Last summer I cleaned out my closet. I tossed out skinny jeans, pre-pregnancy clothes and pretty much anything that didn’t make me feel good. I accepted my body the way it was and bought clothes that fit my 40-year-old frame. I watched a lot of What Not to Wear and made a lot of trips to the thrift store. I felt better about myself.

In January, my husband mentioned something about P90X. I had actually thought about giving it to him for Christmas. I told him to get it if he wanted to do it. I’d do it with him.

Tomorrow, I start week 10 of the program and I find myself in a similar position. Nothing in my closet fits, only this time it’s all too big. I should be excited, but the thought of another closet overhaul is exhausting and overwhelming.

I have gone from a size 12 to a size 8 and I’m still shrinking. (Trust me when I tell you that there is only so much elastic you can sew into your waistband before you need to just go and buy a new pair of jeans.) All of the skirts I made and refashioned last year are too big. Even shirts are too big. (Just once I’d like to lose weight from my hips faster than from my bust.)

The weather is getting warmer and I can’t really ignore it anymore. I’m sharpening my seam ripper and heading back to the thrift store. Wish me luck!

details: In case you are curious, we are doing P90X Lean. I struggled with the nutrition plan because it places a lot of emphasis on meat, which I stopped eating last year. Instead, I’m following the nutrition plan outlined in Bring It!, which has a lot of yummy recipes by Melissa Costello.

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5 Responses to what am i going to wear this summer?

  1. Sher says:

    Just in time for last summer I dropped from a 12/14 to a 6/8. Nothing in my closet fit. It was the most wonderful problem to have. I lost weight by joining a running club in my neighborhood, adding pushups, plank holds, etc after the runs and eliminating sugar and white flour from my diet – no other restrictions. In general I eat a mostly vegetarian diet and love veggies, salads, etc… so just ridding myself of the empty calories was all it took. Congratulations on your weight loss success. I have maintained my lower weight and was quite happy to have to clean out my closet for a reason! Great Job.

  2. Congrats on all the weight loss. Sometimes gaining and loosing is so frustrating!

  3. amy in ne says:

    WOOT! Good for you!
    Now I’m inspired to find myself in the same situation you are in…better get to the gym…

  4. Mom says:

    Hmm..a rather good dilemma for sure. Congrats!

  5. Charity says:

    That’s not too bad of a problem to have, but I can commiserate. My favourite pants are getting way too big to keep wearing. Maybe a few skirts for summer is just the ticket! :)