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Cheering Section Update

Saturday, March 16, 2013

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!

Kidding. :)

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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLUENOSE63 3/20/2013 4:29AM

  Good thing as flannel doesn't work to well in the summer Matt!

Definitely a WooHoo moment for sure!

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CLPURNELL 3/18/2013 11:44PM

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ADARKARA 3/18/2013 8:29AM

    Wonderful feeling! I put on a tee the other day that was unwearably tight and now it is LOOSE! Definitely a WOO HOO moment!

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BOGUSANNIE 3/18/2013 6:57AM


That's a woohoo jar moment for sure!!

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BARB5970 3/17/2013 7:44PM

    Fitting into those once too tight jeans... WooHoo, What A Feeling!
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SUGAR0814 3/17/2013 5:49PM

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KARENCRANER 3/17/2013 3:05PM

    Yea to "new" clothes that you didn't have to purchase!

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NAYKNITS 3/16/2013 10:28PM

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DALID414 3/16/2013 9:07PM

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MICKEYH 3/16/2013 8:42PM

    emoticon emoticon Matt !!

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DOVESEYES 3/16/2013 8:32PM

    How exciting great work Matt!!!

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HOLLYM48 3/16/2013 8:25PM

    Great job Matt. Keep up the excellent job. It is such a great feeling to fit back into clothes that were once to small and all of a sudden, they fit just great!
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BOOKAPHILE 3/16/2013 8:14PM

    This is one of the few up-sides of having to take this weight-loss journey more than once. I, too, had kept clothes of many sizes. You're wise to keep them where you will remember to try them on once in a while.

You're doing the right things, and it's paying off! Congratulations, Matt!

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    What a great story! Your efforts are paying off!


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