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1/30/12 8:31 A

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I am buying a whole new wardrobe and shopping around for bargains. It is a commitment to buy thin clothing! I just bought two new size 32 belts at Walmart for $12 apiece. My old belts were way too long and were worn out anyway. I can't wait to wear them!
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1/30/12 12:48 A

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I guess if the pants are something you really love, you could take them to a tailor and have them altered. Of course, there's something to be said for taking yourself on a shopping trip to get new clothes. Don't allow yourself the leeway, though, of thinking that someday you might need a bigger size again. If you stick with SP, it'll never happen!

I started SP at 138 lbs in October 2010. My goal weight was supposed to be 125, which I reached on January 17, 2011. I have stayed at 125 (give or take a few pounds) ever since.


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I can understand that. Now that I have reached goal weight, shopping is such fun. I can look at clothes and decide if I like them..not being influenced by whether they make me or not.
I also bought many new winter clothes. I do not have summer clothes either and had to wear capris two sizes too big on my Hawaiian trip.

I am keeping my one size up clothes for work..cannot afford to get new ones and need to know if I am going to stabalize at my current weight which is below goal weight.

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1/27/12 12:59 P

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I have the opposite problem - I'm way too excited about getting new clothes now! I've been going to the Salvation Army near my house and buying 3-5 pieces ever two weeks. So much fun!!! It was fine when I was still losing but now that I've levelled out it's getting ridiculous - I have such an awesome wardrobe now! I need to cut down on winter stuff. :) I have nothing to wear for summer, though so that's some more shopping to look forward to!

There were a few dependable, drapey favourites that I used to love at size 16-18. I was sad to let them go, but as I lost 10+ sizes they just started to look silly on me, not cute. Some of my favourites went to my Mom and look great on her, which helps - although she's losing weight these days too!

I saw a great link on craftster for easily turning to loose T-shirts into a cute cowl-neck dress with pockets! So clever:

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I got rid of my heaviest clothes. Now I have clothes that are one size too big. I am not ready to get rid of them as I am not sure

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1/26/12 5:57 A

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I gave all my fat clothes away, little by little. It was too painful to do it all at once. I wish I had saved one outfit, so I could put it on once in a while and remember how far I have come.

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1/26/12 12:19 A

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emoticon emoticon emoticon I've been hitting the thrift stores and I love it! I just picked up a nice pair of Tommy Hilfiger's for $1.50!!! So really, there is NO EXCUSE to hang on to my "baggy" clothes! emoticon Out with the old and in with the new! It's a NEW YEAR with a NEW BODY! emoticon Amen to that!

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I got rid of everything at least 6 times. $$$$$$. Lost 105 lbs. Every 10 lbs is one size supposedly although the first 20 lbs off just made the clothes look and fit better. I did keep one pair of "before" pants which I should pull out and look at again. The rest went to Goodwill. I too visited Consignment stores during the transition. I was so impressed with the quality of their clothes, I still go there at times. Went from 2X to size 8-10 for tops, size small or 6 for bottoms. Loving it.
Don't hang onto to anything "in case " you gain it back. Getting rid of the bigger clothes helps you to feel more confident in your ability to get to and stay at a healthy weight.

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1/25/12 9:43 P

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The only things I kept were a few t-shirts, pairs of shorts and pajama pants-- all of which I wear as pajamas. I love baggy pj's, and no one really sees me in them, anyway! They are comfy, even if they aren't flattering!

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I have an old pair of jeans that are now my gardening pants. Also a few old jeans and track pants for bumming around the house on lazy comfort days

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1/25/12 7:52 P

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I gave away my clothes as I "outgrew' them and brought most of my in between stuff at thrift stores or resale shops. I did have one outfit altered and then "grew" out of that!

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1/25/12 7:36 P

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I WISH I would have saved an outfit from when I was at heaviest weight. I do have things which are a size too big... a LOT of things. I thought that was where I would land but was wrong! emoticon Many were only worn a couple of months. I will have a big sale this summer or get a group together and do a clothing exchange. Can't really afford to give away stuff that was new and worn only a few times.

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I held on to my prize tees for the longest, designer jeans (DKNY!) that I finally could fit into after ten years then they got too big, full length winter cashmere overcoats, and Italian suits! (you could drape cars in them! OUT THE DOOR! I took them to consignment and got cash or credit and scored new skinny stuff. The rest I donated to Goodwill. I know people will be thrilled to get that stuff dirt cheap. Now, since I'm retired, and I don't need to wear penguin suits every day, I can get better attire suited for the beach! Loser the threads and commit to the lifestyle!
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1/25/12 6:42 P

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OMG Nell that is sooo funny! And so true!

