Full length reality.

For 16 years we have never had a full length mirror in this house.

Trust me, I hear about it. Imagine getting ready for church or dates or dances or some such thing and no way to see the whole outfit.  We always just made do.  It really never bothered me.   We had my vanity mirror which worked really well for the longest time, though not full length it showed maybe 3/4 and how much more do you need?

Then Shaughnessy moved out and took the vanity with her.

Then we moved the replacement mirror and it’s been sitting on a chair.

And I’m going a little nuts.

So I finally got on Craigslist (because it’s in my nature to find a bargain if I can) and found Pottery Barn’s full length $299 mirror for $100.

click link here and admire beautiful mirror 

So…yeah.  I don’t love it.

I know!  I seem to have that…feeling for a lot of things these days, don’t I?

Well, here’s the thing.  Without the floor mirror?  I couldn’t see…me.

Now I can.  And now I have a whole huge ass gigantic (huh…probably shouldn’t use huge, ass, and gigantic all in the same sentence like that) reflection of me looking back and it’s like my race pictures EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

No. Joke.

You could imagine what it did to the mole…to see it so…there.  😉 (Okay, I’m clearly exaggerating there)

I was dressing to work out and just…cringed.

And I was fully dressed.

God help me if I’m not.

At least before I could live in ignorance.  I just didn’t have to know.

Now…it’s like I have a department store dressing room in my bedroom.

::key horror movie music now::

Maybe I can turn it around.

It’s just not a good thing.  It’s just…not.  Quite sad really.

 

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5 Responses to Full length reality.

  1. katrina

    I totally get it. I’ve been having that kind of year.

  2. Michelle

    Doesn’t seem like full length mirror and zen bedroom go together. ;). We don’t have one either, because Mack broke it. Now I have to stand on the tub to see the bottom half of myself in the bathroom mirror. I hate it! Luckily I only leave the house to go anywhere cool a couple times a year!

  3. Teresa

    We decided our Zen bedroom was going to be all about what makes us Zen. So it has things in it most people wouldn’t find Zen. Like…a giant full length mirror. That currently faces the wall. 😉

    It also has a lovely 32″ flat screen television that makes me deliriously happy! LOL>

    It’s coming together nicely.

    Kat~ I’m over feeling like this. At some point in my life I’m supposed to accept my body for what it is and appreciate it. When is that going to happen??

  4. katrina

    Hmm… seems some of our comments disappeared.. but check out this list I found today from this site: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-8370/15-affirmations-that-will-help-you-lose-weight.html

    I believe in my ability to truly love myself for who I am
    I accept my body shape and acknowledge the beauty it holds
    I am the creator of my future and driver of my mind
    I let go of unhelpful patterns of behaviour around food
    I allow myself to make choices and decisions for my higher good
    I bring the qualities of fulfilment, happiness and contentment into my life as I am now
    I let go of any guilt I hold around food choices
    I accept my body for the shape I have been blessed with
    I let go of relationships that are no longer for my higher good
    I believe in myself and acknowledge my greatness
    I allow myself to feel good being me
    I accept myself for who I am
    I bring the qualities of love into my heart
    I have hope and certainty about the future
    I am grateful for the body I own and all it does for me

  5. Teresa

    That is a beautiful list and in theory I LOVE it. But my very practical self then looks in the damn mirror. LOL
    I am my own worst enemy.
    Ironically, I’m pretty good with almost all of that, it’s the self image issue. I just have always struggled with it. I know I do it. I’m going to print this list out though. It’s a very good reminder, Kat. Thanks 🙂