Monday, July 22, 2013
I have have (to me) the good fortune of working from home and getting to wear whatever I want most of the time. I worked in an office most of my adult life, so I've had the boring black pants and skirts in every size from 12 to 18 W. More than once. As I've lost weight, I mostly stock up on jeans or shorts (depending on the season) and T-shirts. For the office clothes, I've gone back to my "archive" of other sizes.
Last week I was checking to see what I still had that fit to go see a client. I started pulling out pants and skirts, and they all fell off. These had been my "skinny" size, going back a few years to when I weighed 165 lbs, achieved by stress, not exercise. I'm just a few pounds lighter now, but these clothes are way too big.
I went out to buy a few things so I can dress like a grown-up when needed, and was repeatedly surprised at how many things fit in an 8 (gotta love size inflation). I bought them happily, but went to Big 5 for a reality check. Sorry, no picture of me trying on the size 12 (38) Speedo competition suit.