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The incredible world of thrift stores. Went from a size 46 waist to a 34. Shirt size from 3XL or 18.5 neck to 15.5 neck or L in dress shirts. Will not spend over $3-$5 per item. Having a blast finding great items that fit. Always felt guilty going to big and tall just to overpay for khaki expandable pants. Love getting my wife's attention each morning I walk out the door for work. Only regret, I did not get the sleeve sooner. Gained all my weight from 25-44. Almost made it to 300lbs. Ugh...Now back to 185. You can do this too!!!5b858b676d63c_ScreenShot2018-08-28at12_44_36PM.png.0f80b1c0787946abc5f7b126b2025b1c.png5b858be21a969_ScreenShot2018-08-28at12_51_22PM.png.63d13cdca92b32b3017e0154c8abb4f9.png5b858bee0a88b_ScreenShot2018-08-28at12_52_04PM.png.7536ff4d4f2fefdbaf07ec3f6534b0b3.png

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1 hour ago, Coachthex32 said:

The incredible world of thrift stores. Went from a size 46 waist to a 34. Shirt size from 3XL or 18.5 neck to 15.5 neck or L in dress shirts. Will not spend over $3-$5 per item. Having a blast finding great items that fit. Always felt guilty going to big and tall just to overpay for khaki expandable pants. Love getting my wife's attention each morning I walk out the door for work. Only regret, I did not get the sleeve sooner. Gained all my weight from 25-44. Almost made it to 300lbs. Ugh...Now back to 185. You can do this too!!!5b858b676d63c_ScreenShot2018-08-28at12_44_36PM.png.0f80b1c0787946abc5f7b126b2025b1c.png5b858be21a969_ScreenShot2018-08-28at12_51_22PM.png.63d13cdca92b32b3017e0154c8abb4f9.png5b858bee0a88b_ScreenShot2018-08-28at12_52_04PM.png.7536ff4d4f2fefdbaf07ec3f6534b0b3.png

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Awesome transformation! And, thrift stores - that's a great idea, may I steal it? You have a wonderful looking family as well. I hope to be able to buy clothes from a regular size department instead of always the big & tall, although I will always need tall shirts.

The closer I get to my surgery (scheduled for September 6, 2018), the more I wish I did it years ago as well. I'm 52 and have been large my entire adult life, and have been over 300 pounds for at least the past 10 years (I actually cannot remember the last time I weighed less than 300 pounds, so it may be much longer...)

Keep it up! and thank you for the inspiration!

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You look awesome! Congrats :)

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Nothing bad here
I can't whine
You're sure looking good
And you're sure looking fine!
Congratulations. from Central Ohio and ME!

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You look awesome!

I'm about to turn 30 and having my surgery right before my birthday. My mom's been steadily losing weight over the last few years and hoarded some of her larger clothes, so I'll be wearing mom-clothes for a while. Fortunately, she is quite a fashionable 52 year old. lol! I also saved some clothes from 10 years ago when I was 6 sizes smaller in the hopes that some day I could wear them again - welp, soon enough, bag of hoarded clothes! haha. And people told me to just get rid of them. PFFTTTTT.

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And @Macadamia, now that we are 5 weeks out-''how ARE you doing?

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