I lost another two pounds in January bringing me to 77 pounds lost. For some reason I wasn’t happy with the numbers and weighed myself again without my sweater to try to get it lower. Why is two pounds disappointing? Maybe because I feel like I lost more? Maybe because I spent hours Saturday shopping for an outfit to wear to a wedding Saturday night without finding a thing?
I tried on almost a dozen skirts. I thought that I would fit into a smaller size than I bought in August for a wedding. It feels like I should be in a smaller size because I’ve been losing steadily for months, but then I looked back. I’ve lost 13 pounds since August. I gained 2.5 pounds in September and have lost two or three pounds each month since then. So a 2X skirt at Clearwater Creek still doesn’t fit, but the 3X looks a lot better. I came very close to buying a skirt and blouse that I was just iffy about. Then I looked at the prices. I was not going to spend $150 for clothes I may only wear once. I took another look in my closet and found a skirt and sweater that will work fine. The skirt should be eight inches shorter, but I’m not going to bother. The wedding isn’t about me and I’ll feel comfortable enough not to be fussing about my clothes. I haven’t seen the groom since his brother’s wedding. I want to interact with people, not worry about my ass or tummy or if my skirt is too long.
Some of my wardrobe standbys are getting baggy, but I haven’t found suitable replacements. There are too many sweaters in my closet right now that are suitable only for weekend wear. This is a bit annoying, but a much better problem than my pre-abstinent dilemma of not fitting into anything at all.
I’ll take my two pound loss gladly.