Managing Your Changing Clothes Size As You Lose Weight
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I saved one pair of pants, my biggest ones and tucked it away so I can pull them out when I reach my goal weight. As I lose the weight and my pants and shirts get too big I am not saving them. I don't ever want to look back or make it easy to put on my 'fat pants'.
I have already dropped 3 pants sizes so instead of spending a fortune on new, temporary clothes, I buy my pants at thrift stores. Not only am I saving money but I am helping a good cause and recycling my clothes. I donate mine, by cheap, reward with new at milestones.
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Don't wait until you reach your *ideal* weight to wear nice clothes. Buy clothes you like that fit your body now. You'll feel better about yourself and more motivated to start/continue with getting in shape. As you lose weight, continue to purchase clothes in smaller sizes - being able to see your transition will be helpful. Wearing baggy, ill-fitting clothing is not flattering.
As you lose weight, get rid of the "fat clothes," the clothes that have become too big on you, and never turn back.
Make a pact with yourself never to buy bigger clothes again. Unless you simply want to keep one item for nice "proof" photos of your former self. This is a huge motivating factor for me to keep my weight where it is, and not allow myself to backtrack. It's my "no-turning-back" policy
As I lose weight, I consign the clothes that are too big. I benefit by earning some money and by removing them from my closet. I will look for (new to me) clothes in a smaller size and make plans to consign them as I drop more sizes. I save money and make money at the same time.
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