Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saying Bye Bye to my Fat Clothes...

Here is just a sampling of what I am sure will be a towering pile of fat clothes I will never again need in my life.

Pictured here:

2 pair of jeans

1 pair cropped khakis

2 pair khaki sorts

1 pair camo cargo shorts

1 T-shirt

1 Columbia undershirt

1 pair gray slacks

If you want to know why they're in the donation pile, check out the photos below. I've never been so happy to do spring cleaning. Only problem is I'm pretty thin on clothes that fit and I don't want to buy much yet as I'm nowhere near as lean as I'm hoping to get...ah, the trials and tribulations of Leangains. Damn you, Martin! :)

I threw in the following T-shirt pics to show how much looser my old T's are now...the white one below fits pretty well...but, check the labels and you'll see why! I can't believe I was so frickin' big!


I just wanted to let anyone out there who thinks they need to be a rail to be healthy that this is not the case. I lift HEAVY weights and eat A TON of food - particularly protein - every single day. I did not get this lean by starving myself or killing myself on a treadmill. In fact, I rarely do any type of cardio at all. My goal is to get to a low, but healthy lean body weight for my frame. I just have a VERY small frame - 5'2".

If I was any taller, I would never be able to get this small. So, when you are making your own fitness goals, be smart. I don't have a weight or size in mind. I just want to find my abs and be as strong as Mighty Mouse!

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James M said...

That's a great achievement and you're looking sharp. I am sure a lot of my women friends would love to call a Size 4 "fat clothes."

Hope these pictures inspire even more people to change their lives for the better.

deirdre said...

LOL Jenn you were never fat and neither was I, my size 4-6 clothes are as big as I have become. The last time I was fat was when I gained 50 lbs, but I was pregnant. Lost it all 2 months later.

Jenn said...

haha, I know Deirdre. I wasn't fat by societal standards, though it could be argued that I was skinny-fat - little muscle tone, higher bodyfat percentage. But by no means have I ever been obese. That doesn't mean I can't call these now-very-loose clothes my "fat pants."

I'm getting lean and fit and I feel better than I ever have. I'm just excited to get my physique down to it's bare necessities - muscle and a healthy amount of fat (14-16% for women). I have a little ways to go, but I've never enjoyed a "diet" more. LOL. Leangains for Life!

Haley said...

Congrats on your success so far! That's awesome! I recently threw away fat clothes & like you, I'm hesitant to buy new ones because I'm not at my goal yet...clothes are EXPENSIVE! lol

Anonymous said...

Nice Job Jenn. Great motivation to be able to visualize progress.

Anonymous said...


Congrats keep it up girl

Jenn said...

@Anon - thanks! That's the current plan.

Anonymous said...

Awesome job. Keep going to ultimate lean.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful progress. Something to keep in mind regarding the fat size 4, that is vanity sizing. A size 4 in most places has become a 6, 8 or even 10. It really messes with perceptions when you can't even trust the sizes.