The worst thing about losing weight is no longer fitting in your clothes. I know, I know. You’re probably thinking I’m insane. So many people are pumped to have their jeans no longer staying on without the assistance of a belt. For me – I hate it. I can’t stand the look of baggy pants on myself. I’m already a chunky girl so when my clothes don’t fit right, I look even chunkier.
I came about this revelation today while standing in front of the mirror brushing my teeth. I’d done a fantastic job on my make-up, my nails looked good, and my hair… well, it was a fabulous day for my usually untameable curls. I’d decided to wear my favourite jeans and a grey sweatshirt. I stood there for a while trying to figure out what was off and it was then that I realized that my sweater was hanging off of me in a weird way. I don’t normally wear super tight shirts or anything, but you can usually see a little of my fairly proportionate figure. Today, this shirt makes me look lumpy. And my jeans. Oh, I love these jeans! The waist is no longer fitting quite right – but I can work with that. It’s the thighs. You can’t fit another person into my pants or anything, but they are pretty baggy. In the end, my outfit cancelled out my exceptionally good hair day by causing me to look like I was going to paint in my most worn-out, comfortable clothes.
All of that ranting aside, there’s other reasons why I hate when my clothes start to get too big. I’m not particularly fond of clothes shopping… I find it to be so friggen tedious. I would just waltz in to Wal-Mart, buy some jeans and a few shirts and be on my way, but it is never that easy. If Cody (stupidly) agrees to go with me, we usually end up in an argument of some sort. I get so annoyed with stores like Wal-Mart because there’s no organization what-so-ever. Also, their “plus-size” selection leaves something to be desired, to put it nicely. I mean, really – why do overweight women HAVE to wear floral print??? No one wants that! The price is usually right, but it’s not worth my sanity. So a few years ago, I opted to start shopping at Reitmans and Addition-Elle. When I walk in, I know there is going to be something that I like; something that won’t make me feel like I’m going to attract every bumblebee within a 15 block radius. And the staff are so helpful. There are just some things you’re not going to find at Wal-Mart. With this luxury, though, comes a pretty hefty price tag. This is why I curb my “desire” to clothes shop to a few times a year.
There’s one final reason why I hate the weight loss/clothes dilemma. I don’t fit in anything – old or new! I’m in one of those “between” stages. I’m not a large, but a medium is a little squishy. Size 14 is too big, but a 12 gives me a muffin top. It’s a pain in the ass! The only thing that fits are socks and that’s because I buy them in size that’ll fit 4-10 shoes. Something pretty bad would have to happen in order for those not to fit.
Also, why should I go and buy a whole bunch of new clothes, some that might not even really fit all that well, when they’re not going to fit in a few more months anyway when I’ve lost even more weight?
I think I’ll skip the whole shopping thing for now. I’d prefer to sport some baggy clothes since it might appear that I’m losing weight rather than squeeze into a size too small because I’ll eventually fit into it.
Besides, I can still hold off since I have these killer might-as-well-be-new jeans sitting in my closet that I’ve never worn cause they were too small when I bought them (I don’t know why… I think I thought I knew my size, but they were made differently so they didn’t fit right… I don’t know. Whatever). They button up now – so it’s just a short while longer till they don’t look painted on. I just hope I can enjoy them for more than 2 months.
“I don’t like shopping and I like my clothes to be comfortable.” – Norah Jones
You and me both, honey.