I'll be able to fit into that dress someday

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Hoser

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 00:11
I think most overweight women are guilty of this-- we'll buy something that's too small for us, with the expectation that we'll be able to fit into it someday. We do this with a vague notion that we'll lose weight, more a wistful thought than an actual goal, though we rarely actually follow through on it.

One of the joys of actually losing weight is that we can occasionally get away with it. Today I found a fabulous dress-- short, knit, exactly the same shade of fuchsia as my hair. It was on clearance, dirt cheap. It's easily a size too small for me, maybe two sizes too small. I don't care... I bought it. I'll be able to fit into it someday, maybe in three months, maybe in six. It doesn't matter when, but it will be waiting for me when I get there.
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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 06:16
Good job and of course you will be in that dress and just think how happy you will be when you get there. Keep up the good work.
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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 07:49
Someday, you may find that very dress is too big Smile

I always keep a pair of jeans on hand that are a little too small. It's such a concrete way to prove to yourself that you're smaller when you fit into clothes you could not before. I love goal clothes.
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TheChunkyOne

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 08:03
i bought a pair of goal shorts at the beginning of summer and expected to fit into them by the end of summer, that didnt happen, BUT they almost fit now, so my goal is to fit into them by the first short's weather day of 2011.
sherilyn70

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 10:49
I have a size 14 dress just waiting to be fit back into. That's the formal I need to be able to wear in February on my cruise.

I also have been buying things that are too tight and not ready just now as a way to see when I have actually lost weight. I have a pair of 16s that fit very very tightly on Black Friday and now are starting to feel just about right and I'm about to put them into rotation. Over the summer I bought shorts in a style I liked in size 22w, 20w, and 18ws... the 18s are way too big for me now. Very Happy

I had set aside a few things from years gone by thinking I'd wear them in a few months only to find I'd waited too long and they've migrated from the almost there to the donate pile.
GilmoreGirl

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 11:23
I haven't bought anything too small, but I have a bunch of old clothes from the last time that I was thin. Smile I'm looking forward to fitting into those again! I'm actually pretty close, so YAY.
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AnnaPo

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 11:30
I have a tough time with this one. Even if the clothing is technically my size, there's just no way of determining it will actually fit me well based on the cut, style, and fabric, especially as my body shape is changing.
Oddity

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 12:29
Yeah AnnaPo, the shapeshifting is confusing. I'm willing to buy something a just a bit snug, but that's my limit. I bought some "aspirational" jeans that never fit flatteringly and want to fall down. Meanwhile, I can still wear some of my old pants with a belt and look reasonably good.
sherilyn70

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 13:17
AnnaPo wrote:
I have a tough time with this one. Even if the clothing is technically my size, there's just no way of determining it will actually fit me well based on the cut, style, and fabric, especially as my body shape is changing.


I agree, which is why I try to only do it when I can try it on in a larger size to see how it will fit first. I know which cut of Lee jeans looks best on me so I can depend on that if I buy it in just a size smaller. I have bought things in the past that were too small that ended up never looking right on my figure. So I only go with the sure bets.
jessie1326

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 13:44
The first two pairs of "goal pants" that I've had are too big for me now. Smile AnnaPo, I agree in general -- my goal pants are usually just too tight, not so small that I can't see how they will fit. Smile
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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 14:02
Lol I love this post! Very Happy
I personally have 2 major goal items. (A lot of things one or 2 sizes too small, hand me downs)

The first item is my bridesmaid dress for one of my bestfriends weddings, its in Augest and the dress is about 3 sizes too small, but when I started this it was 5 sizes too small, so Smile we are getting there! It will fit by Augest and it will be awrsome! Lol

The second item is a pair of adorable skinny jeans I bought from Torrid. This is the big one! I don't know what size they actually are? They feel like a size 18-20? Maybe? And these suckers won't even go past my theighs! (No zipper, just slip up) They just seem so unreachable. I wanted them but I haven't been that thin since I was in 6th grade. Seriously. So I decided, for 10$ what do I have to lose? Even if they look HORRIBLE When (not if) I finally get them on, I am gonna rock em' at least one day, just to be like YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

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Mom2ThreeQTs

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 14:38
I have bought clothes in the past that were a size or two too small. Then I gained, and gained... and I never thought I would fit into them again. As I started losing weight, I gathered the courage to try them on, and surprisingly they fit! I rushed & hemmed them so that I could finally wear them. Now I have lost more weight and said clothes no longer fit. I think they fit for a couple of weeks.

I wish there was a way to swap clothes with people as I am still losing and do not want to buy clothes until I get to my target weight. Although if there was a really good sale, then it wouldn`t be so bad. I am glad I kept quite a bit of my old clothes-- even though the styles are now old, at least I can see how I measure. I do love trying on clothes to see if they fit yet.
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Shae206

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 15:38
Actually Check out the group on this website called Clothing Exchange. That's what its here for ;]

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Canajun

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 16:21
"exactly the same shade of fuchsia as my hair"

This made me grin. I'm curious about your hair. Do you mind filling us in on the unconventional color choice? Smile


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Hoser

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 17:03
Sure, Canajun.

My life is ... unconventional on many fronts. I'm a software engineer, former professional poker player, bondage photographer, bisexual, musical theater lover, atheist, world traveler, tattooed, motorcyclist, polyamorous, etc. There are very few ways in which I fit society's norms.

I was also raised in the midwest, and grew up strongly conditioned to follow the rules and to live up to other peoples' expectations of what I should be. I was supposed to go to college, have a career, get married, have two kids, live in the suburbs... you know the drill.

Dyeing my hair this color was originally another way of taking control of my life, of reminding myself that I'm in charge and I get to live my life any bloody way that I want. I don't have to do what I'm "supposed" to do, or be what someone else expects me to.

It has the lovely side effect of providing "street cred" in certain circumstances. If I walk into a leather bar with my natural hair, everyone's first instinct is to help the fat, frumpy middle-aged woman find her way-- she's obviously lost. With fuchsia hair they assume that I belong there.

At this point, my hair has been either completely or partially fuchsia for nearly a decade. It's become so much a part of me that I may never get rid of it.
watchmefade

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 19:03
I do this all the time, and it is the best motivator ever. Everytime I'm down a size, it's the most pleasant surprise ever. You don't see the change in yourself so easily, so when you actually fit into goalweight clothes, it's amazingggg. Smile
Z'sMama

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 22:39
Hair as cultural shorthand/signpost. I like it! I've been toying with making mine green for ages, your post inspires me.
Deana Garcia

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 22:56
It will feel wonderful when those "goal" clothes are too big. Believe me it will happen. Just recently I actually put on old clothes that fit and fit well! Better than when I use to wear them when I was skinnier. Awe, hard work pays off! And, I just purchased some new goal outfits too and can't wait to fit in them.

Eventually I want to be a healthy weight; and that means leaving a whole person behind.

ndmommyof4

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 23:13
Wow - I just ordered a pair of jeans online, size 12. I am hoping to fit into them by new years! I am almost down 20lbs and they probably won't fit me now... but in 10 more lbs... they will!!!!! MOTIVATION! (so weird I did this three hours ago, then I read this post! ha)
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Posted: 14 Dec 2010, 00:19
Hehe, coming to comment on the fuchsia hair -- as a pink haired girl myself I offer high fives a-plenty Smile I don't feel right with my natural hair color, and I never have!
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