Lent, Day 30: Shoppin’

March 27, 2009 at 6:43 am

I haven’t much to write about today, so I’m actually going to write about something I meant to write about a few days ago, and just forgot. 😉  

I have reached another milestone!  After visiting Angie at the gym and resolving that I would find some way to get over there and get some work done on my arms and ‘core’, I decided it was high time I invest in some actual workout clothes.   I do have a set I used back when we were going to Club Fitness for that brief period, but they’re way too big on me now.

So off to Target I went.  And there the wonderful thing happened.

I shopped for clothes in the NORMAL PEOPLE SIZES!

Granted, what I was looking for was XL, so I’m still firmly at the higher end of the NPSes, but still.  It was such a foreign thing; normally shopping for clothes at Target involves browsing the maybe-two-or-three racks of ‘plus sizes’ they offer, and then feeling sheepish when you realize that one of those three is actually MATERNITY clothes.  Target will never win awards for obesity sensitivity, let me tell you.

And admittedly, I started there.  But as I found myself wandering through the racks back toward the FRONT of the store, I felt like I was entering forbidden territory.   What if people SEE me?  Won’t it look odd, ME shopping at THIS end of the Women’s Clothing Section?  Will people who see me hope for my sake that I’m buying a gift for someone else?

But no.  These are my sizes now.  I have reclaimed my right to shop there.  For myself.  Awesome.

Today is Noah’s birthday, by the way.  Happy Birthday, Noah!


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