Today I went to Target after Zumba to see what size jeans I am fitting into. I longingly browsed through the isles of beautiful dresses, and bohemian shirts and skinny jeans. They even had these straight legged denim overalls that I envisioned looking great on a super skinny tall girl.
I got a few pairs of size 16 jeans, different styles, to try on. One pair fit me with room to spare and the others I couldn't button. Go figure. I didn't buy them or anything for that matter because it feels strange spending money on clothes that I am hoping to have falling off of me in a few months.
As a young little family, living off just my teacher salary, we certainly can't afford for me to buy a new wardrobe with every 20 lbs I lose. It is a bummer because I want to show off my hard work for the start of the school year.
I came home feeling pretty frustrated....and then.... I went to my closet. I rarely look in my closet. It is packed with cute dresses and shirts and skirts and blazer that haven't fit me in ages and it's too upsetting to recognize how far I have journeyed from the "cute new teacher with style" I used to be.
Well... the "now older with 2 kids and stretch marks cute teacher with style" is going to be makin a come back this school year! I went shopping in my closet and found myself slipping right into those cute dresses. Some I need to give a few more pounds, but wow....what a great day! I basically just got 8 new outfits for my first few weeks of school....for free!l Even some of my lingerie fits again, and I might even be typing this post in some of it. I can't wait to fit into the even cuter clothes I have hidden away in the basement. That's about 20 lbs away...maybe by Christmas?