I had the most delicious experience on Friday night. One that I haven't had in 5+ years!!!
I haven't bought clothes for myself in 2 years. Before that, it had been 3 years. I only went 2 years ago because the clothes I had been wearing had become too tight. It was the usual terrible experience where I felt I was "in between sizes". And that's because nothing fit right. If the pants fit, the waist band was too large, if the waist fit, the hips didn't, if the whole thing fit I looked terrible anyway. I would leave the store so depressed and down on myself. I'd hate myself all week long and be embarrassed to go to work because now I knew what I truly looked like to others. (Ever call in "fat" to work? Well I have.)
I came to realize that I didn't look in mirrors anymore. Trying on clothes in a store forces you to look.
So I would buy 2 pairs of pants and maybe 3 blouses and change off between them all week long. Evenings & weekends, I come home & get into sweats or loose fitting old stuff.
Well, it occurred to me that my son and I are leaving to visit my brother & his family in Chicago this week and my clothes from last year no longer fit (too loose! ahem!!). So Kohl's was having a "super sale" and I decided to take a chance and go try to shop for clothes. I figured I've lost close about 35 pounds (scale broke, so I don't know what I weigh anymore) so SOMETHING has to fit.
I am proud to say that I chose 3 pairs of capri's in a size I thought Might fit....and they did....They actually F I T !!!!!
I bought 4 blouses off the rack in a Large, figuring I'm no longer a XL or a 1X and got home and found that alas, they don't fit. And that's because they're too BIG!!!! I have to bring them back for a Medium!!!! hahahahahahaha It feels so great.
I also tried on the capri's just now at home just in case the store had "skinny mirrors". You know what I mean, sometimes they have "fat mirrors" that make you look huge and sometimes they're "skinny mirrors" and you get home and the clothes don't look as good on in your own mirror as they did in the store. Well these capri's looked exactly the same as they did in the store.
I had a weight watcher's leader many years ago that once said "Nothing tastes so good as when you can try on anything in your size in a store and find that it fits!!" And she's say "Nothing tastes so good as when you chose anything at all out of your closet and it fits."
She was right. It tasted very very good!!!!!