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Shopping in My Closet

Saturday, June 20, 2009

OK, the scales aren't moving just now -- only tantalizing me by wavering a pound or two lower, pausing provokingly, and then settling back on the 158.5. (This is, of course, a more reassuring portent of better things to come than the reverse -- i.e. hovering higher with the old 6 in the middle: so I'm not complaining).

And while I'm waiting, what could be more fun on a rainy Saturday than shopping in my closet, trying on clothes I haven't been able to wear for awhile, deciding whether I can wear them now -- or maybe in 3.5 pounds when I reach goal weight -- or maybe not until I take it down a bit lower than that even.

Things that I can wear immediately: a sleek black suit (jacket, skirt, pants, not at the same time however) - all size 8. A scalloped-hem black skirt. A Mexx black skirt (seems to be a theme developing here). A bright red cotton shawl collar blouse. A blue linen skirt suit. Some Hawaiin print capris --for the golf course. And a pair of pale green golf pants. Pretty soon: a sweetheart neckline cream suit with pearl buttons. A blue gingham summer shirt. And a bright flowered cotton summer dress, very fitted through the bodice with a full skirt, deep side pockets. All of this determined in the context of thinking about which scarf, shoes, bag etc. I'd put with each of the outfits . . .

Two nice things about shopping in my closet: first of all, absolutely free, and even better than free because -- I already paid for this stuff. And second: when I paid for it, I'd chosen it because I liked it. Still do!

All of this if of course totally frivolous and girly stuff. And it's ridiculous how much fun it is! emoticon
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    Sounds as if you have a great selection in your closet...i think it is a good idea to look through your closet first before one runs out and buys all type of clothes when losing weight..because you just never know what treasures one can find right at home...as for me..look what i found in my closet: emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3163 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/24/2009 10:18:34 AM
    I went shopping in my closet TWICE this weekend! There are still a lot of things that don't fit but there were so many things that did - and it is so wonderful when that zipper slides all the way up without me having to contort my body in unimagineable positions.

    You were right - it IS fun!
    3166 days ago
    I have 8 - 10 pair of pants that I bought when I last lost the weight, but did not have time to have hemmed before I started the quick slide back to chubby.

    I have them out and ready to go to the tailor.
    3166 days ago
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