Summer Lovin… self body shaming

I have merrily putting away my winter clothes and getting out my summer ones – it’s one of the things I like about getting older, you care less about fashion and care more about what suits you, so the clothes you invest in can last years

However – I have found one small, or not so small issue- either tiny house elves have been busy altering all of my summer wardrobe or I have got fat (fatter) – a good deal of my summer clothes are very errmmm – snug…

Today I read a sign, which said ‘Now it is summer, please dress for the body you have, not the body you want!’ It accompanied some less than flattering shots of ladies and gents who were exposing more flesh than they intended too.


I have to face facts – I either have to win the lottery and buy myself some tasteful and elegant ‘fat clothes’ or loose a stone or 2 and have access to my current wardrobe 😳

The issue is I LOVE food, if I am not making it, I am thinking about it, buying it or planning it.

The fact is, don’t use what I put in, I used to run everyday, I hated it, but it was required for the work I did, so I did it – now, being part time and flying a desk for a living, the most exercise I get is going to make a coffee….. but I haven’t cut back on what I eat – so I have 2 choices

  1.  Eat less 😭
  2.  Move more 😏

I think option 2 will be better in the long run, not that I will ever do a long run – maybe a medium walk…..

So, to those of you that have endured my ramblings to this point, I am promising to myself, witnessed by you, that I will walk a minimum of 2 miles each day, to start with and see if I can fit into some of my clothes before I have to put them away again in the autumn – here goes 😋


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

8 thoughts on “Summer Lovin… self body shaming”

  1. if you look like that monkey your a cutie xx shifting weight is such a drag but sure you can do it there is lots of help and ideas on the web good luck with it and keep us updated great time to start with the sun out you could do nice salads

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