100 lb. Club - Clothes Stash?
05-16-2005, 11:45 PM
:o ok am i the only one with a clothes stash of clothes in the next size???
I have a shelf in my closet with jeans sizes 22,20,18,16,14 :lol: i'm in a sz 22 now
in my dresser i have 2 drawers of few smaller sized lounge pants,shorts and tank tops
05-17-2005, 01:01 AM
You are not alone. :)
05-17-2005, 08:22 AM
As I have "grown" I box up the smaller stuff (the timeless stuff) and store it. Hubby wants to just kill me, having to store all these boxes, but it's my goal to work my way through those boxes!!! :D
05-17-2005, 10:03 AM
Some I stored for so long, they're way out of style! Yes, I have a stash, too. When I see a really GREAT deal on clothing at the store, and it's just a little too snug, I get it so I have something to shrink into. I'm purposefully getting rid of my clothing as it gets too big - I don't want to even have the option there.
My last thing to get is underwear. They're just not as much FUN, you know?? LOL!
05-17-2005, 10:06 AM
I had a stash, but I shrunk out of it!!! Now I'm spending days off hitting all the thrift stores and clearance racks just to get a few things to wear until the next size!
05-17-2005, 03:15 PM
I've been at the larger end of the scale for so long that I don't have any smaller clothes. I too have given away/garage saled or trashed my larger clothes so I don't have something to fall back on. I have one pair of size 12 jeans I snagged from mom's garage sale stuff that I'm working toward wearing.
I have a stash but it doesn't go much smaller than I am now. I've been this size for pretty much as long as I can remember, and I'm back in clothes I wore at university. Everything much smaller got thrown out a while back so it's an excuse to shop! I'm trying to restrict myself as I don't intend to be wearing stuff I fit in now for long, but it's great motivation to go into shops, try things on, and remind yourself it would look even better with a few more pounds lost.
05-17-2005, 03:38 PM
I'm guilty of hanging onto clothes from the past - heck, here's a pic of me in the early 1970's wearing a purple suede coat that I got for my 16th birthday (unfortunately the picture has faded and you can't see the beautiful colour). Anyway, my daughter found that coat in the 90's when SHE was a teenager and fell in love with it - she wore it for years. A couple of months ago, George's 14 year old daughter discovered it and is now wearing it in the 2000's! For some reason I can't fit into the damn thing anymore though... :lol:
P.S. - get a load of those bell bottoms and thick platform shoes...no wonder I have back problems :p
05-17-2005, 03:48 PM
Woohoo Jille! What a hottie!!
Some clothes you just can't ever bear to throw out... I have a box like that somewhere... Even if I get to that size I'll never wear that stuff again, too outdated, just kept for sentiment!
Gardenwife, you crack me up. Yes, the underwear is the last to get replaced. But we will keep at it until we are able to shop where even the underwear is fun to buy!
Yes, I have the boxes of too small clothes, as well. Last week I was able to trade out some smaller for boxing up some too big! When I get down far enough I plan to give the box of my big clothes to someone for whom they will be the next smaller size.
05-17-2005, 04:38 PM
My mother-in-law has benefitted from some of my old clothes, ones bought last fall. I have a friend who has been losing and gives me bags of jeans, too. The last ones were too big or were so loose in the butt and so peg-legged, I looked like a big ice cream cone in 'em. Those I won't wear now - Can't even tell I've lost weight when I wear those!
When I get to my goal, I hope to walk brazenly into a store like Victoria's Secret and buy something slinky without feeling like the waif-like clerks are snickering behind my back.
05-17-2005, 04:45 PM
I really miss shopping. Now days I just buy anything that fits and isn't too hideous.
Awwww, look at young Jilly!!! ;)
05-17-2005, 07:03 PM
I'm sitting here in slacks and shirt i hadn't been able to wear for years. Unfortunately I fit back into them last summer and THEY STILL FIT. So obviously I haven't made a lot of progress the past year. I'm wearing a lot from a long ago era and have some smaller yet - just one size lower and not all would be wearable just as not all of this size were. I've rid myself of the larger sizes though - scared to death I'll need them again.
Some things are just too sentimentally valued to be rid of but I've got to soon get over that. When shopping gets easier and more fun, maybe I'll risk sorting through and making room. It's not just all the money involved, it's all the effort to find these threasures in the first place (or in some cases, great gifts from dh).
05-18-2005, 01:39 AM
I have SO many clothes its insane! I have a basket and a big bag full of "tiny" clothes, and then I have another basket of clothes my size now, but with tags attached, and then I have a shelf of clothes I strive to fit into.. in order of when I'll fit into them. I have a system.. honest! I recently got rid of a TON of jeans, track pants, and a down fulled winter jacket ($500!!), and a few tops. I can't wait to shrink out of the clothes I have now, with some it definitely won't be too long. I'm just so addicted to clothes, and since I work retail, it's SO easy to buy clothes. I also am very attracted to classic pieces, which don't really ever go out of style. Ah clothes... shopping.. I love you so ;)
05-18-2005, 04:07 AM
Hmmm. I am beginning to feel a bit unique here.....actually I think its just that I am a late developper! In my not-so-slim years (of which there are many!) I really was not interested at all in clothes - hated hated hated to shop, and hated hated hated hated hated to look in the mirror.......In the process of losing some weight (along with remodelling my entire life - long story!) - I taught myself how to be interested in clothes, my body etc etc etc. Part of that included sorting my entire wardrobe, ridding myself of anything too big, that I didn't wear etc. Its true, I am overdue for a wardrobe purge, but on the whole I have lots of clothes which I like, which fit and a few too big and a very few too small......
