100 lb. Club - Happy Happy NSV




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catherinef
02-10-2010, 06:26 AM
So I'm getting ready to go out and do some stuff, and, I have to admit, whenever I leave the house, I tend to dress way up, because it's fun, and I have pretty clothes now. The "problem" is that I am often standing in front of my wardrobe, agonizing over what to wear, because I like everything in there. Not much of a problem, hence the scare quotes, but I really am not used to this feeling.

In the Bad Old Days, I stood in front of my wardrobe, agonizing over my horrible options, and usually settling for what was clean, still fit, and was vaguely appropriate for the situation. I realized today, while I was standing there, that my decisions nowadays are primarily driven by getting just a couple more wears out of the clothes I love before they get TOO BIG. I mean, the money burn kind of sucks, but I'm good at shopping clearance racks, and being annoyed because you're shrinking out of your clothes is a heck of a lot better than going in the other direction.


Beverlyjoy
02-10-2010, 06:34 AM
This is so joyful! I am thrilled for you. Furthermore, it's wonderful that putting on your clothes now is a happpy thing!

winning the war
02-10-2010, 06:50 AM
Outstanding! I'm really happy for you!


PeanutsMom704
02-10-2010, 07:05 AM
being annoyed because you're shrinking out of your clothes is a heck of a lot better than going in the other direction.


lolol!

Great for you!

LizR
02-10-2010, 07:49 AM
Whoot. So happy for you. :carrot:

cherbear
02-10-2010, 08:36 AM
So true!! I love that feeling! Congratulations!

Nada
02-10-2010, 08:38 AM
Oh yeah, shrinking is better than expanding but I also get annoyed that things I like can't shrink with me. Not that I don't like buying new things, but I did have some things I have really, really liked that turned into tents!!

Good thing I like consignment stores.

BeachBreeze2010
02-10-2010, 09:58 AM
Yeah, the frustration of having a closet full of clothes that are too small and knowing that one more bite of junk and the clothes that are tight now won't be possible is very upsetting. Buying clothes in a larger size is the worst. Buying in a smaller size is FANTASTIC!! Ironically, it's about the same $$. So if I think about it as the trend I had going was causing me to buy new clothes every so often, I might as well be spending my money on smaller ones!

Great for you!!

ChrissyBean
02-10-2010, 10:50 AM
It's an awesome feeling, isn't it? :)

aerotigergirl
02-10-2010, 11:01 AM
Congrats to you!:carrot: I, unfortunately, recently had to purchase new black dress pants. Because the ones that I had altered down to fit me last year in March/April are now... too tight. BOO.

So, like BeachBreeze said, you're going to be spending money on clothes either way. Celebrate spending those bucks on clothes in a size down rather than in a size up!

Wizzie
02-10-2010, 11:40 AM
Good for you! New clothes is one of the things I'm looking forward to as I lose.

DCHound
02-10-2010, 01:00 PM
I feel you sister. You read my mind.

CLCSC145
02-10-2010, 01:05 PM
Yay!!

You're so right - "Rats, this doesn't fit anymore" comes with a whole different set of emotions (and a smile rather than tears) when it's too big than when it was too small.

TJFitnessDiva
02-10-2010, 01:12 PM
I totally understand :) That's an awesome NSV!

catherinef
02-10-2010, 01:21 PM
Aw, thanks, everybody! I always knew, once I lost the weight (or most of it, as is the case at the moment) I'd turn into a total clotheshorse, but I had no idea I'd be dressing up to go to the greengrocer!

lovemyboy
02-10-2010, 01:47 PM
Congrats to you on being sooooooo close to goal! It is frustrating when you are spending $$$ and when you are trying to get one last wear out of something, but WAY more appealing than being too big to fit anything in your closet.

Onederchic
02-10-2010, 09:45 PM
That is so wonderful :hug:

TempleBody
02-10-2010, 11:07 PM
Wow I love that feeling!! Just one question....do you hold on to your bigger size or get rid of them immediately? I got rid of my ASAP! Now, I wish I saved a few pairs to show off. 26 down to an 18 here. Still along way to go for me but wow you're already in onder-land.

