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1/28/07 4:14 P

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I haven't lost any weight in a couple of weeks due to my junk food relapse =( but i have tons of my old "thin person" clothes in my closet waiting for me to wear them one day!!

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1/27/07 9:15 P

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Thanks MsFixIt. Maybe I am waiting for the big reveal at goal. but actually it is psycological, my brain hasn't caught up with actuality! emoticon

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1/27/07 1:37 P

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Hey, Arnold! I just wanted to say YOU ROCK! What incredible progress you've made -- from 320 to 188... Holy Cow! In a size 8/10, I wouldn't be afraid to "reveal" that body. You'll probably shock a lot of people. Be proud of what you've got to show! WTG!

Donna (Upstate NY)

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"Suffering is the tuition one pays for a character degree."

"Accept your diagnosis, but never your prognosis."

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SHEEPINGLY's Photo SHEEPINGLY Posts: 1,840
1/27/07 12:52 P

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I just checked and there are 8 thrift stores in my city...whoo hoo!

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Drop down to 135lb.

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1/27/07 8:31 A

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Hi everyone. Just a little twist. I work in a hospital. There are alot of us loosing weight. We have taken to trading clothes since we are all at different stages. I have gone from a 20 in June to an 8/10 depending on how they are made and a large top (have broad shoulders). We just pass the clothes down to the next person at that stage and it seems to help all of us as we usually don't stay in any size but a couple of months!
At the time I am the smallest of our group. I concentrate on the price and fit. $15 for a pair of jeans and $6.95 for shirt (70% off sale at JCPenney). Am still wearing alot of my larger sizes and just putting a cammy or t-shirt underneath. I am not ready to reveal yet as still self-consious about my body.
Maybe some of you work with a large group of people or have friend that are loosing weight also. Even famiily if the live close or far. My mom shipped me two pair of scrub pants and it was cheaper than buying them at Wal-Mart!

HW: 360
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"I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday...and love today!"

Come hell or high water I will live to see tomorrow and damn well enjoy it!


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MRSAMMOTECH Posts: 517
1/26/07 6:35 P

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All thrift shops are not created equal. When we lived in California, there were many to choose from. One shop was a money maker for a boys home. That one was my favorite because in the back of the store was a huge rounder with 25cent clothes - never mind the size. Some of the clothes were worth 25cents, but I hunted for the bargains and found plenty!

Sheepingly, you really should try some thrift shopping. Check out their sale days. Some shops have sales on red tags one day, green tags the next. Clothing isn't the only thing you can save money on.

I have a friend who has made quite a nice chunk of money reselling on ebay what was purchased at the thrift store. Records, dishes, etc . . . That's another story . . .

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1/26/07 1:22 P

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I should check out thrift shops. I've never really shopped at one before.

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Pay off Debt [CT: $35,422.14 ]

Drop down to 135lb.

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1/25/07 10:45 P

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Before I started Spark, I was buying all my clothes at Goodwill, and a consignment shop, because I wasn't going to pay full price for fat clothes. Then when I started losing, I went to a department store and bought a few brand new items. I quickly realized that it was a waste of money. If I could find clothes just as good as new at the thrift shops, why not stick with that? I set some pretty strict criteria when shopping second hand, and it got even stricter after I started losing weight. It's true, going from plus size to regular sizes makes a big difference in what's available. One thing that helped me was to take inventory of what I had, and what I needed, and then try to concentrate on that, so I wouldn't come home with 10 turtlenecks and no pants!

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MRSAMMOTECH Posts: 517
1/25/07 8:45 P

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Burke's Outlet is good, too. I've gotten some really good deals there. Shop all the clearance racks (Never pay full price for anything!) The one reward I look for when I reach my goal is to be able to go to thrift stores and consignment shops for clothes. It's usually after a garment is washed or cleaned that you really know how it's going to fit. Going thrift store hopping is going to be a happy day for me!

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1/25/07 12:57 P

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I usually buy at target and they are okay priced I guess.

But for less high priced clothes you can go to thrift stores or ross.

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Pay off Debt [CT: $35,422.14 ]

Drop down to 135lb.

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1/25/07 12:49 P

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When you can go from plus sizes to regular sizes, you'll see a huge difference in warddrobe choices. Also, from size 16 to 14 is a huge difference. I think that if you get below a 10, however, that this might work in reverse. (I'm not there yet, so I don't know for sure, but I've been trying to pay attention to clothing selections available for certain sizes.) It seems that 10's & 12's are the easiest to find, especially 10's. It seems that most women's clothing is meant for the woman who wears 10 through 14, but the average woman, I believe, wears a 14 (as did Marilyn Monroe, btw), so the 10's & 12's are the ones most often left on the racks. At least this has been my own experience.

Donna (Upstate NY)

"Even monkeys fall out of trees."

"Suffering is the tuition one pays for a character degree."

"Accept your diagnosis, but never your prognosis."

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1/25/07 12:29 P

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I love thrift stores. You can get some awesome deals. That has been one of the frustrating things about being very overweight- I have to pay full price for clothes and often have to shop at speciality shops to find clothes. I think one of the things I am going to love most about being smaller is the ability to have a great wardrobe at a much smaller cost.

If you have a Ross nearby, they tend to have inexpensive plus sized clothes, too. Shopping sales at Lane Bryant has been helpful in the past, too.

 
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1/25/07 11:31 A

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I don't typically spend a lot of money on clothes. If I want an interview suit or Christmas party outfit, I go to Sears, Penneys, Kohls, or such. For every day wear, however, I usually just buy stuff at Wal-Mart, although I get my jeans at Penneys because that's where I found ones I really like.

When I was losing weight quite quickly (when I first started working out & changing my eating habbits & before I had any limitations on my abilities), I had lost 35 pounds & went from a size 16 to a 14 to a 12. I knew the 14's & 12's were "temporary" sizes, so I didn't want to spend a lot of money on clothing, so I bought a bunch of stuff from the Salvation Army & a local consignment shop that also sells used clothing. You really have to dig through the clothing & check it real well, but I got a lot of name brand clothing & things I couldn't have otherwise afforded. Some of the things still had the original price tags on them!

Donna (Upstate NY)

"Even monkeys fall out of trees."

"Suffering is the tuition one pays for a character degree."

"Accept your diagnosis, but never your prognosis."

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1/25/07 11:19 A

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Okay, this isn't an issue just yet because I'm just getting started, but do you have any suggestions for buying clothes that fit without spending an arm and a leg? I need clothes suitable for work, play and working out. I usually hit garage sales in the summer, but my goal is to be at my lowest weight/size by May. Any ideas?

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