My daughter's birthday and fun clothes shopping
Sunday, September 06, 2015
As of today, I have two 14 year olds! My daughter turned 14 today and my son turns 15 on the 22nd! Last month, my daughter asked if she could have her birthday present early because she knew we were getting her a new laptop and didn't want to have to wait a month to use it. We agreed to go ahead and give it to her if she agreed to not expect to have much to open on her birthday. So, instead of having a big birthday bash, she and I went out shopping so she could pick out another new pair of jeans. While she was trying on the jeans she picked, I realized that when the weather starts to cool here, I don't have any jeans that won't fall off me. So just for fun, I grabbed a pair of distressed jeans in a size 14 to see how they fit. They were too loose!!!! Since I wasn't going to buy them today anyway, I didn't go back to try a pair of size 12 but for size 14 to be too loose, I know I would have fit the size 12! I was 16 pounds lighter than I am now the last time I wore size 12! It's got to be the TaeBo! That and I'm not restricting protein and fat this time, just calories so I think I'm giving my muscles more ability to build instead of losing muscle with the fat this time. I picked up a pair of size 24 jeans and held them up at my waist to show my daughter. There was almost a foot of fabric past the end of my waist!
A few weeks ago, I was shopping at Goodwill and found a pair of brand new size 8 jeans for $2.99. I bought them just to have a pair of goal jeans in my closet. SOOO, I tried them on this evening. No, they don't fit (duh!) but I got them past my thighs and all the way to my waist. They're just about 4 inches from being able to button. I never thought I'd get them past my thighs though! That's too cool! I probably could have laid down and done a little dance to try to get them on but I don't want to break the zipper or buttons when I may one day be able to wear them!
And now, I have boxes and suitcases full of size 22 and 24 clothes. I'm a little scared to get rid of them because I've done that before and wished I had kept them when the weight started coming back. BUT I really agree with the people who have told me that I shouldn't keep them because it may give me an excuse that it's okay to gain weight. However, I can't really afford to just give them away and I hate to sell them if someone needs them. Does anyone know of a clothing exchange kind of thing where maybe I could find someone who's gained weight and needs my clothes in exchange for their smaller clothes? Or what would ya'll suggest? It may be a while before I can buy new clothes and I don't want to buy a lot until I'm closer to my ultimate goal weight anyway. Getting dressed has become rather comical. I'm used to having trouble finding clothes I can get into and don't "make me look fatter" but now, I'm having to look through my clothes until I find something that stays up and doesn't show my boobs because it's too big!
In case anyone is wondering, my daughter asked for Taco Bell for her birthday dinner. So we went there around 3pm and I had a chicken cantina bowl. Then, since she hates cake, she wanted a Dairy Queen triple fudge brownie and ice cream so we went around 6pm and I got a mini Pumpkin pie blizzard and yes, I stayed within my calorie range! I'll probably have a bowl of Fiber One cereal for my late night snack if I get hungry later. Still quite full at almost 8pm. No one said ya can't have birthday food and stay within your calorie goals!