Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Loser

Well, no, this picture is not me.  And my progress isn't that impressive.  But I do have a situation now, having lost 24.8 pounds (that 25th pound is apparently a big one since I've been struggling with it for quite some time and I plan to put a permanent end to it tomorrow night), in that my clothes aren't fitting.  My summer wardrobe consists of a couple pair of capris and a handful of knit tops and six or eight Fresh Produce dresses.  The capris are loose as are some of the tops.  And the dresses are down from six or eight to three or four that fit.  Even some of my jumpers have really reached the point of being too baggy.  Someone at the upcoming church rummage sale is going to be very happy.  The summer clothes season will be completely at an end sometime in the next three weeks or so, and I'll be just fine.  Until next spring.

When I get out my fall and winter clothes, I imagine there will be pretty many things that will be too big.  And so again the rummage sale will benefit.  In the back of the closet I have some things that were too snug last winter, and I'm thinking it will be nice to wear them again. 

At some point this winter, though, I hope to have everything too big, but not yet be at the size I ultimately hope to be.  At that point, I suppose, I'll hit the rummage sale myself, and pick out some very basic mixables.  As my daughter would say, "It's a good problem to have."


15 comments:

Nancy said...

Good for you!!
I've lost 40lbs and have had to go clothes shopping...which I HATE!! Such a huge waste of time...I keep putting off going and buying jeans..ugh! But, I guess it has to be done as mine from last year are big enough to come off without unzipping...lol

altar ego said...

Yay for you! Wish I could claim that same kind of success. I am coming to terms with the notion that I have other battles of higher priority just now. It will feel like a luxury when I can actually focus on the whole business of weight!

Char said...

Wow, that's wonderful! Wish I could say the same.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful accomplishment! I've lost 20 pounds and kept it off since February - an amazing feat since I am now eating in a cafeteria 3 times a day. Along with Nancy I'll say I hate shopping but it sure was nice to be able to buy jeans in a size I wasn't embarrassed to ask for. :) blessings, marlene

Pat said...

You go, girl!!!!

Salem Stitcher said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Shopping in the back of my own closet has become a favorite pasttime. There is a great joy in discovering things I've held on to for 15 years are now too big. I wish you the same joy!

Nicole said...

I bet you are feeling fantastic!

KimQuiltz said...

A Double Woot Woot to you!!

And I love your daughter's outlook. What a kindness and comfort must be!

paula, the quilter said...

Congratulations! I wish I could say the same for myself. But not. Now that hubby is ambulatory I can concentrate on myself a little bit more.

Ray said...

A very good problem to have. Congrats!!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Good for you! I walked down this road last year and am so glad that I did; now the trick is keeping it off and so far, so good! It is nice to pull out those old clothes that are no longer too tight. Congratulations.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Congrats Nancy! I lost 4 lbs last week and am thrilled. It's a constant struggle.

Let me know if you have some winter 100% woolens that you're going to send to the rummage, I'm always looking for rug hooking wool, and will pay postage.

anne bebbington said...

Well done Nancy - losing weight is such a pain to do but so worth it when your clothes become so large that you can really feel the results. I've managed 30lbs off since mid May and all my cropped trousers have been taken in all down each side by a couple of inches. Now the cooler weather is on the way I'll have to rummage in those 'too small (not any longer) bags' in the attic for long pants - as your daughter says, a good problem to have. Keep going, that 25th pound is at the end of your fingertips, you just need to reach a little harder, you can do it :o)

Lori said...

That is a good problem to have! I'm glad you are getting rid of your too big clothes!!

AnnieO said...

Good work, Nancy! It is really great to lose enough to have to have a wardrobe revamp. I see you have a frugal mind...