There’s no downside to losing weight, if you’re doing it because you have excess pounds.
But I have now shrunk down to my last 3 pairs of jeans. I had some size 16s hanging around. Right now they fit just right. One pair’s a little snug, but it stretches so it’s not so bad. I have several 18s in excellent condition that will go to either a friend or Goodwill. Now that I’m a more manageable size, I might even find some thrift shop jeans that fit.
I don’t know what size I wore when I started. I wore lots of skirts with stretchy waists. I saved one to show off when I’m done. I had to “shrink” into some size 22s, and I was happy to get rid of those. Once I fit into jeans, I don’t think I’ve worn a skirt since.
I’ve never been a clothes horse because I was never sure what size I would be. I was always on my way to anther size, either up or down, and I didn’t want to commit to nice clothes. I have a few pieces from the 1970s that I’ll fit someday. I’m fortunate in that I don’t have to dress up for work. Jeans and Converse sneakers every day. I buy new shirts to last through each season. I get the shirts from the tables at Walmart and rarely spend more than $10 on one.
I haven’t been able to find anything just right at Target. Seems like it’s either too small, way too big, or from the maternity rack. So what’s up with Target putting the maternity clothes right next to the plus sizes? And Target doesn’t have any underwear with a size in double-digits. Someday …
This weekend promises good weight loss. The daughter and I plan to hit the mall and a few other big stores, and that means lots of walking. I do have to remember to have a shake before I leave so any mall food won’t destroy my plan. As long as I can stay away from See’s Candy.
See you next week.