I went shopping today, kind of. I was going to go out and buy a few things. I have been looking so frumpy in my baggy clothes. I decided to take a walk first and while doing so I had some time to think about what I needed. That is when I realized, I had absolutely no idea where to start. So when I arrived back home I decided I should do a quick inventory of my closet. Between the massive reduction in boob size, and the lifestyle changes I had made over the last year or so, I have lost 40 pounds, 15 of it since the surgery.
It turned out to be a very productive afternoon and one of the best shopping trips I have ever had and I never left the house. I did not realize just how much weight I had gained. I guess I just kept pushing things to the back of the closet as they got tight, hoping some day they would once again fit. Well, happily that day is today! I honestly can not remember the last time I cleaned out my closet. I found things that I do not think I ever wore. I also found some old favorites that I could not even get on let alone button a year ago that will now be entered into normal rotation.
I am very sore tonight from all of the trying on of clothes. I took everything out and tried it. I of course had to keep a bra on the entire time. The “girls” are not happy tonight, probably the most uncomfortable I have been in a few weeks.
My wallet was thrilled with the luck we had today! I was not looking forward to a big shopping bill especially since I am not exactly sure if I have reached my final size. My surgeon said it would take months before my body finished shifting (for lack of a better word) . I also am so pleased with how I am both looking and feeling that I have been inspired to maintain a daily exercise regime. I am up to about 150 sit ups a day on top of either a long walk or some time on the elliptical.
Amazing it was just 2 months ago that I could not get myself out of bed. The important thing now is to keep it up!