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Wait, those were the skinny clothes

Monday, July 22, 2013

I have (to me) the good fortune of working from home and getting to wear whatever I want most of the time. I worked in an office most of my adult life, so I've had the boring black pants and skirts in every size from 12 to 18 W. More than once. As I've lost weight, I mostly stock up on jeans or shorts (depending on the season) and T-shirts. For the office clothes, I've gone back to my "archive" of other sizes.

Last week I was checking to see what I still had that fit to go see a client. I started pulling out pants and skirts, and they all fell off. These had been my "skinny" size, going back a few years to when I weighed 165 lbs, achieved by stress, not exercise. I'm just a few pounds lighter now, but these clothes are way too big.

I went out to buy a few things so I can dress like a grown-up when needed, and was repeatedly surprised at how many things fit in an 8 (gotta love size inflation). I bought them happily, but went to Big 5 for a reality check. Sorry, no picture of me trying on the size 12 (38) Speedo competition suit.

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  • JLKL1980
    That's great! I have saved some of my smaller clothes and am just waiting for the day I can get in them again. Plus, it really saves money to hang on to the smaller sizes.
    1700 days ago
    Well congrats on being too small for your old "skinny clothes!"
    1701 days ago
    what a happy surprise! I have enough small clothes from the 90s that I'll never need to shop! LOL!! By the time I fit into them they'll be back in style! emoticon
    1701 days ago
    How exciting!
    1701 days ago
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