I wear a 3x (pants), but prefer the more comfortable 4x for my shirts. That is because I am a busty gal (I mean, even when I was normal weight or thin, I was top-heavy. We'll leave it at that.)
So, this afternoon, I am in the store. They have a sale on shirts. I pull out my usual 4x and hit the dressing room.
What the heck? This thing is like a tent on me. Must be the cut.
I return to the rack, and pull out a 3x. Did I mention I love this cut, whatever it is? Anything that makes me feel smaller is okay by my book. I hit the dressing room.
What the heck? This thing is a bit too baggy (though not a tent). Come on, seriously, I've only (officially) lost 12 pounds here. Okay, probably a little more this week, because I am noticing some changes, but still. I know the weight is leaving from the top much faster (and unfairly) than from the bottom, but come on ...
The shirt must be mismarked. I try on another 3x. Nope, it is too baggy. Okay, I grab a 2x - just for something to laugh about.
What the heck? It fits. Not too loose, not too tight, but just right. Now I know it is DEFINITELY the manufacturer's cut. I grab an entirely different line, different manufacturer, different style shirt, etc. I go for the 3x. IT is too baggy! I try a 2x. It fits too.
So, I know (already) I definitely lost some more weight, but it must be all from the top. OR, the arm/shoulder exercises I've been doing are toning me enough to actually change how the clothes are fitting.
I'm happy. Mind you, I wish the world was a bit more fair about these things. I vote that fat should be required to leave starting from the bum or thighs, rather than the twins.
I can already see, during this weight loss journey, the bottom half will lag the top half by a size or two. That's okay, as long as the fat LEAVES. Bring it on ...
BTW, 2x coveres 26w & 28w. So, apparently, my top half has made it into the 28w arena, at least for some manufacturers' cuts. I wasn't expecting that for weeks yet!
I bought the 2x shirt, and I am going to wear it this weekend. I may have a long way to go, but I loved this afternoon's NSV.
Is it weird, that I am excited to already be in a 28w/2x shirt? If the shirts were mismarked, I don't want to know at this point. I prefer to live with the delusion!
My measurement updates will tell me whether it is actually me, or the shirt cuts. Keeping my fingers crossed ...