Ok... See I am a nut... I kept all the sizes going up (the clothing I loved anyway) so now going down I find someone who's at the size I was, whom I know CAN'T spend the money I did and I make them try things on to see what works... If I still have some left then I find someone else... and again play Fashion Show... Sort of letting them shop for free... I seem to know enough people in that position that I can do it.
Trust me... The smile makes it worth it... and I stopped buying more than 3 pairs of pants per size about 2 years ago.
I am actually looking forward to 1-2 more sizes down because I have some killer dress pants on those sizes. Just no jeans...
And above all else I have to say that giving things away because they are too big feels like less of a waste than putting them in a closet because they are now too small.
Starting over... If at first you succeed a bit then get sick... Get yourself better and start again darn it! AND AGAIN!
Ok! Straight up... First time through... I lost and then got sick and gained more than I had lost. Second time through I lost, got where I needed to... Enjoyed it. Took prednizone (oh lordy how I hate it) and was creeping back toward my worst.
So let's do this (C is stopping point apparently):
1st: S/C/G: 334/280/200 - 2007-2008
2nd: S/C/G: 369/291.2/200 - 2009-2010