We have had so much fun seeing your #tfmskirts pictures over the last 2 weeks! We have learned some new things and perhaps developed some new attitudes. So, the following are our thoughts about the last 15 days.
What can I say? We got a little distracted and silly while writing this post :)
Tootle Bug: I feel a lot better about wearing skirts than I did at the start, because I didn’t wear skirts as much before. Lots of my skirts are very comfortable. With most of them I wear shorts under, so I feel better about wearing them, because I have pants on ;)
Sugar Belle: I was kind of bummed that there weren’t more people participating in the 30 Day Skirt Challenge, especially people my age. :( But, I’ve had fun seeing all the pictures you guys have posted! We’ve had over 100 pictures posted on Facebook and Instagram, and that it is awesome! Don’t stop now, we are half way through the challenge! If you haven’t joined us yet, please do, it’s not too late! We have some really awesome prizes lined up for you all, and all you have to do is wear a skirt(and post your picture with the hashtag #tfmskirts) to be entered to win. We will be posting all about our fabulous prizes and sponsors next week.
The Frazzled Mama: I am thrilled with the response for the skirt challenge. I know that skirts are not a popular clothing choice and that getting a picture taken or taking a selfie can be a pain, and even a little awkward. So the fact that we have over 100 submissions at the half way point is exciting to me. I’m also super excited about the prizes we are offering. So many great companies have been extremely generous in supporting our #tfmskirts challenge. As Shug said, next week we will be posting more specific details about the prizes and our wonderful sponsors.
I’d like to encourage you to upload and tag your photos, even if you only wear a skirt/dress one day. It would be so encouraging to the girls here in Frazzled Mama Land.
On to my thoughts. First, I have more clearly realized that I have a tendency to take myself way too seriously. Trying to get pictures taken that don’t make me view myself as a total dork has been a little daunting. When I posted the following picture collage, I had given up on getting a decent pic and just decided to go with the silly vibe.
What’s funny is that I had so much feedback about that set of pics and how everyone loved them. Yeah, so first lesson learned, I need to be silly more often and not take myself so seriously.
Lesson two, has really hit me on two levels, first, as someone who has struggled with weight and body image issues for the vast majority of my life. And second as someone who has lost roughly 80 pounds over the last 7 years. Having to look at full body pictures of myself everyday has really helped solidify in my head that I am no longer “over weight.” Sure I wouldn’t mind dropping a few more here and there, but 80 pounds is quite a bit of weight. Some of the pictures literally startled me, because in my mind, I’m still 80 pounds over weight. I would literally just sit and stare at the camera and think, “Wow, that’s me…..”
Lesson three, Skimmies are my new best friend. Seriously, check them out! I want to order a pair in each color!!! Of course, if I did, I would have some serious explaining to do to Mr. OverKill. Yes, they are pricey, but they work wonders!
I’d like to encourage you to upload and tag your photos, even if you only wear a skirt/dress one day. I t would be so encouraging to the girls here in Frazzled Mama Land.