May 14, 2010
The time finally came for me to invest in a new pair of jeans after my old 22/24 Women's size pairs became too uncomfortably loose to wear after having lost over 30 lbs by now.
It was quite the experience to be shopping for a SMALLER size after nearly 2 years of trying to find the next size up in despair. While not all sizes are made equal, as I soon was reminded...it was awesome knowing that no matter what size I ended up with, it too will become too big in the next few months.
I also got to go through my entire wardrobe closet to start weeding out the 3X and 4X sizes, dusting off my long-awaited 2X, 18/20 Women's clothes...even down to my underwear which finally qualified for size 10 rather than sizes 11-13.
Trying on all the things that I haven't been able to wear for over 2 years and having them fit perfectly was a crazy sensation. Even more so since I am not torturing myself into a smaller size with punishing exercise regimes and fad dieting. It's almost like I've been losing weight for free!
Some of our friends, only now, are starting to drop hints that they may be noticing a difference in my appearance after all this time. Past a certain weight, it seems, every 10 lbs lost only looks like 4 or 5 from the outside, if that. Now that my XXXL clothes are doing time in a plastic bag in the closet and my 2X clothes are ready to make their comeback, the changes will be even MORE noticeable!