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How pants helped me become fat

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Before I started this weight loss journey, I loved buying clothes (although I still love it). I tend to buy on clearance, so the sizes are limited. I try to buy the appropriate size that I'm in at the moment, but it's not always possible. Now I don't hesitate to buy the next size down as I know I'll be there soon enough and it's a great deal to buy clothes for really cheap when I know I'll be using it soon.

But before I was working on losing weight, I would get a different size too. It was never the next size down, it was the next size up if they didn't have my size. I started out in Lane Bryant getting some "fat clothes" because I was pregnant and didn't fit into any of the things I had. After that pregnancy, I still fit into the "fat clothes". Then my "fat clothes" were no longer fitting and I needed the next size up.

Just last year, I bought some "fat clothes" that were the next size up and loose on me. I ended up fitting in them well by the time I was done. This was not unusual for me once I started the weight gain. I think it might have been subconscious that I knew I was gaining, but wasn't really admitting it to myself. It was not unusual to buy loose clothes that eventually fit.

I know now that was not the right thing to do. I was basically helping myself get bigger by buying the pants size that I would grow into. It may have been loose at the time, but I was allowing myself the room to expand by getting that next size up.

I will never be buying loose clothes again, it just allows me the room to expand and I don't need that room. If my pants are uncomfortable, I know I can lose the weight more easily than going out to buy another pair of pants the next size up.
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  • MOXIE26
    emoticon emoticon Brilliant! emoticon emoticon
    My daughter and I were just having this discussion last night! She and I are both about to pop some buttons but decided we need to lose the weight, not buy the clothes!
    1883 days ago
    It's amazing to see the changes you are making as you are growing as a person. To realize how you are sabatoging yourself (buying bigger clothes, having sweets ect. in the house) and doing something positive about it and making your life more positive. It is a pleasure seeing you succeed in your life as a whole. I hope the new year brings you further success! emoticon
    1883 days ago
  • MISSG180
    Man, I have done that in the past, too. It's appalling, isn't it? Let's never do it again!
    1883 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I just got rid of all of my clothes that were not in the size I am currently so that I can't fall back on just this excuse. Funny how we come around to a new of thinking. I'm glad we're in the same boat together. You've come a long way!
    1883 days ago
    Smart! And it's also fun to find that you can't keep your pants up and so you have to get rid of them cuz they are too big (-:

    We know how to have fun, don't we?!!

    1884 days ago
    Great mind set change. It's funny how easily we can "lie" to ourselves without really admitting it. Good for you for recognizing and acknowledging! You can do it! emoticon
    1884 days ago
    Good for you! You're going the right directions.
    1884 days ago
    I'm the same. Seriously, I used to just shop in the "women"section clearance area at Target getting a bigger size each time, but now I head straight for juniors clearance. It makes me feel good!
    1884 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Until you make the decision to lose weight, it is so easy to really not think about it and keep going in the wrong direction! Soon enough your pants will be lose and you will need to take them in vs growing into them!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1884 days ago
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