Getting out of the plus size section was so joyous! Last summer I walked into a Talbot’s in the mall to buy some new shorts. I’d never been in that one, always bought clothing at their plus size store in the old region of the country I lived in they don’t have one of those here. I headed to a rack where I saw some tasteful khaki shorts. As I was looking at them the saleswoman approached me and asked, “Excuse me, are you looking tor plus size or regular?” I had a moment of embarrassment and said, “well, I don’t know, I’ve lost a lot of weight and was thinking I would need regular but I guess I am not sure.” At that moment I looked down and saw the rack I was looking at had size 22W and she said, “you really look more of a regular size to me.” Whew! I guess I didn’t realize that store carried plus sizes.
Having the salesperson point out how small you are now, best NSV of the day.
But how telling that I assumed she was insinuating I was too fat to be shopping there! It’s that dang little voice that @debg mentioned. I am finally at the point where the voice is gone.
We should start a hand-me down chain. For every person who just shrank out of their 48" waist pants, there may be someone who just got down to that size.
Dude, that’s absolutely standard hipster clothing. ABSOLUTELY STANDARD
I got told that too. And that’s before I lost weight on keto, now it looks like I’m wearing someone else’s suit.
Nice problem to have I suppose …
Here’s how you know I’m not making this up. Did you ever have a shirt that is so old, the button crumbles as you attempt to push it through the button hole? Threads are fine, so I’ll just replace the button.
This is great! Go find somr new great stuff!
I take good care of my clothes, and I have several everyday items that I’ve had for 10 years or more–and I got them second hand. When I see a “Mom, that’s so 80s” comment, I’m like, what’s wrong with that? Do these shoulder pads make me look fat?
I just did another little purge … shrank right through the next pair of black work pants I had cued up. I love second hand shopping, I feel less guilty about spending money on something I might not get to wear much that way… also my bank account is happy with me here
Judging by the way things are going, I may even need a third round of winter wardrobe before long, everything is baggy again already. Sigh …
I have kept my favourite pieces of spring/autumn and summer wardrobe to see what they look like on me once I get there … I really would not hazard a guess at a body shape at any point in the future. I am guessing it’s going to be different with 40+ than it was at 17 anyway, and I have moved continents so often and purged so often that I am pretty much out of smaller clothes anyway … so for me there is no going back to anything apart maybe from a favourite dress or 2.
Such a great feeling!
And, if you’re so inclined, I’ve blogged about it.
“Two years ago, I never would have thought I’d be here, now. Yea, it’s a great feeling for an old again, new again, guy.”
I only lost a little over 30 lbs but I’m short so it’s a lot on me.
I went from an XL shirt to a M and I still pick up the M’s and hold them out in front of me and shake me head telling myself “no way”. LOL.
I’ll happy take the 60 I’ve lost on low-carb over the 100 I lost on Jenny Craig. XL to M is fantastic!
Well we are in the middle of a pretty extreme heatwave and it has motivated me to clear out a lot of clothing just for something to do while it is too hot to venture outdoors.
Heatwaves are great for drying washing in 10 minutes in the sun…so I washed everything I owned and have got rid of all that doesn’t fit. A lot of empty drawer space left.
Two friends I know and one farmer I don’t know (but she sounds lovely)…are receiving bags of the clothes that I loved but really can’t wear anymore (because people told me they looked ridiculously floppy on me). I have now shrunk 4 sizes. I don’t feel a whole lot different yet but I am stunned that clothes that were way too small that I got for future wear are now loose…think I should get through the rest of this summer in a sarong.
And I am really enjoying my friends pleasure at their new clothes. It’s a great feeling.
A sarong and a tank is my standard at home uniform in the summer.
Way to go. I have to find a way to be decent when I venture outside. Went into a shop yesterday and the clothes 3-4 sizes smaller than I am giving away were a bit on the large size…so…confused about what to do next!
Used to buy for quality, now simply don’t know.
However, I do realize this is a definite quality problem!
Not complaining… just really darn confused about how to buy clothes anymore.
Buying nothing. Wearing mothers clothes i previously bought her. She’s now a bed-bound amputee due to inadequate treatment of metabolic issues…etc. etc. etc. During the past 9 years I bought her a wonderful wardrobe of natural fabrics that she can’t wear except for nightdresses.
Getting dire now. Shrunk out of everything.
Got onto Marie Kondo on Netflix. Charities here no longer want clothes donated cause of the Marie Kondo effect. Too many donations.
Newbies commonly lament here about how their weight loss isn’t moving as they’d like to see. I don’t doubt this can be frustrating. As I enter my 23rd month of low-carb living, my weight-scale has been rather undramatic in its consistency. I’ve been solidly in the 220’s. Sure, I’d like it to drop below 200, but I’m more concerned I maintain my successes.
And I am, merely by sticking to Dr. Westman’s Page Four.
As you can see in today’s newly snapped photo, while the numbers are dull, change continues. I continue to donate my way-too-big clothing.
Just when I think I’m done donating newly-old clothes, my continued success forced me to clear these old reliable but oversized clothing.