I need new jeans really, really badly. Not only are the jeans I have from when I was in my early 20’s (and therefore they’re far too low-cut), many of them have holes in inconvenient places, and they’re all starting to fall off my ass.
This is a good thing. That means I’ve gone from wearing a size 20 to a size 12/14 (depending on the brand). But I really need new clothes.
Between my home and my office is an outlet mall. I stopped by on the way home today, hoping to find some jeans that fit me prior to my business trip this weekend. I went to two stores (Banana Republic and Ann Taylor) and didn’t find a single pair of jeans that fit me and didn’t look like mom jeans. I also seem to be between sizes (medium and large) in t-shirts and dresses.
I’m definitely not going to find what I need at the outlet mall, because the selection is far too limited. But I hate shopping even in normal situations, and I don’t want to invest in good clothing that might not fit me in a few months. I know I should probably go to a thrift store, but I don’t have the patience to sort through a bunch of stuff. I’d rather go to a big department store (although the thought of it makes me want to gag), where I have rack after rack of clothes to choose from. But I’m not going to like it.
I don’t even know what size I wear, since companies are anything but consistent in their sizing. This makes shopping even more frustrating, because I have to bring two or three sizes of every garment into the dressing room. And then I feel like a jerk because I leave without buying anything.
I’m hoping that when I reach my goal weight, I can go on a shopping spree and enjoy every single minute of it, because I’ll be investing in clothes that I plan to wear for a few years (probably a decade, given my adherence to fashion trends). But for now, it’s just not appealing.
How do you deal with clothes shopping when you’re in the middle of a weight loss journey?
I did pretty well again today!
Breakfast: Peanut butter granola bar, string cheese, apple
Lunch: 1 cup split pea & ham soup, carrots & cucumber with black bean dip, 1/2 cup rice mixed with 1 cup spaghetti squash and 1/2 cup roasted mushrooms
Snack: 4 oz fat free Greek yogurt with 1T strawberry jam, 1/2 cup skim milk
Dinner: Grilled turkey & cheese sandwich
32 Weight Watchers Points Plus