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Clothes That Fit

I don't post much about Weight Watchers, probably because that's yesterday's thinking for me. It's today's thinking in the sense that I want to get back to my goal weight that I reached a year ago, but yesterday's thinking in terms of how to do it. I know how by 90lbs. This 'journey' as WW likes to call it, is four years old now. It was a question of starting again and not ripping up at myself any more. Which is hard to do. Lots of writers have a very active critic in their head. Mine has a PhD, I think. I would guess that killing Oz's self-esteem over a period of many years was my internal critic's original research for his/her dissertation. But enough of that. Go away critic. You're not currently wanted or needed.

Yesterday the leader read her New Year's poem, which I have now heard 4 times. In WW, wearing one's husband's clothing is considered a sign of being overweight. But as usual, I don't fit with the group (any group). When I can wear my husband's clothes, I'm thin. It's a thrill to put on his workshirt and button it, to steal it out of his closet or his (clean) laundry. To have him say "Hey! Isn't that mine?" And when I'm draped in an XXL Amherst T-shirt at the gym, it's not HIS college logo I'm sporting. It's mine. That T-shirt used to fit me. Snugly.

This morning I was musing on all that as I grundged my way to the barn in my (men's) padded flannel shirt and pink Wellies. I like wearing men's clothes. Especially if they're size M or L. (I'll never fit an S.) I like living on the edge of the 'burbs with some real small farms still around me, with cows for neighbors, with neighbors who also like to do chores in grundgy flannel and Wellies. People give me odd looks if I go east to shop (Trader Joe's, Whole Foods) looking like this. One county over only bag ladies dress like this. Bag ladies and crazy writers.

Frog Out

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michaeljasper
Jan. 4th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
Those crazy writers! And hey -- 90 lbs! Way to go. I'm back on the bandwagon too, tracking my food intake and jogging again. It's only been three days, but I swear I feel like a new person.

Funny... I've never had the urge to wear my WIFE's clothes... ;)
birdhousefrog
Jan. 4th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
Some wicked part of me wants you to update me on that urge in another ten years of marriage or so...hee, hee.

But the less wicked part of me says that most women's clothing is just not meant for comfort and outdoor work, not to mention grundge.

Oz
juliabk
Jan. 4th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
Let's hear it for wearing men's clothes! They're *so* much more durable than women's and often cut better. I used to love it when I could wear my ex's clothes. That wasn't often, though.

Then he complained that I stretched out all his shirts. ;-) The man was 9 feet tall, but rail thin. At 5'5", even when I weigh 130 pounds (for all of the five seconds *that* lasted in the past 15 years, I still wasn't, ahem, 'rail' thin. :-)

I need to take off about 100 pounds. I could stand to take off more than that, but I'd be *very* happy to be back at that weight. *sigh* I've actually done pretty well this week. I even got rid of some of the last of the goodies from the holidays.

For some values of 'got rid of', at least. :-)
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