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emoticon NELLJONES! You hit the nail on the head twice.

1. Get back to the tracker, not to the back of your closet, and,
2. Yes! I have uncovered the giant shoulder pads myself!

Great comments, all. Good topic!







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1/25/12 5:41 P

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An interesting thing happens when you've been at goal for a long time. You get to have clothes that fit but wouldn't dare to wear. Remember giant shoulder pads? They had to go, too.

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1/25/12 5:28 P

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I've given away most of my baggy clothes. My closet is a dump and I seriously need to edit my wardrobe. doing it little by little. It was hard parting with some of my faves but I kept reminding myself that I have more (and better) options now!

Time to let go!

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Every time I buy something, I get rid of something. I have gotten rid of all my 2X, 1X, 18, 16, 14, 12. I might have one size 10 that still looks good, several 8's, but mostly my closet is 6's and 4's.

Some people keep one item of clothing to remind themselves. I didn't and don't regret it.


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1/25/12 4:54 P

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Funny you ask that question yesterday I did drop off some of the old clothes to goodwill BUT I still have my favorite baggy pants that I wear Slowly I am getting rid of all the to big clothes

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Oh! emoticon emoticon emoticon Great comments!
I am now RESOLVED to GET RID OF THEM or ALTER and I love NELLJONES point about getting back to my TRACKER and NOT MY CLOSET! Great words of wisdom from you all. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1/25/12 3:17 P

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If you have some good clothes that you love, it's worth having them altered to fit. It's easier to have the Valentino taken in than let out. Other than that I'd get rid of them. If your current pants ever start to feel tight you want to get back to your tracker, not the back of your closet.

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1/25/12 2:37 P

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I still keep one pair of really cool palazzo pants because I keep telling myself that I am going to alter them to fit some day. I don't recommend keeping them in case you need them later unless your budget is really tight. I figure I can always go buy thrift store clothes if I need to and I have some right now, although I got them smaller than I could wear at the time because they were so cheap!

The more you have clothes that flatter you, the less attached you'll be to even favorite ones that don't look good. emoticon

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OMG I'm in the same boat! I only have 3 pairs of pants I can wear! Most of my tops are ok, a little big, but I donated probably a dozen pair of pants

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I donated most of mine but I still look in my closet sometimes and shake my head. WHY do I still have this?? I guess I really loved it once, but feel it would be insulting to give my fat clothes to someone.
I remember HATING it when someone gave me theirs. emoticon

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1/25/12 1:53 P

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I had to buy a lot of new thin clothing when I got to my goal weight. I still need to buy more, but I am trying not to spend too much at one time. I have a big storage bin with all my too-big-to-wear clothing. When you feel ready, you will know when to get rid of the old, baggy clothes. Getting rid of them is a commitment to your new, thinner self.
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1/25/12 1:53 P

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Depending on the quality of the clothes you're talking about, another option is seeing a tailor or seamstress to have them altered to fit again. Especially with nice work clothes, tailoring can often be less expensive than buying new, especially if the items are things you really love. I've had jackets reconstructed for quite a bit less than similar new jackets would cost.

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1/25/12 1:38 P

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I donated most of my clothes when they became too big for me. I will admit to keeping some comfy tshirts and sweatshirts that are too big, but I only wear them at home for comfort!

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There were a few things that stayed in my closet for awhile before I gave them up. I finally had to try on the "but I LOVE that dress", look at myself in the mirror and accept that it didn't look good any more. emoticon

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I gave away all of my "fat clothes" as soon as a shrank out of them. I have since replaced them all with well fitting "thin clothes." It does seem like a waste at first but figured that someone else could really use them. I gave to the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization.

I do have some left-over shirts, but I find that when I put them on I don't like how I look in them anyway; too baggy!!

Enjoy the new figure you have and get rid of the old stuff. Be determined never to "need" them or "fit into them" again!!!

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1/25/12 12:44 P

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Get rid of them!!!!!!!!!

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Okay, I'd like to know, do you "hang-on" to clothes that you liked and/or loved, but now are too baggy? I've got a pair of pants I REALLY LIKE but now don't fit so well with my new figure! (a bathing suit too! ha ha) My intuition says GIVE THEM AWAY FREELY and then replace them with OTHER GREAT FITTING clothes. It shouldn't be so hard should it? Yet here I am thinking, "what if I put a few pounds on and NEED them again?" EEK, somebody stop me PLEASE! What do YOU do? I would love to hear your suggestions and stories, thank you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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