Between clothes, chairs, at-home exercise equipment, and of course food; when I look over the past few years living a plus size lifestyle, I’ve been spending a lot of money just to be comfortable.
Never in a million years did I ever think the plus size clothing industry would be where it is today. Growing up in the 80s, being a plus size kid was not rare, but the plus size clothing options were very limited. I went to a Catholic grammar school, and my mom paid a lot of money for the larger size uniforms. It became more costly when I entered high school. My mom didn’t earn a lot of money, but she always made sure that I had something new to wear at the start of each school year. During those four years of high school, my mother would spend hundreds of dollars at stores like Catherines and Sears for me to wear “women’s” sizes at the age of 15!