I finally treated myself to a new bra yesterday. I have gone from a 42 band to a 38! I’m not sure about cup size though because I have always had to buy smaller than I need since I can only ever find the larger sizes selling in a couple of boutiques for about $100 and I just can’t afford that. I used to be an H, but I am currently crammed into a D. It’s still far, far too small, but I’m guessing I am not an H anymore - probably an E or an F. Regardless, I am just happy to have something that feels supportive again!
Along the same lines as this, is the growing urgency for me to purchase a winter jacket. The one I have feels huge and partially looks ridiculous on me and partially just makes it impossible to tell that I have dropped so much weight. I was with friends today and I actually zipped their four year old child into it with me and still had room to spare! We looked like some bizarre two-headed freak which is kind of how I feel when wearing it on my own now.
I am also pretty confident that I am going to have to figure out a way to foot the bill for having my rings sized before Christmas. They are so loose they clank against one another all the time and I was able to get them off my finger with just a few good shakes the other day. There is no way that I want to take the chance of losing them, so I will have to take them to the jeweler’s probably next week.
Most of my shirts are starting to look very baggy and they hang too long on me as well now. I have kept a few smaller sized ones from years past, so hopefully those will last me for a little while. My two smaller pairs of jeans are doing alright for the time being, although my 20W’s are feeling much too big now. I should probably retire those ones for good.
I never counted on losing weight this quickly and – while I certainly wouldn’t change a thing – it is hard to keep up with the cost of replacing so many items. I am trying to be smart about the purchases I make and to make the money stretch, and I have even gone to a couple of thrift stores to hunt through their clothing racks, but it is expensive to be constantly buying stuff again and again. I am not complaining! I have nothing to complain about. I simple wish that I had the financial ability to keep up with the things I feel I need a little more. This season can be hard on the pocketbook to begin with, so all of these extra expenses are definitely making me feel the pinch.
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 7 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 banana
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with light strawberry jam
- 1 mug of gingerbread steamed skim milk
- 9 pieces of shrimp combo sushi rolls with soy sauce
- 3/4 cup fat free strawberry yogurt with Life Multigrains cereal
- 1 Mandarin orange
- 1 1/2 ounces of mozzarella cheese
- 45 minute step workout video