A lovely problem to have

Submitted by Hillary on Wed, 10/11/2006 - 12:22am.

I’m having a bit of a wardrobe crisis lately.  I’ve lost so much weight that many of my clothes don’t fit me any more.  The majority of my pants are so baggy they look like clown pants.  I’m down to two pairs that are work appropriate, plus one extra that will work for business casual Fridays.   Most of my skirts fit better, although I’ve outgrown (or should that be undergrown?) one dress and a few skirts and a couple of suits already too.  Between that and the unpredictable weather, I’ve been having quite a struggle to get ready for work in to mornings.  This morning I had to perform an emergency shoulder pad-ectomy on a suit from the early ‘90s after my plan A suit ended up being too big to wear.  Last Thursday I realized my workout pants were sliding down my hips in yoga class!  Luckily, that can be dealt with by tying the drawstring a little tighter for now.

I don’t want to buy new clothes until I finish losing weight.  It seems foolish to buy new stuff now when I’ll just have to buy more new clothes in three or four months.  At least, I hope it will be three or four months.  I’ve been at a bit of a plateau for the last couple of weeks.  It’s kind of funny to be simultaneously thrilled at how much weight I’ve lost and frustrated by a plateau, but hopefully I can break through it soon.  The running should help.  Speaking of the running, I had a much more successful turn on the treadmill tonight.  It was still hard, but so much better – I must have accidentally chosen a particularly difficult program on Saturday.