Saturday, October 29, 2011

What Coco Chanel taught me....

I saw this on Pinterest and found myself a little offended by it....


Who is she to judge anyone by what they wear? How arrogant! How demeaning! But what really bothered me was how bothered I was with the quote. Does that make any sense?

Then I got to thinking that right now I don't feel great about myself. Last May and June I started having a hard time with everything I have gone through in the last year but I also didn't know I was SO sick. My Dr wanted me to try a low dose antidepressant and started me with Prozac and holy cow - I couldn't get out of bed! I was so tired! He really wanted me to give Lexapro a try after Prozac. Its worked really good to help me feel better but it also has packed the pounds on in the last 2 months!

When I got to my normal weight last year I threw all of my bigger clothes away so I couldn't go back...well that means that right now I don't have any clothes that fit. So when I read that quote it made me feel even worse. I wish I had the money to go out and buy clothes that fit and flatter my body...but we don't.

When I was finally able to be honest with myself about why it rubbed me the wrong way I was able to read it differently. She is right. I should try to look my best when I leave the house. Not looking my best when I don't feel the best about my appearance doesn't help me at all!

I am currently weaning off of the Lexapro and hopefully I can start to work back to my normal weight. In the mean time I may not have a lot of clothes that fit but I can still try my best to look nice.  Thank you Coco Chanel for that little bit of ladylike advice...even if it was hard to swallow.

4 comments:

SLO Rober said...

Hang in there Lisa. We can empathize and promise their is a light at the end of the tunnel. - B

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Totally good perspective! I should probably try to apply the same to my daily life!

Love ya!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

THAT IS SO PERFECTLY SAID. My mom never could understand it either. There really is no excuse. I always think, that the one day I don't do my makeup (which I normally always do) would be the day I run into an old boyfriend or a friend from the past. That would suck. You never know who and what could happen in your day. I also heard once... and it has always stuck with me... "A true lady wears lipstick, perfume, and has her nails painted." K- I don't paint my nails all the time but I love it. xo jen

Debi said...

I'm in the same boat with my clothes but I refuse to get bigger ones.I'll pray for you and i'd love it if you did for me.He can help in ALL the ways we need.Sometimes only he actually knows what we need.While we're at it we can ask for your Momma's help.She's been there ...done that!