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Old 03-03-2014, 10:07 AM   #31
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I say, do whatever is personally motivating to you. However, I do think it's important to dress in clothes that fit you and that make you feel good along your way. Loving yourself and feeling good about whatever size you are can go along way towards the behaviors that will lead to smaller sizes.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:10 AM   #32
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Yes, a VERY pleasant surprise!
You know, I've even discovered measuring and going by size charts is unreliable. I apparently prefer less ease in most of my clothing than the basic design allows, and if I bought the size they said I should it would be 1-2 sizes too big and make me look heavier! Clothes are a funny animal, that way.

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Old 03-03-2014, 04:08 PM   #33
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I say, do whatever is personally motivating to you. However, I do think it's important to dress in clothes that fit you and that make you feel good along your way. Loving yourself and feeling good about whatever size you are can go along way towards the behaviors that will lead to smaller sizes.
I agree on both counts.

I cringe when I read about people waiting until they have lost all their weight to buy smaller clothes. Wearing clothing that fits makes a huge difference in how one feels, not to mention how one looks. It does change the way we present ourselves to the world.

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You know, I've even discovered measuring and going by size charts is unreliable. I apparently prefer less ease in most of my clothing than the basic design allows, and if I bought the size they said I should it would be 1-2 sizes too big and make me look heavier! Clothes are a funny animal, that way.

Congrats on the falling down pants
I have found the same thing. I check size charts but also look for garment measurements. That allows me to buy a size that will fit me longer while I am losing & it also helps to decide what size will fit the way I want it to now.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:21 PM   #34
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I have size 14 "The Flirt" Old Navy jeans that fit me perfectly. So size 12 shouldn't be THAT far off, right? Wrong. Feels like a HUGE difference. But it's coming.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:29 PM   #35
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You're not crazy you're a realist! You have a goal and clothes two sizes too small gives you something to work toward. Several years ago I purchased a pair of Harley Davidson jeans which were 6 sizes too small for me. I can now fit into them and will be comfortable in them sometime in April. Keep up your good work.
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:08 PM   #36
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I think that's an awesome way to stay motivated. I didn't do that throughout my loss, but looking back, I sort of wish I had. I ended up buying things a size bigger than my actual size as I was losing because I just couldn't "believe" I was the smaller size!
This is me.

I bought skinny jeans in Dotti (Australian youth brand) and got the size Aus14. When I came home, I tried and realised that while they fit, after an hour since they're skinnies, they'd be loose. I returned, tried on the Aus12, and yes, that's the correct size.

But I didn't learn. Topshop was having a sale of their boyfriend jeans and of course I automatically grabbed the biggest size. Turned out I am a couple of sizes lower - but only I think because they're boyfriend cut! There is no way I can fit into that size of it's real-person cut!
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:13 PM   #37
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I have trench coats that I bought in July that were tight on me, and I just remembered them now and I'm swimming in them!

I was sad because hey, waste of money, but then I caught myself - I should be happy! Not sad!
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:27 PM   #38
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Last winter I literally had 2 pairs of jeans and 3 long sleeved shirts that fit me. I work a 4 day week, so I would have to do laundry at least twice a week. Recently people have been asking me if I got a bunch of new clothes since I am wearing all the clothes that no longer fit me last year, and they haven't seen them before. I have never worn a belt in my life, but have to wear one now because in order for jeans to fit my waist they fall down over my butt and hips. My belly is a LOT smaller, but it seems like my butt has lost the most. That's kind of unfortunate, though, because my SO is a "butt man" and that was the one place he was hoping I wouldn't lose much.
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