Perennial Problem

Temperatures are now between 25 and 30°C, so high time to re-arrange my daily wear, putting winter clothes in the basement and summer clothes in my day-to-day wardrobe. The road to hell is paved with garments – especially trousers – that left in the dark have shrunk several sizes since last summer or the summer before last.

This sounds like an echo of a post from about a year ago: no progress made, I’m afraid. It’s easy to blame Covid for my extra kilos, gained while sitting around on the sofa, but if I’m honest I know it’s all my own fault. Too many carbs, too few steps.

This begs the question of what to do with things that looked OK on me 3 or 4 years ago but are too truthful for my present much rounder shape. Last year and the year before, they were carefully put away in the hope that miraculously some of this too, too solid flesh would melt. It hasn’t. In fact it’s even more solid. Consolidated, I might say. At least 10 kilos extra. And the mirror tells me that trousers, whether long, short or mid-calf, are definitely OUT. As is anything fitted. Bell tents are IN. Alack and alas! Shoes still fit, thank goodness – but can I walk in them? Goodbye heels!

Most things in my wardrobe are still wearable, not noticeably dated and of decent quality. I’m sure someone the right size would be glad of them but charity shops are very fussy nowadays. I think I’m going to shove everything into a big suitcase and drop it off at the refugee centre. 

And make myself a toga.

17 thoughts on “Perennial Problem

  1. We are all in the same club! Now that I’m semi out and about I find few of my “going out” clothes fit – having spent the best part of two years in elasticated waist jogging pants!

  2. Ah, the muu-muu years. Not fun. Right now I cannot lose a gram, nothing, but until now I lost 10 kilos by intermittent fasting, so I ate everything during a 10-hour time frame and didn’t eat during the other 14 hours. I’m still doing that, pretty much, but without any further success. So, not foolproof, but worth a try.

    • Intermittent fasting – yes, it’s healthy even if you don’t lose weight with it. I console myself with the thought that my fat fills out the wrinkles!

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