Take the Perspective of Your Clothes: Part One in a Series to Bring About Lasting Change

September 1, 2014 7:39 PM

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Take the Perspective of Your Clothes: Part One in a Series to Bring About Lasting Change

I was a rather large boy when I was young. Not large in the height sense of the word, but more so in the girth sense. In fact, my mother used to buy me "husky" pants from JC Penney. Perhaps we can address in another blog what that does to a person's self-esteem when he has to wear huskies to school. But suffice it to say, this was the beginning of a poor relationship with clothing. Although my health and weight are constant concerns for me, I'm happy to say that I am no longer overweight. But I continue to be vigilant and, in fact, I often use the fit of my clothes as a gauge of where I'm headed on my mission to stay trim.

The other day I was thinking about my weight and the number of times I thought, "My pants don't fit me like they used to." Then I wondered, "Why am I always blaming my pants?" It's not my pants' fault that I'm uncomfortable. I've even gone as far as to try to convince myself that it was the multiple...

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