Monday, August 9, 2010


When I started on my weight loss journey as I have stated in past blogs I wore an 6 XL shirt and had a 64 inch waist.  When I began to drop weight and smaller clothes began to fit me comfortably I  got rid of my bigger clothes and donated them to charity or to relatives that could have use for them for several reasons.  The first reason is so I would have room in my closet which isn't much because my wife takes up 3/4 of the closet space (lol) to buy new smaller size clothes that fit properly.  This was a great feeling to be able to go out and buy smaller clothes knowing that I had been successful on my weight loss journey.  The other reason which is very important is because I knew that I had to atleast stay the same weight and size or my clothes would be very tight and uncomfortable.  The last thing that I wanted to do is go shopping for bigger clothes because my new clothes no longer fit me.  So in doing this I kept on dropping weight slowly and remained on my new lifestyle change of eating healthy and exercising on a daily basis.  I kept on doing this until I reached my goal weight which I have now been at for over a year.  In my closet now are XL size shirts and 36 inch pants/shorts which I plan to keep on wearing until they wear out or I buy new clothes at the same size or smaller.  So a big piece of advice that I would like to give out is not to keep your clothes that no longer fit because you have dropped weight and inches for the above reasons.  Have a great and very healthy week everyone :)  


  1. That is great advice. I just starting doing this a few weeks ago and I agree.
    Have a great day.

  2. Hey Kevin, my name is Jordan and a friend of mine sent me your blog a few weeks ago and I thought I would send you a message. My current weight is 518 pounds. I have been reading your blogs and feel like i have come to a similar point. Where i don't want to diet anymore, I want to live a healthy life. Not for anyone else, but for me. My doctor told me that I was digging my own grave with a fork and knife, and I didn't have much of a life to live if I didn't change. Ive taken on your suggestions, replaced most meats with lean turkey breast, find vegetables I like and eat them with just about every meal, I've started a food journal, and I eat several small portions a day rather than 2 huge meals and starving myself like I used to. Please, don't stop posting, keep giving more recipe ideas. I want you to know that you are an inspiration, and I can only hope that i can be as successful as you.

  3. Hello Jordan I'm really glad that my blogs have helped you out and I will continue them for sure. I'll be posting more recipes on here and if you have any other topics that can help you out then let me know. Have a healthy day.


  4. Hi Kevin,
    I will absolutely be tossing my current wardrobe as soon as I can replace it. How many sizes did you jump through? Amazingly enough, I started with the exact same amount of weight as you did to lose - 230lbs. I'm to the point that I really need to buy some smaller sized things (30lbs gone) but I'm holding out for as long as possible since clothing is so expensive and I know I'll be replacing whatever I buy now, in a very short time.

  5. Hey sorry for the late response I started at a size 64 waist and am now at a size 36. I also went from a 6 xl shirt to an xl.