Here is the typical old pants picture. I get rid of my "fat" clothes when they don't fit anymore, so these actually aren't mine. This is my old size, and I'm trying them on at the mall. These are size 18 pants.
This is me in my newly christened size 10 pants. I don't remember the last time I fit into size 10 pants, probably sophomore year in high school. Like I said, I've been going through these jeans super fast, so I already have my size 8 pants ready to go.
Jeans are one thing. Work clothes are an entire other story. Here's an annoying story: I bought a new pair of black slacks for my new job on Wednesday because my old ones were too big. I tried them on and everything, but apparently I was in a hurry, because a few days later I realize that they are too loose. I'm pretty annoyed I bought them. Clothes shopping is a whole new experience now, by the way. I still go straight for the larger sizes, and it takes me a minute to realize those aren't going to fit anymore. It's pretty awesome.
So what should I do??? I can't keep buying clothes every time I drop a size. I usually end up walking around wearing really baggy clothes. It's uncomfortable, and I look terrible, but what can I do? If I find something that fits I'll wear it several times a week. My mom is willing to tailor certain articles of clothing, like skirts, but what about shirts and dress pants? Does anyone have any suggestions?