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Well, it's a strange one, but I finally tried on some smaller underwear I bought a month ago. Size large -- not XXL (where I started), not even XL, just large! -- boxer briefs now fit like a glove. Not too snug, not too baggy!

And my size 42 waist jeans that I bought a month ago because my 48's that I started with were literally falling off me are now pretty baggy. I have some 40's that were hand-me-downs -- they're too long in the inseam -- and even they are starting to fit loosely. I should be in 38's before the end of the year. For me, getting below 40-inch jeans is a HUGE achievement, since I've been in 40+ inch waist jeans for more than 10 years now. Dare I dream that before this process is over, I'll be back in the 36-inch waist jeans I fit into back in high school? That would be 12 inches off my waistline... wow!

Incremental progress, but it's all going in the right direction, and I'm starting to get excited about it. I'm feeling positive about my body for the first time in a decade or longer, and it's just going to keep getting better!

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Hmm, boxer shorts fitting like a glove? Now that's giving me a vivid image! Congratulations.

Well, it's a strange one, but I finally tried on some smaller underwear I bought a month ago. Size large -- not XXL (where I started), not even XL, just large! -- boxer briefs now fit like a glove. Not too snug, not too baggy!

And my size 42 waist jeans that I bought a month ago because my 48's that I started with were literally falling off me are now pretty baggy. I have some 40's that were hand-me-downs -- they're too long in the inseam -- and even they are starting to fit loosely. I should be in 38's before the end of the year. For me, getting below 40-inch jeans is a HUGE achievement, since I've been in 40+ inch waist jeans for more than 10 years now. Dare I dream that before this process is over, I'll be back in the 36-inch waist jeans I fit into back in high school? That would be 12 inches off my waistline... wow!

Incremental progress, but it's all going in the right direction, and I'm starting to get excited about it. I'm feeling positive about my body for the first time in a decade or longer, and it's just going to keep getting better!

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Congratulations! I too did some underwear shopping this weekend and bought XL shirts (down from XXL) and large shorts (down from XL). It is a bit of a private victory, but one that needs to be celebrated nonetheless! Thank God for this site -- where else could we post our underwear victories!

Keep up the good work!

Brian

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[POPPING IN] WOW! Just wanted to say you're looking great!! [POPPING BACK OUT]

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I am thrilled for you. You have come a long way. I always look forward to your posts regarding progress. Keep up the good work.

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Well, it's a strange one, but I finally tried on some smaller underwear I bought a month ago. Size large -- not XXL (where I started), not even XL, just large! -- boxer briefs now fit like a glove. Not too snug, not too baggy!

And my size 42 waist jeans that I bought a month ago because my 48's that I started with were literally falling off me are now pretty baggy. I have some 40's that were hand-me-downs -- they're too long in the inseam -- and even they are starting to fit loosely. I should be in 38's before the end of the year. For me, getting below 40-inch jeans is a HUGE achievement, since I've been in 40+ inch waist jeans for more than 10 years now. Dare I dream that before this process is over, I'll be back in the 36-inch waist jeans I fit into back in high school? That would be 12 inches off my waistline... wow!

Incremental progress, but it's all going in the right direction, and I'm starting to get excited about it. I'm feeling positive about my body for the first time in a decade or longer, and it's just going to keep getting better!

GOOD FOR YOU! Next we'll all be singing "pants on the ground"!! :lol: Isn't it a great feeling! The only problem is you have to spend all that money on new clothes. . .I didn't shop for a long time, and then had to, I used to hate fitting rooms cause they were so cramped and hot, now it's not a problem. . . i actually enjoyed buying new clothes for the first time in a very, very, long time. . . Congratulations!!!!! Keep up the great work !

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Your posts always seem to make me smile!! :rolleyes: Awsome job you keep saying that your face had lost more then your body but it sound to like you bodyis doing some catching up!!

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