It is nearing the end of the third month I have actively been trying to lose the weight I gained my last year of college and into the first year of adjusting to office life. I’ve lost fifteen pounds so far and am currently not being so restrictive on calorie counting for a bit - too many other things as are going on right now to worry too much if I’m sticking directly to my limit, but I”m still in the “1/2 pound loss a week” zone.
I think the most frustrating thing for me right now is that my old work clothes don’t fit. Many of my old clothes that were becoming uncomfortable are fitting very well now, which is great, but I bought my work clothes pre-15 pounds gone. My work pants (with the exception of the black pairs which seem to run smaller) are extraordinarily baggy to the point that I can pull them off without unbuttoning them, but they still stay up without a belt. Some of my sweaters have become oversized, which is fine for casual wear, but with work pants that are baggy in conjunction it just doesn’t work. The dilemma I’m facing at this point is when do I buy new office clothing? I am still trying to lose between ten and fifteen more pounds…I don’t want to buy clothing and then have to turn around and do it again when those become too baggy in a few months.
I feel pretty good about the weight I’m at right now, and I wouldn’t be totally bummed if I didn’t really lose much more. I’d like even five more pounds, but that’s not something that would really throw me into another size down…which would mean I could replace my clothing and not have to worry about sizing down again.
At the end of the day I’m tired of wearing baggy clothing to work. I dislike clothing that doesn’t fit me well (a pet peeve from my childhood of wearing ill-fitting secondhand clothing). Am I being impatient and should really wait? Or do it soon?