Mount Clothesius

I have a perfectly nice dresser in my bedroom. You’d never know it, though, because it’s currently buried under about four feet of clothing, which my husband has deemed Mount Clothesius.

A few items are things I never bothered to put away after the last load of laundry—oops–but the vast majority are from five minutes ago when I went exploring in my closet and tried on about 23 outfits. I currently have ONE pair of pants that fit. Uno. This is a good thing because the others are now too big. Too BIG! It’s still a shock to see “big” after “too” when I’m so used to seeing “tight.”

However, I don’t exactly have oodles of money with which to go on a shopping spree–especially when I hope to be out of THIS size in a couple of weeks. In fact, I was told today by THREE people that my new smaller pants were too baggy. I only bought them two weeks ago! I can’t believe I’m ready to kick the size 18s to the curb and get some 16s.

This begs the question: what on earth am I going to wear to work tomorrow? My ONE pair of pants have been worn twice this week and got all crumpled up in my gym bag today. Definitely time for a wash. I have three skirts in my closet–two are too big and one is an elusive size 14. The day I can fit into it will be a true celebration. Three work-appropriate dresses as well; I wore one this week, one is too big and the other slightly too springy. My too-big pants make me look like a gangsta with pants that hang around the thighs. EEK.

I used to have a slew of size 16 clothes waiting for the day I’d fit back into them. One day, however, I realized that they were just a source of stress that I had to face every single time I opened the closet. So I chucked them, rationalizing that I’d want a whole new wardrobe if I dropped two sizes anyway. I sort of forgot that whole new wardrobes are rather expensive.

Time to go on another spelunking trip through the closet. I have a vague recollection of a pair of pinstripe black pants that were too small a few months ago. If this doesn’t pan out, I’m not quite sure what I’ll do!

Good problem to have, all in all. But I wish I’d discovered it when the stores were still open!


About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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3 Responses to Mount Clothesius

  1. Betsie says:

    60’s tomorrow, wear the springy dress! 🙂

  2. Valerie says:

    Good for you! I have found that if you wear a belt, you can make a pair of pants work even if they’re a size too big, but it depends on the pants style. You can also stop by Meijer on your way home and pick up some cheap black slacks in a size that fits you, that way you won’t feel that bad when you have to give them away in a few more weeks. ;o)

  3. Nota says:

    A friend of mine has a business, I think it’s called “Trendy Transitions” where you can temporarily rent casual or work appropriate clothes as you move through sizes. I think you can probably find it online if you’re interested. She went through weight-loss surgery and found herself having lots of clothes issues as she was moving through sizes so quickly (and worked in a professional environment) – so she decided it was a business opportunity and just got started this past Summer.

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