I am promising myself that when I have shed some more pounds, I will acquire a few more choice pieces for my wardrobe (I like to shop now!!!!!), hopefully for when I go on vacation at the end of the summer......
05-18-2005, 11:28 PM
Claire, I relate to you the most out of these posts! :lol: I mean, I like clothes and all, but it's mostly the act of obtaining them, and I have very little patience for shopping so I don't do it all that much. I'm a man at heart sometimes, LOL.
But I think it's a good idea to have clothes in smaller sizes. I remember when I lost a lot of weight in high school, I got rid of all of my "fat clothes," not that I wish I had kept them because it's stuff i'd never wear now, but on principal I sort of wish I had! I've heard it's really not a good idea to do that, though.
I definitely want to buy a pair of cheap-ish size 14 or 16 pants and make a goal of getting into them by the end of the summer...
05-19-2005, 02:58 PM
I moved countries 3 years ago and culled all the clothes that no longer fit. Now I have lost weight and have to buy clothes as I don't have a stash!!! But that's ok, I deserve nice new ones!!! I have already given away a large number of clothes that no longer fit, I am not keeping them as I don't want to even entertain a thought in my mind that I will return to my previous size. This has got to be permanent!
The NEW CLOTHES STASH is the stash I am building of clothes in the size I plan to get to. I have just come home from shopping, and I bought two different suits in a size 12. (I haven't worn a 12 in way over a decade.) I am currently in a 16. I had gone to look at buying some stretch pants for working out, and got excited when I saw these. I couldn't see spending much for stuff I won't wear long, so I got them in the size I plan to be. I am expecting it will take me about 3 months more to get into them. However long it takes, it takes. I needed the motivational lift, and I think this will do it. I really like the blue suit, and the grey is such a nice wool. I have to keep in mind my goal, not only of size, but of being able to dress with some style. I think this is just what I needed. I did also buy a stylish pink silk blouse that I can wear now.
07-12-2005, 05:58 PM
Don't have a big stash, just a couple of pairs of jeans that I love and fit into before I got pregnant with my first baby in 1997-a pair of Gap jeans, mens size 38 waist, and a pair of size 14 jeans. I also have two shirts and some slinky stuff DH bought me to shrink back into. I recently bought a pair of snug fitting but comfortable size 16 pants for work, have been wearing them too!
Maybe I'm weird, but I like to buy new underwear! I was so excited when my panties got too loose and baggy to wear anymore and I had to go down in size. I even bought a pair of cute, lacy panties in size 8 even though I'm currently wearing a size 9. Can't wait for them to fit. LOL I'm going to need to by some new bras soon too, my current bras are getting too big. Wondered when the boob shrinkage was going to start. :o
07-12-2005, 09:22 PM
I hear you on the bras! One of the things I want to do is get measured by a professional fitter and buy some that really fit well. We ladies need a good foundation. Do I hear an amen?
And I have the baggy drawers right now (Howie says amen). I mistakenly bought the hi-cut briefs, too, so they're really odd looking when baggy. :D
07-12-2005, 10:41 PM
Baggie high-cut briefs--the visual is interesting! :lol:
So on the official bra thread, I read that you take the measurement somewhere around the nipple line. My question: where the nipple currently is or where you want it to end up once you get a good-fitting bra? :D
Gardenwife, if you find a chain shop where the staff is trained to measure well, let us know, will you? I might even head to the big city to get a new bra that really does make me look 10 lbs. thinner.
07-12-2005, 11:10 PM
I've often wondered about the actual-nippleline versus the wannabe-nippleline. I was thinking about checking out Lane Bryant. Our local Sears store used to have an older lady employed there who did measurements for customers, too. I just don't want some skinny little 18-year-old doing it. ;)
On a similar point I've noticed that when I measure my hips I now have to do it in a different place to measure the widest point. Before it was very much measuring a bit of belly further up, but now my hips seem to be where they're meant to be.
No sign of my nipple measurement benefiting from excessive perkiness though yet :(
07-13-2005, 01:10 AM
I thought this page had some good information about measuring for a new bra. Even dug out my tape measure. LOL Jeesh, who thought figuring out the correct size bra could involve so much work?!
Plus Size Bras-A Consumer Information Provider (http://plussizebras.org/measure.html)
07-13-2005, 02:03 AM
Oooh, great link - thanks! I bet Howie would help measure, but it might get, uh, too involved. ;)
07-13-2005, 02:12 AM
Oooh, great link - thanks! I bet Howie would help measure, but it might get, uh, too involved. ;)
Um, as long as you get the measurements written down before things get out of hand...:o you can always visit the website later.;)
07-13-2005, 01:36 PM
I too have to confess to a clothes stash. Not too much, we've gone to business casual at work a few years ago, so I don't need any of my old suits (thank g-d I won't have to buy new ones)
I do have jeans, anywhere from 20W down to 12. The 20's are too big (I gave them away), the 18's are getting ridiculous! I'm on to the 16's!!!
I did have to buy new undies recently though...the XL's I've been wearing since my son was born 3 years ago were wayyyy too big. It's all good!