Wear clothes that are becoming, no matter what size you are. Choose colors that compliment you and features that hide flaws and highlight assets. Don't stuff yourself into too small clothes. As you lose, chose more fitted clothes that will help you gauge your progress and motivate you to keep the weight and inches off. At some point, a belt will become an accessory!
Looking "well put together" improves your career opportunities and will boost your self image. Gradually move from drawstrings to zippers.
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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.
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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