If you can’t tell, I’m pretty serious about getting to my goal weight. I’m over a third of the way there, so my clothes are not fitting right. I’ve retired a lot of my “fat clothes.” However, I don’t want to buy retail clothes because I want to keep going. What’s the sense in buying new clothes that I will not fit in at some point in the future?
To that end, I’ve been picking up things in thrift stores. It’s sort of fun. I’ve found some designer clothes in sizes that fit, and feel great when I don’t spend a lot of money. But, I’m leaving tomorrow to see my daughter and grandkids and felt like I should at least have a pair of jeans that fit, so I went to Macy’s tonight.
Picking out clothes to try on, I realized I had dropped 4 pants sizes! That’s awesome! I’m still in “fat” sizes, but what a jolt of adrenaline in the dressing room when I fit into jeans four sizes smaller than the last time I had bought them. The real test will be whether I sell/donate my fat clothes and clear out my closet, so there is no going back.
Another weird surprise was I also needed sandals with a strap on the back for my annoying heel issue (which seems to be getting better, but still hurts). I went down a half-size in my shoe size! That’s as awesome as it is bizarre.
I will never be a skinny bitch like the woman in this photo, but I will rejoice when I can buy normal sizes. I will also be very, very broke.