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Monday, April 27, 2009

I am a Stubborn Empty Nester

There is a certain amount of stubbornness that comes with an empty nester Mom. It is borne out of necessity really. Otherwise we would all just be depressed. Let me explain................

Take my clothes closet. It's looks filled to the brim with clothes for work, play, special evenings out and lots of bathing suits. From the look of it, I must be one social butterfly! Yet, 80 % of the clothes that hang in there anxiously wishing to be picked for wearing, do not fit my body. It is really amazing how just 12 little pounds can affect your wardrobe. And yet, I leave them there as I am 80% sure that soon I will be able to fit into these clothes very soon. It is not my nature to get depressed about this weight gain and the fact that I have to wear the same grey and pant pants everyday of my life. So, I become stubborn.

That's our choice: be stubborn or be depressed. Or be lucky.......

I had lunch with a delightful woman last week who is curious about blogging (blog-curious). She was wearing the cutest day dress, and looked like she was in her thirties. She was however, 45 or 46. I imagine everything in her closet fits just fine, thank you. I imagine she eats right and exercises regularly but I still consider her one of the lucky ones. More of us should be so lucky.

Where do you fall in the categories? Are you stubborn, depressed or lucky?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking for my wife, I would say she is depressed. Actually, I don't think she looks any different from 20 years ago, except in her own mind. I think she is just as slim and attractive as ever, but there is no way I will ever convince her. Thus, her closet is pretty much like the one you described. A bunch of clothing waiting to be rediscovered.

April 27, 2009 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Sprite's Keeper said...

Can I be all three? I'm lucky that I've not gained back any of the weight I've lost, stubborn that I still have more I want to lose and therefore hold onto the skinny stuff I've had since high school, and depressed that I can't seem to push that extra step to lose more. And frustrated. THAT TOO!

April 27, 2009 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

I'm stubborn and sometimes depressed. I had to put all of the non fitting clothes away until they fit again, it's too depressing to see them. Now, every time I lose a little, I can pull a few things out that fit me again.

April 27, 2009 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

"The harder I work. . . the luckier I get!" Armand Hammer, Industrialist. Which includes exercising, eating right and loving everything in my closet!

Loved Casey's idea about putting away those items that don't fit. I would be happy to come over and assist you with a closet audit!

April 28, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

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