Clothes, clothes, clothes


The fab thing about weightloss is obviously the changes happening to my body, the crap thing about weightloss is not having clothes fitting correctly. My clothes size has changed quite a bit over the last 7 months and i’m now wearing clothes 3 times smaller than I was in January. I recently bought a couple of nice tops from Tesco and I’ve bought a couple of pairs of jeans from Matalan but i’m loathed to spend a fortune on clothes that hopefully in 2 months time will be too big for me. I recently got my holiday suitcase down from the loft in preparation for our Cyprus holiday at the end of August and inside were my tankinis and other holiday essentials that I last wore abroad in Tunisia back in 2008. Since 2008, I’ve lost 5 stone so they are massive on me. Can I get a new tankini at the end of July? Can I heck! All the sales started early July when we hadn’t even thought about going abroad this year and having looked online and in several shops there is nothing out there suitable except strappy bikini bra tops available in sizes 22/24 which in my own opinion should never be an option!! Imagine my delight when I spotted a blue and one stripey swimsuit with red dotty straps in Boots in the size I thought would fit me?! I nearly wet myself, it was a gorgeous swimming cossie so I bought it, got it home, tried it on and nearly cried. It was too small. Unfortunately, I’m not blessed with a toned back so extra love handles which are extremely unsightly especially in a swimsuit with a low back. Gutted! I’ve managed to purchase a tankini from Sainsburys in the sale which had mix and match top and bottoms so this years swimming attire will be navy blue and navy blue!

I have however bought some new clothes for my holidays and include a pair of denim shorts, a pair of smart shorts, a pair of black cropped linen trousers and a maxi dress! I don’t do dresses very often so hope I can pull it off ok! I’ve also bought a new pair of wedges and some vest tops so I’m hoping I can pull together a nice holiday warbrobe which will show off my new figure better rather than wearing shapeless baggy clothes which make me look larger than I am.

Just don’t ask me what I’m going to wear when the schools go back in September and I have to wear ‘smart office’ attire to work! Help!

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  • Reply Jacqueline 28/07/2011 at 9:36 pm

    I SOOOO know the feeling. I went to buy a swim suit and found one, then balked at the price. $50. OUCH. Im glad you found something. xoxoxoxoxo

  • Reply Tim 28/07/2011 at 10:26 pm

    I know what you mean about clothes, it’s a complete nightmare at the moment.

    I bought some new jeans recently, when I hit my lowest ever weight, yet a few months later I was at a new lowest weight and the jeans I fell in love with are now in the charity shop.

    I also found a t-shirt I bought years ago, chucked it in the back of the wardrobe, forgot about it and then found it at the start of my weight loss journey and promised to try my hardest to fit into it. I tried it on the other day and now that’s too big! I never even got the chance to wear it once! grr!!!

    Not long till your holiday, you’ll have a great time :)

  • Reply Sarah 30/07/2011 at 3:01 pm

    I never seem to get the shopping seasons quite right either. Both my kids go swimming every week and it becomes impossible at certain times of the year to replace swimwear once they grow out of them.

    This is my first visit to your blog and your weight loss has been amazing well done, you certainly deserve new stuff, it’s a shame that the stores don’t do the expandable waists they do for kids in bigger sizes – perhaps a whole range for those who are on a weight loss journey? Quick somebody pitch the idea on the dragon’s den?

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