Posted by Jen:
I faced reality a month ago and started Weight Watchers.
About two weeks before starting WW, I had bought a pair of new jeans because none of my pants fit. The jeans were a little loose, which was a nice feeling after wearing pants that were too tight.
Fast forward to today. I’ve lost around 12 or 13 pounds in the past month. My pants from last year now fit again. And the original looseness of those new jeans has now become something much more. In fact, the jeans are now so loose that I don’t bother with the button and zipper when I take them off. A few days ago, the jeans almost fell off while I had my hands full at the store. No kidding, I was walking through in Michael’s Craft Store and my pants just started heading south. Luckily, I was able to stop a potential wardrobe malfunction.
I knew from the start that I’d eventually reach a point where I’d have to buy new clothes — in fact, I look forward to it with great eagerness. But for those of us who have lots of weight to lose and many clothing sizes to shrink, this presents a dilemma. Do I buy intermediate clothes, knowing that I’ll wear them for maybe a season and then be done with them? Clothes that are too big are just about as uncomfortable as those that are too tight. But I really don’t want to waste the money.
I decided to just go ahead and get a new pair of jeans while I was at Target today. The same style, just two sizes smaller. They’re too tight, but we’ll see how long that lasts! I paid a whopping $22.99 and I think it was money well spent in order to keep my rear end covered when I’m running errands.