Behold, 30 minutes later on the train there was an entire ARTICLE about women who do what I do: Checking out a "go to" clothing item to see how they are doing.
I bought these leather trousers last year, right before I started loosing some weight at a consignment shop. They weren't expensive, they were nice, I was unemployed and clearly needed to spend more money. NOT. But anyway, I bought them and then, over time, I managed to fit into the splendidly.
Then this summer happened and I started working with a new personal trainer and I did this stupid eating plan and I basically gained most of the weight back...and NOT because I was eating crap. Frankly I was eating more restricted than ever before. Greek yogurt, peanut butter, salad, sweet potato, oatmeal, salmon. There. That pretty much was it for months and months. I digress.
Then, in the late summer, I just was a hot mess emotionally and mentally. I remember trying on these trousers and how disgusted I was at the muffin topping situation.
And that was pretty much it. I struggled most of the fall and into the winter, but in the past 2 months or so, I have been doing much better mentally.
So, the leather trousers fit! I mean, they were a bit snug around the thighs and I wouldn't wear them out just yet, but the muffin top wasn't there and they closed easily and all.
I was really surprised. I actually tried them on thinking "If this is shit, I will throw them out because I FEEL fine today and I don't need these trousers to remind me of last year."
But the experience wasn't traumatic at all.
I want a cupcake now. STAT.