1st round of clothes shopping!!!

Shannon S.
on 12/26/17 5:37 pm
VSG on 11/07/17

So my work pants have been falling off my behind, so I figured it was time to buy a few things. Today bought 3 pairs of pants in 18/20. I'm usually a 24 or 26. I bought two cardigans in 18/20 as well (formally 22/24). Not to mention I used all the gift cards at Ulta and Sephora everyone gave me for Christmas, so I feel super pampered today. I've hit another plateau, so this was a big pick me up!!

Height 5?5?, HW/pre-op 376, SW 349, CW 311 (updated 01/17/18)

WL: pre-op: -27, M1: -23, M2: -10

Paige7
on 12/26/17 8:34 pm

That's fantastic! So happy for you!!!

Shannon S.
on 12/27/17 3:13 pm
VSG on 11/07/17

Thanks so much!

Height 5?5?, HW/pre-op 376, SW 349, CW 311 (updated 01/17/18)

WL: pre-op: -27, M1: -23, M2: -10

ReinaS
on 12/27/17 1:44 am
VSG on 12/05/17

Congrats!! I know the feeling. Alltho I'm not even a month post-op yet I needed new clothes. We have a little different numbers in my country but hope you can understand. I used to wear pants 46/48 pants, I think it's 18/20 (I have some other clothes 18/20 as well) but I already fit into pants sized 42! (16) I was so overwhelmed and happy about it!! Kinda love how the clothes feel saggy on me now, hehe!

Anyway, Shannon, awesome job! Soon you'll fit into size 6!

Shannon S.
on 12/27/17 3:15 pm
VSG on 11/07/17

It does feel amazing. I feel so good even just dropping a size. I can't imagine after three or four sizes. Keep up the great work as well. Thanks so much!

Height 5?5?, HW/pre-op 376, SW 349, CW 311 (updated 01/17/18)

WL: pre-op: -27, M1: -23, M2: -10

theAntiChick
on 12/27/17 9:44 am - Arlington, TX
VSG on 08/17/16

Resale and thrift shops will be your savior. :) Super CONGRATS on your NSV!!

I went through a period where I was having to buy a few new items every 3-4 weeks because I was changing sizes so rapidly, and I had so few work clothes. My work wardrobe is still very sparse, but I manage to not look like I'm wearing the same thing every day. Helps that I work from home 2-3 days a week. :)

I still haven't replaced my "slop around at home" clothes, and they're getting beyond ridiculous. I wear a Medium-Large t-shirt now, and all of my at-home t-shirts are 3x. LOL. I did get some leggings for around the house and running errands that fit OK (stretchy is good) and I stole a pair of my hubby's sweats that fit me better than him now. But all my shirts and sweatshirts are comically too big.

I don't hate clothes shopping the way I did when I was heavier, but replacing every item in your closet except possibly socks really adds up in time/energy and money!!

* 8/16/2017 - ONEDERLAND!! *

HW 306 - SW 297 - GW 175 - Surg VSG with Melanie Hafford on 8/17/2016

My blog at http://www.theantichick.com or follow on Facebook TheAntiChick

Blog Posts - The Easy Way Out // Cheating on Post-Op Diet

Shannon S.
on 12/27/17 3:28 pm
VSG on 11/07/17

Tell me about it!!! With a kid in college and a little one at home I can barely afford clothes for myself as it is. I definitely shopped at a few discount stores, and I can't wait to hit the thrift stores up. I also tried to keep it simple by buying plain pants/cardigans so I can mix and match. I also have some things I had outgrew. I won't need jeans for at least another 50-60lbs.

Lol on the slop around clothes. I totally have a drawer dedicated to those.

I love winter clothes shopping. Summer time not so much. Hopefully it will be more enjoyable soon.

Height 5?5?, HW/pre-op 376, SW 349, CW 311 (updated 01/17/18)

WL: pre-op: -27, M1: -23, M2: -10

mershmellow
on 12/27/17 10:03 am
VSG on 01/12/17

I love Ulta. Not Sephora too much, just don't like the environment. Funny thing is, I adore makeup, but I don't adore it on my face that often. I live very light foundations that I can't feel, pinks and nudes for my lips, just a teeney bit of color for my eyes and no eyeliner. I just hate anything feeling heavy on my face. That and my skin is ultra sensitive, so I have to buy Clinique and I'm sure you know how much that runs!

I have bought so much. I look back at my old clothes and when I put one on it's comical. From a 5x down to an XL or 2xl depending on where I buy (thanks walmart for everything running a size too small!) When I shop though, I find myself still picking up things that I can't wear. Like something in a 3XL, or greater. The habit of wearing big clothing is so hard to break, but it definitely feels nice when I can say "Oh dear, that's far too big!"

You have done so excellent and if you're a shopper like me, you're going to LOVE how often and how many new clothes you can put on. Going to store that often didn't have my size when I was bigger and being able to shop comfortable now is a rewarding feeling.

theAntiChick
on 12/27/17 12:44 pm - Arlington, TX
VSG on 08/17/16

I still grab stuff that I think will fit, only to find it's huge on me. When I pull my pants out of the closet, a voice in my head says "my THIGH won't fit in those" but then they fit, and are even a little too loose.

I'm learning about makeup as part of my "new me" process post-op. It's funny how when I first started and had someone at Ulta do my makeup I thought it was WAY too overdone. Now I feel naked if I walk out of the house without brows and eyes done and some color on my lips. :D

* 8/16/2017 - ONEDERLAND!! *

HW 306 - SW 297 - GW 175 - Surg VSG with Melanie Hafford on 8/17/2016

My blog at http://www.theantichick.com or follow on Facebook TheAntiChick

Blog Posts - The Easy Way Out // Cheating on Post-Op Diet

Shannon S.
on 12/27/17 3:34 pm
VSG on 11/07/17

I'm more of an Ulta girl too. Sephora is so overpriced! The gift card was nice. I purchased the kat Von D contouring pallet wanting to have that cheekbone look, well that didn't work. I totally don't know what I'm doing. Need a tutorial ASAP.

Anyways, I would love to be more of a shopper, but I got two kids milking me dry..lol.

You're success has been awesome. You totally give me hope. A 5x to 1-2x is remarkable. Keep it up, and thank you!!!

Height 5?5?, HW/pre-op 376, SW 349, CW 311 (updated 01/17/18)

WL: pre-op: -27, M1: -23, M2: -10

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