The Pros & Cons of Slimming Out Of My Wardrobe

Now, I’m not one to complain about losing weight, it’s been hard enough to do without being grumpy about the things that come with it…

Having said that, there’s a new challenge which has just really hit me, and that’s the prospect of buying new clothes. Up until now I’ve been able to get away with wearing many of the same clothes that I wore before, but now it’s starting to look ridiculous!

Trousers that barely did up before are now looking baggy and unflattering because they’re so big, and tops which barely contained my boobs a few months ago are now slipping off me…which is amazing in principle! I mean, what a great achievement to have lost so many inches off my waist, thighs and tummy to make my clothes want to fall off me… right?

Yes, and no. It’s amazing to have lost the weight, and I promise I’m not complaining about that. I’m mainly having a little moan because in reality I can’t afford to buy myself a new wardrobe! I had a few months out of work over Christmas whilst I waited for my amazing new job to start, which was more than totally worth it, but it does mean that my purse strings are pulled a little tight right now and I can’t realistically justify putting clothes on my credit card (can I?!?!). I’ve bought a few new things in the past weeks to help me get by fashion wise, but what I’m saying is that I cannot throw everything out and start again.

That puts me in the position I’m in now, with a lot of clothes sat in my wardrobe and barely anything to wear! I’m just going to have to put up with it and build my new, gorgeous wardrobe very…very…slowly!

On the flip side, I’m getting some amazing ‘non scales victories’, because there were a few things in my wardrobe that barely fit my little finger before which now actually fit my body! For instance, there’s a pair of smart work trousers that my darling mother bought for my birthday back in September which were an (at the time) optimistic size 14 and struggled to get past my knees…well I just happened to wear them on my first day at work this week and that was pretty special!

I’m also really looking forward to shopping nowadays, because I can actually walk into a shop and pick something off the rack in the relatively secure knowledge that it’ll actually fit me! Changing rooms are ceasing to be a terrifying place for secret tears, and online shopping has certainly become a lot easier (thank you ASOS!).

In reality, I’ve not got much to complain about…if slimming out of my old clothes is the biggest problem in my life at this moment then I count myself pretty damn lucky! If I ever get grumpy about needing to buy new clothes, first someone needs to give me a little slap, and then I need to remember just how far I’ve come and how proud I am that I’ve achieved what I have! 


  • sid

    03/03/2016 at 8:05 pm

    This is my main worry when I loose more weight. My clothes are already baggy (especially my trousers and jeans) but I was clever (or lucky) that I kept a lot of jeans from when I was 18 which are size 14 that now fit me again. No idea what I'll do when I get to target as I have no money to buy new clothes! Also you look amazing, what a transformation! :)
    1. Cliona

      03/03/2016 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you! That means a lot ? It's so frustrating to be so proud but kind of frustrated that I can't buy clothes right now...its most annoying for work because all of my work clothes just look a bit unprofessional now! I think the best thing to do is buy the staple things first - jeans, a few tops etc because then you can build on that! Good luck!!

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