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RBENZ05
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11/18/12 5:04 P

Hi HappyDem -

First of all, congrats on taking that important first step in weight loss: deciding to take charge of your life and your health! Second, I actually made it so it would hurt (financially) if I didn't lose the weight. I read a piece on CNN.com at the end of May that said the thing that most motivates someone to lose the weight and keep it off is money. So the first tip I'd give you is to find a way to be accountable to someone and make it so it will hurt if you don't progress. I bet my dad $100 that I could lose 10 lbs in 10 weeks. I made that goal with a few weeks to spare and have made constant progress since then.
My second tip would be to keep a close eye on your weight and food consumption. I know counting calories sucks, but SparkPeople definitely helps! I had to pretty severely cut back my food intake, but after the first 2 weeks, it gets a lot easier. I also started to exercise consistently, whether I felt like it or not. Weight training is great and it really helps to take your fitness to the next level, but cardio is the real fat burner. I run, personally, but swimming and biking are also really good.
Third tip is to make a reward for yourself! Not food, but I certainly had a lot of fun trying on smaller clothes :) I actually gave myself a splurge at Victoria's Secret when I reached my halfway point. It's taken me about 6 months to lose 40 lbs, which is fast but manageable. Feel free to shoot me a private message if you'd like to use me for accountability - that was HUGE for me.



HAPPYDEM
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11/18/12 4:14 P

RBENZ: I weigh slightly more than you and want a slightly higher weight than you, but we're really close. I'm just starting and was wondering, how long did it take you to get to your goal? Any tips for me?


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GRAMCRACKER46
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11/18/12 2:19 P

Wow, you all are some thrifty shoppers! I love a bargain too. And I agree it's OK to buy just a few things. We all need that reward and encouragement.

Funny story about buying something still too small. I did and hung it where I could see it as a motivation. When I did finally get into it and it zipped easily, I didn't like the style on me.

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RBENZ05
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11/18/12 2:16 P

I bought a few new clothes for every ten pounds I lost. I am doing a big shopping spree when I meet my final goal (only 2 lbs away!) but I've also had to buy a few new things along the way so that I'll have clothes that fit. Lord knows how many times I've had to return something because it got too big for me before I could wear it more than once :)

Edited by: RBENZ05 at: 11/18/2012 (14:25)


HAPPYDEM
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11/18/12 1:35 P

Technically, I haven't. Last year when I was awesome and lost a few pants sizes (that I've almost completely destroyed all progress of that accomplishment), I went to Goodwill and bought used jeans. Cheap and also because I wasn't my dream size yet. When I am... oh boy. Macy's and Tommy Hilfiger, here I come.



MITZI_LAUGHS
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11/18/12 12:52 P

This is such a great question. I held out as long as I could, wearing a lot of leggings and my size 20 sweaters belted and accessorized with a scarf, but when my 13-year-old daughter wisely told me I'm still dressing as though I was fat, I went and hit the sales a Kohl's.

I bought the basics: some jeans on sale, a white oxford shirt, a navy boyfriend jacket, a cute cardigan, and a few long-sleeved tee's. I can mix and match them so many different ways with accessories. Under $125 and I have a wardrobe that fits, is flattering, and will take me quite a ways through my continued weight loss.

What amazed me was that, 1) I had no idea I had shrunk to this much lower size until I actually started trying on clothes, and 2) people hadn't really seen my weight loss because I had been hiding in the same old clothes from when I was much heavier. Discovering this new size and hearing the comments from others has been highly rewarding, which I need as I'm feeling in a bit of a slump right now.

Buy some clothes; you've earned it. The tops will last you longer than the pants, so don't splurge too much on pants as you will more rapidly transition down out of them.



AZULVIOLETA6
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11/18/12 12:41 P

You mean jeans aren't supposed to pull on and off without unbuttoning/unzipping? ;) Gah, I guess I am long overdue for a new pair.

I never have any luck at thrift stores either. I love the concept of reuse, but in reality I am just way too picky to find anything I like in the right size. It's hard when there is only one of everything, instead of a range of sizes available to try on.



