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i guess this is a good problem, but i'm not sure where to go from here. my favorite pair of pants - the ones that are comfortable, dressy enough for work, but still make me look skinny - are officially TOO BIG!!!

a few years ago i put on weight pretty quickly and skipped almost directly from size 8/10 to 14. i saved the small clothes as motivation, but deep down i know i will shop for new clothes when i get back down there again. but now that my 14s are too big, do i go shopping for 12s, or just wear big clothes and save my cash for the 10s? what did everyone else do?

Sun. Nov 26, 6:49pm

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Buy a couple things that fit well now. You'll feel better about how you currently look and you'll be more motivated to keep going. Trust me - you won't mind buying smaller sizes later on, but you don't want to look like a bag lady in the meantime. You ought to be able to celelbrate your present success!

Sunday, November 26, 2006, 7:11 PM

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good solution :-)

How about visiting a tailor and having your favorite pants and other clothes adjusted. It's FAR less expensive than new clothes, and you don't have to give up your faves.

Sunday, November 26, 2006, 7:16 PM

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If you wear clothes that are too baggy, then you won't be motivated to lose any more weight! you'll kick yourself once those clothes start fitting again, especially since you say you put on weight quickly. I'm the same way!

Sunday, November 26, 2006, 7:51 PM

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I agree with the alterations. One thing I did was I buy some new clothes (or you can shop at a nice secondhand shop) to get a few outfits while you lose. When my clothes don't fit anymore I donate them to a women's shelter in the area. The women have nice clothes (they often are looking for 'larger' sizes), I know my clothes are appreciated, and I feel more inspired to keep losing weight because other people 'need' my clothes... crazy I know, but it helps me.


Sunday, November 26, 2006, 8:32 PM

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Walmart has been my best friend. I've been buying cheap clothes that fit well and look good on me so I stay motivated and don't look dumpy and frumpy on my weight loss journey.

My opinion jeans are not something that can be tailored, they never look right. Kiss them goodbye. Save your skinny clothes, ditch your fat clothes you don't ever want to fit into them again.

Sunday, November 26, 2006, 8:40 PM

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perhaps this depends on where you carry your weight, but i was in the same sitch (zoomed from 8 to 12) and when the 12s were too big, i bought a girdle and was able to wear the 8s.

Sunday, November 26, 2006, 8:48 PM

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Goodness, I get my jeans tailored all the time (I'm really short.) and they look fine. Maybe you need a competant tailor?

Monday, November 27, 2006, 12:05 AM

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Tailors are a godsend. They can work magic. Make sure to find a good one. Everyone that looks like clothes just fit have one.

Monday, November 27, 2006, 8:50 AM

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why not go to a local community center or church and ask that your old clothes be given free of charge to a family that needs them? i just did that this weekend for a family whose house burned down. i collected clothing from many people in my neighborhood and donated them anonymously to the family through a community center. it's a great solution for more than one problem.

Monday, November 27, 2006, 9:57 AM

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