A Bitter Sweet Moment

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I had been looking forward to wearing my red Liz Claiborne suit this morning. I had purchased it on sale for a business trip last March but there was no opportunity to wear it then. I wore it for the first time on Easter Sunday and found it uncomfortably tight, so I put it away thinking that I'd wait until I'd lost enough weight to wear it again. Today I was a sponsor at a Confirmation and was excited at the opportunity to be able to wear it comfortably. I had no doubt it would fit. I put it on, pulled up the zipper and stood there speechless. Oh my goodness, what was I to do? What else could I wear? It sagged off my waist. It was too big. It was a comfortable fit on my hips but I needed a belt for it to stay on my waist. It even seemed longer as it dragged beyond my shoe heel. I had to flap the top of the waist over the belt to keep from tripping. It was definitely not a perfect fit, but I was elated.

I was truly surprised and it was also a bitter sweet moment. Although my weight has generally moved downwards since I started with SparkPeople there have been fluctuations usually after the weekend. I have learnt to expect this because of my underactive thyroid. Also, I focused only on my weight and didn't pay much attention to my measurements. This morning I realized how far I have come. Strange enough, I felt a little disappointed that I never ever had a comfortable fit in one of the prettiest suits I have ever owned, but that's a small price to pay for the opportunity to wear even prettier ones in the future. It was bitter sweet for a moment but the bitterness is over and the sweetness has begun.
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  • CARMEL466
    WTG! I'm happy that you are losing weight and inches. I agree with DJ, get it altered and shine in that suit! I have so many clothes that people are giving me that are to small and I'm working hard to get into them. My butt is so big that when they finally fit around my behind, the legs are way to big.. lol There is a lady here who does wonders with alteration so I will be visiting her to see if she can help me out.

    Keep going! You're doing it!. emoticon
    3440 days ago
    You might want to get it altered so that you can wear it. I am sure that they can take it in. Just make sure that it does not cost allot of money or it will not be worth the price that you have to pay to get it to fit you. Congrats on losing the weight. That is the best price too.
    3441 days ago
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