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Saying Goodbye to Big Clothes

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I never thought about this part of losing weight. My comfy clothes are too big. I look like a clown in my too big jeans. Not just one pair, but now 2 pair have hit the give away pile.

I got those jeans from my Aunt Linda back in May. She gave me about 6 pair. I was so happy to have so many to choose from. I hate shopping for clothes because I can never find a pair that fit right unless I go to the fat woman's sections. (I know, the politically correct name is the "plus size" section but this is my blog so I'll say it like it is.) Then I buy a pair I can live with even if they don't fit just right, as long as I can button them and they'll give my big thighs a little room. I'm lucky if I can find even one pair.

Anyway, my choices are shrinking and I'm realizing - I might have to go shopping. This is not good. I'm sort of scared by it. Almost enough to wonder if I should stay the size I am now so I don't have to face it. First the search for a store that will even sell my size. Then digging through the scarce choices that do exist. Then dragging them all into the dressing room to squeeze and fight my way into them. Then coming out and letting someone else see what they look like. THEN spending all the money. OMG it's overwhelming.

I know being healthier is worth it. But for the first time in my life I had a closet full of clothes that fit. Now they don't so well. I hate the thought of building it up again.

This may sound silly to you, but this is intimidating. I just never really thought about it when I started this. I still have clothes, I mean my tight jeans are fitting really well now so I have some time. It's not like I'll be naked any time soon. I just don't want to say goodbye to my jeans that still have lots of life still in them!

I guess I can go to Goodwill and dig through those racks more often.

And maybe, just maybe, someday I will be able to shop at Old Navy or one of the regular stores and know exactly what my size is.
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    I remember going shopping with you for some of the things you have now that you are getting ready to give up. I remember what a chore it was for you, but I also remember how delighted you were when you did find something that looked really good. And you know that when the time comes to go and get you more clothes, I will be with you, and help you in any way I can. And I will go with you to Good Will when you have to donate your old pants and we can say goodbye together. I know it's hard now, and it's daunting and scary, but, as with all things, we will do this together.
    2020 days ago
  • XHENA16
    You go for it, sweetie - consider it a well-deserved treat emoticon
    2021 days ago
    I hear ya! This summer I spent a BOATLOAD of money on new jeans. I bought some that fit and looked nice on. I tried them on this fall and they are all too big. Part of me loves that they are too big and part of me is screaming "holy crap! all new clothes?!?!?!?"

    Donate what you can and slowly add in new.
    2021 days ago
  • DEEJON123
    I know all about replacing the wordrobe -- I've done it 4 times in the past 10 months, went from size 18 to size 10 in that time! It's worth every damned penny it costs to look and feel so much better. I like you hate to shop for clothes, but lately it is quite satisfying so makes it a bit more enjoyable, and some of the smaller sizes are so much nicer that the 'fat' clothes I have given away (willingly given away I might add)

    Congrats to you!!
    2021 days ago
    Naw, you never know because each manufacturer sizes differently... But you will know that you are smaller, so much smaller that when you started. And that my friend is a NSV, nonscale victory, just like your baggy clothes.

    Keep up the good work! emoticon
    2021 days ago
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