One of the best parts of losing weight has been buying new clothes! I've tried not to buy too many things because I'm still losing weight, but I've gone down about two pants sizes, so I needed something I can wear in the meantime and I also wanted to reward myself for how hard I've worked.
Buying clothes when you feel fat and unattractive is really no fun. I've avoided buying new clothes for a while because I didn't want to shell out money for clothes I wasn't going to feel good in. I did not do a good job at loving myself and embracing my body at a larger size. I mostly just avoided looking in the mirror too much and spent a lot of time hanging out in my house in my pajamas.
I'm still a long way from skinny, but I finally don't feel fat anymore. It's finally fun to try on clothes again. So I've been doing some shopping. I am lucky to have the most patient husband on the planet who will go shopping with me. He's honestly my favorite shopping buddy. I know it's not his favorite thing to do, but he's such an awesome sport about it and I really love him for it. He'll go from store to store with me and help me dig through racks to find things in my size and hold my purse while I try things on and tell me if something doesn't look good on me. Seriously, I won the husband jackpot. I love that man.
So I'm the proud owner of some new cute jeans and some cute sweaters for winter. I've been all over town this week trying on jeans. I feel like I've tried on every pair of jeans in the city. I decided to try out skinny jeans for the first time ever. I'm such a creature of habit and I've been buying the same kind of bootcut jeans for years. But part of my whole "new me" thing has been trying new things and I decided the new me isn't afraid of skinny jeans. I went to Nordstrom Rack and tried some on and looked at them for a long time from every angle to make sure that I don't look like stuffed sausage in them and then I went and got the sales lady and made her swear to me that I didn't look ridiculous in them and then I made Shawn look at them and swear that they didn't make me look like I was kidding myself. We've been married for long enough that he knows that the answer to "do I look fat in these pants?" is YES if I actually do look fat in my pants, lol. So I finally decided that they don't look half bad and I bought them. New Wendy is brave and she's rocking the skinny jeans. :)
Congrats Wendy! Sounds like you got an awesome supportive partner which is totally awesome.
I just bought new jeans yesterday from Old Navy - down 10 jeans sizes from Feb 1 so I know how you feel.
Keep some of the old clothes for comparison later on :)
I decided to donate a lot of my old stuff - I figured if I am never going to be that size again, why not get rid of even seeing it?
Keep up the great work Wendy!!
Wow, down 10 sizes since February is AMAZING! Way to go, you must feel amazing! Thanks for sharing your story, you're an inspiration!
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