Saturday, June 19, 2010

Week 41 WI – New\Old

Had a good loss last week of 700g bringing my total to 31kg! Pretty pleased with that.

As my body is reducing in size so are my clothes (funny enough!) – My wardrobe is full of clothes from a size 26 - 12 (yes many many years ago my butt fitted into a pair of size 12 jeans (GAP)– I have kept these jeans as I am determined that they will fit again one day – very soon!) - As I have been down sizing my body I have also been sending all the clothes that no longer fit to the Salvos – I won’t need these clothes ever again so I getting rid of them as I go – I feel that holding onto these clothes is like holding onto the past – This is my small way of letting go of the past, learning to live in the moment and looking to the future….

I have a lot of clothes in my wardrobe that are between size 18-20 (as this is the size I have probably spent the most amount of time in over the last 10 years or so) – I having been bringing these clothes to the front of the wardrobe and starting wearing – they are mainly work clothes - now I feel like I am wearing new\old clothes (if you know what I mean) – when I put on these clothes I really do feel great that they are fitting again (comfortably) – when I go to work I get comments on how great I am looking in my “new” clothes ! I have had a funny conversation of my boss about my “new” wardrobe.

I have been working with my current boss for the past 18mths so he has only ever know me at the weight I was 31kg ago – he is very supported with my WW journey as he gives me time off every Wednesday morning to attend my meeting - I work pretty long hours so it is never a problem if I need to pop out during the day to do personal stuff – as long as everything is under control he really does not question what I am doing. 

I was having a meeting with my boss (just a regular meeting) when I said to him ohh I hope it is OK but I need to go out around lunch time today for a couple of hours, he hesitate and says – is everything OK (giving me this odd look) - I said Yes - pregnant pause - he says so everything is good with you – I said, is there is a problem (I getting a bit annoyed at this point) – he said well you are dressed really nicely today and you are asking for couple of hours off and have not mentioned where you are going!! I started laughing and said are you kidding me!!! I wearing this shirt and jacket because they are fitting me again – I am just going to see a Paediatric dietician about my son’s allergies… He though I going off to a job interview….seriously…..I did have a quite chuckle for the rest of the day.

I was telling this story to one of the girls that I have worked with for the past 9 years….and she said well – I noticed your wearing that jacket which I have not seen for long time and I also noticed that you disappeared for a couple of hours and no know one knew where you were and I was wondering too what you where up to…

Amazing what 31kg a shirt and jacket can do for your appearance…..

1 comment:

  1. Hahahah that made me giggle. It's amazing what it can do for your self esteem isn't it? Well done on the loss! You're doing great :-)