So, you know about the non-milestone milestones concept, and you should also know that I've said many times that I realize these "problems" I've come across due to weight loss are truly first world problems. But this week I sunk to a new low. I am now complaining about my sleeves. Yes, sleeves. I am an embarrassment to society.
I have several tops -- sweaters, sweatshirts, long sleeved t-shirts ... whatever -- that actually still fit. Or fit now and didn't before, or just look way better now than they ever did before. So what am I complaining about? It took me several days in a row of pushing up my falling-down sleeves during dinner prep to figure it out. Either my arms have actually gotten smaller or these shirts just have big cuffs. Or something. Because when I push my sleeves up on these shirts, they don't stay "up"! Which is kind of a pain when you're washing dishes or stirring chili, or even if you're just warm and want a little less fabric covering your forearms. If you'd asked me 6 months ago, I'd have said my forearms didn't really carry any fat. My wrists looked the same to me as they always had, and I wouldn't have thought there was extra weight there. I was wrong. And now most of my sleeves are falling down :) I even have an elastic bracelet that fits differently. And by "fits", I mean "doesn't cut off my circulation when I wear it". So yeah, I've lost weight in my forearms.
Lest it sound like all I do is complain, I do have a happy non-milestone milestone to say "Yay!" about: Boots! Last year (and honestly, for the 2 or 3 years before that) I attempted to get a cute pair of boots to wear. I was pinning them on Pinterest, I was ordering them from Zappos (free shipping on returns!), and none of them fit. I can't even tell you how many pair of boots I ordered -- maybe 15? 20? All labelled "wide calf", and almost none of them fit. The few that did actually zip looked awful. I decided last year, sadly, that I was actually too fat to wear cute boots. Which was sad in and of itself because let's face it; the last bastion of cute things for fat girls is shoes.
|Those sleeves totally fell down after this pic|
|I'm on the left. It's OK to laugh :)|