SUSANK16
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11/18/12 9:38 A

I bought new clothes when I could pull off my pants without unbuttoning or unzipping them. I then know for sure that they are way too large. I used belting tops and other methods to see them through until that point. I would also buy only one item in a size I did not believe I was going to fit into for long. So one size "x" pants and made that work with one or two of the larger sizes until I hit the next size down. I explored the used clothing options but quite frankly never found anything to my liking. Ross stores are marvelous as long as you shop them regularly. You can find items here and there in Ross that are true bargains. One of my favorite dresses is a $16 Ross bargain. An I have some designer jackets that I picked up for $25.



STEPHANIE138
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11/18/12 8:58 A

I work in an office, so I was not able to avoid buying new clothes. (Especially pants) I bought a new pair of jeans for each size that I went through. It was a great motivator for me, made me feel good getting into the smaller jeans. I bought about 2-3 new mix and match items for each size and gave them away when I shrunk out of them.

Look at thrift stores and close-out stores. I buy a lot of my tops at close-outs and get them for $1-$4. I also get a lot of tops from Old Navy clearance. Those are usually $5-$7. The quality at Old Navy is not outstanding, but you won't need them for long. I even had to replace all of my shoes. I only have one pair that I can still wear. Shoes are a different story. We don't get along very well and they tend to cost me a bit more.



C_DONE
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11/18/12 8:15 A

When the underwear starts to bag. And the seat of your pants start to sag. When you can overlap your tops. It's time to shop!



WATERDIAMONDS
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11/18/12 7:22 A

I used to say I'd get new clothes at every X pounds lost. Now I go get them when my clothes are just ridiculously baggy.



JKW1957
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11/18/12 7:14 A

I am a registered nurse and wear scrubs. When I started my current job 2 years ago, I bought size medium scrubs. I gained 20 lbs and was still wearing the same size scrubs (they were getting tight). I have lost 30 lbs. over the last 6 months. Only a few people at work commented that I was losing weight. I decided to buy a size small scrub. The first day I wore them almost everyone commented that I had lost weight. So if you are wearing baggy clothes because you have lost weight, go out and buy at least a few pairs of properly fitting clothes and enjoy your new figure.



PLINTHESS
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11/18/12 2:01 A

When my skirt fell down round my ankles in the middle of London - that was a bit of a wake up call! Before that I had started taking waistlines in - I'm not very good at sewing, but I cobbled tucks into them which were disguised by an overlapping shirt. When I donate cast offs to the charity shop, I always have a look around on my way out - have got some great bargains



RUSSELL_40
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11/17/12 11:16 P

I bought new clothes at 100 lbs lost. I wear gym sweats, and shorts mostly, so I can use the drawstring. I am now 222, down another 40 lbs, but still wearing XL sweatpants, which hang on me. I still have another 50 to go though, so till then I will be buying sweats. I am close to buying some more new ones again, and hopefully this is the last time before I get to GW.



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11/17/12 10:00 P

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KEEPITSIMPLE_
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11/17/12 9:56 P

When I was about half and finally tried on new sizes, I was totally stoked, and wanted a new wardrobe, but I only bout a new item here and there. I was able to wear my tops a little longer since I'm top heavy. My bottoms were just plain baggy, so I bought just 3 pair on sale, in black that goes with everything.

As I've changed along the way, I've purchased few items, and really enjoy paring down the clothes. I've stayed steady now for awhile, but I never plan to accumulate so much again. I don't want to get comfy either.

Thrift stores are a good idea for good deals while you are in-between.

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MI-ELLKAYBEE
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11/17/12 8:43 P

I didn't have to - I was fighting to get back into all the great clothes I owned. I didn't buy much when I hated how I looked no matter what I wore. Now, buying anything is FUN again! I work out and track every day to keep it -



ELLENOR9
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11/17/12 7:55 P

Last weekend I bought new pants, after 12 lbs it became neccesary. And boots because I finally can



CORTNEY-LEE
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11/17/12 5:32 P

Fashion Bug just went out of business and everything was 60% off - I got a few items

I bought several nice tops at Ross Stores.

A few other odds and ends at Walmart

I did buy one special sweater that I just had to have!

I am also very lucky as my mother just gave me a bunch of really nice dress pants, and they just need hemmed up. Also call be double lucky because my MIL is a very talanted seamstress.



