a downside to weightloss
Friday, October 07, 2011
Today I parted with my favourite pair of jeans. They've been held up with a belt for a while now, but this week I decided they felt too baggy in the rear - they didn't feel comfortable when I put them on - a bit like coming out of the sea with all your clothes on sagging due to water. Put them in a charity bag with a few other pairs that have been too big to wear for several weeks. They will be shredded probably because although they had a lot of wear left in them, they were also very worn, and unlikely to find themselves for sale in a charity shop. That's all my largest size clothes gone apart from a couple of pairs of nearly new capris which I will take to a charity shop in the next week. (and the "fat jeans" that I kept to compare with at the end of my weight loss journey)
It was sad to say goodbye to a favourite item of clothing before it had worn out, but 1. no point wearing something that no longer fits, 2. no point keeping something that no longer fits and that I have every hope will never fit again. Additionally, getting rid of all my big clothes means not being able to put weight back on (I'll have nothing to wear, and I can't afford a new wardrobe)
Losing my favourite jeans does have one good thing going for it though - it shows I am still losing fat even though I've not had the greatest couple of weeks foodwise recently and not seen any change on the scale.
On a positive ending - at least no need for a new temporary smaller wardrobe (well, I will need some new workout pants as my pair keep slipping down while I workout now) as I still have a lot of clothes of various sizes which have "shrunk" over the years lol I even have a few clothes from the 80's. I wonder if I'll ever fit into them again. (see next blog)
so... sad, but also very "good" to say goodbye to some excess baggage. And also looking forward in a way, to saying goodbye to my NEW favourite trousers - some combats that I bought a few years ago as an incentive to lose weight, but have never fitted until now