I had a recent follow-up appointment with the nurse at the surgeon's office. She told me how great I was doing and I said, 'really' because I don't feel much smaller.
She totally understood. She has had this surgery herself. She called it fat-girl syndrome. Even though she is at or close to her goal (I didn't ask, she just looked like she was), she said that she still feels like she's too big to fit into certain sizes, or through the door.
She said, I should probably start buying smaller clothes. At my highest I was in a loose 3x or sometimes a 4x. My 4x clothes are really loose and my 3x's are loose but wearable and even though this is the case, the thought of even trying on a 2x is too out of my reality right now. Because I really don't feel like I've lost enough weight to be in a smaller size. I really (at almost 60 pounds lost ---- SIXTY) do not feel smaller.
A little scary too -- frankly, not sure if I'm more scared to feel smaller or that I'm not feeling smaller.
She suggested that I go to a store...not buy anything...but try some smaller stuff on. And by smaller, I mean 2x stuff -- it's not like she's asking me to be self-defeatest and try on a size 6 something.
We did both agreed that it's great wearing scrubs..because you can get away with wearing those through a couple different sizes.
I was shopping with a friend and I saw a pretty cute outfit. I also have to go to a wedding in October (husband's boss's son's wedding). Soooo, I thought, why not? I bought it in a smaller size (2x). I didn't try it on (too scary) but I do think with the way things are going I'll be there by October (even if I won't feel like I look differently)
Here's the outfit. Cream colored sweater set (and yeah, I'm going to wear pearls with it, because pearls and sweater sets go together like PB&J). And a long A-line skirt with a fun raised patter on it.
It's actually an outfit, I'd wear as a skinny person (yeah, yeah, I run a little a preppy that way). I feel myself getting closer to shopping at regular stores...I, at least, can shop in the big section at the regular stores now...The 3x's there run a little smaller than the 3x's at, say LBry-ant or online and I was limited to very few choices. So now I have some more choices...I'm liking that.
Oh yeah, also liking the health benefits and more energy...Because it's not JUST about the clothing choices....(insert wink here).
HAPPY LABOR DAY! one of the nice benefits of being a school nurse is holidays OFF.