I am currently wearing XL tops and size 18 jeans. I feel like I might be in the XL tops for a while but the 18's might be going away rather quickly. I think it's true whoever said the first few sizes drop really slowly but then they go quickly after that. I am down from a size 24 jeans (26 at my highest weight) and a 2-3x top. Yikes! That's pretty decent, I think! :) Sometimes I pass myself in a mirror and feel pretty thin and other times not so much. I definitely carry most of my weight in my belly still so that makes me a bit self-conscious about that but I deal.
I know better not to compare to other people but it is really frustrating to read about all the other bloggers/banders that are wearing smaller clothing than I am but weigh more. I get the body size thing but MAN that makes me jealous, lol. I've always had to wear bigger sizes for my belly. I have small legs for a plus-sizer though, always have. My thighs are pretty normal looking when you compare them and maybe even on the thin side. I think I might have a picture to demonstrate...
Just small stems on this body!
I'm going to make a new post soon with some before pictures I found on Facebook and some other places. Blech.