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Oh, the pants.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

So, I think a lot of us have done this. We buy an outfit or a piece of clothing (which is at least 3-5 sizes too small). And we say to ourselves "I am going to fit into that!! You just see". Well.. No. You probably don't fit into it. Still. I think my blogs are going to become little myth busters. For me anyhow, that pair of pants sits there, staring at me, mocking me. 6 months later my butt barely fits into the pants I already had. As you can imagine, those pants will certainly not be seeing any of me soon. And that's why I've gotta say, don't buy "skinny" clothes. They aren't going to motivate you. Because when they aren't anywhere near to fitting you and the initial excitement wears off, you're not only going to be left with an outfit that you cannot fit into, but also an outfit that is basically informing you of how much you weigh every time you see it. I say, if you must have a "skinny" outfit, put it in the back of your closet and forget about it until the day you need ten belts to hold up your pants and your shirt looks like a nightgown. That will feel good. Because you WILL be able to fit into it. I think that the biggest motivators will be the clothes you own and feel good in. When you start to lose the weight, and your favorite clothes are getting baggy, you will be able to really see the difference. You will see the results and progress you are making instead of it being a race to get into those darn pants. It isn't a race so why starve yourself or diet incorrectly just to fit into some clothes? There will ALWAYS be a smaller size that you can't fit into, so why do that to yourself? When I start to lose weight and none of my clothes fit, that's the best feeling. Because I know that I AM making progress because heck, I wear those things everyday of my life. It's so much better than squeezing into something just because it's a certain size. Lose the skinny clothes. They are total demotivators.
[And I see people are reading my blogs. Thanks for that :) Anything I put in here is pretty much from my experiences, and from people's comments, we share the same issues. I am not trying to bash anything that works for you. But these are the things that sure don't work for me and that I find so very demotivating. Which apparently is what my blog is morphing into discussing. Lol. Good luck!]
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