Bad things about being a size 14 instead of a size 24!?
- Ironing is much harder than it used to be.
Firstly, nearly all my fat clothes were comfy non-iron items rather than fitted shirts and trousers so the volume of ironing has increased. Secondly, the clothes themselves are much smaller. You'd think that would make it faster to iron (less surface area) but NO! The panels of fabric are small and fiddley and, instead of there being vast swathes of thigh and bum to sweep across, you have little patches of material and I keep ending up re-creasing it. Not impressed!
- Shelagh has mixed feeling about the new Mum! I'll let her tell you about the problems:
"On the one hand, she's much more active therefore more walks and more gardening (which I really like - I mean digging - what's not to like??). On the other hand, several of the walks have been turned into "jogs"....I'm not sure about these. Not too bad if they're off the road so I can sniff around at my own pace and then run to catch up but running on the lead along the road is not that great. Sulks can ensue.
Also, Mum's lap is not quite as comfy as it used to be. And, she doesn't spend nearly as long sitting down with tasty food treats conveniently to hand. This is a definite lowering of the standards of home comforts. In fact, when Dad is away, there is a marked reduction in food based treats altogether. What's up with that??
And, she doesn't lie in on weekends so snuggling up in bed (I know I know...) has been curtailed.
Not sure about this new slimline Mum... "
I think before I lost the weight I had one belt which I never wore. Any items which had a belt when new were rapidly divested of them. The trousers or skirt simply didn't need a belt. Now - I spend ages finding an appropriate belt and hitching too-large clothing up and haulng the belt in. I'm constantly adjusting my belt and pulling the trousers up over them. Playing golf with a belt is a pain. I need belts in new colours to go with new clothes. And who knew that you could grow out of a belt?? I thought that the smallest hole on my Evans belt would last forever but I'm now into small/mediums from non-fat shops!
Not keen on belts (but they are saving me a fortune).
- Shopping for size 14's
Now I know what people were talking about when they complained that being the common size makes it harder to shop. I just assumed that they were talking rubbish. There are almost no size 14's on the sales racks. In Matalan, DP and M&S, there were very few size 14's in the tops I wanted at all - loads of 10's, 12's and loads of 18's, 20's but 14's or 16's?? Not many.
- Droopy boobs and Bingo Wings!!
You know what I'm talking about!! I used to have firm flesh (lots of it admittedly but firm). Now it's definitely a bit on the swingy side. And my bust!! I did like being well-endowed and now realise that I wasn't - it was all flab. What's left is definitely erring on the sad and droopy side. Not terrible (not the dreaded Spaniel Ears) but, nonetheless, a sad shadow of their former selves. I know we're told to wait until a year after you lose the weight to see how far your skin shrinks back but even then I suspect I'll be left with a small amount of slack skin under the arms and a bit on the tummy and maybe even at the top of my thighs.
So - would I consider surgery?? Damn straight I would!! Just hope I don't have to. That said, D did promise me a new pair of breasts should I so desire them - just how unselfish is that man??!
Would I go back??