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.