Thursday, December 15, 2011
I don't like buying clothes. For years, I only shopped for shirts and jeans when I needed to replace others that I had outgrown (often in a state of emergency). Now I need to replace the clothes that I've... What's the opposite of outgrown? Outshrunk?
Luckily, I had a bunch of clothes in reserve for when I would fit into them again. However, with my waist now 4 sizes smaller, I've reached the point where my reserve has been depleted. For a lot of people this would be a point of joyous celebration. But, for me, the actual act of buying new clothes brings me little joy other than knowing what size I can comfortably fit into now. Part of the problem might be that since my sizes have been dropping pretty quickly, I can't really reconcile the idea of buying anything nice because I know that in another month or two the new clothes will be too big. At the same time, I don't want to buy anything too low-end, because then I think, "gee, I lost all this weight and this is my reward." So, there you have it, stuck between a rock and a checkout line.
My temporary solution was that I bought a really nice pair of jeans that were on clearance. I hesitated to buy them because they were a little snug when I tried them on. But, I am still losing weight so it seemed to make sense. I ended up hang drying them (per the instructions and a friend's advice concerning the snugness). Then, when I went to put them on at home, they were already too big! Hopefully, it was the lack of heat drying, so I've rewashed and am going to dry them normally tonight. If not, I'm back to square one.
What should I do? What do you do?