Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Clothes Conundrum

Losing weight is awesome. I already feel a million times healthier, and I still have a lot more to go before I'm down to a healthy weight. Then of course there is the challenge of keeping it off.

But along the way, what do you do about clothes? I know I can't afford to keep buying new clothes every time I shrink a size. Thankfully most of my tops will fit no matter how much weight I lose (at least for awhile), so I don't have to worry about those. Pants are my real issue.

My nice slacks for work have been too big for awhile now. Even though I've lost a considerable amount of weight, I really haven't shrunk so much in pant size, and found that even when I gave up and shopped for new pants, I still wasn't quite small enough to buy a size down. For awhile I could get away with them being a little baggy, but it had gotten to a point that wearing them was just embarrassing.

Thankfully I have the most amazing mother who was able to take them in a little bit this past weekend. I was able to go to work yesterday feeling a lot more confident and comfortable with how I look. More than just not looking so sloppy, clothes that fit make me feel like others can better see how much weight I've lost, and that's a good feeling.

Hopefully these quick alterations will last me awhile. I'm really not ready to spend a bunch of money on new pants. I'm also hopeful that the clothes that got too small (I mean, that I got too big for) will fit nicely soon, which may also save me from some new wardrobe shopping for awhile.


  1. ah champagne problems :) keep up the good work! miss you! you know we probably won't even recognize each other the next we see each other because we'll be lookin so GOOD!

  2. find yourself a good tailor- and keep at it! :)