Yesterday I got to the last hole on my smaller belt! It got me thinking what else I could fit into. Sean at Learn Fitness recently said in a post:
The other day my wife commented that my clothes were looking very “tent like” on my smaller frame so I decided to remedy that. No, I didn’t go on a shopping spree … we can’t afford that with #2 on the way. Instead I pulled out the weight-loss trump card, something almost everyone who’s lost weight more than a few times owns, a tub of old clothes that used to fit them.
I decided to do the same. I went to the hall closet and pulled out some things that haven't fit in quite a while. Then I decided to try on a few things that fit last year. On top of it, I decided to take some pictures for all of you lovely people to see.
The good news is everything buttoned or zipped up (with the exception of one coat with a broken zipper. I don't even know why I still have it.
First up, we have an old corduroy sport coat I got in 2003.
I'm trying to start a new trend: half-popped lapel.
I've got quite a way to go left with this coat. I wish I'd taken pictures of me in these clothing items back in November when I started my blog so you could see I've made progress. I could not get the buttons together on this one before then. Looks pretty sweet unbuttoned though.
I'm sorry, I can't help but make that stupid face whenever my picture is taken.
Next up, we have my old boy scout jacket. I was probably around 200 pounds when I got this, so I'm surprised I can even get it on.
This one is really close. I think I'll be able to wear this once I move the scale about 10 more pounds (in the downward direction of course).
Next I have a suede blazer I got on sale in 2007. It was a little small on me when I got it, but I was convinced I would lose enough weight to make it fit. Instead it sat in my closet for 3 years (and counting).
It's a little snug, but I'm pretty close to the weight I was at when I bought this. This time, I'm going to make this coat fit.
Let me show you a few victories now. First up is a flannel shirt my dad bought for me as a work shirt in the fall of '08 so I could help him with some outdoor work. Guess what, it didn't fit. I was very ashamed.
I'm a lumberjack, and that's okay.
It fits now! Really well in fact. There is absolutely nothing snug about this shirt now!
Let's take a look at my broken zipper jacket.
This one looks like it's bulging out but it's just kind of an optical illusion. I wish the zipper still worked, but I broke it in a train station in Antwerp. I proposed to Claire in this coat, and my love handles were definitely exposed then. But look, the sides are now straight!
Last, we'll look at my favorite coat when I lived in South Dakota.
Now it's my favorite tent! I liked it because it fit me so nicely before. Now I'm going to put it up in the front yard with a couple poles and stakes and roast low-cal s'mores by the fire. Just kidding (there's no such thing as a low-cal s'more).
Anyway, I know some of these things might not be the most fashionable articles of clothing, but they're what I have. It's nice to actually see that I'm losing girth as well as pounds.
What do you have that might fit again? Dig around in your bucket of clothes that used to fit and try stuff on. Post pictures of something that fits again, something that almost fits again, or something that is now much too large for you on your blog. Or you can post a link to your picture on the comments section with a brief description and I'll include it in a future post. I'll make sure to include every picture that you post or email me in the post.
Now go and find something that's been hiding in your closet.