So yesterday afternoon I spent a happy hour (no, not drinking) trying on clothes. Not in the shops, but in my spare room. Bizzarly I keep my clothes in my spare room. I tried on some of my spring/summer clothes. I wanted to see what was still going to fit, what would not and what would fit better. It’s funny how many different fits and sizes you can get out of a size 16 label. I love skirts because you can put on, or lose, about a stone before the skirt becomes unwearable. Eat too many maltesers- skirt sits on your waist. Eat a few salads- skirt sits on your hips. Most of my jeans have been sent to the bottom drawer though as they are just too big. Luckily I bought a pair of size 14 jeans from New Look last month for £10. They will keep me going, with the skirts, till Autumn I should think.
I decided to grap my measuring tape and find out my measurements. I only have a vague idea of what they used to be.
Chest: 40.5inches – baby got front!
Back (under bust): 29inches (I know!!!!)
Hips: 42.5inches – baby don’t got back, it’s all hips unfortunately.
At one point last year I know I was 44, 34, 44. When I was 20 I was 42, 30, 42! Love my shape 🙂 Funnily I seem to be losing more from my bust and hips. I don’t mind really, I would just like to keep my shape as much as possible.
I mentioned above that the clothes that are too big for me are being kept in a ‘bottom drawer’. What do you do if something no longer fits? Keep it incase you regain, or send it to the charity shop as an incentive not to regain? I am a hoarder, but not an extreme one. Have you seen ‘How clean is your house’?? Now those people are hoarders!
Recently I have been enjoying a blog called Makeunder My Life written by a jeweller named Jess. Every Friday Jess has what she calls ‘end of the week exfoliations’ where she tosses, donates or repurposes an item from her home. I think I am going to spend some time today ‘exfoliating’ my crap stuff.
I mentioned before about how I was getting too full with my 1/4 cup of oats and banana using soya milk. So today’s bowl has 3/8ths of a cup. I only have one measuring cup and it didn’t have 1/3 on it! I added a tablespoon of flax seed and a handful of grape nuts for crunch. 😀 This was a GOOD bowl of porridge.
A question for you: When clothes become too big for you (if you have lost weight) do you store the clothes? Or donate them?
Have a great Tuesday