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Old 09-19-2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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I guess I just want to rant about this, I absolutely hate to shop. I went on my lunch break to get some pants for work. I can never find pants that fit. Its just so frustrating to shop in some of these stores. Seems like they only carry pants with elastic or really ugly pants that you dont even want to try on lol.. I really like Lane Bryants clothes but who can afford them. I cant wait until I loose some of this weight and can go shopping with less worry. This is one of the things I think about when trying to eat right... I want to have cute clothes that fit me right and are not plus size.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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Make sure to sign up for coupons at Lane Bryant! I always was able to get some amazing deals there and many times they have bras and/or pants buy 1 get the second 50% off.

What about Old Navy, they have a good (and affordable) selection of plus size clothes online.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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What is your secret to your weight loss? You are doing great!! I want to be where you are at and healthy.
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I used to do the coupons at Lane Bryant and use them on the clearance stuff!! I would also suggest Marshall's and Filene's Basement... They have some good clothes too!
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:13 PM   #5
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What is your secret to your weight loss? You are doing great!! I want to be where you are at and healthy.
Thanks! You can check out the links in my signature where I go into the details of my plan but basically I do the following:

1. Eat pretty much no sugar (just 1x/week, which constitutes of 1 serving of chocolate)
2. Eat no white flour (only whole wheat+lots of grains)
3. Cut out artificial sweeteners, so no pop
4. Moved around meal timings to help with hunger
5. Heavy weight lifting, cardio 3x/week
6. I've recently started seeing a nutritionist
7. Intuitive eating but being aware of portion sizes and calorie counts
8. Lots of fruits and veggies!
9. Lots of protein! It's good for building muscle and keeping me full.

I don't calorie count because I've found that it actually makes me overeat (and become extremely nervous in the process) but I do try to make myself aware of the calories in items and I sometimes do rough estimates in my head.

Good luck and I wish you well on your journey!
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:54 PM   #6
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I would be really interested in some recipes if you have any
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:20 AM   #7
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Just wanted to join in and say, I too have become frustrated with shopping for plus size clothes. I used to cry in the dressing rooms when things didn't fit. Now I just realize I am doing the best I can and it still is frustrating and upsetting when things don't fit but I just realize I WILL get to my goal weight some day! Believe in yourself!
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Anything in particular that you're interested in? I've been meaning to post some on my blog so this will give me some good motivation. I'll probably get to it this weekend.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:20 PM   #9
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I really would like some simple recipes that even my kids would eat. I know thats alot to ask that kids like healthy food but im gonn try lol. Actually my 8 year old would rather eat veggies instead of any kind of meat, I think she may be a veggie eater. I will take any kind of recipe that I can get..
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:53 AM   #10
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Ah shopping - man I use to love shopping when I was smaller (I was never skinny). Then I became the fat chick in sweats. Now as the weight is dropping I'm looking forward to shopping more and more (except for not having the money LOL).

One of my goals was being able to shop in a "regular" store, because like you said why is so much of the large clothing so fugly. And always too long.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:23 PM   #11
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Shopping is totally depressing. I agree that my main goal is to be able to shop in the "normal" part of the store and get out of the plus size area. Heck, I'd be happy even in the largest "normal" size as long as it isn't plus size! Layne Bryant is probably your best yet even though it is expensive. I think the clothes are well made and look nice. Walmart has the "Just my size" line, but some of the clothes are just so ugly! And why do so many plus size clothes and underwear have to be such bright colors? Is it Easter year round or something? LOL
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:32 PM   #12
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shopping sucks-not only do I feel like crap for having to buy huge sizes that are not flattering..I have to pay more- LaneBryant, Avenue, plus size at Macy's etc...go over a size 12 and the exact same shirt is 3$ more.

I actually just ranted about clothing store's plus size areas on my blog.
very frustrating-though I do hope you found some success on your lunch break shopping spree!
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:31 PM   #13
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Shopping is of the devil! I hate it.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:47 AM   #14
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I get frustrated when I shop because I cannot find cute pants that fit right. I also hate the highwasted pants. I have told myself if I reach my goal I am going to go to this more expensive store by me and by a really expensive pair of jeans and this is keeping me motivated. I want to wear cute clothes again and a bikini if I choose too. Good luck on your weight loss journey.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:03 PM   #15
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this is why i pretty much ALWAYS wear dresses!!! i hate pants!!!
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