Back in December I wrote a post entitled "A Cheering Section in My Closet".
You could go read that if you like - here's the link:
The gist of it is that as obese or overweight people, we tend to have clothes that don't fit us.
Clothes that, anthropomorphically speaking, mock us and remind us of our failures and our weight.
I decided back then to "turn that frown upside-down", so to speak.
I tried everything on and ordered it by how it fit.
Stuff that was too large was donated.
Stuff that fit... well, I wore that.
And then it as things moved from left to right in my closet, the clothes got progressively smaller.
I won't rehash the entire post here.
But yesterday I felt like the jeans that I was wearing were pretty baggy.
Now, I like baggy jeans if I'm out working in the garden or doing farm activities.
It is nice to have a little room.
But these jeans are TOO baggy.
So this morning I ventured into my "group C" clothes, if you remember from that post.
Those were clothes that were just a bit too tight to wear back in December.
I pulled one of the pairs of jeans out from that lot and guess what?
They were still too small!
They fit fine - and were, in fact a bit loose.
The spring is coming and a month from now I'll be out of my flannel shirts and sweatshirts except for layering in the cool mornings and late nights.
I'm trying to enjoy these shirts because I don't expect to be wearing them next winter.
It is fun to have more clothes fitting.
Clothes I didn't have to buy.
In these uncertain economic times, it is nice to not to have to spend a bunch of money on clothing.
And it will be nice to donate some of my larger winter clothes in another month or two.
Make it a great day!