PINKIE78
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11/17/12 3:44 P

Thrift stores are great for in between. You can find some amazing clothes there for a few dollars a piece and then donate them back and get a few more when you lose more weight. However, it's also nice to celebrate with a new outfit along the way, and it doesn't have to cost much. I remember last year I was already trying to lose weight and didn't want to buy anything new at a large size, but my friends helped me pick out a couple new items at Target that could be mixed and matched, and I felt so much better. I'm excited to buy a new wardrobe, a piece at a time, when I reach my goal weight - most will still be from the thrift store, I can't wait to see what I'll find, and I'll get a couple new outfits to celebrate! (I'm saving loose change literally in a piggy bank for that occasion!) But meanwhile I'll be visiting the thrift store along the way as my size drops (I want to enjoy the changes and not cover them up!) and maybe splurge on another mix and match new outfit to celebrate when I reach one of the mileposts along the way.

Edited by: PINKIE78 at: 11/17/2012 (15:46)


THINNYGINNY
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11/17/12 2:59 P

Having lost 83 lbs over a 10 month period, I have gone through a lot of sizes. My strategy: take in t-shirts and sweaters on the sewing machine - just a straight seam down the sides, buy a few new-to-me pants at salvation army every time my old ones are baggy - maybe $20 for 3 pairs - jeans and one pair of black pants, buy a few new tops on sale once my taken in tops look silly. Now that I am down to a size 10-12 I am buying more at stores - figuring I can tweak them with a side seam take-in when I hit a goal weight and stabilize. I asked for gift cards to clothing stores for my birthday and have been using those - took in my raincoat and a few simple jackets on the side seams as well - made tucks in waistband of work out pants to keep them from sliding off.. I have less clothes now - but I like the way they look - have to do laundry more often - but when I get to a goal weight that I can maintain I will buy a bit more.
I have successfully found NICE pants, tops, sweaters, jackets at Salvation Army - last week i got three jackets from Chico's - all for about $20...



AZULVIOLETA6
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11/17/12 2:18 P

If you've lost 50 pounds, you certainly need new clothes.

I have a big Rubbermaid bin in my closet labeled ďtoo big.Ē I throw clothes in there as they get sloppy and donate them a couple of times a year. At one point, I tried on everything I owned in front of a mirror and made three pilesótoo big, just right and too small. 80% of what I owned went out the door.

Iím lucky that Iíve been working from home for the last couple of years, so I donít have to maintain a full professional wardrobeógood thing since I have gone from a 24 to a 14 so far. I have bought good workout clothes that fit along the way, and I try to have at least one pair of jeans that sort of fits and one pair of black slacks. Iíve also bought dresses, especially wrap dresses, because you can adjust them to fit as your body changes. I've also learned to buy things snug so that they don't get get baggy too quicky.

TJMaxx and Ross Dress for Less are good places to find basics if you have time to search. Honestly, I buy most of my clothes from Target, especially exercise clothes. I get workout t-shirts from Old Navy and I buy most of the rest of my clothes from Gap/Banana Republic online because they have tall sizes and good 30% off sales frequently.

Iíve also lost a shoe size, so I need to work on rebuilding that wardrobe too. Right now I have one pair of black flats, tevas, running shoes and dance shoes. Thatís all.

Iíve found that getting rid of old clothes with bad memories has been liberating. The only larger clothes that I kept were a couple of very expensive formal suits.




BENTONJ
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11/17/12 1:11 P

I've had to buy new clothes for work. My others were baggy and falling off of me. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that size 8 pants were extremely comfortable on me....almost loose. And, size small shirts looked best. It was a huge reward and a big confidence booster after all the hard work I've been putting into my weight loss mission. Better still, people noticed my weight loss more when I was wearing my new clothes. So, I highly recommend purchasing a few new outfits! You deserve it!!!



ARUSHING2
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11/17/12 10:30 A


I'm down better than fifty pounds and have not as yet bought any smaller sizes. I have a suprisingly large number of casual or every day clothes that I had squirreled away from years back, that were purchased while my weight was going up, and I had purchased too small for what I actually was at whatever time.

WHEN I get down another fifty pounds, ( or less ) I will definitely have nothing at all that will do. It'd be great to have all new clothing and get rid of near all of the rest. The only clothing I'd be keeping over would be shoes, socks, gloves, hats and caps - Oh and outer-wear as I generally get coats and especially raingear that are way oversized and generously fit.



ONLINEASLLOU
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11/17/12 10:28 A

I'm struggling with the whole "new clothes thing." I need to buy new clothes for work and I struggle to find clothes that fit well and coordinate well with other items. I don't have a lot of time for shopping and I don't see things I like in the stores -- or things that will work well with the old smaller clothes that I am able to pull out from the back of my closet, etc.