TJFitnessDiva
02-10-2010, 11:28 PM
Wow I love that feeling!! Just one question....do you hold on to your bigger size or get rid of them immediately? I got rid of my ASAP! Now, I wish I saved a few pairs to show off. 26 down to an 18 here. Still along way to go for me but wow you're already in onder-land.

I got rid off all of mine too & I'm planning on going to the store, taking a size 24/26 to the dressing room then have my best friend snap some pictures :lol:

catherinef
02-11-2010, 03:01 AM
I keep one size up, not because I'm expecting to fail, but because I do have the occasional month where my PMS/menstrual bloat is pretty bad, and a looser waistband helps with the discomfort. And I usually keep my stuff like yoga pants and t-shirts until they fall off, but that's purely for economic purposes, and to have something to wear if I'm doing heavy cleaning. I have a pair of "garden jeans," so I don't trash my current ones if I'm out there mucking about with the compost heap. But it all goes to charity or friends, otherwise.

I've actually made my peace with losing so many nice things as I shrink. A couple of really good charities I support are getting beautiful, barely-worn clothes they can sell to continue their work, and somebody is able to buy my nice clothes at a substantial discount. If I were just chucking them into a landfill, that would be wasteful, but this way, they're getting a second life that will do some good.

rockinrobin
02-11-2010, 06:23 AM
So I'm getting ready to go out and do some stuff, and, I have to admit, whenever I leave the house, I tend to dress way up, because it's fun, and I have pretty clothes now. The "problem" is that I am often standing in front of my wardrobe, agonizing over what to wear, because I like everything in there. Not much of a problem, hence the scare quotes, but I really am not used to this feeling.

In the Bad Old Days, I stood in front of my wardrobe, agonizing over my horrible options, and usually settling for what was clean, still fit, and was vaguely appropriate for the situation. I realized today, while I was standing there, that my decisions nowadays are primarily driven by getting just a couple more wears out of the clothes I love before they get TOO BIG. I mean, the money burn kind of sucks, but I'm good at shopping clearance racks, and being annoyed because you're shrinking out of your clothes is a heck of a lot better than going in the other direction.

I know EXACTLY, EXACTLY what you mean. I too have this same "problem". Which is so amazing because it used to be HORRIFIC for me (same thing that you stated) getting dressed back in the day. I dreaded going to my closet knowing that there were so few choices and none of them good. I was always settling for inferior clothing and NEVER felt good in anything that I wore. Now I look forward to getting dressed each and every day. It's a joy and a pleasure it visit all my gorgeous clothing and have SO many FABULOUS options. Each outfit a total and complete winner and I know for sure that whatever I choose I will feel marvelous in the whole day long and my day will be better because of it.

As far as the money, well, yeah. I had some pretty nice pieces as I got closer to goal and then they no longer fit. Oh well. It IS a better problem to have. I just chalked it up to being part of the process. Certain pieces, I did have altered to fit. In fact I still have a gorgeous skirt which I had taken in 4 times. I bought it a bit into my journey, it was a size 18W (I wear a size 4 now, even some 2's, started out at a size 26/28) I get SO many compliments on that skirt and people have asked me where I got it and I say Lane Bryant and then look at me kinda strange. Lane Bryant is a plus sized store.

Congratulations on one of the happiest NSV's of them all!!!

moveforward73
02-11-2010, 07:40 AM
That is great!!!!!! I can't wait to feel like you. :) :) :) I'm looking forward to the days when I can look in my closet and say... "Hmm that might even look good on me" :)

time2lose
02-11-2010, 09:29 AM
That is so great. You are right too. It is so much better to be spending the money on smaller clothes instead of having to spend it on bigger clothes that often you don't even like!

cfmama
02-11-2010, 12:50 PM
i loved this NSV. You deserve that feeling!!!!

Arctic Mama
02-11-2010, 02:17 PM
Shrinking out of clothes instead of them mysteriously shrinking off of you is the BEST type of NSV. Way to go, amazing woman!