My Progress

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Closet Shopping

Last night, I finished sorting through all those clothes I got from my pop. I realize three things now, having taken a trip back to see my old high school wardrobe. First, I donated a lot of blood and got a lot of free t-shirts back then. Secondly, I went to a lot of concerts. Lastly, I waited to do this for TOO LONG. All the XL shirts are fitting (with the exception of a few that shrunk), but I can't wear most of them throughout the week since they won't make the biz-caz dress code at the lab. The pants? No go on the shorts obviously. The jeans WOULD work into the dress code and some fit better than my 44s I'm wearing now, but I thought I'd have some smaller jeans considering I was wearing them more than 11 years ago.

Sadly, no. I had a few 46 and 48 slacks (yeesh!), several 44 and 46 jeans, a few 42s and only TWO 40s. I was really hoping for some 38s since the 40s were a bit loose, but beggars can't be choosers. Sadly, none of these are designer labels, so I seriously doubt any consignment shops would take any of this stuff. So, I'm gonna donate 2 boxes of clothes to salvation army this weekend. I don't know when I'll have the disposable income to go clothes shopping, but I'm not in a huge rush considering I've got another 6-8 waist sizes to go down before I'm done.

Oh, by the way, belt update, I'm in one from my starting point, so #3 now. I bet if I wore jeans that didn't bunch up under it, I'd probably be on #4. Wicked, huh?


twinkelydots said...

WTG on the belt & pant sizes.

While you're donating to the Salvation Army take a look around. You might find a few things in your size.

Locally some of our thrift stores will give you % off coupon for donating. Wouldn't hurt to ask.


Dina said...

Good job on the belt!

Brandi said...

Haha progress!! Gotta love it!

I always enjoy shopping in my own closet. Makes the progress seem that much more obvious!

Don't forget...when you donate to the salvation army and you keep a record of it...the government gives you money back. So its LIKE selling it :)

MizFit said...

I 100% remember that feeling.
(*cue sentimental music*)

have a great weekend!

arielcircleofnine said...

Yes def look around the thrift stores, the more often you go the more great stuff you'll find! I go to the salvation army every saturday--as Ive lost weight I would sure as hell much rather pay 4 or 5 bucks for a pair of jeans in a size I dont *intend* to stay than try and fork it all over at the mall you know? Ive found some great stuff--and its FUN to dig through it :-D

Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo on the NSV... your belt!

Hope the walk went well for you! It's a cause that's close to home for my family. My aunt has MS.

Keep up the awesome work!!

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Very wicked! I can't wear belts, but that sure is a decent way to see a difference when you don't anywhere else!

wildfluffysheep said...

*high fives* I love going down a belt notch. I'm on my last one and then I think I may have to invest in a new one. Feels great, yes?

I second twinkelydots, you rock!