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I prefer thrift stores for now.



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Yes. I shop at thrift stores so changing wardrobes doesn't kill our budget and the new clothes are a part of the reward of losing weight.

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Unfortunately, this isn't my first time around with losing weight, so I just "shop my closet". I did a clean-out of the other closets and drawers in the house that held my clothes that didn't fit me (mostly pants) and tried them all on. There were the ones that surprisingly fit me now (yay!) so those got pulled into rotation. Then there were the pairs of pants that were close, but still a little snug. I put those ones in one drawer in my master bedroom, close at hand. The others that were definitely way too tight, I decided that even if I could fit in them, were they a style that I would still wear? If not, I donated them.



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Definitely! It's part of my motivation.

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No way!

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Thrift stores are my go-to!



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I'm so broke right now. Thankful for belts though!



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yes - a non-food reward

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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Mostly thrift store.



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Usually thrift shop finds.



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I've gotten a couple new sweaters in my current size, but I really feel like a slob if my pants are too baggy or bra is too big. Then Amazon here I come. I have had a few things that were my current size already in my closet (from before I gained), but those are all gone now and I will be losing at least 17# more. I don't seem to be losing as much upstairs as lower, which is ok by me.
There aren't any thrift stores around and the Goodwill only has really crappy stuff or totally new stuff that's as expensive as other stores (and doesn't fit my long torso).

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Mostly thrift store.



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No not many



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Yes, it is good for morale




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Yes, and it helps stay motivated!

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Mostly thrift store, but a few new tops from time to time



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Yes, if I really need something.

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More thrift shop finds.



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I try not to until I get close to my final goal.



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yes all the time,every month



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No I go to the thrift shop



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Very few-mostly thrift store



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Yes.

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Mostly thrift shops



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Mostly thrift store purchases



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Sometimes - depends on whether what I have can be taken in and whether I can find clothes at good prices



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I have bought a lot of new clothes recently because my old clothes--which I continued to wear--were way too big and it was demoralizing me. I go to places where I can get nice things at a nice price. We have a Talbot's clearance center near me and right now the chinos and jeans are $10 each. I went and bought a bunch of them, and I feel like a million bucks in these clothes. I feel doubly motivated to keep going with my program because I don't want to grow out of these clothes by gaining weight. I'd rather grow into and then out of them by LOSING weight instead! Then I can go and buy more $10 pants in the next size down.

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Thrift store for the most part



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A few new tops but mostly thrift store purchases



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Of course! I have to wear clothes! emoticon

EVERYONE knows EXACTLY what they NEED to do to be fit, healthy, and slim.
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Mostly thrift shop.



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When I find my pants are not staying up, I purchase a smaller size.



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Oh yes! my reward for every 5 pounds lost

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Mostly thrift stores.



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Thrift shop and a few new tops



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Oh yes! You still need rewards WHILE losing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon I just do not buy that little black dress~emoticon ~THAT is for the end of the weight loss journey and the beginning of living and working out in Maintenanceland forever! And ,yes, I have learned the hard way ,you DO have to workout to MAINTAIN!!!! emoticon

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yes, since i have no clothes that fit at this stage


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No not yet. Sorting out my closet to give away clothes which are too big.



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Yes, as rewards.

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I did buy clothes as I was losing....turns out too many. When I was going down had no idea that I'd keep losing and would kept it off!
In hindsight I wish I'd bought fewer clothes until I stabilized at a weight.

in 2013 I bought size 14's in the spring and by the time I could wear them I was a size 12! Luckily I could exchange a lot of them.

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Yep, but not a bunch. I know I won't be wearing them long! emoticon

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Six months from now, you'll be glad you started today. Focus on the 24 hours in front of you.


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Usually shop in a thrift store but do buy a few tops new.



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Only if I need to.



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Rarely buy new clothes at all

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