Trying on smaller sizes


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When were you brave enough to try on clothes in a smaller size? I want to see if some of the clothes in the far reaches of my closet fit but I'm hesitant... what if they don't! .

Currently I'm still wearing tshirts and yoga pants. My body has never liked tight fitting clothing, makes me feel ill. I still haven't even put on jeans since pre op.

Just curious when you (anyone) took the plunge and tried stuff on

Band to SIPS/SA-DI/LOOP DS 8.8.17

HT: 5'6ish HW: 242 SW: 226 CW: 206 GW: Healthy

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I started as soon as my normal clothes felt loose.

It's good to try them on sooner rather than later, because you will KNOW they won't fit. And that is ok, because then, when you try again in a few months, you will remember just how far they were from fitting the first time.. and how that will have changed!

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I have some mesh capris from Champion...and as I was walking around the grocery store, I had to keep pulling them up. I have them from size 1x to 3x, loved them for years. Anyway, just tried on the 2x, bagged up the 3x in the donation bag and away they went. SO when the 2x feel like they are falling down, I'll try the next.

For me, I'm fascinated with the changes, so if i put something on and it's snug, I just tell myself, wow, when this other thing fits, imagine how it will feel! I'm going to let my clothes tell me when to adjust, I think.

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Shopping in my closet was one of the great NSVs of the first six months!

I was wearing a 24w when I had surgery and had some old items in my closet down to a 20. It was empowering to size down when what I was wearing no longer fit me.

Now the days of shopping in my closet are over and I have an interim wardrobe.


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It is pretty important to try different weekly. If you are losing weight fast enough you will completely skip sizes.

If all you wear are stretchy clothes, if the scale isn't moving you won't see the loses the way you will feel them with clothes.

If all your clothes are stretchy I dunno. I feel like stretchy clothes are what let people get and stay fat. Prior generations did not wear the kinds of fabrics we wear, the clothes were built with structure and clothing was expensive. If you gained weight it was a major issue.

All of my clothes now are tight (If it has stretch it has to be tight as a drum) and fitted/tailored. If I am even bloated, I feel it. It helps keep me on track.

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I agree with no stretchies at maintenance, but when starting out in the losing phase, it's no biggie. Keeps me from having to spend a fortune. Funny thing.. I've had the same stretchies for 10 years, and they are starting to get loose. Kinda makes me a tad sad...

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16 minutes ago, OutsideMatchInside said:

If all your clothes are stretchy I dunno. I feel like stretchy clothes are what let people get and stay fat. Prior generations did not wear the kinds of fabrics we wear, the clothes were built with structure and clothing was expensive. If you gained weight it was a major issue.

oh my god, you're RIGHT!!!!!! i never thought of that!

id been overweight since i was 8 years old. silly me thought it was genetics as many in my family were overweight. and despite several successful bouts at weight loss, it always came back. then thyroid broke and the scale REALLY zoomed up.

but genetics, set point, thyroid..... all of that was just excuses! it was the stretchy clothes the whole time!!! the stretchy clothes!!!!!

why didn't someone as wise as you clue me into this a long time ago. instead of surgery, i could have bought a pair of tight jeans and watched the pounds melt off.

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@JohnnyCakes No one is saying genetics doesn't play a roll. You are following me around in threads trolling because I didn't jump on board with your dumb ass leftover food delivery service you were advertising? Thanks for once again adding nothing constructive.

If all she is wearing is yoga pants and t-shirts, she is not going to see her weight loss. Do you wear yoga pants?

Wearing fitted clothes is part of tracking your weight. Just like getting on a scale every day or weighing your food. Most of the people that come back after regaining have failed to do 2 or 3 of the prior mentioned. People can't make it easy to regain without noticing, because once you get 20 pounds up it is a lot harder to correct than 5 pounds up.

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42 minutes ago, OutsideMatchInside said:

You are following me around in threads trolling because I didn't jump on board with your dumb ass leftover food delivery service you were advertising?

oh that was you!?!?! :lol::lol::lol: of course it was.

and yes i wear yoga pants. usually under my Carhartt jacket.

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1 hour ago, OutsideMatchInside said:

@JohnnyCakes No one is saying genetics doesn't play a roll. You are following me around in threads trolling because I didn't jump on board with your dumb ass leftover food delivery service you were advertising? Thanks for once again adding nothing constructive.

If all she is wearing is yoga pants and t-shirts, she is not going to see her weight loss. Do you wear yoga pants?

Wearing fitted clothes is part of tracking your weight. Just like getting on a scale every day or weighing your food. Most of the people that come back after regaining have failed to do 2 or 3 of the prior mentioned. People can't make it easy to regain without noticing, because once you get 20 pounds up it is a lot harder to correct than 5 pounds up.

Reading your posts is considered one of my NSVs.

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