I've got the money ... but I can't find the clothes to buy ... and I don't have the time to go to store after store after store. Then I have to hem much of what I buy and I don't have time for that. So I new clothes I can't wear waiting to be hemmed.

This is not nearly as much fun as I thought it would be. It has become necessary work added to my already busy schedule rather than than a reward.

Edited by: ONLINEASLLOU at: 11/17/2012 (10:29)


IAMLOVEDBYYOU
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11/17/12 10:21 A

Bite the bullet and buy new clothes. Do it. Do it. Do it.

I'm just as broke, but I took $75 to goodwill, Walmart, and target, and got 2 pairs of jeans, a pair of black pants, 2 v-neck tees, a cardigan, a sweater, a nice cap sleeve shirt, and 2 tank tops to wear under cardigans. It's so worth it- especially for the pants. I feel like my shirts have a lot of leeway, but it's so important to buy pants that ft well.



TRINCHICK
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11/17/12 8:52 A

Well, even at break-neck speed, it will take at least 8 months to lose the next 50 ponds. You have to live your life in the meantime and you dont want to go around like a slob. Why not get a few items you really love as a reward to yourself for all your hard work? No need to overdo or spend a bundle. But then you can enjoy seeing yourself shrink out of the new ones too.



BUBBLEJ1
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11/17/12 12:48 A

I got a few things, but I only got stuff on sale. No point paying full price for clothes I will shrink out of! If you want a few new things and there are good sales coming up then go for it. You should feel good in what you wear!



BARB0863
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11/17/12 12:05 A

I've always loved to look at the clothes at Sam's Club, sometimes I could pick up jeans, size 18, or a shirt, size xxl. I've lost just over 20 pounds and bought myself 4 cap sleeve sweaters, size xl, in different colors that were on clearance for $9.81 each. I also picked up a pair of jeans, size 14, just to see if they fit. Well they fit and it took me a little while to decide to finally take off the tags and run them through the wash so I can wear them. I know I can't afford to go out and buy lots of clothes but when I find a piece I really like at a reasonable price I'll get it.

I figure money is tight now, money will still be tight down the road and I deserve to have nice clothes to wear. I work from home so I'm just as happy with a nice looking pair of jeans and some nice tops. The new clothes make me feel more successful in my journey than I already do and there is only one word to describe that feeling... priceless!

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JOYFULROAD
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11/17/12 12:05 A

I'm having fun buying new to me clothes. Every week on the way home for brunch with a group of friends I stop at the thrift store and buy one item that I LOVE. I don't care what size it is, as long as its too small for me! It costs less than $2 most times, and I get such a kick out of it. I hang it up where I Can see it until the next week. I know it sounds s little goofy, but it keeps me smiling and thinking about what is waiting for me when I get there!



CORALINE01
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11/16/12 11:23 P

when my pants had a 3 inch gather at the waist is when i bought new jeans. i had to lose 60# before i started expanding past t's and jeans and that was just in the last couple weeks.
i just didnt want to do it because i was afraid i'd need them yet because i would fail.

it just happened one day, i looked in the mirror one day and was profoundly aware of how awful my clothes looked on me. they werent cozy and comfortable, they were baggy and shabby. they didnt look like they were my clothes. they looked like i pulled them out of someone elses dust bin.



AILEBBELIA
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11/16/12 10:50 P

I have been a woman's size 12-6 and a juniors size 5 to double 00 and I bought clothes at every size! I don't bother buying expensive jeans or pants because they might get too big or feel baggy.

New York and Company sells pants these pull on slacks for around 20.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!


www.nyandcompany.com/nyco/prod/Pants/Caree
r/The-7th-Avenue-Bootcut-Ponte-Pull-On
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They are really great because you can wear them as you go down several sizes.

Edited by: AILEBBELIA at: 11/16/2012 (22:52)


ARIZONA33
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11/16/12 10:37 P

We all tend to put buying new clothes off as we are afraid that we might gain the weight back. Or, we don't want to spend money until we have lost all or most of the weight that we have to loose; that we don't "waste" our money on clothes that we hope we will be "too big" in just a few more months of working out and eating sensibly.

However, I think that it is important to buy a few piece of clothing along the way as you loose weight. You can purchase items that go with things that you already have that you plan on continuing to wear for a while and start fazing out items of clothing that just no long fit or are no longer flattering.

