Friday, May 15, 2009

Size matters

I really started this diet in earnest because my size 12 clothes were tight and I absolutely refused to buy clothes in size 14. I just wanted my size 12s to fit, and I had this deeply buried notion that getting to a size 10 would be a fabulous amazing result, but I didn't think too strongly about it as I didn't want to reach for a goal I couldn't attain.

I am pleased to report that I am now a size 8!!!

I have not been a size 8 since I reached my full adult height. I really can't believe it.  The upside is that I can buy fun styles previously unavailable to me. The downside is that I do not own a single item of clothing that fits me, except for a few t-shirts I bought in the past couple weeks. It's pretty daunting to need new everything - casual clothes, work clothes, workout clothes, pajamas, underwear, bras, bathing suits, evening attire - and for various seasons! The multiple seasons thing has been an issue as the weather in April and May has been all over the place. This level of shopping is time consuming, expensive and kind of frustrating. Luckily a lot of things are on sale now, and I'm not really a clothes horse so I would settle for one or two of each thing (except the underwear of course!)

On the positive side, it is starting to settle in that I've accomplished something large, and that if I can do this I can do other things that I once thought out of reach. A sweet and wholly unexpected reward.

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