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Im at this point too, and with all of the restrictions for trying on clothes, its tough! Happy to have read some ideas- need to find some sales.

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I bought all of my transition clothes at a charity thrift store/second hand store (St. Vincent de Paul) for like $2 or $3 each and then just redonated them once I changed sizes.

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On 10/12/2020 at 11:58 AM, Sammi_Katt said:

If you can buy size downs here and there, that's fine. The hardest thing I figured out was underwear- it gets bunchy and baggy and uncomfortable. I went out and bought three packs, each in a consecutively smaller size.

TRUTH! Nothing worse than saggy underwear! On the plus side...I kept all my "cute" underwear when I grew out of it! I will dig it out and see if it fits yet!

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I was a large advocate of yoga pants and t-shirts. Goodwill is difficult around here right now and I hit Walmart in the very early mornings. My sizes have gone down fast since my Sept 1 surgery. I had my old clothes from some years ago but even those are baggy now too. I literally live now in the same pair of pj pants I bought in 3 sizes from walmart when on clearance. Hubby and I have lot of matching t-shirts costing like $5, so I just bought lower sizes. Some things are stretchy. I have gone down since the surgery from a size 24 to an 18 and large in womens tees or a medium in men's tees.

The goodwill now gets literal truck loads of bags from me-some clothes I sadly pack away (not many though).

I did have a special Ren outfit made for my husband and I with our tenth anniversary vow renewal and anticipated being smaller sizes. However, we had to cancel for covid and I lost faster then I projected. My dress was specially made in replica style to match hubby's outfit. I wore it to try on last month and it was already too big. There are laces in the back but my already tiny boobs are literally non-existent and adjustments are needed even with the tightest setting. I've gotten hold of a good friend and seamstress I know from the faires and offered to pay whatever is needed to redo it for my final size. She thought it can be some work but it's worth it to me. I can't try it on now or get it down-sized until i get close to goal though and I was really excited to get that beautiful baby on! :-).

A winter coat was probably top priority. I start a new job just after Thanksgiving but we're getting pretty tight. My husband already works in the factory I'll be starting in and my son is a security guard. I didn't want to really spend on needless things for this weight loss with the holidays and my daughter now just having a baby- we sent quite a bit to her and her husband to help them out as she works in a restaurant but was laid off and her husband had hours cut. My husband opened a credit card at a local women's clothing store for me; insisting I need new clothes and a really good winter coat so we went together and I got that with one new pair of jeans and shirt. I was excited to see the size 18 in jeans-never thought I would see that so soon [or again] and I did get some underwear, a new bra (b now bummer) with one corset style help for the sagging skin (not so bad-some is my age and some the rapid weight loss but I expected worse).

Enjoy the sizes going down! I feel like a new person that still is strange to me and I now love wearing my clothes. Don't get too many at once for each size-I live in a winter area where we practically live in our pjs and sweats year round; that totally helps. If you can get away with it or whatever you can-do it! Then maybe get a special outfit for inspiration or reward on a milestone.

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I went through my clothes yesterday and got rid of everything, including jeans, that were too big! It felt amazing! I still have clothes in 16 (slightly too big) and 14 slightly too small...but I'll get there and the 16's will go too!

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Ive lost nearly 40pds since my Sept 29th surgery but still wear my clothes from pre-surgery. They're getting baggier but it's Covid and we're all working from home here so no way am I spending money until I desperately have to!

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On 10/12/2020 at 10:38 AM, Kryssyo said:

I had surgery on September 22, 2020 and I am already down 20+ lbs. My clothes are loose and it won't be long that I need to buy more clothes. How did you save money during the process of getting to your goal weight?

I went to the second hand or consignment stores. Bought leggings... the first time with the band.

The second time with the sleeve I still had a lot of my size 6 from band SX .... but i had to give all those away as i am now a size 0

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Eloquii (my favorite plus size store) has a rental option where for a fee you can rent a certain amount of clothes per month, return it and get the next batch. Perfect for weight loss because each month you can just switch to a lower size if you need.

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I’m a fan of Goodwill. After sleeve surgery, I was dropping a size every week. Goodwill has jeans and tops for less than $5.

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You may also want to check if you have any consignment shops or like a Plato’s Closet in your area (not sure if those are a thing there).

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