TIP: Just be sure that what ever new pieces that you are purchasing fit you well now. Never purchase items that are too tight or that you are not 100% in love with. If it doesn't fit in the store it is not going to fit better or look better at home.

Save money by purchasing "new to YOU" clothing at consignment stores or thrift stores. Or, better yet have a clothing exchange party and trade clothing that no longer fits you for "new" clothing for from other party exchangers.

One last idea--if you just are not ready too purchase new clothing--try adding accessories such as scarves that can be used to stench "over-sized" clothing in by creatively creating a new look and shape to the way you wear your clothing.

And, finally think about donating any clothes that are too big or that you no longer like or feel good in to a charity in your town that can pass on free clothing to people that need it or that can offer the clothing for sale at great prices; so that others have great options for clothing as they are loosing weight or that need "new" clothes and don't have a lot of money to spend. And, if you give away these clothes as you slowly replace your current wardrobe then you will be happier with the clothing that you have in your closet. So, start SPRING CLEANING and give away anything that you haven't worn in the last 6 months other than seasonal items that you are likely to wear next season.

Best of luck and remember treat yourself to something new! You deserve it...you have been working hard. Congratulation on loosing 50 pounds. You inspire me!





MARIAJESTRADA
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11/16/12 10:27 P

I'm at the point now where I have run out of notches on my belt. I am running out of pants and bras that fit, and it couldn't have come at a worst time because I don't have time to shop. I know, boo hoo. Luckily I see my in-laws on Saturday, and I will ask my father in law to put more notches on my belt. I don't plan on going used shopping until mid-December.



HOLISTICDETOXER
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11/16/12 10:06 P

I bought very few new clothes... when I reached my goal weight I took a lot of my clothes to a tailor (I found an affordable one in Chinatown) who took in lots of pants and skirts for me. I think I had eight or nine pieces taken in and the total cost was under $100.



6BALLMAN
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11/16/12 7:25 P

When it was obvious I was no longer a 2X er, and I had gone from 46-40 inch waist, I got rid of all the bigger clothes (gave 'em to the Volunteers of America - I will NOT need them any longer), but I did not completely re-wardrobe myself, as I am not finished losing yet. The 40s are already loose on me though. Another couple sizes and I will start some serious shopping.



UGAKATE85
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11/16/12 7:14 P

That's something I'm struggling with right now myself!! I'd JUST bought a lot of new clothes when I started losing weight so right now I"m in the "belt it up" phase.



LITTLEBO
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11/16/12 6:26 P

I never buy "new" clothes, I'm goodwill/thrift store and consignment shop shopper. Mostly, I gave clothes away when they got baggy and, because I had 6 different sizes of clothes, didn't have to buy any more until I had lost 35 lbs. But giving them away means I'm never going back to that size. It is a commitment.


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MISSRUTH
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11/16/12 4:53 P

I bought new clothes as soon as the old stuff was baggy-- baggy clothes make you look bigger than you are. But I shopped sales (Kohls, JCPenney) and thrift stores. And I bought just a few pieces at a time. When I lost more weight and they became too big, I donated them to Goodwill. Now the only clothes I have, are things that fit. No more hanging on to a few larger sizes "just in case".



KAKONOLADY
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11/16/12 4:36 P

THRIFT stores!!!



LEMOOK
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11/16/12 3:41 P

I had hoped to wait until I reached my goal weight but that wasn't possible. I think I bought new clothes after my first 30 pounds. Since then I have continually had to purchase new clothes (the downside of losing weight). I especially need to regularly purchase new undergarments. Now, I tend to buy my clothes a wee bit tighter than I'm comfortable with so that once I lose they will fit properly, plus it's good motivation for me.



FWALLACE1968
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11/16/12 3:28 P

I came home from work last week and my wife forced me to go to the store to buy new clothes. After losing 35 pounds, my clothes were beginning to look VERY baggy and she said it's no longer acceptable. I agreed, reluctantly, to go as my current clothes were still in REALLY good shape. I came home with all new clothing and donated the old ones to a local charity. Thankfully, Kohl's is somewhat easy on the wallet (and I got lucky and drew one of their 30% off coupons).



