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Old 02-22-2010, 01:48 PM   #1  
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Default Buying "motivational" clothes?

I'm considering investing in a pair of pants that is my goal pant size. I also want to take my progress pictures wearing them, so that I can have a good visual reminder of what I'd like to look good in. Thoughts? Do you buy smaller clothing to keep you on track?
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:05 PM   #2  
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I think it's a nice idea, since you are not too far away from the goal.
One thing though, what if the cut of those pants doesn't look good on you at your goal weight? I always struggle with that. One idea is to buy yourself a gift card to that store and keep it in your wallet.
But I also like your idea since you are pretty close to the goal and probably have a good idea if those pants will look good at your goal.
Good luck!
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:35 PM   #3  
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My motivational clothes are the ones already in my closet that are too small! I won't buy anymore because I have plenty that I will be able to wear when the time comes. People see my closet and coment on all the clothes I have. I tell them its not that big a deal because over half don't fit!
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:43 PM   #4  
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Also, on the flip side, save the jeans you were wearing when you first began. I like putting on mine to remember WHY the changes in my life are important and to remind myself how far I have come.
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I have some Vera Bradley jackets that are one size too small. I use that as my goal clothes and pray I will be able to use them this Spring.

Good luck and I know you will get into those pants real soon.

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I'm with you Shortandfluffy... Half the clothes in my closet are too small!! I can't wait to fit in them again. Unfortunately, I have atleast another 30lbs until I'm at the weight I was when I was wearing those clothes before!
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I've done that before! It worked out well for me. I would suggest if you buy a pair of jeans at your goal size, make sure you try on a pair that fit you now to make sure you like how they look and fit your shape. And save the receipt--most stores say that they only have a 30 or 60-day return policy, but a lot of them will overlook the time limit if the clothes still have the tags and obviously haven't been worn....or at the very least they will almost always give you store credit if you're over the 30-60 day limit.
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@amba dawn: oh wow that's a great trick i've never thought of that.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:14 PM   #9  
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Yeah, Amba, that is good advice. I know I like the look of skinny styles in my current size (8) so hopefully these smaller ones will look the same.
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I'm considering doing this. The jeans I have in mind are a size 6 and actually fit right now, but I've got a bit of a muffin top with them. I like the way they look otherwise. It would be neat to buy them and take photos of progress along the way... good idea!
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:58 PM   #11  
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I am going to agree with shortandfluffy on this one too! I have jeans ranging from 22's to 12's that no longer fit, but I will shrink into them one by one!
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