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What did you do with with old clothes after weight loss surgery, I don't know if I should keep them or give them. Also what was largest size you wear before the surgery.

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Folks are donating their clothes. I haven't seen where people are holding on to clothes that are to big. I for sure will be taking the clothes that no longer fit to a church or goodwill. I can see where someone may hold on to one item to show how far they've come in their journey.

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My largest was 28-30w, now in 20s just about ready to go down to an 18, 20s are getting loose, especially the slacks and jeans.
My Goodwill just remodeled and moved into a new facility. They are going to gave a drive-thru drop off. In the old store you had to bring donations in the front door. People shopping could look and sneer at what you were bringing in. Never liked that! This way as I undergrew each size I ,packed it in a box so I have 5x,4x and 3x items as well as the corresponding in mens, often I bought my sweats in that department. All nice and clean , mostly Wal-Mart but a few from Lane Bryant or Added Demensions and one church outfit with Catherine's label. Really okay stuff.
Kinda like not wearing the largest size each store carry. And pants slipping down and nearly falling off, "Oh Yeah Baby", to channel Austin Powers. And day by day I look less like a salami and more like a Human Female. Nobody will as me any more whether I'm Male or Female, my figure will end the controversy.
Attempted to sell some of these on our local Buy- Sell- Barter- Trade radio show called Tradio. Put a reasonable low price, got 2 calls, one wanted 5x mens instead, sorry the man items I had were 3x-4x, the other claimed she would be buying them for her mother, gave her directions to my house but she never showed up. Wasted half a day waiting on her.
Some bariatric Facilities have a Clothes Swap Area , you bring in what you have outgrown and exchange them for the same # in a smaller size. Wish mine would do that, but they don't seem interested or have the space to devote to it.

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I was a size 18 or 2XL. I've donated them all to St. Vincent De Paul charity thrift store.

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The hospital I used is known for their WL program. They have a give and take store. You drop off what you can’t wear and pick up what you can. No charge. I am only two weeks out, but I can’t wait to participate in the program.

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1 hour ago, OhMyGracious! said:

The hospital I used is known for their WL program. They have a give and take store. You drop off what you can’t wear and pick up what you can. No charge. I am only two weeks out, but I can’t wait to participate in the program.

Oh that's great!

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Well yeah, as I unpack last summer's not a thing fits, even my shorts fall down, maybe head for the clearance racks, hopefully I get there before all the other Chubby Tubbies, I sure can't afford full retail if I might be that size a month or 6 weeks only. Local 2nd-hand stores even have raised prices, $7 for obviouslywell- worn 👖 jeans, somebody is writing me a Reality Check.

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