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The other day I had to get ready for a special event. I looked through my closet and saw ALL the clothes I "grew out of".

I now have a mantra, "I need to wear those clothes."

I repeat that over & over & over & over & over & over when I'm tempted with something good.

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This just helps me remember that passing up that Snickers bar today, which I will not remember in a happy way, will get me into those clothes that I love.

The pride in wearing those clothes for the rest of the year trumps the satisfaction of the Snicker moment.
- Submitted by TIME_FLIES 5/23/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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BROAX523 7/22/2010 12:12:00 PM

    I wish I would have read this before I ate a high calorie snack today!! I went through my closet bins this past weekend and saw entire wardrobe waiting for me to get back in them...I was saddened but I know I can make it...one meal at a time!
SHELL2009DEC 5/26/2010 11:56:00 PM

    That is how I feel. I NEED to wear those clothes!! I quit smoking a year ago April and since then I have gained 20 plus pounds. I absolutely hate trying to figure out what I'm going to wear to work, nights out or even to the store. I feel yuck.! Before the additional weight it was fun getting dressed and feeling so good about myself. Thanks for this! I hope you don't mind me stealing your mantra. emoticon
ABCDARIAN 5/23/2010 7:30:00 PM

    I disagree with Bradia; I think that's a good mantra. I suppose you could make it more positive by adding "and I will!" but it's just a good little reminder, not a negative.
BRADIA 5/23/2010 10:22:00 AM

    I would suggest you modify your mantra to be a positive one, like I will be shortly wearing those clothes again or something llike that. Whe you say you need to, you are accepting a negative mantra

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