Losing weight.

@chrislotz (8203)
Canada
June 5, 2008 9:23am CST
I am dieting and have been for the last two months. So far I have lost 20 lbs. and I want to lose another 10 lbs. or maybe even another 20 lbs. My problem is this though, none of my clothes fit me anymore. I recently moved and since I had to take a plane to where I was moving to, I couldn't take much with me. I took only two suitcases of clothes with me and now I am finding I have no clothes left that fit me. I don't want to buy too much new clothes because I want to lose more weight and then those clothes won't fit anymore either. I hate it, but at the same time I love it. My jeans are falling off of me even with a blet. I had to put two new holes in my belt but now I have to put another one because they are too lose this way. So do you have some trick to help me. Should I just go to Value Village or some other second hand store, and buy a few pairs of jeans, or should I just wait it out and get new clothes after I lose more weight. Of course money is a problem so I don't have a lot to spend and at the same time, I don't want to waste the money since they will get too big too, if I am lucky enough to reach my weight goals.
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@Elixiress (3893)
6 Jun 08
I think that you should definitely buy some new clothes as it will motivate you to keep loosing weight or at least stay at your current weight and not put the weight back on. You could either go to cheap stores such as Primark to buy Jeans there or in other cheap places, or you should by things like dresses and wear a belt round the middle, so that even if the dress does start to get a little big it will still look good with a belt around the middle.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
Thanks, I like that idea of a dress only I work cleaning houses so that wouldn't work for me as I am on my hands and knees a lot but for casual wear it would definelty work and now that summer is coming I would probably be more comfortable in a dress anyways. Again, thanks.
@Elixiress (3893)
6 Jun 08
As you are cleaning maybe you could just get a jogging suit, I got one for the gym for £10, so they aren't really that expensive, I got a zip up top and some pants. You don't really need lots of clothes for work I am sure one or two outfits would do as they will only get dusty.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
Yes you are right. I will get a pair of cheap sweats. Thanks.
@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
10 Jun 08
Congrats on the weight loss, Chris. I soooo need to that too. My problem is I am growing OUT of all my clothes. But, I will fix that, I hate the feeling and I would give anything to ave your 'problem', lol Why not go out and buy some elasticised pants and loose shirts. Just one or 2 outfits as it sounds likes you may be going back to get smaller ones real soon anyways. How exciting for you! Good luck in reaching your goal!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
10 Jun 08
Thanks. I did go out on Sunday, to Value Village, which is a second hand store, and bought some new, old clothes. I only spent $30 and I got two pairs of shorts and a pair of jeans and 2 tops and a housecoat. I just moved and didn't bring any, much, clothes with me so I needed to buy a housecoat since I didn't bring mine with me. I hope to lose another 20 lbs. so I didn't want to spend much on clothes or get too much, since hopefully, they will be too big on me too. It was nice to buy one sixe smaller and hopefully in another couple months I can buy another size smaller. Maybe two.
@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
10 Jun 08
So glad to hear it, Chris. I know what you mean about the money, but any shopping trip, even a small one is nice, when you get to do it. You did really well too. Great job getting so many things and staying in a reasonable budget!
