Wow, I was absolutely dumbfounded by what I found in my closets and drawers today. I have packed up a box for Goodwill with pants and capri's that don't fit anymore, most of them ranging in size from 28 to 24. Count 'em: 14 pairs of pants and 6 pairs of capris. I also took stock of what I have that fits, and that includes 7 pairs of pants that fit now and 3 that will fit later. That's hardly enough to get through a normal week! I was on the verge of being arrested for indecent exposure, because my pants were bagging so bad. I am also saving back a pair of pants and capris that I have photos of myself wearing and I will use them for before and after comparisons.
Last week a good friend told me I needed to put away all my stuff that didn't fit because I looked way bigger than I am really am and that my butt looked saggy. I guess I have been trying to stretch my clothes budget and haven't replaced a lot of summer stuff. I was just trying to get by and by the end of the summer I was swimming in most of the stuff. So now it is the challenge of moving on to my fall wardrobe which is really going to be complicated. I at least had a few smaller summer sizes because of previous weight loss attempts, but I have never been on the lighter side of the scale during the winter time. So now as I dig out my fall and winter stuff from storage I know I will only be able to use a maximum of 5-6 shirts and even those will be plenty big. I have to make some major wardrobe additions this fall. For posterity sake, I am wearing about a 18/20 in pants right now and I am between a 1X and 2X depending on the shirt. That's a long way from the size 28/30 pants and 3X/4X sweaters of last year. I have so much work to do!