Get up every day and be ready with a figure-flattering outfit!
At the start of my weight loss journey, I bought the same pair of black pants at a clothing outlet in four sizes. What a motivator to get dressed in the morning ~ find out that the size I was wearing was now too big ~ and already have a new pair of pants to slip right into in the next smaller size.
Black pants were the easist mix and match wardrobe item for my line of work, but you could easily substitute another item if necessary. Local outlets can be found near most major cities.
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If your professional clothing is now too large for you, consider donating items to "Dress for Success": http://www.dressforsuccess.org/
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support & career development tools to help women thrive in work & in life. Many Dress for Success affiliates provide a suit & supply women they serve with other pieces of clothing & accessories such as... (continued)
shoes, scarves, jewelry & other interview-appropriate items. The goal is for each woman to have a complete outfit that will help her feel confident in her interview & land a job.
(DFS often needs plus-sized items.)
Bonus: you can take a tax deduction for donated items.
There are so many factors involved in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And I now realize that maintaining a positive body image is one of them. Dress for success every day! Wear make up, do your hair, forget the baggy clothes! If you look good you feel better. It really helps!
Dress for success, even if you don't work or go to school. Even if you're a WAHM or a SAHM. You'll look great and FEEL great! And when you feel great, you'll feel motivated to eat healthy &/or get movement minutes in to stay that way!
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