Well, I don’t know if the updates are really fantastic, but I certainly have two milestones to report.
In one of my very early posts on this blog, I opined the possibility of constantly replenishing my underwear supply. I have only had to restock my supply twice so far, in part thanks to the Spanx I wear every day. I wear a pull-over tank that comes down over my hips, so they hold my panties in place. Otherwise, I’m sad to report, I would have difficulty keeping them on.
I have purged all of my older pre-surgery panties. I only have the ones that I bought in January and those are really big for me now too. I haven’t reached my goal weight, but I have lost 120 pounds so far, so another new set of panties are definitely in order.
I went to the store with my sister last night specifically to get some more undies. I was pretty stressed out about this because I have no idea what size I am currently wearing and therefore had no idea what size I needed to purchase. I didn’t want to get any that were way too small, although a little too small would be OK. But I definitely did not want to get any that were too big. I already have enough of those.
My sister told me her weight and what size she’s wearing. I keep my weight very public, but just in case there’s any question, I’m currently still 178. Then we spent a lot of time inspecting the underwear sizes on the packages. I usually get a package or two of Haines Her Way briefs. (Is that an overshare?) I compared the size of the panties to the size pants I wear. After a lot of discussion, we went with a size 7, which is a large. I figured that was probably right because I still wear a size 14 in pants. Extra large is around a size 18, which while I still fit into a 16/18 tops, my bottom is a bit smaller. To be on the safe side, I got two packages of size 7 and one of size 6. I figured if the 6 was too small, I could just wait a few months and they will fit.
It turns out, the 7s fit just fine. It is nice to have underwear that fits properly. Now it’s time to do another panty-purge and get rid of all of the ones that are way too big. And this next line is for my baby sister…yes, I am throwing them away, as in into the trash. Happy now?
The other piece of news I have is that I have a full-length mirror now. When I was out with my sister yesterday, she walked up to a full-length mirror the store was selling, motioned at it like Vanna White, and said, “Colleen, look at this!” I walked up to the mirror, posed, and said, “I do look fantastic, don’t I?”
My sister cracked up. Then I had to tell her that a friend of mine actually gave me a full-length mirror about a month ago. I look at myself all of the time. It’s nice to know what I look like in my clothes. The worst part is, I had to hang it on my closet door, so I can see myself while I’m in bed. I’m not sure I need to see what I look like first thing in the am, but I do love having the mirror.
It occurs to me that I have not updated the blog with a current picture of myself in a while. Well, I promise to get a new pic up within the next couple of days. I’m not actually at home right now, so I cannot get a pic of myself in front of said mirror. Maybe tomorrow I will take one just before I leave for work.
Well, that’s all of the news that I have for now. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday!