I used to hate clothes shopping but now that I have found a shop that almost everything I try actually fits well, I don't mind it so much... and the occasional time I do have to try I think their fitting rooms are much larger and more comfortable than I remember shops having in the past... maybe the department stores have smaller fitting rooms because they have the larger volume of people trying on at a time so they have to squeeze in as many rooms as possible?
I just had to buy a few new things since I've dropped a size or two, but am not at my goal weight yet. Actually took a small bag of clothes in yesterday to this store that buys your gently used but still 'in fashion' stuff..basically I got four new things for free! I feel great about getting rid of things that no longer fit, and don't feel guilty about buying 'new' things since it's costing me nothing/virtually nothing! The reject items they didn't want go to Goodwill, everybody wins :)
Fitness Minutes: (55,606)
9,670 4/30/12 11:11 A
Fortunately my favorite discount clothing store is next door to my grocery store. On grocery days I'll pop in there to see what's new, and sometimes I'll try on clothes, just to see how I look and how they fit. (I usually looks for the biggest fitting room). If I look really terrible (and I usually do in dresses) it will be a reminder to me to quit the impulse buying when I am in the grocery store.
Try to find some good bargains on stuff that fits well along the way. Even if you know you'll get smaller, it helps to have stuff that fits right at the time - otherwise you won't feel the spark from seeing the changes you have made! I know I tend to feel yucky and not so confident when I'm wearing clothes that don't fit - you feel lumpy or awkward. You can snag some great deals in clearance sections or thrift shops or from friends looking to do a little spring cleaning in their own closets!
I can say that I enjoy shopping a bit more now, only it gets a tiny bit frustrating sometimes trying to figure out what new size I am. I have just been bringing 3 sizes in with me (smaller, medium, larger) and see what works.
Fitness Minutes: (11,533)
200 4/29/12 8:53 P
I love, love, love, shopping!!!! Especially now that I am back in single digit sizes. For some reason, there are better options and styles for me to choose from. Can't wait to get to my goal so that I can really do some retail therapy!!!!
I actually thing it's really important to buy a few things along the way as you lose weight. It's so important to feel comfortable and confident about how you are presenting yourself to the world - it puts a spring in your step and makes you feel more able to take on the world when you feel really good about putting yourself out there. If you can't afford new clothes, then there's nothing you can do about it, but if you can, buy a few things (not a whole wardrobe, but a few things) that you make you feel really good. It can really make a big difference, and if they get too big, there are always plenty of charities looking for lightly used clothing, so nothing goes to waste.
Obviously if you're on a really tight budget this may not be a logical choice for you, but if you can manage it, I really think it can help.
Fitness Minutes: (36,711)
724 4/29/12 7:09 P
Love shopping. After losing 40 pounds trying on clothes is less stressful. Remember to dress your body for the size you are. I spent too many years shopping for"someday clothes".
I am here to say be careful on the shopping thing. I went from a size 16 to a size 9. So I went out and bought several pairs of jeans. I bought new underware. Well now that I am size 2 guess what dosen't fit anymore. So I say why waste your money. hit a thrift shop for a few things to get you by until you reach your goal.
I really hate shopping right now. I don't have the money to spend on a wardrobe that I probably won't be in for very long. I am trying to hold off for awhile until I land on my final weight and then believe me I am going shopping big time, since most of what I own now is hanging on me.
I do pick up a few things at Goodwill and Macys when on sale to hold me over until that big shopping day! :-)
Fitness Minutes: (2,810)
35 4/29/12 1:23 P
I don't have a lot of money to spend, I am buying used slacks on ebay until I reach my goal weight. I buy tops on sale at Walmart and Meijers. I stop in at Goodwill from time to time and I often find sweaters and jackets and other out of season clothing.
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3,664 4/29/12 1:19 P
Shopping online is easier, cheaper, and more fun! You can find ALL size ranges, also petite medium and tall (Especially on HSN.com!) No parking costs, no gas costs - you can buy on flexible payments - everything can be tried for 30 days and sent back - no questions asked. It's all win-win. I hardly ever do stores anymore. Personally, I am thrilled to be able to shop in my own closet - all the tiny stuff fits again. And I don't have the money to buy more now. Try HSN.com and shopnbc.com
I love shopping period. I have lost weight and will go shopping as soon as I can afford it!!!!!
Fitness Minutes: (30,847)
22,296 4/29/12 12:57 P
I shop during the week, in the morning; but never during a week there is a holiday in it, the clothing stores in my town are pretty quiet then. I'm at my goal weight now, but I still don't like to spend a lot of money since I am on a fixed income. I watch for sales and try to buy things that won't be out of style in year or two.
Fitness Minutes: (66,181)
7,159 4/29/12 12:23 P
I didn't waste money on alot of clothing until I lost alot of my weight.. I went down 7 clothing sizes and when I could fit regular clothing it is a in and out affair in changing rooms.. It is really sour money purchasing alot of clothing especially if you have issues with discomfort on top of problems finding stuff that fits.. I tend to shop when it is quiet- this avoids being stressed out..
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