When I first lost weight on Optifast, DH helped me purchase a new wardrobe. A gorgeous wardrobe I felt wonderful wearing. Over the years as the pounds crept on, the clothes no longer felt wonderful to wear. And I found myself in punish mode when it came to buying new clothes that fit: black skirts. White tops. BORING.
I've started watching sales and over the past month have picked up two cute skirts - they flatter my shaper and I feel good wearing them. I'd forgotten how important that is - to feel good in your clothes.
I'll keep shopping the sales - this time with an eye for what pleases me, not just what is practical. That's actively being kind to myself.