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My RNY is scheduled for feb 5. I have back to back cruises scheduled in June so I’ve been saving money for new clothes. I started thinking that I am going to just buy the minimum for the cruises and continue to save for a reward wardrobe later. My reward for reaching my goal is going to be an appt with a personal stylist at Nordstrom’s. I’m still working on coming up with rewards for smaller goals. My goal is to lose 135 pounds. I was thinking rewards at 50 & 100 pounds lost then goal reward. Any suggestions?

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Hi!!!

I would suggest not buying a lot of stuff, just staples you love and are interchangeable in your wardrobe, think capsule closet, otherwise you risk lamenting the loss of clothing that you just bought or taking it to a tailor to have resized $$$$$$$$$$$$$

I very excitedly replaced my entire stock of clothing half way through my journey (necessary but short sighted - don't be like me) however I'm a tailor so I edit the best items.

Once at goal, go crazy.

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I too believe in rewards, but I too do not want to keep spending on clothes that will be so short lived. Try rewarding yourself with spa days or an overnight trip somewhere not too far from home.. I am buying stuff, but stuff a few sizes smaller only because I liked it so much and I will wear it in a month or so. But I believe those items may be short lived too. I will find out soon enough!

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On 01/27/2019 at 16:31, GreenTealael said:



Hi!!!




I would suggest not buying a lot of stuff, just staples you love and are interchangeable in your wardrobe, think capsule closet, otherwise you risk lamenting the loss of clothing that you just bought or taking it to a tailor to have resized $$$$$$$$$$$$$




I very excitedly replaced my entire stock of clothing half way through my journey (necessary but short sighted - don't be like me) however I'm a tailor so I edit the best items.




Once at goal, go crazy.


You are right. I’m going to be able to closet shop for a while. My cruises will be just 4 months after my surgery. I have no clue where my weight could possibly be by then. I see people on here that are 4 months out range from 30-80 pounds lost. I hope I’m one that loses easily but things never seem to work out easily for me.

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i reward myself with jewelry - earrings and necklaces only (my fingers are getting smaller, so I don't wnat to have to re-size them).

As for the cruises - dresses fit for many sizes. I'm down 2-3 sizes in pants and can still wear the dresses I used to wear (especially the belted ones). And dresses are great for a cruise. I buy one pair of black pants in each size (I find ones that aren't too expensive) and am just continuing to wear the tops I used to wear. I did also buy a few pairs of jeans in smaller sizes on super sale after christmas, and those'll last a while.

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Get some leggings. Those tend to fit better as your weight changes and you can still wear them after you drop some pounds.

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You will most definitely have to get new underwear and bras...

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On 01/27/2019 at 17:27, notmyname said:



i reward myself with jewelry - earrings and necklaces only (my fingers are getting smaller, so I don't wnat to have to re-size them).




As for the cruises - dresses fit for many sizes. I'm down 2-3 sizes in pants and can still wear the dresses I used to wear (especially the belted ones). And dresses are great for a cruise. I buy one pair of black pants in each size (I find ones that aren't too expensive) and am just continuing to wear the tops I used to wear. I did also buy a few pairs of jeans in smaller sizes on super sale after christmas, and those'll last a while.


Girl I have banned myself from jewelry stores. I went on a little jewelry buying bender in October 😁. But this is a fabulous idea for 100 pounds!!!

I can definitely get a few sizes out of tops. I like the clearance rack at dressbarn for when I have to buy slacks for work. Dresses are my favorite for vacation. I’m not sure if I will need to buy new bathing suits yet.

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On 01/27/2019 at 18:00, GreenTealael said:



You will most definitely have to get new underwear and bras...


Crap. I forgot about that. Definitely going to need bras. I never had boobs until I got fat. I’m guessing they are going to disappear along with the fat. Oh well....worth it

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Just now, ldawn said:
2 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:


You will most definitely have to get new underwear and bras...

Crap. I forgot about that. Definitely going to need bras. I never had boobs until I got fat. I’m guessing they are going to disappear along with the fat. Oh well....worth it

Forget about clothes then... Save for plastics 😓😢😥

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And when I get to the point where I have to invest in Shapewear and as old as I am, my skin is never gonna smooth completely out, I shall still be grateful, it can't be as bad as the rubber Playtex Girdles Mama shamed me into wearing. They hit, made you sweat, and even back then it made me break out, I must already been sensitive to rubber. And I never could figure why being built like a fat sausage was better than having curves where God placed them. SMH after all these years! I would like my chest bigger than my rump but I may be fated for the 2 tennis balls in tube socks, wonder if I can roll them up and put them in a nice bra?👙🎀

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