I was going through tubs of old, stored clothes. I filled up two and half lawn and leaf bags worth--those 39 gallon capacity ones--of clothes to toss, and filled one bag with clothes to give away (ie, in good condition or still had tags on).
Then I found... THAT shirt. The black embroidered tunic top that I wear in the pic you see as my before/highest-weight shot. (It's both in the upper left sidebar and in the the Progress Pics page). Well, here is that old pic:
And here is the shirt on me TODAY, with a 121 lb difference:
|I tried to turn to the angle in the 2004 pic.|
I gathered up the shirt to show body difference.
|I can fit a teen in here with me!|
And that's not all. I found a workout top from Junonia I used to love cause it's my "signature" colors --ie, black and red. Junonia was the place I had to go to for 4x and 3x workout-wear way back when. Here I am in that top at 278 lbs in Jan of 2009 at a local state park, racoon in background:
|I'd been doing Pilates for 6 months and|
felt BETTER, but obviously...just getting
started on my mojo. Food not under control!
And the same top today, found in the tub along with others from my "biggest" periods:
|Loads of SPACE.|
You can see my piles of
sorting mess on the bed!
|Side view to compare with side view above.|
|This used to be snug in the chest/belly|
|I love this color and print and fabric|
and style combo--and so comfy--
that I hesitate even now to toss it. Sigh...
I tried some other stuff from the "biggest periods" clothes:
|These used to be my GO TO fave pants.|
These are 3x, as I don't have any 4x ones left.
I threw those out. I can hide in these during
a hurricane. ; ) They did used to sit at my waist.
I did find a top from my 4x highest weight period. This is a workout top, another from Junonia:
After all that, I got dressed for my walk. Seeing my progress--SEEING it and FEELING it--makes me not want to ever go back there again:
|Determined NOT to go back to that!|