Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Out with the Old, In with the Older!

At four months into my pregnancy, KarenN and I switched all my non-maternity for maternity clothes in my closet. My beloved clothes were packed away for almost 9 months. Somewhere between 2 and 3 months post-partum, Jon brought them back in--all two huge bins of them. Sadly, I couldn't wear a lot of it! A few pieces made their way into my closet, and as I added, I'd take out some maternity. However, I soon realized that I really wasn't wearing any of the maternity any more, so last week my mom helped me make the switch. As I went through all the clothes I hadn't seen in 9 months, I filled 4 more bags with clothes (to add to the 2 I filled before putting them in the bins). I got rid of stuff that was worn out or that I felt frumpy in. So that leaves a much cleaner closet, which is great!

As I put things in the closet, I tried them on for size. Skirts are wonderfully forgiving, so that was good. Pants, not so much, especially since I was outgrowing my pants before I was even pregnant. However, the good news is that I can wear about half of them (the bad news is that the other half are most of my dress pants). And I'm confident that I'll get back to a weight where I can wear them soon.

One funny note about switching from maternity to non is that I have to get used to zippers again! Maternity pants have those great stretchy bands of elastic, and I've tried a couple of times to pull my non-maternity pants off without undoing the button and zipper first! I wouldn't be surprised if I've walked around with my fly open and never even noticed it!


  1. I hope some of those ancient t-shirts went into the trash pile! :)

    Now you have room to get some stylin' summer frocks! It's so liberating to clean out a closet!!

  2. Seriously, I don't know why they don't make ALL pants with the comfy stretch waistband. With the fatness of America, you would think this could be very marketable.

  3. You guys are funny. Just means you need to buy some new 'yoga' pants for all of your 'exercising,' right?

  4. Yeay, I'm so proud of you! It's a hard change to make...especially if some or in my case, most, of your old clothes don't fit when you're making the change! lol.

    Now, just gear the rest of that motivation towards your weight loss and before you know it, you'll be wearing those "old" clothes! Good luck. :)


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