SEALIONGIRL
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11/16/12 1:58 P

I've been buying a couple of pieces here and there and trying to stretch what I can. I definitely don't think you should wait until you've lost ALL the weight to buy new clothes -- why hide the hard work? -- but most of us don't have the budget to buy new clothes every time we drop a pant size. I also try to shop at less expensive stores as well, so even if the quality isn't great and it wears out in a few months, it probably won't fit by then anyway.



SHAKEUPTAMPA
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11/16/12 12:57 P

I actually bought goal clothing in the Spring at thrifts (tons of beautiful stuff new with tag for $3 each about) and when I bought them the tops pancaked my chest and hurt my arms. This past week I tried them all on and they fit great with ROOM to spare. I had to go get some jeans this week too because the only pair I had that fit were sliding down with any motion of my legs. I still have a ways to go but kept a lot of my expensive jeans in smaller sizes and a few favorite tops/dresses packed in a box that says OPEN AT THIS WEIGHT written across it lol. I am only down one size in tops and one in pants..I know per lowest adult weight that I can only go down one more in top size and still be between due to chest and I can probably go down 2-3 more in pants size.



JENNN77
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11/16/12 12:52 P

I've had to buy clothes for work too. I try to shop sales and discount stores and get only what I need. A few things have found their way into my closet that I didn't really need, but I've worked hard and deserve something pretty too! :) Plus, how can you pass up some of the $5 clearance dresses?

I've realized I need warmer shirts this year. Last year I got buy with lighter weight shirts with cardigans, but even those are too big this year. :) So I'm Black Friday shopping at Target & Kohl's with my girls this year even though I still have another 40lbs to go.



JENMC14
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11/16/12 12:12 P

I had to buy new clothes before I was done losing so that I didn't look sloppy at work. My job requires rather professional dress. I scoured sale racks (I scored a Jones New York suit with pants, skirt and jacket for like $35!) and went to Goodwill as stop gaps, buying a few pieces to get me along.



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11/16/12 11:47 A

I've been buying clothes at every new size (you deserve it and it keeps you motivated) but only a few things, not a whole new wardrobe. I hit sales at jcp and even did some thrift store shopping. I will buy a whole new wardrobe when I maintain my goal weight for a while. I mostly hang around my house in yoga pants and hoodies anyway. But I'm a stay at home mom, so it's different for me than someone who has to look professional every day. The shopping process is awesome! I remember standing in the dressing room at the mall sobbing my eyes out because I'd made it into a size 8! emoticon

Go buy something that makes you feel good!!!! Hold off on replacing your wardrobe though.



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11/16/12 11:47 A

Maybe buy a few things you LOVE that you can pair with some of the things you're making work now? Check out stores like Old Navy, Forever 21, TJ Maxx, etc. that have generally have cute basics for reasonable prices. Even places like Salvation Army and Savers can be goldmines if you take the time to look. (I even found some plain tshirts at Michaels for $3-4 each. In EVERY color!)

Also, if you sew, check out the internet for tips on taking in or recycling old pieces into new ones. I'd love to see what you come up with!!

Oh and also one more thing...I always used to buy things a little too small, thinking that I will lose the weight. DO NOT DO THIS!! It has yet to work as a motivational tool!!



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11/16/12 11:43 A

Based on how far along you are & taking into account where your goal is, I'd go out and get some new clothes now. You don't necessarily have to get a whole new wardrobe, but some basics and shop the sales racks to save some money or at places like Marshall's or TJ Maxx. At a loss of 50 lbs you'd really be hard pressed to keep wearing anything you currently have without it either falling off or at least looking much too big. Congratulations!! :-D



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11/16/12 11:27 A

So I'm almost down 50 lbs which will be halfway. I'm wearing clothes that have been hiding in the back of my closet for YEARS but I've also discovered that I don't like a lot of those clothes that I was saving anymore. And a lot of the stuff that I was wearing is either way too big and stretched out or just doesnt look right. I'm DYING to go shopping. DYING. I've been so digusted with how I looked for the last 10 years basically that I've just not bothered. Now I've finally lost enough to want to bother but I'm only halfway. I CAN keep wearing the stuff I've got - even though I dont like most of it. Anything I buy right now isn't going to fit after I lose another 50lbs. And I'm kinda broke. So I dont really want to spend the money on something that HOPEFULLY wont fit next year. But I'm DYING to go shopping. (did i mention that already)

So I'm just curious, when did buy stuff? How do you handle the halfway phase?



 
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