I am now down to a size 20 in blouses. I can hardly believe it. Today, I wore a shirt that I purchased the last time I was a size 20. I think that was in 1999. Yes, I have some old clothes. But I am thankful that I saved those clothes because I can wear them now.
I tried to get a good picture of me in this blouse, as I do not have a full length mirror, this was difficult.
I love the blouse and it looks good on me. I have few outfits I feel I can say that about. As I have been losing weight, I have been trying on different outfits in my closet that I have been holding onto for years. Some of the clothes I bought when I was thinner and only wore a few times. Some of the clothes were a gift from a friend who had the surgery herself. These are three of my favorites. Not great pictures, but trust me, cute clothes.
I love finding these clothes in my closet. Of course, finding them was made easier by some of the pre-surgery purging and cleaning that I did. Yes, I had a bunch of clothes in storage bins in my closet, but because I purged a lot of clothes that I either did not wear, that I hated, or that I thought was no longer wearable because of stains, holes, or other damage. Or if I just thought something was ugly and had no intention of wearing it ever again. Once I made room in my closet by purging the crap, I was able to take all of the clothes that I had in storage out in anticipation of being able to wear them during my weight loss.
Well here I am, deep in the throes of my weight loss, and I am enjoying finding new clothes to wear every day. Now that I a working in DC, I have a place to wear these outfits. Many people are encouraging me to go out and shop now for clothes. I really do not want to spend money on clothes that I will not be able to wear in a month or two. That seems like a huge waste of money to me. Yes, I’m running low on pants and skirts. I will need to replace those as I lose, definitely. While I saved every blouse or dress I ever laid my hands on, I did not do the same for pants. I just got rid of a pair of jeans, three pairs of dress pants, one pair of casual pants, and two skirts because they do not fit anymore. I also have two other pairs of jeans, the size 24 jeans that I purchased in December and excitedly blogged about, that are on their way out. I can barely keep them up.
I will then be down to, one pair of jeans, two pairs of yoga pants, one pair of leggings and three black skirts. I do have about 6 other skirts that I can just about wear, which is good, but no additional pants. So, unless I want to wear skirts everywhere, or run around looking like I’m in my jammies, I will need to get more jeans and pants as I continue to lose.
Once I get down below a size 14, I will need to basically need to replace my entire wardrobe. I have nothing below a size 14 in my closet. My sister has some clothes that she will give to me, but she wears a size 6. There are a lot of sizes under 14 that I need to go through to get a size 6, if I ever do.
But before I get to the shopping spree or the hand-me-downs, I am enjoying finding cool outfits in my closet that I am able to wear again.