Why Holding Onto “Goal Weight Clothes” Is So Much More Dangerous Than It Seems


In a corner of my closet, there is a pajamas shorts with a pattern of polar bears. The clothes to wear under “clothes for special occasions” are these shorts – one that never really fit my clothes. It is possible that they are almost suitable at some point, but the reason they stay here is not because I used to want to wear them. Because I expect those shorts to be my benchmark. One day, I tell myself, I will try on these shorts, they will fit together. In the troubled minefields, before the photo culture, these shorts remind me that I was just before. They are physical manifestations of hope, and I hope I can become a supremacy one day. Most importantly, this is a huge problem.

This problem, often referred to as “target-weight clothing,” affects countless people who believe these clothes will help motivate them to successfully shrink themselves. If you find yourself in endless cyberspace, focusing on weight loss and diet, you will soon find clothes to talk about your target weight. This is sometimes discussed in Reddit’s post about whether this concept really inspires or how to describe a smaller “dream costume,” and you should work hard.

However, this concept is even more than the number of occurrences on the Internet, which is part of a socially accepted daily culture. When you try on a slightly smaller skirt, your friend or family will say, “Oh, you can squeeze in within a month, no problem!” When you tell yourself the same thing, buy something that does not fit When I hope it will eventually come true. I’ve done the same thing countless times, until recently I started to realize that the clothes that fit me now are the only ones that make me really happy.

As I grow older, I learn to be physically active and begin to slowly break my long-held view that taking less space is always my answer, and I now realize that I see myself as a It is dangerous to change “before”. This means that I am incomplete and incomplete. To a certain extent, I believe I can rationally recognize this problem of mindset. But even then (and still so), the idea of ​​throwing polar bear shorts seems to have failed. Just as I would always do “before” rather than accept that I have always been OK.

Although polar bear shorts are my “target garments”, for others it is a dress, a bikini or a lingerie. For Mackenz-Newkob, who runs the fashion blog Mack, this is the designer’s jeans. Newcombe told her her habit was that she insisted on a dozen uncooperative jeans, a habit that coincided with her previous eating disorders and persisted in her eating habits even after she recovered.

I just feel like giving up these jeans would mean giving up on being a size 6 again.

“I had a diet disorder when I was in third grade in high school,” said Newcomb, “I was in the midst of a retail sale so I bought several pairs of over $ 200 jeans plus a discount.” Even after I started a more regular diet I still insist on wearing these jeans. I think if I figure it out, they will recover and I do not want to waste money.

Newcombe told me that this disappointment associated with unfriendly jeans has nothing to do with dislike for her appearance. But even then, it does not mean that the pants are easy to let go, this is what she has not been able to do.

“I really like myself, I do not hate my appearance,” Newcomb said. “I just think giving up these jeans means giving up Size 6.”

Like Newcomb, obesity activist and influencers Clare Sheehan has also dealt with eating disorders. Openly and honestly speaking about her recovery and body politics Sheehan has created such a loyal follower and community on Instagram with her more than 40,000 followers watching memes, tweets and Instagram for all of the above story. But for Sheehan, her body weight has fluctuated “very often” over the past 20 years, and her relationship with clothes is a bit complicated.

“My wardrobe, with clothes from size 2 to size 22, tells the history of all the ways my body is seen and accepted by the world,” Sheehan told busy reporters.

Sheehan said her childhood and adolescence live in a fat body. Over the years, she has been unable to find fit clothes – not to mention her favorite clothes.


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