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I wore my baggy clothes for months and months. I just recently started buying new clothes now that I am getting closer to my goal weight. I went down 3 shirt sizes and five pant sizes. So yeah, I was walking around in some pretty loose clothing for awhile. I just tucked in all of my shirts to make them look better and not like a gown.

I hate to waste money and clothes are about the worst investment you can make if you aren’t planning to use them for a long time. That $20 shirt is worth about 0.50 after you remove the tags. I just couldn’t justify buying clothes I’d wear a couple of months and then ditch.

It never really bothered me to wear loose clothing. I looked awkward, I am sure. But one of the nice things about getting older is I care less and less what others think of me with each passing year. :)

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Also.. right now is the perfect time to hit up the clearance racks.. lots of pants, sweats, leggings, and sweaters on sale for 60-75% off.

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I shop Facebook marketplace a lot. Also, thrift stores. Belts are also helpful. I even bought a pair of suspenders, just in case! 😂 I also have bought WAY more leggings than I used to. And I asked for a lot of gift cards for Christmas, since my size changes. I’ve also taken old clothes to clothes mentor, a local resale shop, so that may be an option as well.

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Still wearing my same sweatsuit and sweaters wardrobes dang it! Good news the panties I bought accidently at Wally World over a year ago that were too small now fit, I am on the verge of undergrowing some of my bras, and I think my legs are starting to look less like elephant foot umberella holders, and , dare it say it? curves and definition like normal ladies, rump starting to flatten out but belly looks balloon air has leaking out of, rather blobby and flaccid. And my waist is inching smaller, oh I may never make 36-24-36 but maybe 40-27-38? that was in my prime, maybe 20 years old, oh being alive is reward itself, but I would like to be known or spoke of, by my name instead of so-and-so's fat whatever, be it mom, grandmom or friend. And I plan to be more decisive instead of appeasing everybody. The roadway of life is littered with flat squirrels who failed to make a decision. And when I replace clothing it will be in pastels, bright shades, maybe polka dots or plaidsn tired of retiring into the background of life. I am going to be so vibrant I shall vibrate!

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I got thru my rapid loss phase with some wrap dresses and tops from eShakti . I could wear them for 8-10 size changes. I also would only buy the bare minimum for a season. I will say that at some point I was feeling very frumpy at the 50 lbs loss mark and went shopping. It was glorious and I’d even buy too tight cause I knew in a few weeks it wouldn’t be.

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I actually have clothes from four different sizes of me as a result of previous diets that worked temporarily, before I gained all the weight back. So, I have wardrobe options on the way down. (My bypass is in February 2019.) I've decided that I will go out and treat myself to a new wardrobe once I'm at or near my goal weight.

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Goodwill is my best friend. Over the past 10 years I’ve lost 60 pounds, gained it back and then some. I had RNY 12-3-18 and look forward to losing and going down in sizes. Our Goodwill offers 99 cent clothes daily and literally 75% of my wardrobe comes from there, and I’m talking some really nice items too. I consider it like a treasure hunt 😊

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