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On 6/18/2018 at 10:13 AM, Chrisb428 said:

Not like goal clothing, but I'm thinking about hitting up some yard sales before summer ends to grab a few things to get me through fall and winter. Cuz nobody would be happy if i wake up one day and find myself with nothing that fits...lol

Just get yourself a cozy robe to wrap around yourself and you'll be fine. ;)

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16 hours ago, amanda_davis1983 said:

I didn’t buy anything except work uniforms, when my 6 weeks were up every uniform I had was literally falling off of me.

That's awesome. How much did you lose in that 6 weeks?

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I bought a dress. It hangs were I can see it for motivation. When I feel like skipping a workout or having a cheat day, it’s there to remind me what I’m working towards.

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I was thinking about using StitchFix or another clothing subscription service so I could get clothing in progressively smaller sizes without buying things that I could only wear briefly.

Has anyone tried this approach? How did it work out?


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I haven’t. I’m just so picky about clothes knowing my luck I’d spend money on an outfit and then end up not liking it

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I’ve saved a lot of my favorite clothes from before I gained so much weight and the other day I saw a cute shirt at Maurice’s that said Travel where each letter is made of a different travel thing. I said I wouldn’t buy anything ahead of time but I had to have that.

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I bought a couple of shirts and a pair of shorts I liked from ThredUP - the shirts are XL and the shorts are a 16. I figured it’ll be at least a few months but lo and behold, the shorts almost fit 😲. Another 10 lbs and I’ll probably be able to wear them comfortably. I have had issues with even a size 18 fitting right in a lot of brands.

Also, the shorts are white. What the heck was I thinking? 😂

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My husband bought me a Green Bay Packer polo shirt in Large. My surgery isn’t until July 30th so I don’t think I’ll be able to wear it this year for Football season, but I’ll definitely be ready next year!

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I don't k,ow if I mentioned it on here but I have a Ohio State winter weight coat, not the cheap discount store knock-off. The Bono Fide. When I bought it I rationalized it was for Tomkitten, well he is not the fan I am, it's a large maybe 1XL, so help,me when I get small enough, be it winter, spring or the heat of summer I am putting it on and having,my picture taken. And if it is any good I will post it on Bariatric Pal, even,if my hair clashes with it! So There!

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I do rent the runway unlimited, so instead of buying lots of things I will be able to rent new things in smaller sizes :) there are other companies that are similar. I have really liked it! Has helped me through my yo-yo dieting!!! However, that’s gonna be all over August 13th (gastric sleeve surgery date!)

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On 14/06/2018 at 12:02 PM, Ylime said:

Anyone else bought clothing that you’re hoping will fit as you work towards your goal?

No.

I'm in the fortunate position to have kept several sizes of clothes I passed through on the way up. So now, I use each smaller size on the way down.

I have lashed out and bought new underwear every couple of months.

And for exercise, I swim ... so I have bought a new smaller swimsuit each 6-7 weeks since surgery. (I went 27 years without pools/beaches for swimming so I needed to actually buy swim shorts and rashies.

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Before I considered surgery, I was a bona fide shopaholic. I would see things and buy them without trying them on...thinking, yes, I can wear it. So my closet had lots of clothes in various sizes. Well, fast forward to three weeks post op. I look in my closet and start trying on all these clothes that I couldn't wear when I bought them and guess what...THEY FIT! I went from a 1X to a large and I'm beginning to think I could wear a medium. These non scale victories are awesome! The one thing I need to invest in is a good leather belt. I've worn out my old one and there's no more room for another hole :D

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Yes a dress it’s so pretty I’m hoping to fit in it in a few months

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