Well, my goal of organizing the bedroom closet has taken on new urgency after this weekend. I had the privilege of seeing one of my dear friends, Lindsay, and she brought with her a gift: 2 garbage bags full of size 14 clothes! She has lost a fabulous 40 pounds and can no longer wear them, so she’s saved them for me. Isn’t that awesome?? I wear a size 16 now and have been waiting to get into a smaller size, and so I was super excited to see what she had given me. After our time together, I went back home and promptly opened the bags to explore my “new” wardrobe. Inside I found about 15 (FIFTEEN!) pairs of pants, 8 skirts, 2 dresses, 2 jackets, a winter coat, and a few shirts. I was beyond excited!
Then the doubt crept in. Would any of these things fit? Would I ever even get into a size 14? I’ve been a size 16 since February, and it seems like I’ll never get my waist to shrink any further. Still, I decided to forgo the negativity and worry and just try some things on before deciding I was destined to be a size 16 forever. I chose a very pretty patterned skirt as my first garment, gently pulled it on, waiting for the moment when it would get stuck around my thighs and not go any further, but lo and behold, I kept pulling, and IT FIT! It is definitely a little snug in the waist region, but I can live with that. Still, even with that success, I didn’t let myself get too excited. After all, it was just ONE skirt. It’s not like that meant everything would fit. But I tried on all the skirts, and they ALL fit! The pants were a different story, as all but 2 of them were much too tight to wear in public, but I was able to zip and button each pair. I have a feeling that within a few months’ time I’ll be able to wear them, which will be be perfect, since fall will be coming and I’ll need pants to wear, and I’ll have a closet full of pants to choose from!
This promise of a new closet full of clothes has definitely inspired and motivated me, and I am determined to give it my all in the next few months so I can get into those pants. Here’s hoping my stubborn waistline will cooperate and allow me to say goodbye to another size!
Now I’m off to make room for all this stuff in the closet!