One of the highlights of my recent weight loss is getting to raid my spare closet for smaller-sized clothing.
But now as I am gradually shrinking from a size 30/32 to a 26/28, I find myself thinking ahead to the future. I have a full wardrobe a size down because it was only a few years ago that I was wearing it and I didn’t get a rid of most anything I had at the time as I gained the weight I am losing now.
Ah, but what about this future? Well, it’s the future where I am thinking about when I start to gradually shrink into a 22/24 from a 26/28. What do I do then? After all, it’s been many, many years since I’ve been that small, and I only had a couple items in my closet that I bought as inspiration clothing years ago. My old clothes in that size are long gone and well frankly, good riddance because those clothes probably would look a little outdated.
Anyway, it turns out that have a piece or two of “inspiration clothing” doesn’t necessarily do much for the inspiration if you’re not doing well with weight loss.
But now that I am doing well, I want more than a piece or two of inspiration clothing. I want a wardrobe to shrink into.
So now as I’m looking ahead to that time, and the local plus-sized clothing retailer is going out of business, I decided to get to the business of shopping before it was too late.
Turns out the racks don’t quite contain the clothing items I had hoped to find, or the level of closeout prices that I expected at this point, but I managed to find a few pieces to add to my 22/24 or 2X wardrobe.
It’s official. I’m building another wardrobe. It’s small now, but I look forward to wearing the clothing items I have now acquired.
The sad thing is, from here on out, I’ll probably have to find somewhere else to buy my clothing. I’d be happy about that if the reason I was looking to buy clothing elsewhere was because I had finally entered the land of normal sizes, but I’m stilling wearing plus-sized clothing and will be for at least a little while, while I shrink my middle, and everywhere else, for that matter.
When that happens, the day I can enter a store that specializes in normal-sized clothing will be a day I celebrate. That will probably be a day I cry too – you know, the whole happy tears thing. But I think I’ll save the water works for after the shopping and the celebration!
I feel it already – it’s going to happen!
The clothes I bought the other day to add to my sized 22/24 or 2X wardrobe!