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!!!

5 comments:

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!
Kim

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...

Jenn,

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,
Jill

Melissa said...

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