I’m down to a new low weight of 174, which isn’t much of a weight difference, but I must be measuring smaller as my size 16 olive green cargo pants are now too big. Frustrating, as now that my waist is small enough for the funky zipper to lie flat, they’re weirdly baggy in the crotch. Lesson learned: don’t buy stuff hoping that losing a few pounds will make it fit better. If it doesn’t fit right off, return it right away!
Another pair for the too big box! These boxes are starting to pile up. Maybe a trip to Goodwill donations drop off is in order?
How much simpler my wardrobe would be, and bigger my bank balance, if I would have just stuck to my lower weight without bouncing around. I’m losing it at a crawl, which hopefully means I can keep it off as my habits are permanently changing.
Another lesson learned: no more flap pockets on jeans. My old Navy low rise fit great, but the skinny legs and back flap pockets make my butt look huge. Come to think of it the waist gapes a bit in back. Considering my skin tight riding breeches actually look pretty good, I’m thinking this style of jeans is just not for me. I’ve got some plain pocket, boot cut, “curvy” Levis on order, maybe I can replace these?
My two pairs of size 14 short low rise Old Navy Diva jeans now fit, though they’re slightly tight in the seat and thighs when I sit down. Another five pounds gone and they’ll probably be perfect. My once too small belts are now fitting perfectly around the hips where these jeans sit. Guess I’ll hang on to these until I lose some more weight.
Sadly, my collection of XL 18-20 Landsend black t-shirts are now absurdly large and baggy in the waist and the extra fabric is bunching up a bit under my arms. They’re fine for barn chores, but I should try and find something that will work for dressier occasions. My XL 18-20 Landsend old style Performance Sport jackets are still okay in the shoulder and bust, but the waist and hips look like unnecessary maternity clothes. (I have one of the new style in XL, which is much more fitted, but has the same proportions.) It’s too hot to wear them anyway. Hopefully, I’ll be at or around my goal weight by Fall and can replace them with something smaller. Until then, well, clothes that are a little too large look okay, unlike too tight clothes which usually are pretty unflattering. I can live with these until the weather dictates replacing them.
Mr. Harmless just told me getting rid of my too big clothes will jinx my diet. Magical thinking from the normally ultra rational Mr. Harmless?