Today I realized why.
While they aren’t too big (yet), my clothes actually fit me.
It seems that I was wearing a lot of things that were just a bit too snug. I’ve been in an inbetween place – the size I buy is too tight, but the next size up is usually too big. And usually by the end of the day, my pants have stretched enough that they aren’t uncomfortable.
Today I put on a pair of pants I hadn’t worn in a few months and was disappointed they weren’t loose. But then I realized they are looser than they’d previously been. There’s no weird pocket bulge on my hips.
These clothes fit me!
Next stop? Clothes that are too loose.