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I Deserve New Clothes

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I went shopping today. I found one pair of slacks, one skirt, one pants suit, and two blouses for $60.00 [I love Ross]. But I realized in the fitting room that I had worn some pants that only fit because they have a drawstring at the waist--way too big. I have clothes that fit in my closet--this is the second time I have made a major shopping trip since losing major weight. But somehow I let them hang there for some 'special occasion.'

This evening I was taking the trolley back from an appointment with my eye doctor. An older lady [even older than me] got on and sat in front of me. She was wearing crazy pants, clogs and socks, a jacket and a scarf, plus a hat--nothing matched and all were baggy. I suddenly realized that, except for a quieter color scheme, I didn't look that different than she did.

I guess years of being the fat woman in the corner have taken their toll on my self esteem. I feel a lot better about myself and I have a lot more self-confidence than I did before I started SP. But I still have a way to go. So, the pants that I'm wearing will go in a new charity pile [I already gave away the bag I was working on this morning]. And the saggy bra will go in the trash right now.

I've worked hard to get a better looking body. I deserve to wear clothes that are flattering. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Your new clothes are an outward sign of your success. Enjoy them! You're right. The special occasion is today.

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EFFIEANNIE 11/10/2012 11:36AM

    So true~ you feel better when you know you look better.

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RONNIEHUEY 11/8/2012 11:31AM

    emoticon Good blog

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GAYLLYNNE 11/8/2012 7:39AM

    You go girl!! Great blog and yes, you do deserve new things. Don't buy to much because they will get replaced in the near future by smaller ones!

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A-NEW-TARA 11/7/2012 11:09PM

    You do deserve new clothes!! Wear them proudly.

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PHEBESS 11/7/2012 9:40PM

    I've always thought that new clothes (in smaller sizes) are the best reward for weight loss!

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LKWQUILTER 11/7/2012 7:32PM

    That is so true. Wear the right size now--though I sure know what you mean. I have a hard time accepting I don't have to go to the big women's clothes to find some that fit and still think I need to start at XL or 2XL. WTG!!

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BARCLE 11/7/2012 1:49PM

    Oh this resonates so much with me too. About to go waaaaaay out of my comfort zone when I have to get out of slummy mummy clothes and into work clothes ... for the first real time in 3 years - yikes!

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NASFKAB 11/7/2012 9:53AM

  Congratulations for buying better fitting clothes you deserve them

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SAINTBERNARD6 11/7/2012 9:52AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

you are so deserve this....

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GOULDSGRANITE 11/7/2012 9:36AM

    I think it is what Oprah calls "shlumpadinger" or something close. For me, translates to stretch pants and sweatshirts. For the past two months, I have a new hobby. Going to goodwill and picking out some fancier, better fitting clothes and actually dressing up at home, it is my favorite thing now!!! We all deserve to look our best! Good for you!

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LOOKINGUP2012 11/7/2012 9:24AM

    Hooray to the new you!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/7/2012 7:24AM

    emoticon I think I've seen that crazy clothes lady... in my mirror, lol! I'm glad you found some nice new things!

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JACKIE542 11/7/2012 6:19AM

    Good for you, after all your hard work, you do deserve new clothes, enjoy! emoticon emoticon

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MISSPEACHES3 11/7/2012 5:26AM

    Proud of you. So glad that you realise you are worth it. Congrats.

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BLUE42DOWN 11/7/2012 1:23AM


And it's weird how we do that - just kind of settle for the way we've been dressing so long. It took going down from 24/26 pants to 14s before I actually started buying stuff that wasn't loose and "comfortable".

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