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6/26/12 8:06 P

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TRANSFORMIN2012, I can certainly empathize with you! Since losing 50 lbs. I have had trouble keeping up with the constant clothes I have to purchase as I have been going down in sizes so quickly. I've resorted to buying clothes at very inexpensive department stores rather than where I used to buy my higher end clothing for work. I don't care much for drawstring pants either. emoticon
I applaud you for winning the contest at your gym! That is awesome! I'm sure your relative really appreciated all of the clothes you donated to them.

Keep up the great work and I wish you much continued success! Enjoy your new sizes and shopping for new clothes - especially when you reach your goal weight!



Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren't. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are - and aren't - that you will truly succeed.


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6/26/12 2:21 A

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Congrats on needing the new belt AND winning the contest!

Go you!!!

I've got a pile started of clothes I'm going to donate. We have a place here that you can give clothes to and people can come in and get stuff they need absolutely free. I'm sure there are people who don't "need" to use it but do, however I don't care. I'm donating my stuff there because 1. It'll make me feel good to help someone. 2. I've already paid for the clothing once. Why make someone else pay for the same piece of clothing, even at a discounted price?

I even have a few things to donate that still have the tags on them! I completely skipped that size!! lol

Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!


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TRANSFORMIN2012's Photo TRANSFORMIN2012 Posts: 92
6/26/12 2:01 A

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Right, very funny! Pants with drawstring waists are so unflattering on my body and I don't much care for them, but there will be no mooning here! Ha ha ha! I finally had to buy a new belt as my old one had no room for more holes to be added.

We have many consignment stores in my city along with a variety of thrift stores, where I have never shopped, so that might be something I try. Today I went ahead and used some money I won in a local weight loss/strength challenge at my gym and invested in some good quality clothes in several smaller sizes that should last me the next few months as I work towards reaching my ultimate goal. I was able to donate all of my larger sizes to a family member who needed some new clothes for work, so that made me feel good that someone I know will be able to get some good use out of them.

As always, thanks for your suggestions! emoticon

Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.


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6/26/12 1:12 A

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look for a drawstring waist so you don't moon anyone


Huntress ~ Thank you for posting that. I really needed that giggle!!

Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!


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6/25/12 10:06 P

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If you have a consignment store nearby that may be an option where you can exchange your too big cloths for current size. If you don't have a consignment store you can usually find some great bargains at thrift stores.

BTW having your pants falling off is a good thing but perhaps if you buy new ones again look for a drawstring waist so you don't moon anyone emoticon

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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TRANSFORMIN2012's Photo TRANSFORMIN2012 Posts: 92
6/23/12 11:32 P

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Thanks for the reminder NDHUNTRESS! I sometimes forget that those non scale victories are just as important as seeing the number on the scale go down. It has been difficult having to buy new clothes every few weeks as I am going down in pant sizes so quickly. I had given away all of my "skinny clothes" a few months before starting TSD because I had pretty much resigned myself to the larger size - oh how I wish I had saved them!! Just today I noticed that the new crop pants I had purchased about 2 weeks ago are already loose in the waist. Don't get me wrong, it's a great feeling to be able to wear a smaller size, but it's getting kind of expensive. I guess I should just chalk that up to "weight loss problems." Ha, ha!
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Edited by: TRANSFORMIN2012 at: 6/24/2012 (17:14)
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6/23/12 8:42 P

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Great job for hanging in there. Sometimes our bodies need a chance to adjust. Try to look at non scale victories as they often tell a much broader picture.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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6/21/12 9:14 P

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Congratulations!! You are more than halfway there!!!

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BAYBERRYBEAR's Photo BAYBERRYBEAR Posts: 299
6/20/12 11:47 P

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Congrats on your loss!!!

Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!


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6/20/12 9:52 P

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WooHoo! Congrats on the weight loss it's always satisfying to bust through a plateau.
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TRANSFORMIN2012's Photo TRANSFORMIN2012 Posts: 92
6/20/12 8:13 A

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After sharing my frustrations last week, I just wanted to share this week's success: a loss of 2.4 lbs! Good-bye plateau!
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6/14/12 10:56 P

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Thank you for your support, ladies! It is much appreciated!

Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.


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6/14/12 8:23 A

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No, I'm glad you are here! Look at you, lost 50lbs, now that's motivation. It tells me I can reach my goal to, so I'm glad you are here! Keep up the great work and I look forward to more great weight loss stories!

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BAYBERRYBEAR's Photo BAYBERRYBEAR Posts: 299
6/14/12 1:31 A

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Keep going and you'll break through that plateau! I know its frustrating, but you can do this! We got your back!!

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I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!


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TRANSFORMIN2012's Photo TRANSFORMIN2012 Posts: 92
6/14/12 1:16 A

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Thank you BLKLILY! You are always so encouraging with your words - on all the topics/forums! I appreciate your support! I'm glad you're here!

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6/13/12 3:18 P

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Hang in there! So many things can throw losing weight off, yes, something as simple as too little sleep. Be gentle on yourself as you have pointed out the changes. Try to eat enough calories and get plenty of sleep.

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6/13/12 2:33 P

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After weeks of losing something each week, even if it was as little as .3 lbs, I have finally hit the dreaded plateau. Today's weigh in showed a loss of 0 lbs. I am happy that I did not gain, but at the same time I feel a bit frustrated with myself. I really worked out strong this past week, but I know I have eaten fewer calories than normal, even though I have not eaten off plan (not good) and I haven't been getting much sleep (daily routine has been thrown off due to my vacation). I guess this week will be all about me breaking through this plateau and hope for better results next week.
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