Pleasant Surprises

Not two days after posting about rewards and motivations, I wound up doing a little clothes shopping that turned into a reward.

When I started a while ago (2 years ago), I was generally wearing size 50 easy fit/extender pants (and apparently I had slipped a few 52’s into my closet without registering it since I just found them and got rid of them).  XXL/XXXL was a shirt size, not a Super Bowl.  With the recent weight loss, I had dug out some old clothes, in the 44/46 range, but even the 46’s were falling off, and the 50’s were starting to look a little clown suit-ish (especially the actual suits).   I’ve been trying to avoid buying new clothes while I keep losing, but we got to the point where I just needed a few things to help me get through.

So we went to an outlet mall nearby on the veteran’s day weekend where they were having some sales.  I was initially hoping to pick up a pair or two of dress slacks and maybe a casual shirt.  I figured based on the 44s fitting ok (they were loose, but not involuntarily falling down without a belt), I’d be looking at some 44’s or maybe some 42’s.

So imagine, my shock when I was fitting into 40’s (easy-fit I grant, but still)!  Even better, I tried on a shirt and found the regular XL was too tent-like.  Yep, a regular large was all I needed.  It’s not as loose as I personally prefer, but it fits properly and will only be a few pounds to my preferred fit.  Since 40’s will last me a lot longer than 44’s, I actually wound up buying a couple of shirts and some jeans as well.

It was unexpected and very satisfying.


About J.

40 year old IT guy on a health and fitness kick.

Posted on November 30, 2011, in Personal, Weight Loss and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I know I love that feeling so I can only imagine how you feel. I think that it’s important to purchase items while you’re heading down in weight because it motivates you. Plus, you deserve something after all that hard work – I know you think that losing it is enough motivation, but it’s nice to wear clothing that fits. Keep at it.

  2. Fantastic J, doesn’t it feel great! Good job!

  3. sounds like a great day. What a brilliant measure of success.

  4. Reblogged this on inspiredweightloss.

  5. Congrats J! It’s a great feeling to drop one size, but it’s fantastic to drop multiple. I’ll race you to the sizes where they have odd numbers as well. 😉

    Warmest regards,

    • haha 🙂 based on past experience you may be in that zone by yourself. At my skinniest I just about fit into 34s for a few weeks. I’ve got a genuinely chunky frame under all the fat.

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