A month ago today I posted a really great photo that shows the difference in size between the t-shirts I was wearing when I was 402 pounds, and the t-shirts I can wear now (click here to see the photo). The other day, while doing laundry, I decided to stage another photo, illustrating the difference in the pants I wear when I go to the gym. Take a look at my incredible shrinking clothes!
I lined up the seam on the right side on all three pairs of pants, so you can fully appreciate the shrinkage. The black pair on the bottom is size 3xl. I used to love these pants – I would buy them from a big and tall catalog in 3 colors, all at the same time. The blue pair in the middle is size 2xl. I bought these at Casual Male XL (a national big and tall chain) in May or so. I think they might have been one of the first items of clothing that I bought that were a size smaller, and I was annoyed because Casual Male only stocked sweat pants that were banded at the bottoms of the legs, which I hated, so I bought these, took them home, whipped out the scissors, and cut the elastic bands off so the pant legs hung straight. The grey pants on top are size XL, and I bought on sale for $8.99 at either Sears or Kohl’s a few months ago. They were maybe even a little small on me when I bought them – the pockets puckered out a little bit – but now, they fit perfectly, and are really comfortable.
What surprises me most about this picture isn’t that there’s a huge difference in the waistbands of these pants, it’s the huge difference in the legs. Took a look at the legs on the right side of the photo (which would be the left legs of the pants) – the seam along the sides are lined up, and the black pant leg looks to be slightly over 50% wider than the grey pant leg – crazy!
I plan on staging at least a few more photos like this… In my non-drawstring pants, I’ve down about 16″ or 17″ so far, so that will be a fun photo to see!
Keep It Up, David!