Not two days after posting about rewards and motivations, I wound up doing a little clothes shopping that turned into a reward.
When I started a while ago (2 years ago), I was generally wearing size 50 easy fit/extender pants (and apparently I had slipped a few 52’s into my closet without registering it since I just found them and got rid of them). XXL/XXXL was a shirt size, not a Super Bowl. With the recent weight loss, I had dug out some old clothes, in the 44/46 range, but even the 46’s were falling off, and the 50’s were starting to look a little clown suit-ish (especially the actual suits). I’ve been trying to avoid buying new clothes while I keep losing, but we got to the point where I just needed a few things to help me get through.
So we went to an outlet mall nearby on the veteran’s day weekend where they were having some sales. I was initially hoping to pick up a pair or two of dress slacks and maybe a casual shirt. I figured based on the 44s fitting ok (they were loose, but not involuntarily falling down without a belt), I’d be looking at some 44’s or maybe some 42’s.
So imagine, my shock when I was fitting into 40’s (easy-fit I grant, but still)! Even better, I tried on a shirt and found the regular XL was too tent-like. Yep, a regular large was all I needed. It’s not as loose as I personally prefer, but it fits properly and will only be a few pounds to my preferred fit. Since 40’s will last me a lot longer than 44’s, I actually wound up buying a couple of shirts and some jeans as well.
It was unexpected and very satisfying.