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Old 03-26-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
I can do anything!
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Default NSV... today I'm ditching my 'security blanket'.

Every single day since I could fit into an XL... I've worn a shapewear tank under my clothes.

Today, I'm not. It feels weird. I keep reminding myself that I'm OK. Nothing is hanging out, nothing is buldging... this is OK!

It's warm outside, there is no reason to torture myself.

*deep breath* time to head out into the world.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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wow! go you!

i'm totally not ready to do that yet. I just bought four new ones a week ago so i can rotate. :X
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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YAY! You know whats funny, when I see people of all sizes in any outfit I don't think "ew they should never go out with that on" and yet, i apply this rule to myself.

I listened to my gut and it said "You could do with less of me."
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Yay, that must feel great Enjoy the weather!
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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Oooo I know how tough that is! Congrats!! When it was hot I had to go for it and I'm glad I did.

Now it's cold again though, so I kind of need it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #6
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Congratulations! It's great that you don't have to feel like wearing a shaper is a requirement under your clothing. Like another poster said, I just bought a shaper camisole and I just graduated out of XL shirts to L! I never even wore one when I was XL or larger. Somehow, I am more concerned about the bulges now - weird.

However, I agree that I am also not going to wear it when it is boiling hot, but it does give me a nicer bulge free look, so I will wear it as long as the weather stays cool.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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good for you! i recently just started doing that, too. i can't seem to find the right one anyway. one i have keeps rolling up and gathering in the smallest part of my waist, and the other one isn't tight enough and is this weird two-layer thing that i think just adds bulk anyway.

so i figured i might as well just go without it, since they annoy me so much.

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #8
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Congratulations! Nothing should stop you from wearing what's comfortable
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:41 PM   #9
Taking a break from 3FC
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Awesome! Well done! I bet you feel a new found sense of freedom, both physically and mentally.
Taking a break from 3FC, thanks guys!

Goal 1: Halfway point to borderline Overweight/Healthy BMI~ 165 lbs
Goal 2: Weight when I was 17 ~ 159 lbs
Goal 3: Borderline Overweight/Healthy BMI ~ 150 lbs
Goal 4: Lightest weight ever! ~ 148 lbs
Goal 5: Lighter than Boyfriend ~ 145 lbs
Goal 6: Halfway point to Healthy BMI ~ 140 lbs
Final Goal: Midpoint of healthy BMI range (21.6) ~ 130 lbs
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #10
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Well done OP.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:54 PM   #11
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That is a great NSV, congrats on gaining the confidence to just be you!
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:02 PM   #12
Changing for the better
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Awesome! I think you're gonna love it so
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:39 AM   #13
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ahhhhh feel the freedom !!!!!!!! i love it ! and im sure you will too !
Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels .....

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #14
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Awesome enjoy the freedom!

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #15
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I thought of this post this morning as I put on my white body shaper.....

I don't know if I'll ever be able to do without one LOL

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