Saturday, December 29, 2012
Before I started this weight loss journey, I loved buying clothes (although I still love it). I tend to buy on clearance, so the sizes are limited. I try to buy the appropriate size that I'm in at the moment, but it's not always possible. Now I don't hesitate to buy the next size down as I know I'll be there soon enough and it's a great deal to buy clothes for really cheap when I know I'll be using it soon.
But before I was working on losing weight, I would get a different size too. It was never the next size down, it was the next size up if they didn't have my size. I started out in Lane Bryant getting some "fat clothes" because I was pregnant and didn't fit into any of the things I had. After that pregnancy, I still fit into the "fat clothes". Then my "fat clothes" were no longer fitting and I needed the next size up.
Just last year, I bought some "fat clothes" that were the next size up and loose on me. I ended up fitting in them well by the time I was done. This was not unusual for me once I started the weight gain. I think it might have been subconscious that I knew I was gaining, but wasn't really admitting it to myself. It was not unusual to buy loose clothes that eventually fit.
I know now that was not the right thing to do. I was basically helping myself get bigger by buying the pants size that I would grow into. It may have been loose at the time, but I was allowing myself the room to expand by getting that next size up.
I will never be buying loose clothes again, it just allows me the room to expand and I don't need that room. If my pants are uncomfortable, I know I can lose the weight more easily than going out to buy another pair of pants the next size up.