Sunday, August 01, 2010
I just finished all the laundry, getting every single piece -- even the ironing and hand washing -- finished and put away. As I was reorganizing my closet and throwing out my last clothes that are too big, I realized something: I have enough clothes. It is time for me to stop buying new clothes. I have a complete wardrobe in my goal size.
Oh, it was fun while it lasted. Almost every Saturday, after my Weight Watchers weigh in and meeting, I'd head out for a sale at one of my favorite stores. I loved trying on smaller and smaller sizes and finding that they fit. But all good things must come to an end.
Seriously, I do think the almost weekly shopping trip was a great reward and a great learning experience. Looking in the mirror as I tried on clothing piece after piece helped me to come to see myself as a normal-sized person. It helped me learn at least a little bit about how to dress this new body.
I hope this doesn't sound too vain, but I may need to make a point of looking at myself in the mirror at home now that I won't have my weekly session. I need to internalize that picture as me. I am that person at goal weight.
And I plan to stay that way. For one thing, if I'm not that person at goal weight, I'll have nothing to wear.