Since I’ve been in America I’ve put on weight. Not a lot of weight, especially when you look at it on a year-by-year basis, but I’m definitely bigger (heavier) than I used to be. By no standards am I even overweight (I was probably a little underweight when I first arrived in the US), but I would like to loose a little bit of weight, and I’ve been uncomfortable with my body for a while now. I’d been feeling resigned to looking slobby and less-than-fantastic until I can get rid of the extra weight.
That changed on a recent trip to California. I flew JetBlue (I’m pretty much a JetBlue convert, by the way) and ended up watching quite a few episodes of What Not To Wear during the flight. By the end of the flight, I had realized that I still could look fantastic. I still would like to loose some of my gained weight (and I’m working on that), but there’s no reason to feel less-than-good about my appearance today, especially when huge improvements can be made for very little time or effort.
A huge improvement has been a decision to buy a couple of belts and wear them. Obvious, right? Not to me! I’ve bought jeans with a larger waist band – to get them over my wider-than-before hips, and they sit low – too low. A belt really does make all the difference. Where did I buy my belts? From the Gap, and from fourteenfifty. Since I’ve bought them, I’ve been feeling much better about my appearance – much less sloppy, much more confident, even sexier – and I think other people have noticed, too.