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@leateagee (3667)
• China
10 Jun 08
Wow...first of all congratulations. Since you are not in your goal weight yet, just try to put some pins and sew other parts of the garment for adjustments to make it fit. Don't buy yet. But if you need for work, make sure you ahve something presentable. Good work. By the way, thrift store is a good suggestion. take care =0
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
11 Jun 08
I am using pins and belts for now, but soon I will have to buy some new, old clothes at a thrift store.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Hello chrislotz. I would like to congratulate you on your weight loss. That is fantastic! Something I have done in the past is take a few of my "best" or favorite clothing items that are too big to our local dry cleaners to be taken in by the seamstress there. Most drycleaners have a seamstress that comes in on certain days of the week to do mending and stuff like that for customers. It is not very expensive to have a pair of slacks, for example, taken in to fit you. You can also have a dress, blouse, or skirt altered to fit you better. I have even told the seamstress that I will be losing more weight and bringing a particular item or 2 in again to be altered even further. That way, the seamstress may fix it in a way that is easy to re-do in the future. She just has me try them on, then she makes a few marks and tells me how much it will be, and when I can pick them up. It is usually just a few dollars (under $10) depending on what the item is to have it altered. Hope you try this one as I think you'll find it a good way to wait to buy new clothes until you get to the size you want. Take care. PearlGrace
• United States
8 Jun 08
Thank you, chrislotz, for the best response. PearlGrace
• Indonesia
6 Jun 08
Wow, that's a lot of weight in two months!! I've tried every diet and can't seem to waive the weight good bye. I even joined a gym membership, instead I gain 10 lbs, wonder why. Tell me the secret, pleeeasseeee?? For clothes, maybe you can fix the clothes to a local sewer (person who sew clothes) and make them smaller. I don't know if you have them in your town. But we have them here, lots of them, we can ask them to modify our clothes and pants to fit our body with a quite small price compared to buying new clothes.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
All I am doing is changing just a little of what I eat by staying away from carbs. That means no potatoes or rice or noodles or bread. At first it was hard and I craved the carbs but after about a week it became easy. I have a protein drink for breakfast, like Slimfast, a pita bread sandwich for lunch, very few carbs, and meat, protein, and a big salad for supper and in the evening for a snack I have a piece of fruit or a low cal fruit cup, like apple sauce, and sometimes I will have half a bag of microwave popcorn, which is only about 140 calories. So far it has worked for me although the last two weeks I have not lost a pound, I think I have reached a plateau and have to do more exercises.
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
6 Jun 08
First of all, congratulations! I am on the weight loss battle as well and so far it is going pretty goos for me too. What I have done is buy closed used for the in between sizes. I ask friends for anything they have. It's shocking how many different sizes my friends have in their closets! If you are in the US, check of Craiglist. I can always find someone selling cheap clothes on there. You can also post on there for things you want and best of all, it is free! Good luck on losing the rest of the weight!
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
Thanks for the idea about craiglist but I live in Canada.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
hi..first of all, congratulations on your success of having lost a lot of weight. if you are kinda short on the budget, why not try to have your clothes re-fitted or resized. If you are still planning on to lose some more, it's not practical to buy a lot. You could buy a few to get you started on your new endeavor and to at least see how good you look now.. when you have at least reached your final weight and you are satisfied, buy only a few and as the months pass by and you have still maintained your weight, I think that's the time to buy some more..As for your old clothes, don't throw them away just yet. Resize or re-fit if you can, so as to save your money.. Goodluck and I hope you'll finally reach your goal..
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
Yeah I could alter my tops and such but it is a litle harder to alter jeans. But I may just give it a try and see if I can do something like that. Or I may take up others ideas and go to a thrift store or/and garage sales. I never thought of the garage sales for clothes since I haven't noticed they had very much adult clothes, but then again I have never really looked before at the adults clothes. Thanks for the congatulations my friend.
• United States
5 Jun 08
I had that same problem back when I lost a lot of weight. Mine was not because of diet. It was because I quit my job. My job was very stressful and stress causes me to gain weight. When I started working there I was a size 4 and I had went up to a size 14! Anyway, because I had quit my job, I couldn't afford to buy clothes every time I lost a size. I instead looked for really nice clothes at garage sales. When those clothes got too big for me, I easily sold them on eBay for more than I paid for them in the first place!
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
I am not crazy about ebay like most people. My daughter just bought a sweater on ebay and it was supposed to be brand new and when she got it you could see it wasn't very new at all. It was red and very faded although it was supposed to be new. She paid $50 for it and so I think she got ripped off.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
5 Jun 08
you could go to a second hand store and get a few pairs to hold you over so that you don't have to keep putting new holes in your belt. what about yard sales? if you look for yardsales that have adult clothing you could pick up alot really cheap. most people around here will sell their clothes for as little as 50 cents or a dollar. congrats on losing weight! i'm just starting to diet, i hope to see some weight loss very soon.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
Thanks for the idea. I will check for yard sales this weekend. As far as my blet goes, it is old and ratty so it's okay. I will be throwing it out after and getting a new one.
