|I hate shopping for clothes. I know that puts me in a distinct minority among women, but clothes have never excited me. I just want stuff that fits comfortably, covers me where I want to be covered and doesn't cost a fortune...and I hate trying them on. So, needless to say, I don't go shopping often.
Due to my recent weight loss, however, I now have to replace my entire wardrobe. ::sigh:: I've been trying to put it off and have been wearing as many of my old things as I can. Some of them have been old favorites and I hate giving them up. But most of them are just too big, so I've been bagging up stuff for charity over the last couple of weeks.
I ordered a smaller sports bra a few weeks ago. I've been wearing the Enell bra, which is wonderful, but the one I have has now gotten so big that it is chafing my shoulders. Unfortunately, Enell hasn't been able to keep up with the demand, so the bra is on backorder. I decided that I just couldn't wait any longer and headed off to the store to try and find something that I can wear for the time being.
I got a new sports bra and managed to spend $75 at the the underthings store. I admitted to myself that all my bras are really too big, so I got two new bras in a smaller size, the sportsbra and some new underwear because they were cute.
I then spent another $50 at Eastern Mountain Sports getting a new shirt for hiking and picking up some t-shirts because they were on sale. I also picked up some running socks at TJ Maxx.
I still need pants, but that is going to be difficult. Not totally unexpectedly, but still kind of disappointing, I haven't lost my tummy. I mean it's kind of ridiculous. I'm down to 139 pounds, which puts me within 4 pounds of my goal, and I still have a 35 inch waist. What's with that? I'm pretty sure it's fat, too, and not because my abs need more toning (they probably do, but it is definitely more than that). So regular pants don't fit well when your waist is at a size considered a plus size but is only 4 inches smaller than your, now svelte, hips. I can fit into a size 10 - 12 if the pants have a stretch waistband, but can't get into jeans or non-stretch dress pants.