I’ve noticed twice, in the past day, that I put on clothes that were too big for me. Not a shocker, since I’ve lost 136 pounds… but what’s pleasantly surprising is that these aren’t my fat clothes, from when I was my heaviest – they’re the first round of skinny clothes that I started buying in June.
To satiate my naturally curious nature, and to provide a lovely visual aid for the blog, I arranged a photo op. Here are three of my t-shirts. I lined the bottom right corner of all three.
The blue one is from when I was at my heaviest. It’s size 3XLT (the T is for ‘Tall’). The gray one in the middle is one I bought in June. It’s size 2XLT. The orange one on top was purchased for me (thank you, Mom) on Labor Day weekend. It is size XL.
Despite what’s implied by the photo, I’m not actually getting shorter. What I’ve learned is that I don’t necessarily need to buy ‘tall’ clothes anymore. The tall came in handy when I was fatter, because the extra length provided extra material to cover my belly – and I wouldn’t be caught dead (then or now) in a midriff-bearing shirt. I think I may still continue to be comfortable in some ‘tall’ clothes, but it will depend on brand and cut.
One more final quick note: That blue t-shirt is one of maybe 6 or 8 garments that I held on to from when I was my heaviest. The rest went to Goodwill in mid-August. I took a picture of everything I gave away before loading up my trunk – it was about 75% of my total wardrobe at the time!
Keep it up, David!