Lately my blog entries have been whining and complaining about eating out, going to parties and gaining weight. Life's hard, right? I thought for a change of pace, I'd whine and complain about something else today. Clothes.
I'm not sure what size clothes I wore when I started this journey, but it was at least a 20, more like 22 though. Now, I'm firmly entrenched in a 16. Some of them are finally beginning to get a little roomy on me. Like most women I had clothes in all sizes in my closet when I started, but as I lost weight I got rid of the fat clothes as quickly as I could. I have a huge pile of clothes that I am taking to consign this weekend. I'm very excited about that. I'm taking the profit to buy new clothes, probably not brand new clothes but new to me clothes. But my point is, I have been able to 'shop' in my own closet for clothes as I've lost weight. I've filled in some with new pieces, but for the most part, I've had plenty to wear from my own stash.
I've been incredibly blessed in that a friend of a friend has lost weight and cleaned our her fat clothes of which, quite a few fit me. I don't have an ego problem wearing another woman's fat clothes because I'll be out of them soon enough myself, and I'll pass those along to the next woman on her way down. Now, for the first time, I've got a wardrobe I didn't have before. It is all new to me and I'm a little bewildered. I didn't buy them, or shop for them in any way. They were just given to me. The hand-me-downs are very nice stylish clothes, which have come to me in a couple of large doses. I got the latest batch on Friday last week, and I have worn something new every single day this week and I haven't worn everything yet!! It has been a huge, huge blessing for me.
I got a extra large sized garbage bag crammed so full of clothes that I could not lift it. Fabulous, yes indeed!! Baffling, bewildering, confounding, that too!! It is like I stumbled in to another woman's closet when I'm trying to get dressed in the morning. I don't know what goes with what. I'm talking about skirts & blouses don't even get me started on accessories. I have more scarves, necklaces and bracelets than most specialty shops.
It is a strange experience to say the least. I have always had this fantasy about getting a whole new wardrobe. Now I've got it and I don't quite know what to do!! It is a fun problem to have. I hope to have it again in a couple of months.
1 month ago