I'm going to apologize right now for not providing pictures of all my loot. You will just have to imagine for yourselves how gorgeous I look in all of it.
After I wrote yesterday's post, I decided to go shopping. I had the time, I had two $20 gift certificates to Ann Taylor, and I had a bunch of coupons. I have two events coming up that I need cute outfits for, and I also felt like I needed to get out of the house and out of my mopey mood.
Despite my less-than-stellar weight loss, things are definitely fitting differently than the last time I went shopping. At Ann Taylor, I was trying on things in Large that I tried on a couple of months ago in an Extra Large (and as a bonus, they were now on clearance). I tried on a dress in a size 14 that fit perfectly on the bottom, but on top, I'm definitely now a 12. This is the way my body seems to lose. I think (hope) things will even out eventually. I think just seeing myself in a new mirror wearing different clothes was a reality check. I didn't buy a dress there, but I did get some shells to dress up my suits and a couple of sweaters. I am going to wear something new and cute to Weight Watchers today, so that I can feel good no matter how the weigh-in goes.
I got a dress at Macy's, where I had a 20% off pass. The dress fit fine in size 12 because it had a full skirt and an empire waist. I really like it and it got the thumbs-up at home when I tried it on. I also got a new bra because the one I was wearing didn't look or feel right -- I seem to be between sizes right now, but was able to buy a smaller size in one brand. Why is it, by the way, that going up one cup size seems to require so much reinforcement? I want to get out of the Land of the Matronly Undergarments once and for all.
All of this shifting around in sizes gets a little expensive. Yesterday I stumbled on a cool blog project for people who are shrinking out of their clothes. It's a fun idea, but I think it's simpler to give my unwanted clothes to charity and help boost the economy by buying new ones (on sale with coupons, of course). Maybe weight loss bloggers will be the ones who finally end the recession.
I also bought some new makeup yesterday... so yes, I am doing my part.