The Scottish Trouser Mountain
For those of us who have lost weight and are still losing we have a problem one I like to call ‘The Sack of Tatties Conundrum’. Just as you start feeling good about your self you realise all your clothes make you look like a Sack of Tatties. This isn’t a big problem for those just losing 10 or twenty pounds but I’ve lost 100 and still have a significant amount to go so the conundrum is there is no point me buying loads of clothes at this size because I will be losing more I still however would rather not look too ridiculous.
I have some clothes from when I was thinner I am slowly working through those but they frequently are not enough to cover all my clothing needs. I have on occasion missed the window of opportunity to fit into a piece of clothing I’ve not managed to wear for years but when I come to wear it it’s too big. It’s great when you fit into smaller trousers but sometimes it’s a mixture of comedy and depression when the smaller ones get too big. There are some obvious signs when they are getting too big other than them keep falling down. If my wife starts laughing and suggesting a red nose and big shoes I know the trousers have hit the clown stage and I have to stop wearing them.
So as I’m not made of money and to stop the building of a Scottish trouser mountain I have had a few tactics to keep me in clothing. Obviously make use of my thinner clothes though the problem I have found with this is when I was putting weight on I was in denial so I wore them way too long so a lot are missing top buttons. Hand me downs don’t be too proud to except hand me downs chances are you may only be wearing them for a month or two anyway. Then there’s charity shops and of course ebay. if your a canny shopper theres some good cheap items to be obtained off ebay. You can always fund the buying by selling your bigger items back on ebay. remember though some items you may as well just give to charity.
The main thing is when you’re frustrated trying to find clothes that fit remember it’s worth it and one day soon you’ll be buying clothes that will fit you for an age.