What I have taken to doing is this, when I lose weight enough to affect my clothing, I take in the seams with my sewing machine. I have lost enough weight to where my pant size went down 2 sizes! So, I take the sewing machine out and quickly sew up the side seams of my pants to tighten them. This keeps me motivated and also from over eating as they will get too tight. When my pants become too big to take in, that's when I will buy a new smaller sized pair!
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Every time I lose a size I get rid of those "fat pants". I used to keep them "just in case" as back up. And of course gained the weight right back. But now I get rid of those pants right away knowing that if I gain the weight then I am stuck with those small pants!!!
Managing your Changing Clothes Size as You Lose Weight
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.
I saved a pair of size 18w pants (by no means the largest size I ever wore - but I got rid of all the 20-24s). When I find myself slipping I go to my closet, get those pants and hold them up in front of me. The thought wearing those pants again lights a fire under me to keep it moving in the right direction.
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