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Old 02-09-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Shopping at home!

Today I went shopping and found the cutest dress! It's a floral in pinks and purples on a black background. The cut really enhances an hourglass image. It fits me so perfectly all I could do when I tried it on was dance.

I found it in the too small bin in my own closet. I bought this dress 5 years ago as a goal item to motivate myself and was never before able to wear it. I also now have 3 new good suits, one with slacks and a skirt, 3 pairs of casual slacks (one is a little big ), a nice LBD, and a dressy blouse. This is my last too small bin. The remainder of the bin is 2 dresses and 2 pencil skirts.

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Old 02-09-2011, 02:01 PM   #2
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Awesome Sea!! I can't wait until I can go shopping in my closet, I have a seriously cute wardrobe about 2 sizes down from where I am now. You're an inspiration and this post is just what I needed today, thanks!

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly..."

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Old 02-09-2011, 02:10 PM   #3
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Fabulous!! I did the throw-it-out-cause-it-ain't-ever-gonna-fit-again thing just before finally making this work! LOL! So I haven't been able to do that. But I sure wish I could.

It is the best feeling, isn't it?
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)

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Old 02-09-2011, 02:29 PM   #4
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Shopping in your closet is a fun experience! I am smaller than I have been in my adult life so I don't have any more "previously worn" clothes to try. However, I have bought a few things on clearance so that I have something to shoot for!

Persistence is more important than Perfection

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. - Winston Churchill
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:37 PM   #5
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I love the analogy! I too have clothes that I'm dying to fit into. Most are clothes I kept that became too small (some never worn). What a fabulous victory! WTG!
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:36 PM   #6
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I love closet shopping!!! I've got a few more things to go, and then I'll have to buy new things. Fortunately, my little sister used to wear 18/20s, and at Christmas, I inherited whole group of her shirts because "they looked like they'd fit soon". I thought she was blind, but darn it if she wasn't right.

I actually wore one of the 18/20 shirts today with a shrug covering the snug spots. I have to admit that I'm pretty excited about it.
Restart 10/01/11 at 297 lbs...after being at 265. I won't update this ticker until I'm back to that weight.

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Old 02-09-2011, 04:16 PM   #7
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What a great feeling!

I kept two pairs of jeans, a size 10 CalvinKlein and a size 12 Liz Claiborne; everything else, including many items of clothing with the tags still on, went to charity. I have moved the jeans down from storage to my bedroom closet.

I wish I had kept more, but on the other hand, I really felt a great relief by getting rid of all the items that did not fit. I hated seeing beautiful clothes in my closet that I could not squeeze into, which is why I put the jeans in the attic.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:47 AM   #8
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Rarr and Everyone - Thanks for all the encouragement. Together, we will enjoy the happy moments more and more often.

Eliana - I'm making a pile of things larger that I'll never go back to. I'll share some with my sil, and the rest go to charity. You'll be buying a NEW wardrobe to enjoy!

time - I always keep at least one motivational piece to work toward. My dh laughs at the size 8 swimsuit hanging like a store display on the shelves in our spare bedroom. It is directly in front of our treadmill. When I'd like to quit working, it keeps me moving.

Gale - Is that smaller wardrobe warm weather clothes? You'll be there!

AZ - Don't you love those happy surprise moments!

Monica - Have you tried them on lately? You might get a sweet surprise!

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