@deewill (26)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I have found that I like to wear clothes that fit better, then I know I have lost weight. It makes me feel good when the size is smaller. I have found that going to the thirft stores is the best way to go. The other thing you might try is craigslist and sometimes churches have clothes give aways. You can take the ones to big and get some that fit.
• United States
15 Jun 08
Congrats on the weight loss. i wish i had your problem, lol! I would go buy 2 or 3 pairs of cheep jeans and maybe one skirt. Get a new belt, you'll need it when it when you come close to your goal weight. Make sure you don't buy a whole new wardrobe until you reach your goal weight and keep it there for a little while because you never know, your body may want to be a little lower in weight, and your whole new wardrobe would be too big! Good luck with everything!
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@nupats (3564)
• India
6 Jun 08
i think the best thing wud be to buy some for the interimperiod..tht is wt i did when i lost my first 10 kgs..bcoz my old trousers and jeans looked really odd and funny and someone actually told me why do u wear such loose clothes..another option is tht u give to a tailor and get alteration done on your trouser and jeans to ur fitting..tht is wt i did with my jeans..all the best b determined and u will surely reach ur weight goals..
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• United States
6 Jun 08
Great job on your weight loss!! Keep it up! I would suggest going to a thrift store and buy a few things to get you through for now. Once you are at your goal weight, then you can buy new clothes. I know, wearing clothing that is too big is very uncomfortable, besides, it hides your weight loss, show it off....you deserve it!
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@athinapie (1152)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Congratulations on your weight loss. That is indeed a big accomplishment. And about your clothes, I suggest that you stick to what you have now and just buy new clothes later when you have reached your desired weight. You can save more money with that plan. And buying in a second hand store is a good idea too.
@bieke81 (1069)
• Belgium
6 Jun 08
I'm losing weigth too, and sometimes you really need new clothes 'cause you can't even make your old ones look good with a belt. So I buy them second hand. You can find really good ones for a little price so you don't feel like you wasted money when they're getting to big too.
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@Abby123 (261)
5 Jun 08
I could do with losing some weight but im not too strong on will here.I need to lose a good few pounds ,but I dont think of myself as fat,just plump.But the dieting part is so hard ,the talking about it is easy.I start diets and then I just get fed up with them or they dont work.The liquid diets are hopeless for me altogether ,I just feel starving hungry all of the time.
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• India
5 Jun 08
hi !! great job losing so much weight. I think going to a small tailoring shop will be much more cheaper than bying a few jeans...even if they are second hand.If its just a matter of another few months then i guess even the worst and the cheapest tailor will be enough-at least it will hold your jeans to your waist without u having to hole up ur entire belt. have fun and good luck.
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• United States
5 Jun 08
Yay for you! Congrats on your success so far. The clothing situation is inevidable while losing weight and you have gotten some good suggestions from responders. Shopping at thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales would be my picks. You could get a few items and create some mix and match outfits that will get you through to the next stage. It might be helpful to buy a couple of items that are more of a loose fitting style that you will be able to utilize for a longer period of time... like a summer shift...just something this is comfortable and that people won't look at you and think your clothes are too big. I wish you continued success with your weight loss...here is a closing affirmation..The difference between what I am and what I want is what I do. Good luck!
• United States
5 Jun 08
I would definitely go to a thrift store and pick up some "in-between" clothes. It's the cheap way to go, unless you can afford to buy brand new clothes that won't fit into soon. Congrats to you though! I need to get my butt in gear and start losing some weight.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
Thanks for the ideas, I will definitly look into it. Maybe this weekend I can find some garage sales. It really isn't hard to lose weight, I have found, all I had to do was cut out the carbs. I lost 20 pounds in 2 months and it has been quite easy. But I am now finding that I am at a plateau and it is going very slow now. Maybe I need to do more exercises, although I clean houses for a living and get lots of exercise.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
i'm not dieting but i'm losing my weight for the reason that i dont have enough sleep babysitting my baby and doing work at home. i want to gain more weight in the days to come.