Nervous to buy new clothes, can the weight loss stay off?

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Posted: 08 Sep 2011, 12:41
There are some clothes that are so nice, I don't want to get rid of them. I'm tempted to break out my sewing machine and take things in at the seams. However, I've gone from Size 20 to Size 10, so it may be beyond the capability of altering them.

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Posted: 18 Sep 2011, 10:58
Half my closet has the clothes I used to wear (twice before) and am working my way down to again, including enough tuff in the middle to tide me over. Have done this dance several times and while I swear each time I'll keep it off, I don't - that's just the way it is. So rather than spend and lose a fortune in clothes every time, I just keep the good, classic styles and I always have something. Gives me great pleasure to find something in my closet that fits again, rather than having to go out and pay some inflated price for something new. I've been fat for so long this time that all my old stuff is new again anyway Smile For work - try Chico's Treveler line - always looks great, very professional, no wrinkle and elastic waistbands that work as well as you are losing weight as they do when you are gaining. And since the styles are not skinny tight, they never look baggy.

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Posted: 18 Sep 2011, 18:44
Congrats to both of you for losing so much. I am feeling the same way. I went from a size 15/16 to a size 9/10. I keep trying to buy clothes, but I'm scared what if I gain the weight back? I do not plan or want to, but none of my clothes fit and I need to buy some.

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Posted: 18 Sep 2011, 20:13
I'm with you tontolina, I've got size 18 down to size 8 in my closet. I go "shopping" every few weeks for clothes that fit me once again. I still have a ways to go, but hoping to get down to an 8 again!

Katburt, I would just find clothes on sale and gradually rebuild your closet. You don't need to buy everything at once, but you can't keep wearing 16s if you are a 10!! It will make it that much easier to gain weight as the clothes are already too big. Just keep up with weighing yourself and tell yourself that you will not go above a set weight.
You could try Goodwill if you are on a budget.

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Posted: 25 Sep 2011, 21:47
I finally did it today, I donated all of my old clothes. 4 trash bags full of sizes ranging from 14-16. That was very hard for me to do. I think I have come to that point where I know I will not let myself weigh that much ever again. I went shopping this weekend and actually loved almost everything I tried on. I don't think I have ever felt that way before. It makes me feel good that many people will enjoy clothes that I no longer do. I did keep 1 pair of jeans as a reminder of how well I have done.

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Posted: 06 Oct 2011, 09:00
Okay guys it has been four weeks since I posted this message. Here is the good news. I bought $500 worth of clothes mostly at penney's and kohls and a few things at the local consignment all 2 sizes smaller than what i had been wearingSmile. I just consigned 27 items at the consignment shop, where they have a 90 day policy if they do not sell they go to charity. So I have taken a leap of faith and got rid of my bigger wardrobe. People have said very complimentary things when wearing my new fitted clothes. Except for the one guy at work who said wow you lost a ton of weight. Well I must have looked horrible carrying that ton around. thanks for all the support MissPam

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Posted: 06 Oct 2011, 09:58
Good for you Miss Pam! Congrats on taking a big step forward. I'm so happy to hear that you're getting positive feedback- losing weight is tough and you deserve to feel proud of the changes you've made to your body!
- Natalie

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