Too big for my britches?
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
This morning, the pants I had laid out last night to wear to work this morning were a bit too wrinkled for my liking. Hesitantly, I pulled an older pair of size 14 khakis out of the closet. They were so unwrinkled and crisp from hanging unloved in the closet for almost 2 years. I had prolonged trying these on because I HATE the disappointment of not fitting into something I want to fit into. And miracle of all miracles they fit! Don't get me wrong, they aren't loose but they don't fit too tightly or indecently. They are a *tiny* bit snug in the waist where my pooch sticks out a bit...if I were on the gaining weight side of things, I'd be telling myself "Girl, you better do something before you have to go a size up."
This pleases me greatly. I have to go to Madison WI on Monday for a conference and I have been thinking about my clothes options. All of my current 1x and size 16 clothes are hanging on me and don't look the greatest anymore but I really don't want to buy new clothes for what I believe will be an intermediate size during my weight loss efforts. I would consider that a loss of money for no good reason. Now I know I have at least two pairs of pants now for myself that don't fit too bad! Now I can dress professionally without looking loosey goosey! Hooray! Now I just need to evaluate my shirts...current shirts are very wide in the shoulders. Not sure what's hiding in the recesses of the closet waiting for my discovery but you can bet I will be finding out in the next few days!
My question to those who want to play along:
Do you keep a piece of clothing that you have saved for yourself from either your skinnier days or purchased as a motivation to get back in shape?
For me it's a pair of size 10 black Calvin Klein Jeans that I've held onto for YEARS. I can't wait until I can fit back into those babies :)