Just Curious- Did you move from shopping in the plus size department to the regular sizes?

on 4/25/19 1:49 pm

I've been a clothes hound for years but have been wearing a 3x for as long as I can remember. Its a dream to think of wearing much smaller sizes and LuLu Lemon! Curious about everyones experiences

on 4/25/19 2:47 pm
RNY on 02/15/18

It did take me quite a while to move out of the plus size section--I was also a 3x and now after ~100lbs lost, I still waver between straight size XL and 1x (plus) depending on brand.

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 170

CW: 243

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

on 4/25/19 3:44 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

yes - I'm a 10/12 and M/L now (depending on manufacturer). It was a pretty weird feeling for a long time!

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 03/29/19 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 145 LW: 138 CW: 150

The Salty Hag
on 4/25/19 4:30 pm
RNY on 05/20/13

Yep, I went from tight 26/28 in plus sizes to an 8 in jeans, and either a small or medium in shirts.

I woke up in between a memory and a dream...

Tom Petty

on 4/26/19 4:20 am - Brighton, IL

Yes I went from a 3x top and 28 jeans to a small or XS and a size 0.



on 4/26/19 8:18 am - DC
RNY on 12/16/13

Yes, I am 5'4" and I went from a starting weight of 351 lbs day of surgery down to 160, now in the 190s, damn regain. Regardless, I went from a 22/24 or 26/28 down to an 8 pants/medium tops now in a 10 or 12 bottom/medium top. No more plus size here. It requires a lot of work and dedication but you can do it if you use your tool the way you are supposed to - eat high protein, track and weigh your food, hydrate!

And, I can wear Lululemon but their prices are appalling to me so now I get size M or L workout clothes on zulilly or at Marshalls and they are usually like $15. Gone are the days of only being able to shop at Lane Bryant and everything being so expensive!

Amy R.
on 4/26/19 9:06 am

Yep and this is by far one of the best parts of the whole WLS process for me. So surgery day I was a tight 26. I've been out of plus sizes for a few years, just recently I lost more weight while working on regain and today my jeans are an eight and my shirts are med to large (I like them big).

Just a thought for while you are losing: thrift stores and clearance sales are our friends. Sizes change so much and pretty frequently once you really get going. Spending a lot of money on anything (even shoes) is pretty much a waste for a lot of us.

Enjoy! Clothes shopping can really be fun for a lot of us.

on 4/26/19 11:01 am
RNY on 02/12/18

I just realized last month that I can no longer wear anything from torrid unless it's oversized lol...I shopped for 80% of my clothes there before surgery, and was in a size 3 or 4 there, or size 26/28 pants...
I still try to wear one of my skirts I got there that is a size 00 but I think that is equivalent to a 12/14 and it is really big on me and I have to fold over the waistband.

I am a HUGE fashion freak (I just started a fashion/beauty and lifestyle blog) and I love that I can shop pretty much anywhere now, at around size 10, or M/L usually. if you're interested you can find me on instagram @artchikk

no more plus size for this girl! iIts seriously the most exciting thing for me, since I've been obsessed with fashion since I was about 7 years old.

RNY 2/12/18
5'4 1/2" tall, HW : 315 lbs, Surgery Wt: 297lbs.
M1: -17.5lbs M2: -11.5lbs M3: -12lbs M4: -13lbs M5: -13lbs M6: -13.5lbs M7: -12lbs M8: -14lbs M9: -10.5lbs M10: -7.75lbs M11: -5.25lbs M12: -4lbs M13: -3lbs M14: -7lbs M15: -2lbs M16: -1lb **made it to goal!**

CW 148

on 4/26/19 11:45 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

I went from 3x 26-28 to a medium size 8-10 pants. I do all my clothes shopping in the rich neighborhoods church sales around Pittsburgh. I get all the top brands I got an awesome Ann Klein dress for a buck and a full length leather coat for $5. Lots of rummage sales tomorrow so I should be able to get a new outfit for every day next month under $30. Wish me luck!!!!!

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

on 4/26/19 12:25 pm
RNY on 10/17/17

When I realized I could shop anywhere I wanted, any store, anytime I cried and cried and cried. I was so happy and filled with joy. It had been years and years since I've had the choice to shop anywhere except for places like Lane Bryant's. I am ecstatic to not have to shop there ever again.

Surgeon: Dr. David Carroll Surgery Date: 3/17/2017 Hospital: Merritt Health River Oaks Hospital

Height: 5'2" HW: 331 lbs SW: 279 lbs GW: 130 (originally, I changed to 140) CW: 130 to 135 ish

Biggest Goal: To Be Healthy in everything I do!!! To make healthy choices always!!! To just embrace HEALTH each and every day for the rest of my Life!!!

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