I shouldn't be spending money. And for the most part, I am not. I can justify the baseball tickets because they are a gift (and I also make sacrifices each year to attend at least 2 games) but other expenses right now are just not in the cards. I am, however. losing weight. I got for a 2nd "official" weigh in on Monday, but my home scale shows a total of 5 pounds lost so far (in exactly 1 week). I fully expect to lose more.
Most of the pants I have now were already a tiny bit too big on me. I suspect that within a couple of weeks they'll be completely in the "too big" category. Work pants I can get altered but jeans, not so much. Old Navy is one of my favorite places to buy clothes. I have to buy them online though, because they discontinued their plus size line IN stores. Usually I'd say screw you and not buy clothing from them (why are fat people so embarrassing to you ON?), but they are the only place I can get jeans that fit me well and actually look good on. They are also one of the only places that sell plus size clothing that does not look frumpy or old. In any case, I received an email with a very good promotional code and so today I bought myself an outfit. I got a pair of dark wash jean for $19 (Usually $32):
a canary yellow cardigan (which I've literally wanted for 2 years) for $20:
and a gray shirt for $15 (which can be worn to work or casually with the jeans):
The clothes are all one size smaller than I am currently wearing.
Some might say it's dicey, ordering clothing that I know wouldn't fit me today if I tried them on (well, the cardigan probably would) but I am confident that I'll get there soon. And it's not like I ordered them in crazy small sizes that I won't see for at least 8 months. So I am excited to be getting a cute new outfit that I can dress up or down depending on what I'm doing (Dates? No problem! Work? Wear dress pants instead!) and also providing myself with a small reward when I get there. I honestly think I'm only another 5 pounds away from the jeans...but only time will tell!
And now, my shopping is done. (At least until I need to go down another size!)