- Nice fitting clothes kept me engaged in my progress.
Clothing reflected both my progress and the lack of it. Once an issue to manage, today it’s a source of pride and satisfaction. At the outset, I tended toward loose styles more for comfort than appeal. As I progressed, I acquired new clothing to mark each major milestone — from 46 to 32 inch pants and from size 50 to 39 jackets. I enjoyed tailoring clothing otherwise too expensive to easily replace and giving away relatively new clothes to friends as I moved on to the next milestone.