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The difference a pair of jeans can make

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's obvious. It's common sense. It's really true. Clothes make the person.

When I wear a baggy pair of pants and a baggy t-shirt I feel frumpy and invisible. I lack confidence. I go in and out of my cubicle and don't stop to socialize with coworkers.

When I wear a tighter pair of pants and tuck in my shirt I feel confident and attractive. I look for people to talk to when I'm up getting a glass of water or coming back from the ladies room or whatever.

I do catch myself in the mirror and realize I still have a long way to go. That shirt is tucked in but that fat is still there, however I still feel better about myself somehow. I remind myself of who I was 20 years ago when I weighed 20 pounds less than I do now. I was still overweight then, but I was single and confident and the weight didn't bother me the way it does now.

So tuck it in, suck it in, pull yourself together... it's obvious. The better I look, the better I feel, and the more motivated I am to keep myself on track!
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    I totally agree. Lately I've been dressing nicer at the office. Instead of the worn frayed dockers, I'm wearing sundresses and nicer slacks. It does make a difference.
    2230 days ago
    good job...keep going
    2233 days ago
    definitely - sometimes we need to get confident from the outside - in!
    2234 days ago
  • TANYAP71
    Totally agree! When I started I was 11 pounds higher than I'd maintained at for several years. All my clothes were too tight and I felt (and looked) bad about it every day. That's why my first reward - for just 6 pounds lost - was new BIGGER but stylish clothes that made me feel good. Only I know the number on the tag and I looked better when that number was bigger!

    It's also important to buy some clothes on the way down! DH has lost a bunch of weight because I'm the cook and grocery shopper. People didn't even notice until he started buying smaller clothes. Don't hide all your hard work!
    2234 days ago
    Awesome blog - I clicked the Like button!

    It took me a long time, but I tuck it and suck it!!
    2234 days ago
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