Jackie’s Wellness Coaching Weigh in Wednesday- June 23rd, 2010

It’s definitely in the realm of wellness coaching – lifestyle and self-esteem are a big part of wellness. I’ve dealt with this issue a lot. Here are some suggestions:

• If you have trouble finding clothes that you like which fit you well you’re not alone! It’s a dilemma that
many people face. Start your expedition with a list of what you’re looking for, and if it includes
accessories or underclothing that does not involve trying on, try to buy those first. It helps to build

• Moving on to the size-sensitive clothing – choose your stores carefully. If you’re carrying extra weight
that pushes you into extra large or plus sizes, try the stores that specialize in those clothes, or
department stores that have larger sizes. If you can, take a trusted friend with you for support.

• If you’re working on a weight loss goal, and these are interim clothes, write yourself a reminder note and
read it over before you start trying on goals. It will help you maintain perspective.

• It may be helpful to look up some pictures of plus size models (if you’re in that size category) modeling
clothes that are size and style appropriate. It may be easier for you to relate to those models and styles,
and to picture yourself in something becoming. That way, when you see yourself in the dressing room
mirror, you’re not comparing to something that you can’t relate to.

• If you have a picture of yourself when you felt good about how you looked, pull it out for inspiration.
Post it where you can see it.