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Thursday, January 25, 2007

crazy eights

I went clothes shopping a couple of weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised to find I'm now a size 8. So, I bought a whole new wardrobe and took 18 bags of old, out-of-style, and unattractive clothes to Goodwill.

The past few days, I've noticed that all the new clothes I bought are starting to feel too big already! I guess this is good & bad. My sexy jeans are just too big. All the cool pants are too big. The funky skirts are too big as well. And we won't even talk about the lucious bras.

Moral of the careful what you ask for.

Then again, there are worse problems in the world.


At 1/25/2007 12:22 PM, Blogger Merkeley Bike said...

Looking forward to seeing you ripping it up out there on the bike this year!!!

Keep up the great work!

I've heard that getting rid of our 'bigger clothes' is one of the small things we can do to help us stay lean.

At 1/25/2007 3:19 PM, Blogger velogirl said...

Funny! I was never fat until I gained all the weight in 2002-2005, so I didn't really have fat clothes. But, I had kept all my skinny clothes (and all the sizes in between) all these years thinking I might wear them again. But once I tried them on and got the satisfaction of knowing I could actually fit into them again, I realized they were hideously out of date so I got rid of all of them (and all the other sizes in between).

Mike, maybe you and I should just trade our fat clothes.....

At 1/25/2007 4:06 PM, Blogger X Bunny said...

it gets expensive to keep buying new clothes

but again, there are worse problems in the world!

At 1/25/2007 4:58 PM, Blogger chatterbox said...

Hey, when I'm a size 8, you can hand-me-down some of your cute clothes! I'll selflessly take them off your hands :)

At 1/25/2007 5:21 PM, Blogger Courtenay said...

you should see the range of sizes in my closet... and my current favourite pants are like 3 sizes too big!

one time when i was in high school my mom, herself a diet expert, told me that too-big clothes made me look even littler.

my mom is NOT a fashion expert though, and i think it was about this same time period when she kept buying 95-lb. me size large t-shirts, all of which wound up at goodwill i am sure, but in some instances i think she has a point.

i am rambling.

as usual.


but anyway i am proud of you.

At 1/25/2007 7:52 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Wait until you go down two sizes and just be a baggy chick for a while to save money. Way to go!

At 1/25/2007 7:57 PM, Blogger velogirl said...

yeah, I kept some of the baggie cord cargo pants. They don't look too bad baggie and I kinda like seeing how many inches I've lost on my waist. But all the new clothes I got are meant to be fitted. I'll be patient before I shop more....maybe.

Court, your mom and mine could be sisters! Aren't you from MA? My mother used to get all my clothes too big (including shoes) because I'd grow into them.

At 1/25/2007 8:07 PM, Blogger lauren said...

i'm a size 8. i'm coming over to your house next week.

i need some new jeans.

At 1/25/2007 8:14 PM, Blogger Flandria said...


At 1/26/2007 9:05 AM, Blogger trac said...

all this talk reminds me of my aunt, who would always insist on buying my cousin swimsuits that were 2 sizes too big when we were kids so that she could "grow into them". Now, baggy pants might be untrendy, but a baggy swimsuit? Oh lordy.


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