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Shopping in my closet,

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thrift shops

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10/9/19 10:58 A

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Over the years I have all sizes



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10/8/19 6:42 P

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Some new things, but keep some old as I don’t mind things being a little loose. I did give away some of the larger sizes.

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I get a few new things but hit the thrift shop and have gotten some really nice things there.

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MANDIETERRIER, you're still ahead of a lot of us on those sewing skills!

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10/7/19 12:39 A

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I shop Amazon where clothes can be really cheap.

I like thrift stores, too.

Wish I could alter clothes. I seem to be hopeless when it comes to those things. I can sew on buttons and fix a fallen hem. Hem something up a few inches. That is the extent of my skill.



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10/5/19 4:49 P

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Yep, I'm a thrift store girl too! But I like them all the time anyway!



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10/5/19 7:44 A

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I like thrift stores even when my size is steady. Right now I'm resisting the urge to buy new _larger_ clothes because I've gained a bunch of weight since moving three years ago. But I also alter clothing, since I make a lot of my own - I'm not a good fit to the standard sizing regardless of my weight.

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10/5/19 5:02 A

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I shop for tops and pants at a thrift store.



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10/5/19 2:49 A

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I’m 73, been on and off many plans, so have basic clothes in many sizes, because it is reality kids......life has been cheaper that way. Basic styles were helpful when I worked, too.

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I will shop Walmart n Cheaper places until reach my goal

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10/4/19 1:39 P

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Goodwill is a good place to go until I hit my final goal

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8/15/19 10:54 A

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I'm trying to get into the clothes I already have. I don't need to buy any.

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8/15/19 6:37 A

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At least it's a chuckle and smile in good humor. Arch, you had it happen too? Oh no!

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emoticon emoticon Looks like a few of us suffered from this LOL!

Meghan - I had more than a chuckle when my daughter told me. I split my sides laughing so hard and was very thankful that at least mine wasn't out in the public eye emoticon

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SLIMMER,

I've had something similar happen to me too. Many years ago, during one of my yo yo diet phases, I was wearing pants with an elastic waist that were not only a little too big, but the elastic was worn out. Well, I was walking to work and the next thing I know, those pants were slipping off !! I had to find a safety pin at work to keep them up.

As far as buying clothes, I shopped the thrift stores and clearance racks. I'd buy a couple pairs of pants or shirt to wear at the different weights. it's why I have so many different sizes of clothes that I've been donating to charity.

I still shop thrift stores because jeans are so outrageously priced. I usually avoid buying fashion trendy clothing since the styles can go out of fashion too quickly.



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8/14/19 6:04 A

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Kris, you daughter lost both her pants and her panties???? Oh my!!!!! I did chuckle but I am sure she was mortified.

I shopped thrift stores and the super clearance racks to have a few items to wear when I lost weight. I went for very basic pieces.

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Ummmm I just suggest that whatever you do, you don't do what I did. I KNEW that my clothes had gotten looser - my tailored, slim-fitting zip-up trou even getting baggy, but I wore it to a Dietitian Appointment. I stood up for her to measure my waist. My trou fell to the floor - totally unaided LOL! Cue: buy new clothes!!

However, my daughter had to out do me. She had lost a fair bit of weight, and was going for her brisk morning walk around her town. HER trou not only fell to the ground, they took her knickers with them emoticon

The trou that fell down, I altered them to how they should be .... slim, firm fit. I also did that with a couple more pair of trou, and altered some of my nicer blouses. In a couple cases, I was able to completely restyle them to suit my new shape. Saved me tons of money.



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Thanks!
I keep older v necks because currently, v necks are far too low for me to be in public.
Modesty is important to me.

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I have lost weight before & put it back on, & I kept those smaller clothes for 9 years. So, I was lucky, but I can't stand loose pants or shirts (especially the v-neck ones, they start coming down one shoulder at the worst times), so I would say probably a size too big is when I start wishing for smaller clothes. My mom taught me to sew, so if it is something I love & within my ability, I will tailor it. Congratulations on your weight loss!


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As you lose weight, and inches, how loose do you allow your clothes to be before you get smaller sizes?
Do you alter any of your clothes?
Treat yourself to a few new things in in-between sizes?


I sort of like wearing the too big clothing for a while, as it’s a tangible sign of lost inches here and there.
Right now, my loss is a size or two, so I use belts on trousers and skirts, but I’m nearing the point where some tailoring is needed. So, I’d say three to four sizes down are my limit.
My shirts have always been looser and often flowing sizes, so they work longer.
It’s the ability to pull trousers, skirts and shorts on and off without undoing that gets... very close to wardrobe malfunction!
I’ve even noticed looseness in my shoes.

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