01 March 2006

T-shirt Nostalgia

I did a load of laundry last night, and when taking everything out of the dryer, I came across a t-shirt that I must have worn sometime in the not too distant past. When I held it up, I couldn't believe it. This was a Mickey Mouse t-shirt that had always been a little tight, and it was huge! Sure, I know I've lost a _ton_ of weight and am only a fraction of my former self, but it still hits home when you see something like this. And, when hanging everything up, I realized that while I've gotten rid of a ton of other stuff, I haven't done so with my t-shirts. I don't wear t-shirts very often, but sometimes you just want one, right? And, while I have 2 new ones that fit rather, ahem, well, I don't want to get rid of my old ones. They're t-shirts that I got in college, at special places and on vacations, etc. So, I don't want to get rid of them, you know? I guess I'll keep them around for the memories, and if I find myself really desperate for a bumming around the house shirt, I'll have a bunch ready.

Oh, and I came to a realization the other night. I am only 11 pounds from being in the "normal" BMI range!! My BMI today is 26.7 which is down from 44.9 at surgery. Ah-maze-ing! I may have frustrations with this whole process at times, but this is just too cool!!!


Kim said...

All former clothing items have been donated to the Salvation Army...with the exception of my T-shirts! At my heaviest, I didn't ever wear T-shirts, because they didn't fit me properly. A 3x would be down to my knees and still tight around my butt. When I got down to an XL, I went nuts and got buckets of different ones. I can comfortably work out in a Medium and wear a Small with my work outfits...but my favorites are the XL's. I wash these every week and enjoy wearing them baggy for exercise and just bumming around on the weekend!

Claire said...

Wow, 11 lbs from normal! I can't fathom what being so close to goal feels like. I can't wait to find out either. Congratulations.

Sandi said...

Hey, why not take the shirts to a seamstress (if you're not one yourself) and get a quilt top made of them? Cozy and all the comforts of the old shirts without the unseemly fashion statement...

Congrats on the wl. You are my Shero!

Jill said...


I think I may have only commented a few times but I just want you to know what an inspiration you are to me. I am a lap bander but still feel a connection to you. I love the new pic. You are doing such a great job and it shows!!!

Best Wishes,

Melissa said...

11 pounds to normal BMI? You go girl. Keep up the good work.