Let me preface this by assuring you that this is NOT a complaint. I decided to write “Weight Loss Programs Should Offer a Free Pair of Pants for When You Get Skinny” because going from the obese BMI category to the normal one is a goal that many people have but nobody prepares for. I certainly did not.
Yesterday, I went onto Reddit and searched “weight loss”, looking for a subreddit where I could put up a post to inform people about the launch of Food Life Evolution. I saw a list of posts. One said something like “Weight Loss Programs Should Offer A Free Pair of Pants for When You Get Skinny”.
I was like “I know, right???”
Truth is, I had it in my head that some of the clothes I bought when I was just starting my
evolution would just fit or wear better on my future normal-sized body. In 2016, when I was down to around 192 lbs, I bought this fabulous pair of pants at Bebe. Just having lost my first 20 pounds, I was excited just to be able to shop there, because they don’t sell anything bigger than a size 12. I bought the pants in a 12.
I tried to wear them this year, 2018, on Mother’s Day. I spent most of the church service trying to stop them from falling off my waist! Soon after, I gave those and a few more bagfuls of great clothing away.
What did I have left? Very. Few. Garments.
Indeed, weight loss programs should offer a free pair of pants for when you get skinny. If nothing else, we need the first pair so we can have something to wear when we go shopping for more!
Living in New York, I had been in the habit of going clothing shopping every month, but when I did, it was just to pick up a couple of items at a time. Never in my life have I had to replenish an entire wardrobe! Just as I was writing that, I thought about my mother’s plight every time I had a growth spurt as a child. My feet even got slimmer, so I need to go try on shoes and figure out what size to buy!
As you evolve, prepare for your future body by buying new clothes for your future self bit by bit. Even if they don’t fit now, just buy them. If you’re serious about your evolution, trust me, you will need them in time!
How am I handling this problem?
Sadly, clothing shopping monthly is not an option for me in Trinidad. Somehow they end up with the worst quality apparel here, and I am still learning my way around. Nonetheless, in this fast fashion world I’m blessed to receive free new clothes from the US for my new body size from a friend who has a clothing retail shop, so at least I’m not walking around in my birthday suit!
Nonetheless, the time has come for me to shop and buy a whole new wardrobe. So I googled ethical clothing, went to some sites and started loading virtual shopping baskets and carts with my best picks! I took the best of those from Reformation, Irregular Choice, GUNAS NY, Stella McCartney, Pact and Siizu and made a vision board sheet in PowerPoint. I even covered some of the model’s faces with my own and added new jewelry pieces.
My other option is custom made. I’m determined to learn how to sew, and I’m also learning about local designers who make beautiful clothes.
I am 145 lbs 5 months after having my third baby, with perfect blood pressure and blood sugar readings at every clinic visit. Needless to say I am enjoying my best body ever immensely! Looking forward to more new clothes and more photos of me in my new, slim empress wardrobe!
Want to know how I did it and how YOU CAN TOO?
Click FOOD LIFE EVOLUTION™ to find out!
Disclaimer: Food Life Evolution™ is not just a weight loss program and we don’t currently offer a free pair of pants for when you get skinny, but as a result of this program, you will live the rest of your life in your BEST BODY EVER! We may add the pants to future incarnations of our seminar series, but if you do our first series, you will be able to say
“I knew them before they had the free pants!”
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