Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spring Cleaning (And My Crazy Weight!)

Warning: This was typed very quickly and with one hand, haha. No time for editing!

The bug has already hit! I'm taking a bit of an internet fast today so that I can get one area of our life organized. It seems like forever ago that I felt the need to open up doors and clean the things that no one sees but that drive me nuts.

Both Eric and I need to get some new clothes - badly. Eric needs dress shirts for work. He's been wearing the same ones for so long that they're not looking so hot after many many trips through the washing machine. And me...oh my goodness, my side of the closet is a joke!

This will be the first Spring in two years that I haven't been pregnant. I'm just going to share exactly how my weight journey has gone. I said I wasn't going to write much this morning, because I don't have much time, but I don't know how else to really drive this point home.

Pre-Evelyn I was the same size I had been since high school. For nearly a decade I filled my wardrobe with clothing of one particular size, but when I got pregnant with Ev I gained 35 pounds. Obviously I didn't have anything to accommodate my growing belly, so I had to buy bigger clothing. That's fine, every pregnant woman has to do that.

After Evelyn was born I waited several months to fit into my pre-baby clothes, and it just didn't seem like it was going to happen. I got sick of wearing baggy maternity pants, so I bought some new jeans and tops to fit my "new" body. Only, just weeks after I did this my extra weight started melting off. I hit my pre-pregnancy weight and could fit into my old clothes again. Woohoo! But what about those new clothes I just bought? Oh well, no need for them now. I really wasn't going to complain about that one, haha.

All would have been fine with the world, except that breastfeeding caused me to lose LOTS of weight. I surpassed the weight I had been for years and I kept losing and losing until I was 17 pounds lighter and two sizes smaller than I was on my wedding day. So now, even my original clothes were too big. Off to the store I went to buy some clothes that fit! And then...well, you can probably guess what happens next.

I found out I was pregnant...again. But even my maternity clothes wouldn't fit the same this time around, because I began my pregnancy over 15 pounds lighter than I was when I started the first one. Not to mention, I was pregnant in different seasons of the year than I had been before. (Are you following all of this? Haha.) So off to the store again!

I think you get the picture. So now, my closet is the biggest hodge-podge of clothing sizes that I have ever seen. I can't fit into most of my clothing - most is way too big, and some of it is still too small. But since I have no plans of being pregnant this Spring, that means we're going shopping once again. :) I can't wait to have clothes that fit!

And all of that is to say...our closet needs a good cleaning! We need to purge. We need to organize. We need to get our hangers ready for an influx of new clothing. I'm more than just a little excited about all of this. I love feeling refreshed, and this darn closet of ours has been an issue for quite a while. If I get brave enough I'll take before and after pictures for you all to see. But for now, I gotsta go. I've got piles of mismatched clothing calling my name!


Cassie said...

Sounds like you have one heck of a yard sale calling your name!!
Either that or we need to have a swap party. I have always wanted to have one. Each person brings 4 articles of clothing. Gently used. Could be a top, pants, earrings, belt, shoes, etc. and we all place it out. And then you leave with four new things! And you spent ZERO dollars. Eeee, that sounds like some fun to me!!

Heather Rahn said...

I just took 6...yes, SIX...garbage bags full of clothes and dumped them in the Goodwill bins. It felt sooo good. But now I have no clothes and the itty bitty closet in my bedroom that I thought was going to be too small now looks huge.

Sarah said...

So, I think I read this as fast as you typed it. Lots of energy haha.

I envy you for the weight loss. I gained 27 with Luke, lost 20 right away..worked my butt off for the other 7 & then gained 15? Who does that?! This time will be different.. this time will be different..

Happy Shopping :)

Meagan said...

Yay for getting new clothes...and from the sounds of it, you definitely deserve them!!

I desperately need some too but I refuse to buy new clothes because I WILL get pregnant soon so it would be pointless!!

Adrien said...

Oh my gosh, Meagan, go out and buy a whole new wardrobe and you'll get pregnant right away, I'm sure of it. Haha. That's been my luck at least!

Holy cow, Heather! (Sounds like you need to go shopping, too! Hehe.)


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