Buying clothes for my smaller self
Saturday, December 28, 2013
I was out today and I've gotten used to being able to buy things in a size large. Today I am not fitting into anything large unless it's full of stretchiness. It's amazing what 10 pounds will do.
With all the stuff that went on lately I've ballooned back up past 190. I decided to get shapewear, but didn't bother trying it on at the store. That was mistake #1.
When I got home, I tried to get it on, but it wouldn't pass my thighs. I guess I should have learned from the last person who sold me shapewear and bought the next size up from my regular clothes.
I'm not going to return it, I know I'll be back into that size soon enough and will need a shaper for that size when I get back to it. It's a bummer that I'll have to wait at least 15 pounds for me to be able to sausage myself back into it.
It's just too bad that I am so used to purchasing a smaller size that I just don't fit into right anymore. I'm feeling bigger and even had to put my knee brace back on to keep it in line. It's probably because I haven't been as active lately. I can physically see my middle creeping out again and my thighs are widening. I even noticed my wrists looking a little bloated. Who knew so much could happen from so few pounds?
With the nice weather today, I think I'll go out and enjoy this MN heat wave (it's in the mid 40's today!) before the deep freeze comes back tomorrow (-50 wind chills predicted, brr!).
I know that as soon as I get my regular schedule back next week, I'll be able to go right back to the habits I gained before that were bringing me to a smaller, fitter, healthier self.
I'm keeping that shapewear simply because that's a new goal, to fit into something that will make my lumps look good and smooth when I'm the right size for my body. I thought I would be able to squeeze into it, but knowing that I can't today doesn't mean I'll never fit into it.