SP is taking over my life - in a good way.
Take a comment I posted on a message board earlier today, saying I didn't give my old clothes away because they were only fit for recyling. Then I did a pile of ironing and cleared out the wardrobe. Came up with what we'll call a short stack for Oxfam (charity shop). These are, variously:
2 pairs trousers so loose I look a sight in them
1 blouse so loose it shows most of my (unglamorous) bra
1 blouse so baggy it slips back on my shoulders
1 skirt I simply don't like any more.
So that's four items out of five that I am offloading because of SP.
It's a completely new experience to me to be giving away clothes before they fall apart, but I don't want to be tempted to wear them.
I've thrown away a pair of black trousers that are so loose if I hold my gut in they fall off. I've been wearing them about three years and I wouldn't wish them on anyone.
Then I went to Marks and Spencer this afternoon. Small local branch. I bought:
Half a pound of smoked fish
One pound of tomatoes
(Very quietly: some things that I am ashamed of and am not going to list here but I've got rid of what was left over and I'm back on track tomorrow. It's been a cold wet miserable day here. So much for the autumn push.)
One pair dark blue chinos.
I don't usually buy clothes at the same time as food, but it had to be done. You see they were cheap, Marks and Sparks are good quality, and they are a size smaller than the last pair of trousers I bought, two sizes smaller than the ones that have gone in the recycling bin. I cannot remember the last time I bought trousers this size. Honestly. It must be 10 years. It's not just the loss of weight you know. It's the conversion of flab to muscle.
So these new trousers, they are a UK size 20, and from Marks and Sparks. Any Brit will tell you their sizes are not generous at all. One of my goals is to be in an 18 by Christmas. I thought I had to lose 25 pounds to get there. It looks as though a stone (14 pounds) will do. These trousers are not in any way tight, either. Very comfortable, very nice fit considering the eccentricities of my shape.
Have not had the best day today, Sparkwise. I was fine yesterday in good weather. Then today it rained all day and I've got a bit of a cold and hit the empty carbs. Excuses, excuses. At least I don't think of it as the norm like I did before. And these trousers have given my confidence a real boost.
Just a thought. Do you think they put the wrong size label in the trousers? I still can't believe they fit.