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Hold Off Buying New Clothes?

I keep telling myself that I 'm going to wait until I reach my goal before I buy myself new clothes. What do others do? Do you indulge your current size or do you wait until you reach certain goals before rewarding yourself?

Thu. Jan 18, 11:43am

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a link to an earlier thread on the topic. there are lots of threads about this topic, actually.

i currently have clothes in most sizes ranging from 12-20. sometimes i get rid of stuff when it seems that i feel defeated instead of inspired, but i'm trying to only get rid of the large stuff (haha). it is a frustrating issue for sure!


Thursday, January 18, 2007, 11:47 AM

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I buy new clothes when the old ones are too big (i.e. replaced my black pants that were unflatteringly baggy with ones that were much tighter; now those are getting loose too!)

I don't want to waste money on "in-between" clothes, but it's too hard to stay motivated when all of your clothes become shapeless and outdated. I add a few fresh things to my wardrobe every season, to stay updated. And, as for the basics, I update them when the old ones don't look good anymore.

For "in-between" clothes (between your starting weight and your goal), you hope you won't be wearing them for long, so I tend to shop discount stores or less expensive stores, so I'm not wasting a ton of money on them. And I tell myself that once I reach my goal, I can start buying nice things again.

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 11:55 AM

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I didn't wait to buy clothes when i was losing weight, and it was a good thing-

first, my old clothes hung off me really badly and made me feel fat. replacing them with newer, size-appropriate clothes made me look and feel better.

second, buying newer clothes gave me a benchmark- if they started to feel too snug, I knew I was in trouble and could redouble my weight loss efforts.

third, buying new clothes made me feel like I was moving forward rather than putting my life on hold while I worked my way down to my "ideal"

my 2 cents.

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 1:39 PM

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I'm with 1:39 completely, on every single point.

What held me back wasn't the expense, but the fear of trying things on and having nothing fit.

My family complained about how bad I looked in my fat clothes, to the point where they said I wasn't fit for public viewing. So I bit the bullet and bought a couple of pairs of pants. They said that I was way smaller than they'd realized, and shame on me for hiding it. It meant a lot, coming from people who don't pull any punches when it comes to constructive criticism.

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 3:19 PM

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if you are trying to save money, you can definitely find nice pants cheap at places like goodwill. so, if you are not at your goal weight, who cares how much you spent for them! then, don't forget to donate your old clothes when you can't wear them anymore!!

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 4:09 PM

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