Pin-up style Plus Size Dresses from ModCloth. Definitely one of my favorite places to get clothes now.
By the way, if you make a purchase, message me beforehand with your email… I will have them send you a coupon for $15 off your purchase of $50 or more. I get a coupon, too… So it’s win-win!!
“I like clothes now. I have more energy. I sleep better. My sex drive is up. Blood’s flowing. I’m less susceptible to impulse. I’m in a different mode. When I was way out of shape, the idea of using whitening strips on my teeth seemed terrible. I have to do that every day? I’ll never do it. What you want is instant results when you’re out of shape. You want your teeth whitened in 45 minutes with the use of lasers. But when you’re in shape, you know it’s the result of doing a little bit every day. Moments aren’t just moments. A moment might be a week or a month. So instead of Boy, I’d love to eat this hamburger right now, I’m considering a little further into the future. I’m thinking, I eat that hamburger and that’s 1,200 calories, and I’m gonna work out tomorrow and lose 800 calories. I may as well eat a salad here, still do that workout, and then I’m actually making progress.” — Chris Pratt
This just motivated the fuck out of me.
Chris Pratt is my new god
Now I’m not saying that Chris Pratt’s weight loss isn’t a good thing, I think if it’s made him feel better and live better, that’s AWESOME. I’m also not saying that salads or exercising or weight loss is bad, but…
I’m wondering how many of the changes Chris said he felt - liking clothes, better sex, more energy - has to do with him liking the way he looks? If you look into the mirror and like what you see, then of course you’re going to like putting clothes on your body, of course you’re going to feel sexier when you’re intimate with your partner, of course you’re going to have a little extra bounce in your step.
Now riddle me this - isn’t it possible to feel that good about yourself without losing a ton of weight? I’ve gained a lot of weight myself since graduating college, and I also have never felt as good about the way I look as I do now. Am I about 30 pounds heavier now than when I was 21? Yeah. Do I look in a mirror and say “I’d do me.” HELL FUCKIN YEAH. Do I love clothes, have great sex, and have energy? YEAHmostofthetime. Okay, so it’s not a perfect system, but would all of my problems go away if I lost those 30 pounds? Probably not. Furthermore, if your self-worth and sense of personal happiness is dependent on fitting into the mass media’s definition of beauty, then I got news for you friend, your appearance is gonna change. You’re not always going to be what society deems “beautiful.” And you have to find the courage in yourself to say “Fuck what they say, I’m a hot piece of ass.”
Because you are. You are a hot piece of ass. Whether you’re Chris Pratt in 2009 or Chris Pratt in 2014.
I haven’t forgotten about posting my OOTDs, I promise. I’m not exactly employed this summer (boo) so my outfits have consisted almost entirely of the same pair of shorts and various tank tops. I have a few saved up in the stores, which I’ll post… eventually.
I’m in a show so I’ll probably post my costumes for that (because my character is hella fashionable and therefore hecka cute.) I’ve also redyed my hair, so there’s that to post pictures of. And then once I start work in August I’ll probably be posting my stuff more regularly. Maybe.
Anyway, just wanted to make sure you guys knew I wasn’t dead. :3