Well, at my place I have this great big plastic tub full of clothes. They range in size and many have been given to me by friends who have previously lost a lot of weight. Their old fat clothes. When I was given them, I was waaaaaay to big to even bother trying them on.
Since Iâ€™ve lost 24kgs, Iâ€™m finding that a lot of my clothes are too loose, so on Monday night, I pulled out the tub (well 2 actually) and tried on the clothes. Some still have labels on them from when I bought them in previous weight loss attempts and many I never ever even tried on.
Well, I tried on every single item and found to my delight that most of my friends old fat clothes now fit me. As a result I now have about another 5 or 6 pairs of shorts and pants.
The shorts that I wore at my heaviest, and could only just fit, were put away a long time ago. Now Iâ€™m ready to get rid of some of my other clothes that have also gotten too big for me. For the first time in my life, my clothes are getting too big for me instead of the other way around.
Prior to banding, all my clothes had elasticised waist bands to allow for maximum stretch. So today, Iâ€™m wearing a pair of pants that are actually a bit loose but Iâ€™m finding this a problem. Because they donâ€™t have an elasticised waist band and they donâ€™t stretch more and more as the day progresses. So they actually feel tight after sitting down all morning. The upside is that my band feels tighter, so Iâ€™m in turn eating less.
So Iâ€™m pretty happy that I can now wear clothes without elastic in the waist band. Another minor victory but one that feels pretty cool.
Iâ€™ve washed all the clothes that only just fit, so that as I loose more weight, Iâ€™ll have progressively more things to wear.
Hubby watched me try on all those different clothes on Monday and I can tell he is really chuffed by how well I am doing. He has started to compliment me more and Iâ€™m really enjoying this!
I know I'm rambling, but it great to be feeling more confident.