Clothing Crisis!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Winter has come again! Time for winter clothes! I love winter clothes, warm and cozy. But this winter I have a problem.

Since last March, I've lost about 20 Kg (44 pounds). Still, this is less than half what I'm supposed to lose to reach a "normal" BMI. However, when I tried my winter clothes from last year, they were waaaay to big! Skirts became like huge bags and I sink in my sweaters. I felt a little sad. I love those clothes, and some of them are still new. What should I do? I thought of fixing them at the tailor's, but I still have a lot more weight to lose, so I'll be spending lots of money for only this season. Same thing if I buy new clothes.

Any suggestions?
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    I know you've already decided, but one thing I've been doing to really help my DONE attitude is to rid myself of the old clothes immediately as a celebration to my "DONE" decision making. I've taken to Goodwill, my church, and sent out an email about my FAVORITES to my co-workers.

    My favorite thing to do is to SWAP my unwanted purses and shoes (in good condition of course) for outfits that fit. My friends and friends of friends are happy to trade. We all get something "new." proud you're having this issue! emoticon
    4079 days ago
    That is so amazing and such a great feeling to have losing that much weight. It is most indeed a bittersweet situation but giving to goodwill and keeping what you can sounds like a good plan. I would buy just a couple of new tops and bottoms. I recently had to do that. I know I will lose more weight I have tons more to go. You can do it girl!!! Congrats on your weight loss so far...YOU ROCK!!!
    4113 days ago
  • PHROSE22
    Thank you girls for your ideas! Yes I decided to give some of the clothes to goodwill and keep the ones that fit best to survive the winter. Someone also suggested to use a belt or a large elastic band to hold the skirts in place LOL! I don't tuck my sweaters inside so they will be covering my waist and that won't show.

    Thanks again!
    4114 days ago
  • MONTY68
    In some ways that is a good problem as you are losing weight.
    What I did when I started my weight program for example I was in a size 48 pants and when the weight started coming off, I went to Goodwill and bought a couple pairs of 42 pants. I lost 74 pounds in 6 months so it did come off very quickly. When I hit my goal I was in a size 36 pants and at that time I went on a shopping spree for all new clothes. I checked with a couple of seamstress's and for the most part it was as costly to fix them. I had several suits that probably would have been worth fixing but I chose to give everything to Goodwill and start over fresh. I kept 1 pair of 48 jeans and i shirt (XXX) to remind me of what I use to be. For you, fixing them now would only mean fixing them again when you hit your goal. perhaps, I don't know how long it's going to take you to lose it, you might consider going to a place like Goodwill. In this area some of those types of stores had some good quality expensive(new) and still looked new outfits at very reasonable prices. I heard in my area that by getting rid of everything was getting rid of the "the old heavy person" and the new person should have new clothes. Congratulations on your great weight loss and much success in reaching your goal.
    4120 days ago
    I'm also in this situation. It's rather bittersweet.

    I'm planning on taking the ones I absolutely cannot make it through the winter without and getting them tailored.

    Then I'm probably going to go to a thrift shop and find things for cheap that I like that will get me through this in-between time.

    Good luck!
    4120 days ago
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