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New Clothes New Commitment

Monday, April 08, 2013

Wow! I had great success shopping last evening! It's good I did because I was getting desperate. My old clothes were hanging on me like bags and I was literally running out of things that I could wear without looking ridiculous. The shopping was great fun for several reasons. First, for once the clearance racks had my name written on them: a pair of pants for $5.75, new shorts for workouts at the gym $7.50, T-shirts for $4.00, nice sweaters for $6.00, dress pants for $15.00 and dress shirts for $8.00. All of this was then blessed with an additional 20% off coupon. I came home with a whole new wardrobe, two large bags of clothing for a total of $140. The bargain hunter in me was very pleased. It was also very satisfying to see what now fits me after losing 50+ pounds. Medium is now my shirt size. Medium! I had to go down to pants with a 34" waist to find a comfortable fit. Even some of the 34s were too baggy depending on the cut. It was interesting to stand in front of the full length mirror in 34 waist pants and see the new me. I'm thin. I don't think I've ever used that term to describe myself before but it's now a true description for me. It's both weird and wonderful and I'm still in the process of getting used to it. Buying the clothes and thinking about giving my old clothes away also feels like a bit of a serious commitment. I've invested now in clothing that won't fit if I regain weight and when I give my old clothes away there will be no going back without cost (not that I want to). I am committed to this for the long haul. Buying new clothes felt a bit like the signing a contract. I've taken another step of commitment to healthy living. This is another milestone in a series of steps I've been taking toward fitness. The commitment and the difference it has made feels good.

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KARRENLYNN 4/13/2013 10:45AM

    What an awesome feeling to see the evidence of how much progress you've made in your quest for looking and feeling better and being more healthy.

Keep going, you can do it!!

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FITMOMINNJ 4/13/2013 9:26AM

    Awesome!!!!! I hope your ditching the the big clothes also:) emoticon emoticon

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    I am so happy for you!!! And it's awesome that you finally get to truly SEE the new you right now, as you've reached your goal weight! Isn't it amazing? You should be so proud of how far you've come!

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GODS_TEMPLE 4/8/2013 5:28PM

    Thin, huh??? Good for you!

Don't those sales and coupons come in handy when you really need something?

I'll be doing a lot of shopping at thrift stores on my way down the scale. Can't afford a wardrobe in every size. So far, I haven't had to worry. The elastic waist yoga pants and my 3x t-shirts are still doing the job required!

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HEALTHIERKEN 4/8/2013 12:57PM

    Wow, Russell, this is a great blog with great news!

" . . .It was interesting to stand in front of the full length mirror in 34 waist pants and see the new me. I'm thin.. . ."
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DJ9ERS 4/8/2013 9:42AM

    Great job! I look forward to doing some of the same soon. In your case, the fifty pounds is impressive, and I admire your plan to get rid of the other clothes. You have the right attitude there!


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BSHOSH 4/8/2013 9:11AM

    Awesome! Nothing taste as good as being thinner feels! Enjoy the new you! Congratulations!!!

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NUTRON3 4/8/2013 9:02AM

    Yea!!!!!Good job!

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KANOE10 4/8/2013 8:00AM

    Great job of finding new clothes in your new sizes., You are committed to wear your new clothes and to keeping the weight off. You can do it.

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KKKAREN 4/8/2013 6:41AM

    that's fantastic! I'm inspired!

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LABRATIAM 4/8/2013 6:34AM

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