Someone at work recently commented on my weight loss. She is also in the process of trying to lose a fairly large amount of weight, so she can definitely understand this journey.
Today, she mentioned that she could particularly notice my weight loss because of what I was wearing. I was actually wearing a cardigan and shell in a great clover green color. It has been in my closet for probably 5 years or more, and I haven't been able to wear it for a very long time. I tried it this morning, and at first I thought it was still a little too tight. However, after studying my reflection for a little longer I decided that it was ok.
I think that those of us who struggle with our weight, particularly if you've been a "yo-yo dieter" and have had drastic weight changes, can sometimes have a difficult time determining if clothes fit properly. That probably sounds crazy, but it's true. I think we have a tendency to wear items a little too loosely to try to hide our imperfections.
It was nice to get a compliment, and it was nice to be able to wear something "new" that was apparently flattering!