. I talked to my daughter and my husband and despite the way I look, they love me. I just need to learn to love me too.
A Trip to ASDA George
As I’m back to a size 24, my mum took me shopping to Asda for some plus size clothing, she gave me some Birthday money a month in advance and I chose some new clothes. I got my first pair of Jeans in 3 years. I got two new t-shirts, 2 cardigans and a jumper.
I have to admit, I felt super sad when I modelled the clothing and saw just how big I am in the photos but then I also feel proud of me for doing what I could this year and trying my best.
It’s not easy and I don’t know where I am at right now. I suspect I will renew my efforts to lose weight in the new year, however for now I will embrace my bigger body and love me for who I am, no matter the size, after all what really matters is the size of my heart, not the size of my body.
Do you like my new clothes? I sure do.
*I purchased the clothing with my own money*