Friday, March 09, 2007

my own personal fat suit

It was a nice sunny day today so I went out for a walk, but cold enough that I needed to wear layers. Like most people who have lost weight, I have a lot of clothes in a lot of different sizes. I wore some wind pants (men's size L), a long-sleeved t-shirt (an XL) and a fleece (L). Over all of that I put on a windbreaker (men's size L). All this stuff was huge on me, but I figured it didn't really matter, it was just for going out to walk.

I looked in the mirror and I saw myself from before I lost the weight, except that my face and neck were still thinner. It was sort of weird. I was a little embarassed, even though I knew it was just the clothes. Luckily this "extra weight" didn't tire me out when I went to walk, and it came off as soon as I came back and got changed. But it was a weird reminder of what things used to be like for me.

Maybe I need to buy a spring workout jacket that fits.

3 comments:

  1. I'm dealing with that right now. The majority of my clothes are now in the baggy category, especially the pants. I'll purposefully look for a tighter shirt to wear with them so people (especially me!) realize that there's less of me under the bagginess.

    Guess it's time to do some clothes shopping, huh?

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  2. YES! YOu do need a spring workout jacket that fits. Maybe you need a whole spring workout OUTFIT that is in your current size. I know you workout a lot and having clothes that let you see yourself as you are now and not as you once were would be very supportive. Wish I was there so we could go shopping!

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  3. I think you should buy a couple things in your current size so that you have the option of dressing in your current size. Sometimes I enjoy wearing baggie clothes, but when I look in the mirror, much like you said, I don't always identify with the reflection. It's nice to be able to take the "fat suit" on and off.

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